I was hanging out in Montauk, NY, this week chasing blitzing stripers, bluefish, and false albacore under historic Montauk Lighthouse. Knowing that we'd have plenty of shots at these fish on the long rod, I asked my buddy and guide Craig Cantelmo what kind of flies I should spin up for our adventure prior to driving out. "All you need are high-tied Clousers, brown over white," he told me. He gave me no other instructions beyond this, so I sat down at the vise and whipped up a dozen in the Cermele variation. When I met up with Craig and set to rigging rods, he took one look at my creations and said, "What are these? Did you buy these? Dude, don't ever buy anything that looks like these."