Fishing & Father’s Day

By Capt. Michael Kelleher, Capefish Outfitters & Fly Shop

June is a great month for fly fishing for stripers. With most of the migratory fish entering our waters, early morning or early evening surface action can be a regular occurrence. Although finding time to get out to fish can be challenging, every so often when you can get out there, hopefully things line up for a great experience. In honor of Fathers Day on June 19th this year, we put together a little list for Dad. After all you can never have too much fishing stuff. Here are our picks from Capefish.

1. Simms Headwaters Tackle Bag: $179.95 from SIMMS

This Tackle bag is awesome on capacity, has a waterproof bottom and can hold pretty much anything from boxes to tools to spools.  Great boat bag.

2. Airflo Sink 40+ Sniper Fly Line: $84.99 from Airflo

This fly line is perfect for fishing the rocks or the sound. A sweet saltwater fly fishing line with a 29 foot shooting head, and a 3.5 to 7.0 sink rate it is perfect for catching the subsurface slobs under those feisty schoolies.

3. Costa Saltbreak Sunglasses 580P: $189.00 from Costa

Lots of sunglass brands out there.  These are tops. Clarity is awesome.  Weight is perfect.  Totally balanced for all day wear.

4. Patagonia Sol Patrol II Fishing Shirt: $79.00 from Patagonia

Every year we sell out of these.  Great overall weight, SPF, and vented in the back for comfort.  A continued reliable classic.

5.Hatch 7 Plus Fly Fishing Reel: $600.00 from Hatch

If you are going to spend good money on a fly reel, this has to be on your list.  The perfect reel for stripers, albies, bonito, snook, bluefish, baby tarpon, on and on it goes.  So adaptive to a wide variety of fishing applications.

Have a great June out there fishing. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. – Capt. Matt



FORECAST BY: Captain Matt Kelleher is a certified fly fishing guide with Fat Tuna Guide Service. A native of Beverly, Massachusetts he fishes the waters on the North Shore. Matt is the owner of Capefish Clothing Co. located in Hamilton, MA. The store offers premium fly tackle equipment as well as lifestyle apparel such as Patagonia, Simms, and Mountain Khakis. Visit Capefish.