Welcome to Episode 12 of American Rivers Tour Season 3!

This episode Chef Colin Ambrose joins Steve Bechard on the beaches of Long Island, NY.

Spin casting for striped bass on the beaches of eastern Long Island is a century old tradition. In this episode I’ve teamed up with Steve Bechard, owner of the rod making company Rise Fishing. Steve is a rod maker who has been advancing from a line of fly rods into the spinning rod game. He is also an experienced fishing guide.

Steve spent the afternoon with me discussing his new line of rods and the approach he’s found productive when casting across sand bars using a combination of tins and flies.

Rise Fishing company

Sagg Main Striper fishing with Steve Bechard from Rise Fishining Co.Sagg Main Striper fishing with Steve Bechard from Rise Fishining Co.