Shoals Fly Fishing and Light Tackle

Shoals Fly Fishing and Light Tackle

Fly and Light Tackle Charter Fishing Portsmouth Harbor and the New Hampshire/ Maine Coasts


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BOAT : Miss Jodine
We fish out of a 23 Mako with a 225 Yamaha four stroke outboard. The boat is equiped with all the latest USCG safety gear. We have a Fish Finder,GPS, Chart Plotter,Furuno Radar and VHF ship to shore Radio along with a cellphone onboard and EPRIB. We keep Bottled Water/Soda and snacks on board. We like to take no more than 4 Anglers at a time ------ but can accomdate more please contact us. We supply all tackle and bait (both live and fresh ) if needed.


I use the following Fine Tackle on the Miss Jodine :
Islander Fly Reels
Thomas and Thomas Rods  
Beulah Fly Rods
Penn Reels 

R.L. Winston Fly Rods 

Spirit River Flies and Materials

Penn Rods and Reels

Mystic Fly Rods

Shoals Harpoons

Tibor Fly Reels
Shoals Bait Pens

I generally use 7wt - 8wt and 9wt Fly Rods setup with sinking style 200 - 300 grain lines for both Striped Bass and Bluefish. Tuna Gear is onboard ---14wt Fly Rods and Heavy Duty Spinning Rods during the Tuna Season . Flies are tied by your captain and provided at no charge. Offshore fishing for Tuna is done with Fin-Nor Marquesa Reels with Bent Butt rods along with Fin-Nor Offshore Spinning Reels and Rods for casting to breaking fish. 


Tom Newman with a large inshore Striped Bass


Captain Peter Whelan and James Shaughnessy Owner of Beulah Fly Rods with a nice Fly Rod Striped Bass in Portsmouth Harbor