March Meeting, 3/7 at 6 PM

Crane’s Beach Beauty

Dylan Callahan – Targeting Striped Bass From Shore

Dylan Callahan’s  presentation will focus on tackle, techniques (surf vs flats), and how he approaches change through the seasons. If time permits, he will also touch on one of his passions – targeting false albacore and the fall run from shore. Dylan is a native of Concord, MA, and grew up fishing for bass, sunfish, and trout on any water he could walk or bike to. At age 14, he entered Concord Outfitters in Concord, MA,  and met Andy Bonzagni, the owner, who set him up with his first fly rod.  From that moment on, he was hooked.  His passion started with chasing trout in western MA, which rapidly lead to larger rivers in western NY, and then to chasing striped bass. When he went to college in Saratoga Springs, NY, he founded Skidmore’s Fly Fishing Club, and he loved the excitement that came with bringing new people to the sport. He quickly became addicted to the big smallmouth bass of Lake George and Lake Champlain, as well as the wild browns of NY and VT.  He has since moved back to Concord and he can be found casting dries to chunky trout on the rivers of Western Massachusetts, frequenting the lakes of Maine for smallmouths, and stalking the North Shore saltwater flats for striped bass. He loves to talk and share his knowledge about all things fishing, so stop by Concord Outfitters and pick his brain!

Dylan Callahan with a huge striper taken on a fly rod on the flats of Crane Beach.

March 2022 Newsletter for details of joining the meeting.