Following Nick Claytons adventures to land a Lingcod has kept me psyched, and learning to tie big hair flies has been a hoot. I am just glad my work has been validated. Good day hitting some rocky outcroppings in MA 11, the weather was calm and the tides...well not optimal, especially fishing from a Kayak, but I used the current to my advantage and it was surprisingly manageable. I lost 4 flies, then as I was getting ready to call it, I got another snag, but then the rod started throbbing! Bulldog is how I would describe the fight, some powerful runs mixed with periods of nothing as it just went on lock down mode. Good times, got him/her up, lipped it ( so glad I bought one) and admired the wild beauty before releasing it back to the crazy snag fest depths. I am now psyched to get out again, the heck with those damn sea runs giving me a complex Thanks again to all on the boards that shared tips and patterns!