Chesapeake Cobia and Fly Design: What fly pattern works best?

I did not have a good year sight casting for cobia.  Over four days in July and August, I hunted these fish, armed with my 10 weight and a number of hand-tied flies.  I found small fish (24″-30″) on two of those days, and in those cases, I either could not get sighted fish to eat,…

Winter sucks. Time to prepare.

As I write this, 30″ of snow is descending on Washington D.C.  Society has not collapsed, the power is still on, and I’ve managed to tie some of my favorite go-to fly patterns for the spring run of striped bass.  #Winning. Stripers feed on big baits in the spring and early summer.  Herring, Alewives, Menhaden,…