About

About

I started Great Island Fly Fishing as a way to share my passion for fly fishing with others so that they could experience the joy that it has brought me. Our season typically runs from the end of May through mid-October. However, the season may open earlier or run later, depending on the water temperatures.

We practice SCAR (strictly catch and release) fishing and generally fish the back channels and creeks, chasing busting fish, sight fishing on the flats and spanking the bank around rock piles and smaller islands.

If you have never fly fished before and would love to try CLICK HERE to read more about how I can teach you!

The Captain: Scott Sylvester

  • Captain Scott holding a bone fish

USCG Licensed Captain

I grew up in NH and as a kid spent time with my dad chasing wild brook trout, fishing small mountain streams with an old fly rod and a Royal Coachman. The fly fishing bug hit hard about 20 years ago while catching rainbows on the White River and I haven’t put the rod down since. My greatest obsession began 10 years ago when, for the first time, I caught stripers on a fly.

I’ve caught bones in the Bahamas, monster browns in Chile, football size rainbows on the Soque River in No. Georgia, but nothing beats a hook-up with a 30” striper on an 8Wt. rod.

The Boat: ‘SEA CUP’

  • A closer photo of men fishing on the SEA CUP

I fish from a 17’, center console skiff drawing 10”of water. With a beam over 8’, this allows for a roomy and wide casting platform with a stable ride. It can comfortably accommodate 2 anglers and the captain.

Powered by 90 HP 2 stoke E-Tec, SEA CUP (named after my wife) has giddy up when needed. Equipped with Garmin 546 S chart plotter/fish finder, rod holders, large lockers for personal gear and all the safety equipment required by the USCG to include PFD’s, fire extinguishers, first aid kit, flares, radio, dock lines and anchor. Safety is always the top priority.