For a saltwater fly fisherman, the terrain from Boston Harbor through the South Shore is as good as it gets.

There are countless inshore islands, channels, and rock promontories in Boston Harbor, ledges and rock structures in Hingham, Scituate, and Cohasset, and river estuaries in Marshfield and Humarock. With so many options, anglers of all abilities can pick up and choose the type of fishing they'de like to do. depending on the time of year, fly fishers can find flocks of turns and gulls working and cast poppers and sliders to acres of breaking fish. They can also pick-pocket their way through the white water around the rocks or ledges. The opportunity to catch numbers of striped bass or bluefish or target the fish of a lifetime are there, and I am prepared to help you do it.

I am a Licensed Coast Guard Captain and have been fishing in Boston Harbor and the South Shore for over 30 years. I use state of the art equipment. My boat is a 20' custom Hydrasport center console with built out front and rear casting platforms. My engine, a 135 horsepower ficht Evinrude, will get us in between spots quickly. I use Garmin G-map GPS which plots our course even in the densest fog, a depth sounder to pinpoint structure, a fish finder to locate fish, and a VHF radio for communication.

I use current Orvis tackle and the most common rods are for nine or ten weight lines.
On calm days or when casting in smaller patterns, I use lighter line weights like seven or eight weights. I use floating lines for surface work and extra-fast sinking lines for getting flies down to the fish. My flies are a combination of attractors and imitators and are all local patterns. While I provide all tackle, leaders, and flies, you are welcome to bring your own gear.

The fishing is best from May to October. The striped bass fishery is strong throughout the season, and July through September is best for Bluefish. I coordinate all departure times around the appropriate tides and lunar phases, and offer early morning as well as afternoon charters. Please be sure to wear appropriate fishing attire: most important are warm clothes, rain gear, polarized sunglasses, sun block, and a hat. Some of my clients prefer to wear rubber boots, and almost all bring cameras. I can also arrange for local accomodations and transportation.


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