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Welcome to Fly Guy Fish Guides, your full service catch and release fly fishing and light tackle charter servicing the Boston area and Cape Cod areas. We offer guided trips for boat charter and sight casting charter trips for striped bass, bluefish, bonito, black sea bass, and false albacore from the North Shore of Massachusetts to Cape Cod and the Islands. Our trips are perfect for the beginner to expert and kids are always welcome, so don’t hesitate and book today! We like to believe that every fishing outing is an experience, not just a trip. Price out the experiences we offer and book today to start making memories!

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Incredible experience all around. Nick put us on fish despite less-than-ideal time of day and conditions. It’s a real treat to go out with a guide who is truly interested in and stoked about his clients’ goals; first Albie? Let’s do it. Fly fishing only? He’s on board. Just want to bend a rod? We’ll hook you up. I highly recommend hiring Nick for a great day on the water!
James Spica Jr.
James Spica J.
20:48 30 Sep 18
Nick is an awesome guide. He’s knowledgeable and committed to getting your fish, but he was also cognizant of the weather and made us very comfortable along the way. Great trip!
Griffin Prall
Griffin P.
15:03 17 May 18
I had a fantastic experience fishing with Nick. He’s a great teacher, and highly knowledgeable fisherman, and just an all around awesome dude. I would highly recommend him to the novice through to the seasoned expert. His equipment is top notch and his attention to fishing details second to none.
George Sylvestre
George S.
18:12 12 Jul 19
Regardless of your fishing ability, Captain Nick is hands down the best guide I've gone out with throughout my years. Here are the facts:Trip One: My family and I went out with Nick for Fathers Day. My Father and I are novice fly fisherman and the rest of our crew have zero fishing experience. If the goal was for all five of us to leave with a fish, the odds were not stacked in his favor. But, everyone in the boat caught more than one nice fish that trip. The fish were not hungry either. To me, that says it all. It's very clear that Nick has immense knowledge, the right "tools," and comfortable accommodations. If you're looking for a family-friendly type of experience, you will not regret it. Trip 2: I called Nick a year later and asked him if he could help elevate my skill level on a half day solo trip (casting, tribal knowledge etc). I stepped on his boat with a 20-25 foot max casting distance and left the boat at 50-55 feet. Without him, that would've taken a year. We also landed a bunch of nice stripers. What equally impressed me was when I first called him for this trip. A year later he remembered who I was and exactly what I wanted to work on next. I find that to be rare in all services industries. If becoming a better fisherman is your goal, don't think twice, call Fly Guy Fish Guide.
Nick Parisi
Nick P.
22:22 15 May 19
Went on a trip on Boston Harbor with Fly guy fish guide. Great experience! He had excellent tips for a newer angler, and with the range of techniques and gear he had in the arsenal we were catching fish while the other guys were switching to bait! I can’t wait to get out again!!
Jon LeClair
Jon L.
00:58 09 Jun 20
Captain Nick gives you the entire experience that makes for a stellar day on the water. if you are new to light tackle fly or spin, or a veteran. with his extensive knowledge he is able to provide a custom trip that suits your needs easily earning a 5 star guide.
Richie A Soriano Jr.
Richie A Soriano J.
20:36 30 May 19
It was my first fly fishing trip on a boat and I dident could find a better guide and boat for it, Nick is super friendly and helpfull also he help to improve my cast, what is great, we got some nice Stripe Bass . I definitly coming back too him when I’m in Boston .
Pascal Harlaut
Pascal H.
20:46 23 Jun 18
Took a friend out on a charter in Boston Harbor in early June with Capt Nick Kathmann. Nick is unquestionably a first-rate fly and light tackle guide. It was a weekday and most of the boats we encountered were charters. After following birds and scattered blitzes at first light, the bass proved to be finicky and nearly all the charters split to get bait. Nick knew exactly what to do and got us on fish on the fly the rest of the day, without any other boats in sight. We boated too many stripers to count. If you’re looking for a fly and light tackle guide, look no further.
Marc Guy
Marc G.
01:14 04 Jun 20
I had the pleasure of hooking up with Nick a couple of weeks ago on Martha's Vineyard. I hadn't been fishing much like I normally do because life was getting in the way, but I made some time to get out with him. Fortunately for me, Nick's knowledge of the local waters enabled me to get an early season Summer Slam. Nick put me on a 12 lb Blue, a Bonito and a Striper on the Fly. I couldn't have asked for more. If you're looking for an expert fly fisherman who knows the local waters, then look no further. Nick is the Fly Guy!!! I look forward to fishing with him again once I drastically improve my double haul...
David Arciaga Murphy
David Arciaga M.
23:27 01 Aug 19
Fly Guy Fishing Guides is top notch! Catching a striped bass on the fly has been a goal of mine for years now and Nick, my guide, was able to make it happen. Highly recommended. Looking forward to albie season!
Robert Spangler
Robert S.
18:08 29 May 18
Michael Schultz
Michael S.
15:30 29 Sep 19
Nick has been an impressive guide over the years. This last trip would be the 6th time on the waters bending rods with him. His vast knowledge of the game makes the experience enjoyable and informative. Thank you for introducing me to my new Albie addiction. Already looking forward to the next trip.
Kevin Chan
Kevin C.
20:12 15 Oct 19
Don Michael
Don M.
01:29 07 Oct 18
My son and I are avid albie fans. Some have even accused us of being albiholics! Come September, we spend as much time as possible fishing from our yaks, traveling from Cape Cod to CT hoping to get into the action. When he suggested we go out with Nick, I was skeptical. Whats the point of jumping on a boat when I can do my own thing on the yak? Boy was I wrong! Nick takes albie fishing to another level. We were into fish non stop, when one spot cooled off, we would hit another. Nick has the ability to read the fish, and know where they will be depending on tide, wind, and all the other factors that make the difference between a fishing adventure of a lifetime or just a glorified boat ride. If you want to up your game, or just have a great time on the water catching a lot of fish, you can't go wrong with Fly Guy Fish Guide.
Jeff Amberson
Jeff A.
22:48 03 Oct 18
I chartered a guided fly fishing trip with Capt. Nick in early October of 2018. Capt. Nick was on the albies this past year and I was lucky enough to find him and take advantage of an opening in his schedule. I was jonesing hard this year for albies and after trying from shore and from the water, the window was closing fast and I hadn't been able to get on the board. It was going to be a long, agonizing year waiting for another shot at albies in our local waters around Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. On a bit of a whim, I reached out to him to see if he had any openings. If you've ever tried booking with a capt. so late in the year, you know they are usually all booked up at that point. He replied to my request immediately. He was working on rescheduling with a previous client. If the rescheduling didn't work out, he was giving me dibs on the opening. Well, it ended up working out for me. I got the opening...and I got my albie, too. No, it wasn't easy and Capt. Nick gave me multiple shots at albies in every place he took me. And there's plenty of story to tell between getting the opportunity and getting the fish, but months later that's not even what stands out the most to me. But before I explain what I mean by my last statement, let me put a point on this: Capt. Nick knows where to find your fish. You want shots at ablies, bonito, stripers, black sea bass (yes, we had some guilty fun catching some on our charter), and bluefish? Capt. Nick will get you those shots. He got me mine. What really stood out was his seamanship and attention to safety. He really is a captain's captain. He is not just some fishy guy with a boat (although, he's plenty fishy and ties great flies). He knows the water around the vineyard sound and cape cod and knows how different fronts and weather patterns affect the waters. This, in turn, helps him know where the fish will be. He shared all of this with me on the boat and I really learned a lot. He's also an accomplished sailor and comes from a family of captains. Through conversation we had shared that we both had daughters around the same age. It made me feel safe to be in his boat knowing that I'd be home safe because he needed to be home safe, too. Capt. Nick make safety the first and foremost thing he's thinking about when out on the water. I can write that confidently. Months after my time in the boat with him, that’s what stands out the most. Second to that is his temperament. He really wants you to succeed but he’s not going to chap your hide. He will help you do your best and give you the opportunity to do so. Now, I know this review is long enough already but I have to mention his boat. It's a sweet, sweet boat. Best casting platform for light tackle and fly fishing, in my opinion. It's a Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 23. That boat is the reason I found Capt. Nick. Before I had found him I was starting to convince myself that the only way to really catch albies was going to be by getting my own boat. I spent hours obsessing about it and narrowed down my choice of boats to the Jones Brothers line of boats. They have a link to captains that guide on their boats. That's how I found Capt. Nick. And fishing with him is how I came to realize that I no longer needed to buy my own boat. Oh, and I should mention that he makes the transaction really easy. He's got an automated system of payment that comes in really handy for the wired anglers out there. But you can pay in cash, too. I'm writing this review months later because it's the end of the year and I'm already lining up my dates to go out on the water with him again next year.
Jaime Villarreal
Jaime V.
04:14 31 Dec 18
Great experience and our Guide was awesome! He gave a lot of really helpful casting tips and found the fish!
Thomas Birkhead
Thomas B.
21:39 21 Jun 18
Nick is an awesome Captain, patient and helpful. We had him take us out twice, once for striped bass and once for albacore, we had a great time at both. Nick is knowledge and helpful, always offering tips and tricks, and celebrating in our successes. Would definitely recommend Nick to anyone and everyone, and we're already discussing what adventures we're going to be booking next.
Melissa Au
Melissa A.
01:12 03 Oct 19
What an amazing day on the water!Nick and I have known each other for a while, mostly through the internet and seeing each other and fishing events, but this weekend it was finally time to get on the water together.We were early to rise, and I had the pleasure of sharing the drive to the dock with Nick, a perfect time to catch up and get a clearer idea of the day to come. Upon arriving at the dock, the conditions were prime and we set out in search of bonito, bluefish, and maybe even a striper or two.Not only did Nick provide a safe, smooth, and enjoyable ride all over the Vineyard and Elizabeth Islands - I was given many shots at our target species on fly, politely offered and accepted casting advice, and when I felt sea-sick, was never made to feel at fault - an overwhelmingly positive experience.If you want to see the Cape, Marthas Vineyard, and parts beyond with a truly passionate guide, book trips (plural) with Nick today! I’m already looking forward to our next excursion together.
Geoff Klane
Geoff K.
23:25 18 Aug 19
I had a fantastic experience fishing with Nick. He’s a great teacher, and highly knowledgeable fisherman, and just an all around awesome dude. I would highly recommend him to the novice through to the seasoned expert. His equipment is top notch and his attention to fishing details second to none.
George Sylvestre
George S.
17:51 12 Jul 19
Nick is hands down one of the best in the business. As an Inexperienced Fly Fisherman (My double haul left something to be desired), Nick still put me on a Striper on the Fly with my poor skills. He also put me on a 12lb Blue and a Bonito completing an early season Summer Slam!!! I couldn't be happier with the results. Don't be fooled by charters that put you on sub standard equipment either. Nick runs top of the line equipment on his boat which makes for a more pleasurable experience. I can't recommend Nick enough. Do it, you won't be disappointed!!!
mDogtheInexperiencedFisherman - Martha's Vineyard
mDogtheInexperiencedFisherman - Martha's V.
23:46 01 Aug 19
Took a friend out on a charter in Boston Harbor in early June with Capt Nick Kathmann. Nick is unquestionably a first-rate fly and light tackle guide. It was a weekday and most of the boats we encountered were charters. After following birds and scattered blitzes at first light, the bass proved to be finicky and nearly all the charters split to get bait. Nick knew exactly what to do and got us on fish on the fly the rest of the day, with no other boats in sight. We boated too many stripers to count. If you’re looking for a fly and light tackle guide, look no further.
Marc Guy
Marc G.
01:12 04 Jun 20
I can no longer eat or sleep. Albies are haunting my dreams and waking hours. Thanks to Nick of Fly Guy Guides, I have taken a bite of the forbidden fruit and have become addicted to catching these torpedoes on a fly. Nick is one of the best there is. Part fish whisperer, part ninja and part psychic. He knows where it will happen next. How to position the boat for the best opportunity for success. Don’t get me wrong you still need to do your part. Bring your “A” game. Tighten those loops b/4 you go. All hell breaks loose in the matter of seconds. Grown man have been known to breakdown and cry in frustration. It’s all part of the Albie obsession. Don’t worry Nick will tell you, there’s another pod coming our way. Get ready. He’s definitely brings his game to the hunt. My fishing partner and myself hooked up 6 and brought the majority to the net. A great day for our 1st time. First thing I did dockside was to secure 4 days with Capt Nick for 2020. I guess you good say I was pretty hooked on both these fish and my new best Albie fishing guide.
Jack Tatelman
Jack T.
23:19 28 Sep 19
Regardless of your fishing ability, Captain Nick is hands down the best guide I've gone out with throughout my years. Here are the facts:Trip One: My family and I went out with Nick for Fathers Day. My Father and I are novice fly fisherman and the rest of our crew have zero fishing experience. If the goal was for all five of us to leave with a fish, the odds were not stacked in his favor. But, everyone in the boat caught more than one nice fish that trip. The fish were not hungry either. To me, that says it all. It's very clear that Nick has immense knowledge, the right "tools," and comfortable accommodations. If you're looking for a family-friendly type of experience, you will not regret it.Trip 2: I called Nick a year later and asked him if he could help elevate my skill level on a half day solo trip (casting, tribal knowledge etc). I stepped on his boat with a 20-25 foot max casting distance and left the boat at 50-55 feet. Without him, that would've taken a year. We also landed 10+ nice strippers. What equally impressed me was when I first called him for this trip. A year later he remembered who I was and exactly what I wanted to work on next. I find that to be rare in all services industries. If becoming a better fisherman is your goal, don't think twice, call Fly Guy Fish Guide.
Nick Parisi
Nick P.
22:22 15 May 19