Massachusetts Fly Fishing

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Massachusetts Fly Fishing Articles
Amazing Albies
In that last few year a lot has been written about fishing for false albacore…
www.flyroddingthecoast.com/amazing_albies.htm
Apple Backs and Bones; Fishing For The Small Tuna That Visit New England!
It has occupied my mind off and on since the very last days of fishing in the fall of 1998.
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/apple_backs.html
Atlantic Bonito on Martha’s Vineyard
Atlantic Bonito are one of the most exciting gamefish that visit our waters each year.
www.larrystackle.com/bonito.html
B-Fast Charters Saltwater fishing
www.bfastcharters.com/index.cfm
Bass on the Flats
Flats are shallow, relatively level expanses bordering deeper water.
www.jackgartside.com/art_flats_bass.htm
Beating the Bay State Blues
July bluefishing can be a challenge at times, but these ferocious battlers can be taken from shore or boat along the Massachusetts coast …
www.newenglandgameandfish.com/ng_aa073402/index.html
Berkshires Fishing
The Berkshires contain many fine trout and bass fishing opportunities.
www.berkshireflyfishing.com/about_fishing/index.shtml
Big Blues in Buzzards Bay in the Great Fishing Months of May and October
It seems that just about everywhere you go the locals say that the best time to fish is in the late spring and the early fall, and this is no exception here in the Southeast portion of Massachusetts a
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/big_blues.htm
Big Sharks on the Flyrod
While many fly fisherman venture onto Cape Cod seeking stripers, blues, bonito and albies, most fail to realize that the ultimate fight may be lying just offshore in the deep water.
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/big_sharks_on_the_fly_rod.htm
Bluefish on Martha’s Vineyard
Bluefish are second only to stripers as popular gamefish in Vineyard waters
www.larrystackle.com/blues.html
Bluefish: Boston To Plum Island
As with most species of fish, the migration of bluefish into the area is dependent on water temperatures and the availability of bait.
petesbait.com/saltwater/029.php
Bob Veverka
I have been tying flies for over twenty-five years and teaching fly tying for more than ten…
enhanced-designs.com/veverka/guides.htm
Boston’s South Shore
The untapped waters of Massachusetts’ South Shore provide an exciting alternative to the more trafficked destinations like Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
flyfisherman.com/northeast/tksouthshore
Building a Braided Loop
Mike Figlioli shows us the ropes in building braided loops
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/building_braided_loops.htm
Call Them In Like Dogs
May and June are prime times for striper fishing on the Cape as the fish appear after their spring migration.
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/call_them_in_like_dogs.htm
Cape Cod fishing
from yankkeangler.com
www.yankeeangler.com/rsjsalt.html
Cape Cod Outdoors
THE source for outdoor information on Cape Cod.Flyfishing, Striped Bass, Charters, Outdoor Info and more…
www.capecodoutdoors.com/index.html
Cape Cod Striped Bass and Blues
Learn where and how to finding busting stripers and blitzing blues in and around the sandy flats and deep rips of Cape Cod
flyfisherman.com/northeast/tkcapecod
Facts On The Wachusett Reservoir Fishery
www.boatma.com/wachusettreservoirfishery.html
False Albacore on Martha’s Vineyard
False Albacore, also known as Little Tunny and Fat Alberts, are brutally strong light tackle fish which have broken plenty of tackle, lines, and even perhaps a few hearts along the way.
www.larrystackle.com/albies.html
Fishing For Schoolies: A Spring Ritual
petesbait.com/saltwater/023.php
Fishing From the Breakwater
Situated near the end of West Bayson Road, the Lobsterville Breakwater is the westernmost jetty in Menemsha Bight…
www.stripersonline.com/Pages/Articles/Fishing_From_the_Breakwater.sh
tml
Flats Fishing
Here on the Cape, we have miles and miles of light colored sand flats and crystal clear water that makes sight casting to 5-25 pound stripers the order of the day.
www.yankeeangler.com/rsjFlatsFishing.html
Fly Fish New England
www.flyfishnewengland.com/index.htm
Fly Fishing Cape Cod & the Islands for Saltwater & Freshwater Gamefish
Flyfishing with a guide from a charter boat may be your best bet for catching striped bass, bonito, bluefish or albies while you are on the Cape, but you can also go out on your own and try to catch f
www.capecodoutdoors.com/Flyfish.html
Fly Fishing in Massachusetts
Fly Fishing in Massachusetts
webpages.charter.net/gmcmeekin/flyfish_ma/
Fly Fishing in New England
www.izaak.unh.edu/milne/neweng.htm
Fly Fishing the Deerfield River in Massachusetts
The Deerfield River, located in Northwestern Massachusetts, is an outstanding trout fishery consisting of large stockings of Rainbows as well as Browns and Brook trout from state run hatcheries
www.flyfishingconnection.com/articles/current/87/Fly+Fishing+the+Dee
rfield+River+in+Massachusetts
Fly Fishing the Deerfield River in Massachusetts
Detailed flyfishing information for the Deerfield River in Massachusetts, including an overview of the river, local lodges, flyshops, fishing reports, weather, hatch charts and more
www.flyfishingconnection.com/deerfieldneff.html
Fly Fishing the Swift River in Massachusetts
Drawn from approximately 70′ below the surface of the Quabbin Reservoir, the Swift River discharges through the base of Windsor Dam and boils up to what is know to locals as the “Bubbler.”
www.flyfishingconnection.com/swift.html
Fly Fishing the Vineyard
The enchanted isle of Martha’s Vineyard is home to some of the finest flyrodding in New England.
www.flyfishingthevineyard.com
Flyfishing bonito and little tunny or false albacore
Flyfishing bonito and little tunny or false albacore is some of the most challenging and rewarding fly fishing the Cape has to offer.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlyBon.html
Flyfishing Cape Cod on your own
Flyfishing Cape Cod on your own means spending time reading and researching so that when you arrive all that is left is following your plan and making the casts
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlySolo.html
Flyfishing for bluefish
Blues are the bullies of saltwater (and as such are fit prey for the athletes, bluefin tuna!)
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlyBlues.html
Flyfishing from a power boat
Flyfishing for striped bass from a power boat on Cape Cod provides greater access but still requires the ability to navigate unfamiliar waters with safety and then find the fish.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlyBoat.html
Flyfishing striped bass
Stripers are found everywhere across the Cape & Islands in good numbers from April to November.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlySB.html
Flyfishing while wading or casting from Cape Cod shores . . .
Flyfishing while wading or casting from shore is the most popular approach around the Cape & Islands
www.capecodoutdoors.com/FlyWade.html
Flyfishsaltwaters.com
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com
GORP – Fly Fishing for Bay State Stripers
Angling for striped bass off Massachusetts….
gorp.away.com/gorp/activity/fishing/features/striper.htm
Home Waters
by Dave Micus
stripersurf.com/micus_10.html
Housatonic River catch and release areas
info and map for Massachussets
www.dryflies.com/mass-catchnrelease.htm
Is the Future Bright For Striped Bass?: Are We Protecting These Fisheries Enough?
The increasing numbers of stripers may lead us to believe that this fishery is strong, however, we should not forget that only 10 years ago, striped bass populations dwindled to record low levels due
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/jop.htm
Ken Abrames Striper Moon
Striper Moon’s the website of author, artist, flyfisherman, guide, and lecturer Ken Abrames. Ken’s original thinking is rooted in classic design and technique.
www.stripermoon.com
Know Your Baits and Flies-Be More Successful in 2005
www.aswf.org/articles/jim_freda/knowbaits/know_your_baits.html
Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Locations
The inlet to Lake Tashmoo can be a great place for beginning fly rodders to try their stuff.
www.larrystackle.com/spots.html
Massachusetts / Rhode Island Council of Trout Unlimited
www.ma-ri-tu-council.org/default.asp
Massachusetts Wildlife Outdoor Recreation
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife website inform the citizens of Massachusetts about natural resource issues and how they may participate in their protection and use
www.state.ma.us/dfwele/dfw/dfwrec.htm
Monomoy by Foot
The first time I fished Monomoy Island (located just off Chatham, Massachusetts) was from a friend’s 14-foot Boston Whaler.
www.whitemouseflyfishing.com/monomoy.html
Nantucket Fly Fishing
Striper fishing on Nantucket starts in May and really heats up in early June.
www.totalflyfishing.com/massachusetts/fly-fishing-nantucket-island
Northeast Tuna on the Fly
Tuna on the fly tackle? That is the question that I am usually asked every July
www.aswf.org/articles/gene_quigley/netunaonfly/index.html
Palmer Brook Lake
www.berkshirefishing.com/html/lure.html
Rich Murphy’s Pamet Special
My intent then was to develop a large sand eel imitation I could use to capitalize on the striped bass blitzes that are routine during the fall months at the mouth of the Pamet River when, during the
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/rich_murphys_pamet_special.htm
Saltwater Flyfishing Cape Cod and the Islands
Flyfishing the Cape usually means an 8/9 weight rod, intermediate sinking line, a 12 lb. leader and Clousers or Deceivers.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/SFlyFish.html
Saltwater Flyfishing the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
Saltwater Flyfishing the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket offers plenty of shoreline opportunites as well as jumping off points for charter boats for white marlin, tunas and sharks.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/SFlyIsle.html
SaltwaterFlies.com
www.saltwaterflies.com
Shore Fishing Around The North Shore
Not everyone is lucky enough to own a boat and therefor lots of fishermen have to fish from beaches, points and jetties
petesbait.com/saltwater/019.php
Sight Fishing the Flats
Its high noon, blue-bird sky, light colored sand, incoming tide, cool breeze blow-in’, standing in 2-3 feet of crystal clear water in June, July and August
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/sight_fishing_the_flats.htm
Sleepless in New England
Dusk and dawn are times of transition, fleeing hours when the world slips to and from the full light of day…
www.flyroddingthecoast.com/dusk_and_dawn.htm
Spring Tactics: “Trophy Stripers on the Fly”
If you fly fish in Saltwater here in the Northeast, eventually you will come to grips with the lure of catching large stripers on the fly.
www.aswf.org/articles/gene_quigley/spring_trophy_stripers/index.html
Stripahs in the City
Boston Harbor
www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/wheretogo/article/0,13199,629668,
00.html
Striped Bass on Martha’s Vineyard
Striped Bass are undoubtedly the most popular gamefish that visit our waters each year.
www.larrystackle.com/bass.html
Striped Bass on the Surface
A wounded baitfish is easy prey for a hungry striped bass, and there’s no better way for the fly-fisher to transmit distress signals than with a popping bug.
www.whitemouseflyfishing.com/surface.html
Stripers Forever
Information for Massachusetts
www.stripersforever.org/Info/Stripers_MA/index
Stripers in Flight
Fishing surface flies for striped bass ranks as one of the sport’s great thrills
www.jackgartside.com/art_surface_stripers.htm
Stripers In Your Sights
Get primed for spring and summer sight fishing.
www.shallowwaterangler.com/sportfish/stripers/030364/
StriperSurf.com
Frank Daignault, Eastern Tides, Striper Hot Spots, The Trophy Striper, Twenty Years on the Cape, Striper Surf, Saltwater Fishing, Striped Bass, Fishing, Articles, maps and information on Striped Bass,
www.stripersurf.com/
The New England Brook Trout
a Trout Unlimited report in PDF format
www.tu.org/pdf/home/Trout_casestmt_FINAL.pdf
Twenty Years on the Cape
My Time as a Surfcaster – by Frank Daignault
stripersurf.com/20years.html
Urban Adventures – Fly Fishing Boston Harbor
by Capt. Bill Smith
www.reel-time.com/feature/smith/default.asp
Wading the Lower Cape
There’s something special about fishing on foot on Cape Cod.
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/wading_lower_cape.htm
Western Massachusetts Web Guide
www.wmwebguide.com/directory/recreation_and_sports/hunting_and_fishi
ng/

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Clubs
Millers River TU
www.millersrivertu.org
MV Surfcasters
www.mvsurfcasters.org
Needham Sportsman’s Club
www.troutpond.com
New England Saltwater Fly Rodders
www.neflyrodders.org/
Plum Island Surfcasters
plumisland.surfcaster.com
The Berkshire Fishing Club
www.berkshirefishing.com
Flyfishsaltwaters.com forums
www.flyfishsaltwaters.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi
Ken Abrames Striper Moon bulletin board
www.stripermoon.com/b_index.html
Reel-Time.com fourms for New England
reel-time.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Guides
B-Fast Fishing and Hunting
www.bfastcharters.com
Catering Service to Striped Bass Fly Fishing with Captain Doug …
Striped Bass Fly Fishing with Captain Doug Jowett on the Waters of Maine and Cape Cod. World Class Charters including false albacore, bonito and bluefish.
home.gwi.net/~djowett/
Guided surf fishing from the points on the beaches around Nantucket.
Guided surf fishing from the points on the beaches around Nantucket.
www.alloveritfishing.com
Guides for Fly Fishing Cape Cod
Guides, guide services and charter bookings for flyfishing Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. Tackle. Articles. Fishing conditions and recommendations from guides.
www.capecodoutdoors.com/GuideFly.html
Massachusetts Resorts and Lodges featuring Fly-fishing
Easy to search resort directory featuring Massachusetts Resorts, Lodges, and Vacation Rentals that offer Fly-fishing.
www.resortsandlodges.com/resort-activity/fly-fishing/usa/massachuset
ts
Swift River Fly Fishing
Swift River Fly Fishing – Continuing the Classic Tradition
www.swiftriverflyfishing.com/gs.html
The Yankee Angler
Fish the many crystal clear flats teaming with bluefish and striped bass off Cape Cod beaches, bays and ocean islands.
www.yankeeangler.com
Walt Geryk’s Northeast Fly Fishing Guide News
Walt Geryk’s Northeast Fly Fishing Guide News
www.1fghp.com/fishing_guide_articles/article3.html

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Maps
Housatonic River map
web.bryant.edu/~langlois/ecology/waterindex.html
Massachusetts Fresh Water Pond Maps
www.boatma.com/pondsonline.html
Swift River map
www.flyfishingconnection.com/maps/swift_map.gif

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Photos
Cross Rip Outfitters saltwater photo gallery
www.crossrip.com/photogallery.asp
Fly Fishing The Vineyard Photo Gallery
www.flyfishingthevineyard.com/gallery.html
Housatonic River photos
www.dryflies.com/dailypics.htm
Northeast Guide Service Massachusetts Photo Gallery
www.neffguide.com/photopost/index.php
Saltwater Fishing on Martha’s Vineyard photos
www.larrystackle.com/ourphoto.html

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Reports
B-Fast Charters Fishing Reports
www.bfastcharters.com/ReportsManager/Latest.cfm
Boston saltwater fishing reports
from Reel-Time.com
www.reel-time.com/blogs/boston/index.php
Cape Cod reports
scroll down for daily reports from guide Randy S. Jones
www.yankeeangler.com/FishingReport.html
Cape Cod saltwater fishing reports
from Reel-Time.com
www.reel-time.com/blogs/capecod/index.php
Central Mass-including land locked salmon
www.thelowerforty.com/river_report/river_report.htm
Duxbury Bay area reports
baymenoutfitters.com/storenews/
Fishing Reports
from Firefly Outfitters
www.fireflyoutfitters.com/report/index.html
Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Report
from Concord Outfitters
www.concordoutfitters.com/fishing_report.htm
Gloucester reports
from Cape Ann Fishing Charters
capeannfishingcharters.com/fishingupdates
Housatonic River reports
www.dryflies.com/reports-main.html
Martha’s Vineyard fishing reports
www.flyfishingthevineyard.com/report.html
Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Reports
from Larry’s Tackle Shop
www.larrystackle.com/report.html
Mass Saltwater
www.thelowerforty.com/saltwater/saltwater.htm
Massachusetts Fishing Reports from Northeast Flyfishing Guide Service
Deerfield River, Swift Rivers, Westfield Rivers and Cape Cod beaches in Massachusetts and the Salmon River
www.neffguide.com/reports.html
Nantucket Reports
www.crossrip.com/reports.asp
New England fishing reports
www.flyfishnewengland.com/fish_log.htm
North Shore MA Saltwater Reports
www.riversedgetrading.com/fishing_reports.shtml
North Shore reports
petesbait.com/reports/weekly.php
Reel-Time – The Internet Journal of Saltwater Fly Fishing
www. reel-time.com, the Internet Journal of Saltwater Fly Fishing is the authoritative source for all that is important to briny long wanders. Serving saltwater fly fishermen since 1995
www.reel-time.com/
Saltwater report from The Lower Forty fly shop
www.thelowerforty.com/saltwater/saltwater.htm
Saltwater Reports
www.concordoutfitters.com/fishing_report.htm
Saltwater reports for MA, CT, RI, NH & ME
www.fishingcapecod.com/fishingforecast.htm
New England Tide Charts
from Maine Harbors
www.maineharbors.com

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Forums

Jack Gartside’s Message Board
message board from master striper fishermans website
www.jackgartside.com/messageboard.htm
Massachusetts Fishing – StripersOnline SurfTalk
www.stripersonline.com/ubb547/ultimatebb.php/forum/24.html

Massachusetts Fly Fishing Shops

The Lower Forty
134 Madison St ., Worcester, MA 01610 (508)-752-4004
www.thelowerforty.com
Baymen Outfitters
PO Box 366 Duxbury, MA 02331(781)-934-2838
www.baymenoutfitters.com
Bears Den Fly Fishing Shop
98 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-977-0700
www.bearsden.com
Fire Flies
One Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110 617.423.FISH (3474)
www.fireflyoutfitters.com
Cross Rip Outfitters
24 Easy Street, P.O. Box 55 Nantucket, MA 02554 (508)-228-4900
www.crossrip.com
Petes Fly Shop
86 1/2 High St., Amesbury MA 01913 (978) 388-7825
www.netway.com/~flyshop/
Swift River Fly Fishing
25 North Main Street New Salem, MA 01355 (978) 544-2582
www.swiftriverflyfishing.com
Top Rod
1082 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA 02650 (800)-316-5484
www.capefishingcharters.com
RiverRun
Great Barrington
www.berkshireflyfishing.com
Blue Northern Trading Company
91 Littleton Road, Ayer MA 01432 (978) 772-6779
www.bluenorthern.com
Concord Outfitters
84 Commonwealth Ave, West Concord, MA (978)-318-0330
www.concordoutfitters.com
Housatonic River Outfitters
24 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754 (860) 672-1010
www.dryflies.com
White Mouse Fly Fishing
319 Centre Ave., Suite 280 Rockland, MA 02370 (781)-447-3626
www.whitemouseflyfishing.com
Petes Bait and Tackle
www.petesbait.com/index.php
Larrys Tackle Shop
PO Box 155, 258 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539 (508) 627-5088
www.larrystackle.com
Fishing the Cape
P.O. Box 1552, Harwich Commons, East Harwich, MA 02645 (508)-432-1200
www.fishingthecape.com

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