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About your Guide

Patrick Cassidy has been fishing the waters around Cape Cod for the past 30 years. Before Cape Cod on the Fly, he worked at the Cape Cod Times, writing and editing stories about a variety of topics, including fishing. He is fully licensed and insured, is an instructor of Coast Guard-approved courses at New England Maritime, is on the pro staff of Predator Fly Gear and is a member of the American Saltwater Guides Association.

Stories, Tips and Adventures

The Take

Manage to abundance

If you want to make your voice heard on the future management of striped bass, time is running out. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering what to include …


I once edited the Insiders’ Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands. It was the eighth edition and would have paid well if my day job as a reporter hadn’t …

A new take

Strip, set. The take. As a salt season to remember and a year to (mostly) forget winds to a close here on Cape Cod, I am renaming this blog in …