Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Boston, Massachusetts

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Eliot Jenkins

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide


Phone icon541-868-6356 Email iconeliotjenkins@gmail.com Link iconbostonflyfishing.com
169 Sagamore St.
Hamilton, MA 01982

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The Story

Eliot Jenkins is a full service fly fishing and light tackle guide serving the North Shore and coastal New England - from Ipswich Bay down to the Long Island Sound and upstate NY. We run trips for Striped Bass, Bluefish, False Albacore, and Salmon/Steelhead/Trout. Captain Eliot Jenkins, is USCG certified and has put in more than twelve years of chasing fish, including a ten year stint in Oregon fishing for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead an as well as years of guiding in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Boston, MA and the North Shore for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Tuna.

Cape Cod & Long Island for False Albacore & Bonita.

Upstate NY for Salmon, Steelhead, & Trout.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring, Summer, & Fall in New England is a fairly comfortable place to fish. Warm clothes and Raingear is something I always bring along in case of inclimate weather. The Temps can fluctuate between mid 50's and upper 80's so it is always best to check the forecast a few days before the trip.

The fall and winter in upstate NY can be a frigid place to fish. It is best to bring base layers, fleece pants, proven rain gear and hand warmers the later in to the season we're fishing.

Date Range

April 1 - December 15

What is Provided to Customer

Customers will have the best tackle to use. One piece fly rods for saltwater trips, Switch & Spey Rods for river trips.

Species you Fish for by Season

April & May: Spring steelhead and trout fishing in Upstate NY

May - September: Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna

September - October: False Albacore, Bonita, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna

October - December: Salmon, Steelhead, trout in Upstate NY

Sample of Typical Trip

A typical saltwater trip is 6-8 hours on the water with lunch and beverages provided by the captain. Typically, we meet early (6am) and will fish vigorously until mid day. Casting lessons and fishing help is a staple of Boston Flyfishing if someone wants to improve.

What Should Customers Bring

Folks are more than welcome to bring their favorite setup or multiple rods if they prefer. Bring a camera to take pictures of their catch and whatever personal items they would like to have with them. Also a good pair of polarized glasses is one of the best things they can have to increase their opportunity of seeing and catching fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eliots the man Super fishy, great dude. Works hard to put you on the fish.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Trip, Great Guide! I've been out with many fishing guides and I have to say that Eliot is the best. Very personable and super fun to fish with, but also a great fisherman and always has a plan to get you on the fish. He took my father, brother and I out of Ipswich looking for stripers on the fly and did not disappoint. If you're looking for a guide in the Massachusetts area call Eliot first.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My fishing passionate friends look no further! My son did an exhaustive google search and then further diligence and he wisely chose to use Captain Eliot Jenkins for a day on the water of the North Shore chasing striped bass. What an amazing day on the water!!! Captain Eliot knows all the spots - the shallow waters of the Ipwich River and estuary, a solid rip and the outer & inner shoreline waters of the North Shore. My son is a fly-fishing novice so Captain Eliot smartly coached him up while working out kinks in his casting mechanics and he was casting 40 feet of line at the end on the day! We landed dozens of stripers and I landed a prize large striper (42”- 25 lbs.) using a live mackerel on light spinning gear. The Captain Eliot experience is much fun, he's a great guide and a superb fishing coach! He provides great equipment - Orvis Helios, his boat a Parker SE 23 foot is a great platform to fish and he provided lunch – fresh lobster salad sandwiches from his lobster pots -WOW!!! Captain Eliot’s passion for angling, sense of humor, knowledge and his respect and reverence for the fish has hooked us both on circle hooks for a lifetime of fishing with Captain Eliot! Fortunately, he practices catch & release. So, yes we will be back and often!
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Striped Bass Bonanza with Eliot I’ve been out a few times with Eliot at two different North Shore locations in Massachusetts. Both time were a blast! The first time we stalked stripers in relatively shallow water in estuaries close to land, and then out a bit father in a solid rip, with great success. The second time was a true anglers dream. We boated into a thick fog, and minutes later we came upon a massive striped bass feed. He quickly tied on a clouser that matched the baitfish, and set us loose. We must have caught 35-40 fish in 5 hours of action, most of it on the fly. My dad caught his 1st (and 2nd, and 3rd, etc...) striper on a fly rod, which he enjoyed very much. Eliot is a great guide and fun person to fish with. I also liked that Eliot provided excellent gear, which we spent a good amount of time discussing. Thanks Eliot, back again soon!
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cape Ann Stripahs! Fantastic fishing/guide experience. I've been trying to make the switch from fresh to salt this summer and have been struggling. Eliot got me and my son on some nice stripers immediately. Ironed out some kinks in my cast, helped me get a bit more life in my fly, taught me a new knot, and passed on a lot of general knowledge about striper fishing. And did I mention, stripers?! Got my fill and then some. Eliot even convinced my son to put down the spinner and throw some fluff out there, and he picked up his first fish ever on a fly. Highly recommend for anyone looking to catch fish in MA, hungry to learn more, and wants to have a great time! Not only is his Parker a sweet platform to fish from, Eliot's a great He'll put you at ease immediately, and make sure you have a relaxing, fun day.
Date published: 2020-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome outing for first-timer fly fishing I had a amazing day on the water in the North Shore of Massachusetts. As a first-timer fly fishing we entered the day with the main focus on education and the added benefit of being able to land a fish. Eliot was patient and had a great ability to relay different analogies to make sure I was using proper mechanics. By the end of the day I was casting 40+ feet of line... and I was able to land multiple catches with Eliot making sure we stayed on the fish. This won't be the last time I go out with Eliot and his passion and care for the sport has me hooked!
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greasy Beaks Had an incredible afternoon/ early night fishing with Eliot. Very knowledgeable about fishing the North Shore of Massachusetts and put us on a ton of huge striper. Was a pleasure to fish with, cant wait to get back up there to fish with Eliot again!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great communication We had the pleasure in meeting Eliot in Belize and he has a great personality and very knowledgeable about multiple fisheries. We look forward in working with him in the future.
Date published: 2019-04-04
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