Fly Fishing Cape Cod

by | Sep 21, 2018 | fly fishing Cape Cod

fly fishing Cape CodIt wasn’t supposed to be so nice weather-wise today in Cape Cod.  But that’s New England for you.  Despite the forecast for rain and wind we had neither when Bob Lewis and I headed out fishing at sunrise again.


Jeff Currier fly fishing Cape CodToday we didn’t need to be in at 9 AM.  Instead we had all morning.  But good weather can have negative effects on fishing.  First of all, there were far more boats at the false albacore waters where we succeeded yesterday.  Further bad, there were very few false albies.  We basically sat around with a bunch of other boats running here and running there for nothing.  I got one cast into a school of albies where I expected to get a tug but didn’t.


fly fishing for scup in MassachusettsAfter more than an hour without albie action Bob suggested trying some other places for oddball fish.  I tied a Clouser minnow on my Intermediate sink line and we hit some random rocks, buoys and channel markers.  It didn’t take long before I landed my first ever scup (Stenotomus chrysops) on the fly.  Another for the species list!


flyfishing MassachusettsWe kept an eye out for breaking albies as we explored but no doubt today was slow.  I managed a bluefish and this tiny yellow jack.  At 10 AM Bob asked if I wanted to head into the estuary and end the day looking for striped bass.  I was all over his suggestion.


flyfishing for striped bass with Jeff CurrierEven the striper bite was slow, however, we found some randoms in a small weedy bay that more resembled a largemouth bass pond than a place for ocean fish.  I tricked this little guy right off the grassy edge on a popper and followed up with another.


saltwater fly fishing with Jeff CurrierI had a thrill on the second striper.  As I brought him to boat side a much larger striper I’ll estimate at around 3 feet appeared.  It was a sight to behold and Bob kept us in the area for another hundred casts.  But that was it.  Big stripers, big fish in general aren’t stupid.


false albacoreIts been a great few days here in Cape Cod.  A special thanks to Bob Lewis for not only taking me out for my first ever false albacore on the fly but also organizing my fly fishing seminars while here.  Tomorrow its north to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for a few days of warmwater fly fishing before returning to Idaho.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!