fleas and flies

fleas and flies

It’s that time of year, fleas and flies both find their way to the boat. Some of the flies are invit­ed, the fleas… not so much. They aren’t actu­al­ly fleas, but they are small dark bugs that attach them­selves to the boat, your legs, and any­where they can. Rumor...
Salty Fly Cape Cod Fishing Charters

Salty Fly Cape Cod Fishing Charters

FADED LABELS MARK ANOTHER SEASON Another Season Begins Here we go… Salty Fly Cape Cod Fish­ing Char­ters… the sea­son has begun. The voice on the oth­er end of the phone told me, I want a “guide”, not a “char­ter”. My answer, “I am a guide!” Nev­er­the­less, google...

Spring is Show Time

Spring is Show Time! Spring is Show Time for fish­er­men across New Eng­land. Next week is the Rhode Island Salt­wa­ter Show in Prov­i­dence, and the fol­low­ing week­end, it’s Red Top! Capt. Avery & Bigelow at LL Bean Last week­end I spent two days at LL Bean’s...
One More Cast

One More Cast

One More Cast Fish­er­men are the quin­tes­sen­tial opti­mists and dream­ers.  It real­ly is as sim­ple as that.  Every cast has the poten­tial to catch the biggest fish ever, the biggest fish of the sea­son, or just any old fish.  One More Cast is the...
Cape Cod Saltwater Flies

Cape Cod Saltwater Flies

Cape Cod Saltwater Flies Olive and white, olive and white, olive and white.  Those are the col­ors of the clouser flies that I’ve always said are the THE CAPE COD SALTWATER FLIES. But not this year.  Nope.  Every­thing is dif­fer­ent this year. ...
Highest Tide Ever!!!!!

Highest Tide Ever!!!!!

Highest Tide on A Cold Winter’s Storm They called the storm a “bomb cyclone”.  I don’t even think they gave the storm a name.  It was a win­ter hur­ri­cane!  And it came on a very high tide. I pre­pared in the usu­al way:  stock­ing the fridge,...
Fall Striper Blitz

Fall Striper Blitz

Fall Striper Blitz As a fish­ing guide there are so many ques­tions asked.  A favorite ques­tion is, “What’s the best time to fish for in Barn­sta­ble Har­bor?”.  One of the answers to that ques­tion is dur­ing the Fall Striper Blitz.  “When is the Fall...
September Fishing

September Fishing

September Fishing The calendar may still read August, nevertheless, September Fishing is here.  The birds are all over the harbor, chasing schools of striped bass and making their mark on all of the boats moored in the harbor. Barn­sta­ble Har­bor fly fish­ing...
August Stripers

August Stripers

Cape Cod Bay is “lighting up” with August Stripers! There are some days when I get to go out on the boat and I don’t go fish­ing.  I call them “beach days”.  With out of town guests in tow, a beach day was had on Barn­sta­ble’s “west bar”.  Swim­ming,...