If you fly fish with me, these are some of the patterns we will typically fish for striped bass on the MA coast:
Baymen Universal Flatwing
The original Baymen Universal. Note the long neck “tarpon style” that lets you get a good grip on the fly pattern as you slide your thumb and index fingers down the leader.
The original Baymen Universal before it gets wet.
A nine inch Baymen Universal Flatwing
Baymen Universal Clouser
Baymen Universal Big Baymen
Baymen Universal Freshwater, tied sparse and on a light hook. There is also a Baymen Universal Baby Baymen (not shown) that is 1/2 the size of the Baymen Universal Freshwater, that is fished for trout.
Since the late 1990’s when I designed Capt Dave’s Baymen Universal, it has been fished all over the world for a variety of species of fish from trout to tuna. I originally desisgned it for striped bass on Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com Let’s Fish!
*Booking 2021 & 2022 Striped Bass on the Fly or Light Tackle*