what to bring


Spin/Light Tackle:
We carry some of the finest spin and light tackle equipment available for you to use. Most rods are 7 1/2 ' light to medium action with reels loaded with 8-15 lb. Power Pro spectra.
Of course you are always welcome to bring your own tackle if you prefer.

Fly Rods & Reels:
For fly fishing in the Northeast, we suggest a 8, 9, or 10 weight rod, usually 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 feet in length. The reels should have a good drag system and be capable of holding a minimum of 200 yards of 20 or 30 lb. backing.

Fly Lines & Leaders:
Orvis Depth Charge fly lines in 300 and 350 grains are our mainstay. Although we do use density compensating and intermediate, especially when shallow water fishing. We recommend leaders of 6' to 9' in 12, 16, or 20 lb. test, preferably flourocarbon. (Flourocarbon is a must for false albacore and bonito.)

Bass & Blues:
Squid patterns, Deceivers, Clousers and bunker patterns in assorted colors and sizes from 1/0 to 4/0.

Bonito & False Albacore:
Bonito Bunnies, Surf Candy, small olive colored epoxies, Mystic Bay hard body shiners, and other bay anchovie and silverside imitations.

If you prefer light tackle we supply a full complement of the latest spin, plug, and drifting tackle available for you to use. Of course you are welcome to bring your own tackle if you would like.

***We can not stress enough the importance of practicing your fly casting before you join us for a day on the water. Ten minutes a day will pay big dividends during your trip.***

* Hat
* Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
* Warm/dry clothing, dress in layers - it's usually cooler on the water
* Foul weather clothing
* Camera
* Sunscreen
* Soft soled shoes, no black soled shoes of any kind allowed. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water are provided. Lunches will be provided on full day trips if requested ahead of time for an additional fee.