Look up Jack Gartside, Boston Mass area...he has a website etc...www.jackgartside.com... he's a master, as is Kenney Abrahms who was noted earlier... There are a few good books as well... The Striped Bass by Nick Karas is a good one, "Inshore Flyfishing" by Lou Tabory is another good one with more modern info and includes tackle and techniques, flies etc. ... tons of good stuff on the internet. Lefty Kreh wrote a ton of good articles on Striper fishing, mostly Chesapeake Bay area stuff, including his book "Saltwater Flies". I fished for them from Maine to South Carolina, Hatteras and Okracoke Island etc. Its an addiction for sure...tons of night fishing. This is prime time, now through christmas if you began up near Nantucket, The Vinyard and Cape Cod or Montauk Point through thanksgiving, then head south along the shore to South Jersey, places like Barnegat Bay and Long Beach Island...Island Beach State Park... then down to Chesapeake Bay and tributaries...then to Virginia and the mouth of the James River, then down the coast to Oregon inlet and Hatteras, Okracoke etc. You can even find them in the lower Altamaha River near brunswick GA and Sea Island in wintertime. I would say a 10 weight is mandatory. I got away with a nine weight for years but was seriouly under-gunned many times.