False Albacore-East Coast

Got to experience the albies from shore and boat this year.

Temple Fork Outfitters

By Nick Curcione, TFO Advisory Staff.

In the previous article I dealt with the long finned albacore we find off the west coast. In this piece I want to take up another member of the clan that concentrates along the east coast known as Little Tunny, or more commonly, false albacore.

little_tunny Nothing ‘false’ about these fish. Photo by TFO. 

From the standpoint of sporting qualities the latter designation is not an accurate description and if you tie into one you’ll know why. There is nothing false about the tenacity of the struggle you’ll experience when one nails your fly. These dynamos of the tuna family can rip off-line with a speed and determination that will put many other star pieces to shame.   For more years than I care to recall I’ve been battling members of the tuna family and every one of the clan is a tough, race- bred adversary…

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Gin Clear

Fly fisher, fly tyer, and Boston sports fan. Also at gin-clear.blogspot.com and my favorite re-blogs at gin0clear.wordpress.com

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