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Fly rod still No. 1 choice, even when it's not right tool

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I recently had a chance to fish for striped bass on the north shore of Long Island, and of course, I used a fly rod. Why use anything else? The spot is a kind of man-made creek that cuts across the beach — the outflow of cooling water from a power plant. It’s at least 20 degrees warmer than the quickly chilling water of Long Island Sound, and stripers tend to hang out there right ...

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