Our buddy and Norvise Team Member Ethan Rakes and his friend Christian have been tearing up Stripers at night under the lights the past few nights. Here is the recap in his words.
Another night under the lights tonight.I caught 27 Striped Bass and 8 Hickory Shad! That’s a total of 35 Fish, 7 more than the previous night. Overall I caught 63 Fish a combination of 11 Shad and 52 Striped Bass over two nights, around a total of 4 hours. Between Christian and I for the two combined days we caught 98 Fish, 24 Shad and 74 Striped Bass. Our Biggest Striped Bass was 19 inches, and Christian ended up with a huge Shad for his second to last fish of the night.
I asked Ethan what flies were working for him, his response...Clousers and Deceivers, Tied on my Norvise of course.
Check out these pictures!
A number of Norvise owners have commented recently about how they use the new Fine Point Jaws. What these tiers are finding and we already knew, is that the Norvise with the Fine Point Jaw configuration is very versatile. You can tie the smallest of flies and really large ones also. Norvise owner and fly tier Pete Gray of West Yarmouth, MA sent us some of his handiwork for a little “show and tell”.
As we approach Christmas and year-end, there are a few things I want to draw to your attention to in regards to Norvise. Be sure to check out the new Norvise website, nor-vise.com We’ve made some significant changes to make it easier to navigate, the addition of a blog, and created a new ordering system that not only is easier but allows purchasing with the major credit cards as well as PayPal. We hope you get a chance to try it out.
Norm has been working off and on this past summer and fall on his new still water fly fishing boat. After completing the “half-scale” model, Norm has now moved on to cutting out parts for the full size “Mark IV”. Made from Okoume marine plywood and Alaska Yellow Cedar, this latest boat should weigh in under 100 lbs. and will fit nicely in the back of his real pickup truck.
Plans (sketches) will be made available after the full size boat is finished, as they tend to be a lot more accurate if drawn up after the project its done!