Blog, Cape Cod, Fly Fishing

Weekend Warrior: Look at all those chickens

And by chickens, I mean feeding, dive bombing, screeching birds. Thousands of them! This week, the bait fuse was lit across Buzzards Bay, the Southside, and Cape Cod Bay. And of course, waves of migratory bass followed. We really have two major size classes all the way from Buzzards Bay to Boston right now– 22″ […]

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Blog, Cape Cod

Weekend Warrior: Gettin’ ready to get down

I know I’ve been saying this every blog post. But things are going to blow up this weekend. For real this time. Warm nights, heavy South winds, and big tides are the harbingers of the arrival. And we’ve got all three. Schools of stripers–big schools–are going to be arriving in the Cape Cod area in […]

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Blog, Stripers

Weekend Warrior: This feels like the beginning of something

The first verse of striper season begins with silence and a subtle, increasing hum. Then, two words whispered through trusted circles of fishing buddies, shared on fishtagram pages and across fishing forums threads: they’re here. The stripers are here. How long have we waited to hear or utter those two words? How many cold nights […]

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Blog, Fly Fishing

Fly of the Month: Mitchell’s Dancing Minnow

April’s Fly of the Month Club is brought to you by Dan Wells. I wanted to start by saying I consider myself an “adaptive” fly tier not an “innovator”. All of the flies I have created that are “new” are all from blending together elements of existing patterns that I have learned from “innovative” fly […]

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Blog, Recent Reports, Stripers

Stripers in the time of Corona

These are strange times to be talking about fish. Our life for the foreseeable future is a jumbled mess of TBDs, depressing statistics, and undefined timelines. So, you’ll excuse me if all I’m thinking about is the arrival of marone saxatilis. Everything is an uncertainty right now. But one steadfast inevitability we can continue to […]

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Blog, Gear and Tactics, Stripers

Early Spring Striper lure and fly box

Can you feel it? It feels like it’s getting to be striper time. Let’s go catch some. Folks are split on whether or not this mild winter will drastically affect the migration of our striped friends. My thoughts? I don’t think we’ll be getting anything crazy like migratory fish the first week in April, but […]

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Blog, Fly Fishing, Recent Reports, Stripers, Trout

Weekend Warrior: Do you feel it?

Spring, that is. Spring is officially here. Well, actually, not officially, but you get the point. When those stocking trucks start-a-rollin’ you can’t help but feel like spring is rolling in too. Not to mention the veritable chorus of birds I’m hearing in the morning, the reports of scout herring in the runs, and whispers […]

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