Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Sandwich, Massachusetts

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Master Capt. Arthur Sawayer

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide


Phone icon508-223-7517 Email iconfinfuncharters@verizon.net Link iconfinfuncharters.com
Sandwich, MA 02563

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The Story

Master Captain Art Sawayer has earned his USCG approved Master Captain's license with over 45 years of experience fishing the waters of Cape Cod and the Islands. The captain trailers his 20ft. Jones Brother's boat so that his clients have the best opportunity to catch fish. The captain enjoys sharing his expertise with anglers of all levels of experience.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Cape Cod Bay, including Barnstable and Brewster Flats, Monomoy Rips and Flats, and Nantucket Sound.

Typical Weather by Season

May - June: Cool
July - August: Warm
September - October: Cool

What is Provided to Customer

The captain will provide the best light tackle and Orvis Fly Equipment, along with custom flies tied by the captain. Soft drinks, water and snacks are provided on half day trips. Lunch arrangements can be made for a full day trip.

Date Range

Mid-May to mid-October.

Species you Fish for by Season

Spring: Striped Bass and Blues
Summer: Striped Bass, Blues
Fall: Striped Bass, Blues, False Albacore, and Bonito.

Sample of Typical Trip

After a trip has been scheduled, the captain will contact the client a few days prior to the actual date to give an update on the fishing conditions. Plans will then be made on time and location to meet, according to the best fishing and weather conditions.

What Should Customers Bring

Clients are welcome to bring their own equipment if they desire. They should also bring seasonable clothes, rain gear, non-marking shoes, polarized sunglasses, hat, sunblock and a camera.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fly Fishing Guide in Cape Cod I have fished with Capt. Art several times, including trips with my wife along. Art is an exceptional boatman, terrific instructor and all around great guy to spend a day with. His boat and equipment are all safe and top-notch. I would recommend Art to anyone seeking a great on-the-water fishing experience.
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chasing Albies on Cape Cod Very happy get the chance to go back out with Captain Art for a chance to chase false albacore. For anyone that hasn’t had the chance to catch these fish - trust me, its’s a rush! Art knows how find the fish, avoid the crowds and provides valuable and positive coaching that helped me be successful landing these fast, powerful fish.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fly Fishing on Cape Cod! Captain Art is a fantastic guide and does many subtle things to make his clients experience easy, exciting and successful. From being selective about picking the right day and weather conditions for the trip to skillfully reading the water and seemingly always having the boat positioned perfectly to cast to active, approaching fish - Art's skill and experience are impressive. I had a wonderful experience, caught a lot of beautiful fish and look forward to getting back out with him again in the future!
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome day with Art I had an excellent day fly fishing the Cape with Capt. Art. Art was friendly, entertaining, and professional. We moved around consistently finding fish, and got into some awesome blitzes. I hope to get out with him again soon!
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day from beginning to end! Art was a extremely professional, fun, and knowledgeable throughout the whole day. He was responsive to emails and phone calls leading up to the trip to ensure we had everything we needed. Throughout the day he worked hard to put us on fish, and when fishing was slow he always had jokes or stories to fill the time. I will definitely book another day with Art for my next trip to the Cape.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction to saltwater fishing This was my first experience with any form of saltwater fishing. I contacted Captain Art and set up a striper fishing trip thinking it sounded fun. I did express to him that I’d like to use a fly rod but was a little concerned that my casting abilities might not be sufficient for saltwater fishing. As soon as we got on the water he stopped the boat and asked me to show him my best cast. We then proceeded to our fishing area and he consistently kept me in range of fish I could catch. My son who doesn’t fly fish was along for the trip and was set up with equipment that also produced fish all day. I would highly recommend a trip with Captain Art. He was a pleasure to fish with and was able to help a couple of first time saltwater fishermen catch several stripers. We will definitely book another another trip with him in the future.
Date published: 2019-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Guiding and High-Octane Fly Fishing We did a multi-day guided trip with Art on Cape Cod chasing albies! Art is a very dedicated and hard-working guide; wast knowledge of the fishing, the local waters and has expert knowledge guiding fly fishers! Very good service and communications throughout. Art was dedicated to get us on fish, including expert advice on technique and fly selection! Very good lunch was an additional bonus during our days on the water! Always ready ahead of time, spotless boat with all the local intel gathered before each trip! We caught multiple line ripping albies, and saw more backing in a week then I have in a lifetime! A great Cape experience with so many good memories!
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Experience! We spent 2 days on the water with Capt. Art, and he proved to be absolutely fantastic at what he does. Capt. Art very clearly keeps safety as his first priority, while also having an extensive knowledge of the fishery and a willingness to change plans in order to provide an excellent experience. His ability to constantly work with the wind and drifts to create great shots is second to none. His boat is spotless, his gear is well taken care of, and is a pleasure to be around. All in all, I cannot recommend Capt. Art highly enough, and can't wait to book another trip!
Date published: 2018-10-11
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