Cape Cod Fly Fishing

Boat on trailer prepping for winterization

Thanks for a great season

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This sea­son was unlike any oth­er. The clients were the best, the gas prices were very high, the fish were very fick­le, and the cap­tain had a fan­tas­tic year! Thanks for a great sea­son! 2022 from my per­spec­tive will be… Read More »Thanks for a great season

close up hand holding striped bass

Striper thumb

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Have you ever had Striper Thumb? Of course you have. It’s that rough skin that devel­ops on the inside of your thumb after you’ve unhooked a bunch of striped bass. For some, that rough skin turns into a cal­lous. Striper… Read More »Striper thumb

olive & white clouser flies next to red tomatoes

MIdsummer’s Fly tying

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It hap­pens every year, the Mid­sum­mer’s Fly Tying after­noon. It’s usu­al­ly a hot after­noon, the recre­ation­al boat­ing fleet is find­ing its way out in the har­bor and bay, and I sit at my table tying some flies to re-load my… Read More »MIdsummer’s Fly tying

Fisherman with hat, sunglasses, buff sun protection, and a nice striped bas

Early July update

The striper sea­son is well under­way, so it seems like a good time for …  An ear­ly July update… Twen­ty years as a fish­ing guide has revealed to me many things. Fish­ing is not a sci­ence, some­times it is sim­ply dumb luck.… Read More »Ear­ly July update

picture of the sky with rings around the sun

rings around the sun

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It does­n’t hap­pen often, those rings around the sun, but it hap­pens. Just like a day of zero fish. It does­n’t hap­pen often, but it hap­pens… Today was a zero fish day. It was­n’t even, a “we had some good… Read More »rings around the sun

Big tarpon caught on the fly rod

fly casting & fishing tips

A week ago I attend­ed the Wom­en’s Fly Cast­ing Clin­ic where I caught some new fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips. The clin­ic was spon­sored by Cape Cod Trout Unlim­it­ed and Oster­ville Anglers Club. Orvis Fly Cast­ing Instruc­tor Chris Kodor­da con­duct­ed… Read More »fly cast­ing & fish­ing tips

Lobster boat in front of Sandy Neck Lighthouse on Barnstable harbor

the season begins

The sea­son begins with the first fish… After almost a week of strong steady east­er­ly winds, the fog rolled in and the seas calmed. Many fish­er­man have their beliefs as to when the first fish arrive in the har­bor. Some say… Read More »the sea­son begins

Woman Fly Casting

Women’s fly casting clinic

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To be fair, both men and women uti­lize the same tech­niques for actu­al­ly cast­ing a fly rod. In fact, women are often more suc­cess­ful at the onset as they typ­i­cal­ly don’t “mus­cle” the fly rod. Nev­er­the­less, from a learn­ing per­spec­tive,… Read More »Women’s fly cast­ing clinic

2 fly rods lined and ready for action

saltwater fly fishing

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As a Cape Cod Salt­wa­ter Fly Fish­ing Guide for more than twen­ty years, I have guid­ed hun­dreds of striped bass anglers aboard my 20’ cen­ter con­sole boat.  In those years my clients have been experts, novices, and every­one in between. … Read More »salt­wa­ter fly fishing