So as you now know I can not find what I want in the local tackle shops. It's not their fault. Either their supplier doesn't carry it or its made like crap. I am going to be putting together some of the most sought after collections I can. Through research and trial and error. From well known Captains to Surf legends to that old guy that's always at the tackle shop. You know the one! Each bucktail and fly will be made for a specific niche. I will try to talk to as many anglers as possible to custom make what you need at an affordable price. Sound to good to be true? With almost 30 years of tying under my belt I 'm up to the challenge. Check out my Instsgram, Facebook and YouTube accounts for patterns and ideas. Plus don't forget to like and subscribe!
The amount of sea life to fish for around here is astonishing. From Redfish & Black drum to Kings & Spanish Mackerel there are a ton of species to shoot for. There are also Striped Bass, Flounder, Sea Trout, False Albacore, Green Bonito, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Sea Bass, Blackfish, Tarpon, Baracuda, Pompano, Largemouth bass Catfish, and of course Sharks!!!!
Born and raised on Long Island I started fishing Moriches Bay with Salty Dog's and the North Fork surf scene with bunker chunks in the 1980's. Now in my 40's I'll list what I have been up to.
1991 Fly Fishing
1992 Fly Tying
1996-98 B.S. Degree Aquatic Science
1997-00 Peconic Dunes Fishing Instructor
1999-00 Fingerlakes Aquaculture
2000 N.Y.S. Licensed Guide
2002 U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain
2002-2003 Blackbeard's Cruises Engineer Bahamas/Miami
2003-2017 Fly & Light Tackle Charters
2003,2004,2006, Redbone Tournament Montauk NY
2007-2011 Gowen Marine Portland Maine
2015-2017 Romeo Dimon Marine
2017-present ZMI Marine NC
As a civilian contractor I have also worked with the U.S. Navy, General Dynamics, U.S.C.G., NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Sherriffs & Police, Portland Maine Marine Police, Southold Town Marine Police and numerous Fire Departments.
Now that I am home more I am tying my own rigs, bucktails and flies because I can not find what I want. Plus so many over night companies are buying such low quality equipment and flooding the market with crap. So my hat is in the ring. Let's see how this goes