Massachusetts Premier Fly Fishing Guides
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ServicesWe offer a variety of world-class trips, in our Stealthcraft drift boat, and wading the river while hiking. Be sure to consider all the options to find the one that is best for you. We provide fly rods, reels, flies, all you need are waders, boots, and sunglasses.
Parent and Child Educational Trips
As fathers ourselves, we understand that the best way to cultivate your child’s interest in fishing is to take them often, and to make sure they catch fish. We want to do everything possible to help develop the next generation of responsible anglers, and have decided to offer a Parent and Child Educational Trip package. We have the experience, patience, and passion to help teach the fundamentals of fly fishing to your young angler.
*Ages 10 and up*View More Services
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About UsWe are dedicated to providing enjoyable angling adventures, with an emphasis on education and conservation.
Like most fishing enthusiasts, Patrick started fishing in small ponds with his father as a young boy. Growing up on the South Shore of Massachusetts meant that Patrick was able to chase both fresh and saltwater species: including trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, and bonito. What started as a way for a father and son, and then eventually a younger brother to spend time together turned into a lifelong passion. His passion, interest, and dedication for all things fishing has taken him through many regions, including northern New England and the Midwest, and many different fishing conditions in between in search of biting fish. He is fortunate enough to live in close proximity to the Swift River, and has averaged over 150 days per year on it for the last five years. Patrick and Anthony met while fishing the Swift River a few years ago and quickly became friends. After many hours fishing together, the two began collaborating on a way to bring their fishing success to others, and Early Rise Outfitters was born.Read More
Anthony has been avid fisherman since he was old enough to hold a fishing rod. Since trading in his spin tackle for a fly rod some years ago Anthony now spends over 200 days a year searching out trout in Massachusetts waters. Anthony likes to consider The Swift his second home and can usually be found there with his wife and or his 10 year son who has become his favorite fishing buddy. Even at only 10 years of age, under the direction of his father, “little Anthony” has become proficient enough in the use of a fly rod, to land countless numbers of elusive Swift River rainbow trout. An avid fly pattern designer. Anthony has collaborated with Patrick Barone to design and extensively test many Swift River specific fly patterns.Read More
Local WaterEarly Rise Outfitters is a catch and release fly fishing guide service dedicated to providing
enjoyable angling adventures, with an emphasis on education and conservation.
UpdatesBe sure to come back often to see what we have been up to.
We will be writing new blog posts, posting pictures, adding videos, and client testimonials.
Skip the SkunkMarch 31, 2017
Whatever your targeted fish for the day is, nobody wants to go home without catching something; getting skunked. The pressure you can feel to hook and land a fish only increases exponentially with the amount of time and money invested. To battle this and 'Skip the Skunk', I have four steps I always ....
November 2016November 11, 2016
November is here and has ushered in the consistently cooler temperatures of Fall. In Massachusetts waters, the fall trout stocking program has been complete for a few weeks. After the initial shock of the process, the fish should now be acclimated to their new homes and feeding heavily. In the many ....
Remembering the FirstSeptember 14, 2016
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. - Roman Emperor Marcus AureliusThis year has been an exciting one for my son Peter, catching his first tr....
The question I am asked the most…June 15, 2017
I want to take a minute to answer the question that I am asked the most: How do you pick spots to fish? What makes this question more interesting is I am asked it by clients, friends, and random internet people at a rather regular pace. Many are looking for pointers on how to better use t....
Early Rise Outfitters Fishing Report : 5/26May 26, 2017
I hope that you are having as much fun fishing this Spring as Early Rise Outfitters is! We have been on the water guiding and fishing more days than not since early April, and have really been getting some great fish lately. This is the time of year that we all dream about during t....
April 2017April 11, 2017
Hello Everyone and Happy April! I hope that you all are post ice-out, and thinking open water fishing as much as I am. To me, April fishing is all about the new fishing year. Here in New England we are blessed to have a wide variety of fishing options in April including freshly stocked trout, bass, ....
Client TestimonialsHere are some of our great clients telling you about their time on the water with us.
I was having trouble catching fish on the Swift River. After hiring a guide who didn't produce even a nibble, I decided to meet up with Patrick. Within the first 5 seconds of having a fly touch the water we had a fish on! I knew it was going to be a great day from that point. We went on to catch about 15 fish that day. He helped turn a frustrating river into my favorite spot to fish in Mass.
Patrick put me on fish. PERIOD.
If I could recommend one guide service to teach anyone out there how to fly fish it would have to be Early Rise Outfitters. These guys have some serious trout knowledge and will provide you with plenty of fish brought to the net, not to mention some awesome stories and an unforgettable experience. I have now been able to go out with Patrick twice for trout and both times I have had many fish caught and many laughs shared. Wether you're a new fly fisherman or a seasoned vet in the sport these guys will teach you many new things and start up a passion that will last a lifetime!Sam Stavis | Beverly, MA