hmarchetti

N. Shore Mass- Looking for info!

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One of my fly fishing converts kept his boat at Beverly Port Marina for years.  Had great fun casting to schoolies and rat blues at the "Urban Fishing Center", aka, the power plant.

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On 2/9/2018 at 4:36 PM, stormy monday said:

Ha, I too born and raised in Salem and now live on the Seacoast, and my wife has a couple friends who used to hang out in the same Salem dives as me. Small world...

 

Lol small world indeed. Do you fly rod the seacoast?

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45 mins ago, Jomi said:

 

 

Lol small world indeed. Do you fly rod the seacoast?

I do, but as weird as it sounds I live on the Seacoast but fish more around Salem because I work in Danvers. The strange thing is I can almost always park and find solitude down here, whereas from Memorial Day through Labor Day that's not easy on the Seacoast. Maybe it's similar to Flyrad10 in Boston, people assume there isn't shore fishing in urban areas so they don't bother trying, but I fish some of the same water I flyfished in 1967 and most of the time I'm still the only person there. Maybe I smell bad.... but yeah been fishing NH since the mid 80s whenever I can get out. Starting to do a little more in Great Bay by boat lately too...

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Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. 

 

Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend.  

 

Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles. 

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12 hours ago, hmarchetti said:

Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. 

 

Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend.  

 

Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles. 

I have not been to Capefish; although my ex wife's parents live about a block away...  Get going on messages and we will hook you up with some spots.  Do you enjoy walking long distances through tick infested brush and sand?

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14 hours ago, hmarchetti said:

Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. 

 

Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend.  

 

Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles. 

 

Well, I would say their tying section is very limited.  With that being said, they have had exactly what I needed the few times I went in.

 

You should head over to Capefish and buy what you can, then make the trek down to Bear's Den.

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Heading over to Capefish in an hour or so, will see what Matty has in stock. I can usually find most of what I need there, if not I'll shoot up to Eldredge in Cape Neddick. 

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15 hours ago, hmarchetti said:

Wow, thank you all for the info and advice! I'll definitely be looking into the Plum Island meetings as well as the recommended books. 

 

Appreciate the warnings about canoe safety. Sounds like there is some potential though, hope to find some fun tame water to paddle and fish with the girlfriend.  

 

Does Capefish have a decent selection of tying materials? Whats the best shop in north shore or Boston area (or beyond) to shop for tying materials? Especially good quality bucktails and long streamer saddles. 

 

If you don't mind a little drive I'd head down to the Bear's Den in Taunton if you're looking for tying supplies.  Won't find much better on the east coast for the flyfisherman.   A good time to visit would be his upcoming show this month.   Bob Pop has been a regular guest and it's really worth the visit even if you plan to only visit once....many raffles as well.

Bear's Den 20th Annual Fly Fishing Expo


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Please click blue ribbon for all the show info!

Show Date: February 17th, 2018 
11am to 6pm 
Always Free Entry

 

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Capefish has a decent selection of bucktails, a good selection of SF Blend, Estaz, eyes, hooks etc. from what I just saw. Most of what I need for what I'm tying right now (I tie mostly synthetics). Worth a stop in to meet and shoot the breeze for a while, that's what winter is for! Good place to bring a guitar too...

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7 hours ago, stormy monday said:

Capefish has a decent selection of bucktails, a good selection of SF Blend, Estaz, eyes, hooks etc. from what I just saw. Most of what I need for what I'm tying right now (I tie mostly synthetics). Worth a stop in to meet and shoot the breeze for a while, that's what winter is for! Good place to bring a guitar too...

Thanks for the report! I'll make sure to check it out

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9 hours ago, HillTop said:

 

If you don't mind a little drive I'd head down to the Bear's Den in Taunton if you're looking for tying supplies.  Won't find much better on the east coast for the flyfisherman.   A good time to visit would be his upcoming show this month.   Bob Pop has been a regular guest and it's really worth the visit even if you plan to only visit once....many raffles as well.

Bear's Den 20th Annual Fly Fishing Expo


bears_den_anniversary_282018.jpg

 

Please click blue ribbon for all the show info!

Show Date: February 17th, 2018 
11am to 6pm 
Always Free Entry

 

Awesome, Bear's Den looks like the motherlode... Thanks for the tip on the show, I think I'll make it down there this weekend!

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17 hours ago, stormy monday said:

Capefish has a decent selection of bucktails, a good selection of SF Blend, Estaz, eyes, hooks etc. from what I just saw. Most of what I need for what I'm tying right now (I tie mostly synthetics). Worth a stop in to meet and shoot the breeze for a while, that's what winter is for! Good place to bring a guitar too...

 

They also do tying nights but I have had  trouble nailing down exactly when these are.

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  me & the Big Boss vacationed Gloucester a few times fished Bass Rocks & a few beaches , Yep you guessed it , there were bass there 

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