There are few fisheries that draw a following like the Spring run of Striped Bass along the New England Coast. Fly anglers wait patiently all winter for what is often some of the best saltwater fly fishing all year. As veteran anglers know it is a rare moment when the fish are concentrated in a relatively small area, hungry from a long winter, and close enough that fly anglers can target them from shore. In fact, it’s quite common for anglers to come from all over to fish Long Island Sound’s Connecticut coast during the early season. It’s that good. Read More
Fly anglers can be a finicky lot. We obsess over the tiniest details when it comes to the flies we use, the spots we fish, and the tackle that makes it possible. That's also what makes it challenging to pick a gift for the angler in your life. However, whether it's your fishing buddy, a friend, or a member of your family, we've sat down and put together a can't-miss gift guide to make sure that you'll wow them this holiday season. Take it from us: running a busy shop year round we've seen almost everything and know how to spot a great piece of gear when we see one. Without further ado, here is our 2020 holiday gift guide! Read More
Want to know how to set up the optimal leader for your striped bass fishing? Below, Pat takes us through a simple set up designed for quick and easy changes so that you can make the most of those windows of opportunity. Enjoy! Read More
For my annual trip tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, Florida this year, I brought a new reel -- the Abel SDS 11/12 wt.