We just posted a new discussion board here at Capefish Online. From now on all the fishing reports will go there. Check it out and sign up if you like, the more the better. As for this last report in the "News" section, fishing has been ok with lots of schools around. Salem harbor and all the usual places have bass from 20-25 inches. Patterns that are working lately resemble the juvie herring. Father's Day is coming up and the water is finally starting to warm up so we should see some of the bigger fish make their way here. Good luck out there, hope everyone is enjoying the spring-into summer. Catch em Up! - Matty
The local trout waters have been stocked. Come on down to Capefish for all your supplies!!!!
Capefish Fly Tying Series with Craig Andree Tuesday February 25th and Tuesday April 1st. 6-9 PM at Capefish. Please feel free to sign up at the store, email us or call to reserve your spot. Craig is a fantastic fly tier with years of experience at the vise. A great resource to learn some really cool fly tying methods.
Tying the Adams Parachute
This dry fly pattern is one of the most popular and successful patterns one could have in their fly box. This class will be targeted to the beginner to the more intermediate tiers. And for those that have been tying for years, Craig will show you a better tying process to make the fly better and easier to tie and avoiding accidentally tying down those hackle fibers. Craig will also show you how to use CDC fibers, which have some advantages over hackle fibers.
You will need a tying vise, whip finisher, bodkin, bobbin with 8/0 thread (between 70 and 150 denier), scissors, and optionally, hackle pliers. If you do not have all the equipment, let us know and we will provide it.
Tying the Muddler Minnow
Another popular fly pattern that should be in ones fly box. This can be fished dry, wet, or as a streamer. The versatility of the Muddler is because it can mimic a variety of aquatic and terrestrial bugs like sculpins, leeches, grasshoppers, crickets, spent mayflies, emerging green drakes, stonefly nymphs, mice, shiners, and general minnows.
This class is best for the tier that has the basic fundamentals and skills. You will learn the fun aspect of spinning deer hair. And once mastered, you will be able to tie other spun deer hair patterns.
You will need a tying vise, whip finisher, bodkin, and bobbin with 3/0 or GSP thread, scissors, hair stacker and optionally, hair packer. If you do not have all the equipment, let us know and we will provide it.
We hope to see you!!! feel free to drop a line if you need any more information on the classes.
Thanks So Much- Capefish
On these specific Tuesday evenings February 10th and March 10th, Capefish will be offering an introduction to fly tying class. The class will be here at the store from 6 to 9 pm. The cost of the class will be $10.00 per person and all of the materials for the class will be provided. (You of course can bring your own if you like.) Space is limited to 8 people each night. The classes will be taught by our good friend and avid fly tier Jeff Sarcione. Jeff has years of experience tying flies for both fresh and saltwater fishing. It will sure to be a great time. Please sign up at the shop or you can email me if your interested. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks again and we hope everyone enjoys it. Tight Lines. -Matty
Happy Holidays Everyone!!! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving. This Thursday Night 12/4 Hamilton-Wenham is having the yearly Christmas in the Villages Walk and Shop. Come by Capefish for special in store holiday discounts and a few libations to start the season off right! We hope to see you frolicking about. Anytime after 5PM.
Merry Christmas !!!! HO HO HO
Well, the season for us has ended on the fishing front. The boat is up, the chilly winds are starting to come through. Halloween is over, Baseball is over. Time for the Patriots and Bruins. Congrats to Mike Hart for winning this years Capefish Cup!!! A nice 43' fish took home first place in the inaugural tournament. Way to go Mike. We would like to thank everyone for the business at the store. We had a great Spring and Summer selling lots of fly fishing tackle and outerwear to all you generous folks, and look forward to an awesome holiday 2014. Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and Capefish has a great event coming up. On Thursday night, December 4th, from 5pm to 8PM we will be having our annual Christmas in the Villages here in Hamilton/Wenham. Stop by our "Open House" for some great discounts and a few libations to kickstart the season. Hope to see you. It is always a great time. We are fully stocked with Patagonia, Vineyard Vines, Prana and much more to help you find the perfect gift for a loved one.
Thanks again for a great fishing season!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon for the Holidays.
We got a small window to fish the south side of the Cape this week. We were lucky enough to hook up a few of these speedsters on the fly. We took off around 4AM and launched in Falmouth about 6:30. We were on scene about 6:45 and got into some smaller, scattered pods of fish. After breaking off two, due to improper tackle setup, we finally managed to land some nice albies. Picky fish, but we dialed in the bait and flies and hooked up. When it comes to catching a fish on the fly rod, these are by far my favorite. They are so fast, and can see so well. The runs are awesome, and the reward is wonderful. Can't wait to do it again. Here is a few pics from the other day with my friend Tucker Bixby.