For working the Northeast surf, two hands are better than one.
New England guides share their favorite flies for early spring arrivals.
Capt. Ray Stachelek has more than 40 years¿'experience fly fishing the coast of Rhode Island where he guides on the waters of Narragansett Bay. The Ocean
Head out early and get a jump on the competition.
Capt. John Perette has been guiding fly anglers in Boston Harbor and Cape Cod Bay for more than 10 years. In that time, he has found that the chartreuse-and-white Clouser Half-and-Half is almost the only fly he needs. Perette¿' preference is for a fly 4 to 6 inches long on 1/0 to 2/0 hooks, with a few strands of pearl Krystal Flash or Flashabou.
From the sandy beaches of Plum Island to the rock piles of Gloucester and north to New Hampshire, Cape Ann is prime real estate for striped bass. Capt.