Today I hooked up with Matt the Chef who I worked with on the assignments for Cooking Wild magazine. Matt and I used to work together at The Fly Hatch way back when. Matt not only worked the store but also tied for the shop and taught classes. Today I sat down with him and we tied up some of my favorite and most productive flies to fish, the Clouser and Half and Halfs.
I heard today that albies were spotted in the surf somewhere along Monmouth County. I went down to Sea Bright and when I got there it was cloudy, choppy with a S wind, and no signs of birds, bait, or albies. My buddy Al was at his usual when the fish come around, hitting the fish at 630 on a popper.