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  • Tackle and Tactics for Schoolie Striped Bass
    April 1, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Tackle and Tactics for Schoolie Striped Bass

    Truly tiny stripers arrive in Mid April some years, and most agree these schoolie striped bass have not traveled long distances but rather migrated from local hold over areas. As they start to fill in along the coast and the first migrating fish join them, fishermen will congregate near the traditional early spring striper landing spots at the “right” times and tides. 
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  • Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50
    March 24, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50

    The Van Staal VR50 is the latest addition to the VR Series of reels launched by Van Staal a few years ago. The original VR series incorporated a modular design utilizing one body, two rotors and four spools to create...

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  • Mullet - The Mystery Baitfish of Fall
    March 24, 2020 Dave Anderson

    Mullet - The Mystery Baitfish of Fall

    I remember the first time I ever saw mullet. It was late-September, and I was walking down Second Beach in Newport looking for these mystery baitfish that everyone was talking about. I spent a large part of that early morning...

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  • Saltwater Edge Tackle and Tactics: Atlantic Bonito
    March 20, 2020 Peter Jenkins

    Saltwater Edge Tackle and Tactics: Atlantic Bonito

    Atlantic Bonito are typically the first of the "ocean speedsters" to arrive in the waters of Southern New England. Usually, somewhere around the Newport Folk Festival. They are a great gamefish on both light spin and fly gear.
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  • "Go-To" Flies for False Albacore
    August 21, 2019 Peter Jenkins

    "Go-To" Flies for False Albacore

    "Go To" Flies for False Albacore from Saltwater Edge on Vimeo. False Albacore The Best Of Times... The late summer and early fall is a special time for saltwater fly rodders in Southern New England. The anticipation and often spotty...

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  • How To Choose A Van Staal Reel
    March 1, 2019 Peter Graeber

    How To Choose A Van Staal Reel

    A big question, which understandably comes up often for someone shopping for a Van Staal Reel is “what size reel should I get?” While this can sometimes be tough to answer definitively, these guidelines should help anglers decide which reel is...

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  • Top Five Lures for False Albacore
    September 3, 2017 Peter Jenkins

    Top Five Lures for False Albacore

    The common "party starters" for hardtail season is the small young of the year baits like bay anchovies, peanut bunker, and butterfish.     Typical Bay Anchovy - Newport RI It could be worse! Photo Credit Joey Manansala This collection of micro baits...

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