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46in Cape Cod Striper on the Fly Rod

Ryan Collins

Big stripers were swirling all around my kayak, and it was obvious to me that most of the fish were 35 pounds or larger.

This was a serious school of cow striped bass, and I wondered if my 9 weight fly rod from The Goose Hummock could handle these huge fish.

​Just then a giant bass came to the surface 10 feet off the stern of my kayak.

The video cameras were rolling as the monster bass surged towards my offering and engulfed my fly just yards from the kayak.

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  1. Ryan, watching this video never gets old, in fact it gets better every time I watch it. Only Lauren’s conversation could top a 46 inch bass in a kayak on the fly rod – priceless.
    This video should go in the MFCC time capsule – a forever classic!

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    1. LOL, yes I think this might be one of my most popular videos of all time. Lauren’s phone call at the end was great. I got lucky when I married her!

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  2. I LOVE this video! This is the 3rd time I have watched it. Laurens phone call at the end is priceless! Beautiful fish Ryan! Thanks for keeping it reel! I mean real!

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    1. LOL, everyone loves that phone call. I’m glad I kept the camera rolling!

      Thanks for watching Leslie.

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  3. The phone chat at the end is priceless. It gives me comfort about my fishing dramas at home.

    Great catch! Congrats Ryan.

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    1. LOL!

      Yes I am sure many of us can relate to “fishing dramas” at home with the significant other.

      Thanks for chiming in Papi!

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  4. I’m glad I watched all the way to the end haha. I feel like I have that same conversation all the time! Loved this video, my favorite one you’ve done. Thanks

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    1. Thanks for tuning in Billy, and I am happy to know that you also have similar phone conversations with your lady!

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  5. I thought the highlight of this video would be the massive fish landed on the fly rod…nope! It was the conversation after. I hope you did all the work on the house before going fishing!! HAHA

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    1. My house chores and “honey-do” list is never ending, but I am chipping away!

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  6. The best thing about fly fishing is being to lift that line and drop it down in an instant when you see the fish break. I doubt you would have been able to reel in your spin lure and get it back there in time to hook up.

    Loved the conversation with Lauren at the end.. 🙂

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    1. That is a great point you make Steve about being able to quickly drop that fly line right ontop of a fish within an instant – definitely much quicker and more delicate than with spin gear.

      Lauren calls me all the time while I’m fishing, but this was the first time I ever caught a conversation on video. Maybe I should always keep the cameras rolling when she calls!

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  7. That was a perfectly executed reverse, backhand, over the shoulder, no-look cast that you dropped right on top of the huge stripper. Very enjoyable to watch. I agree this is right up there with the Rooster fish without the impaling.

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    1. It feels good after a year of practice to finally be able to cast a fly!

      Pumped you enjoyed the video Tony.

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  8. Great job Ryan! What kind of reel was that? I fly fish but streams and creeks down here in Georgia. Five weight. That was one monster fish congrats!

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    1. Nice Ramon!

      I was using a 9 weight Redington fly reel from the Goose Hummock in Orleans, MA.

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  9. Great fish and Vid., Ryan. That is one for the book and one of a lifetime on the fly. I’ts nice when you can sit right atop of them with the kayak. That is why I love using mine.

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    1. Thanks for watching Gary!

      Love kayak fishing!

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  10. Very enjoyable Ryan. Quite the accomplishment. Your living the dream. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for tuning in and for all your posts in the forum!

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  11. Thank you!

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    1. 👍🏻

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  12. Amazing catch !! Great video, loved watching it my adrenaline was going and I wasn’t even there.

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    1. It was an experience I will never forget!

      Pumped you enjoyed the video Jason, and thanks for being a part of My Fishing Cape Cod.

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      1. My favorite two videos are , The 70 pound Rooster fish caught in Costa Rica and 46 inch striper on Cape Cod. Make sure that you get all your chores done.

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