The Boat

  The 20' Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman is the perfect boat for our fishing. It runs shallow and quiet to let us sneak up on flats bass; it has a sharp V hull and bulletproof construction for the bumpy ride home. The open layout of the bow and stern are perfect for multiple fly or spin anglers, and under-gunnel rod storage rounds out the ultimate inshore fishing vessel. 

  In 2018, we added a brand new Motorguide Xi5 trolling motor! This powerful 36v motor has the brawn to lead the boat anywhere we want to go while barely making a sound. It's great to position the boat on the flats and control long drifts.

The Gear

  We use high-quality tackle from G. Loomis Hatch, and Shimano. For fly gear, we'll use 8-10wts with moderate and aggressively tapered lines. For spin, we'll use medium-light and medium weight rods for perfect presentation and control. As always, you're welcome to bring your own favorite sticks.

Flies and Lures

  Our fish can be highly selective, especially stripers on the flats. Over the years, I've developed an arsenal of flies that succeed when others fail. I custom tie all flies that will be used during our trip to meet the rigorous demands of our fish.  Feel free to bring your own secret stash as well. With spinning tackle, we'll use soft plastics, poppers, and stickbaits.