Their are some fish that have eluded me. One of them has been striped bass. I have yet to catch even a schoolie sized striper on a fly. Part of this is due to my inability to get to some of the better locations on short notice, and part of it is because, well, I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to surf fishing.
Today I shall do battle once more in the coves and harbors of the tidal Connecticut River in hopes that a big striper will inhale one of my Gartside streamers. It's all holdover fish by now, and they are few and far between, but if I didn't try what kind of fisherman would I be?