Captain Jason Moore - Brigantine, New Jersey
Very pleased to introduce our latest Guide, Guru, and Team Member here on Flats Nation, Captain Jason Moore who is going to help us cover the Mid Atlantic States Flats and Fly Fishing scene, as well as his Worldwide travels to exotic places to pick a fight with Tarpon like Nicaragua 😎
As well as Argentina and The Bahamas for other speed demons like Bonefish and Cuda on Fly!
Brother Jason is a full-time guide based out of Brigantine, New Jersey which I did not realize (even though I was stationed and fished in that area many moons ago myself) just how much of an awesome Flats Fishing destination it really is for Stripers, Blues, and even Cobia at times while he is guiding the flats, tidal creeks, and near-shore ocean around Brigantine Island New Jersey. This and along the inlets bordering the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve.
These protected areas comprise around 150,000 acres (235 sq mi) of tidal wetlands, sandy flats, barrier islands, shallow bays, and coastal ocean creating an incredibly unique fishery little known (at least till now) by many who many might first think that part of the country is all just over-developed NJ coastline!
And he not only guides in New Jersey! The Island Fly Team also conducts hosted trips to a wide range of awesome destinations! You can choose Tarpon in Florida, Redfish in Louisiana, Rainbow / Brown Trout in Colorado, Montana, or Alaska. Or even other awesome sounding trips like chasing after Golden Dorado in Argentina, or Bonefish in the Bahamas, or (which sounds really cool) a Nicaraguan Jungle Expedition! The Island Fly team has almost three decades of travel experience and work with industry leading partners that have access to the world’s best fisheries and lodges.
Brother Jason guides out of a Custom Uforia Panga 22 Skiff (Great Choice) that allows for around six inches of static draft even loaded. Thus, he can navigate and fish in those waters with their constantly shifting sand bars, in that areas most others simply cannot reach! And all while sporting some wild lids (hats) if I say so myself! I got to get me one of those below... 😁
I though remember those waters, and they can get nasty at times and while even in the height of summer, still have a chill (for us Floridians) to them!
So, clients will really appreciate his Panga style Skiff design that though drafts skinny, still has enough bow to knife through and knock down much of what the Atlantic can throw at you while running those passes and inlets and stay dry. Even in some of those confused sea states and heavy chop that would make your typical Florida style Flats Skiff ride akin to taking a Long Cold Shower at times in those same waters 😉
So, in closing really looking forward to working with Captain Jason and getting his feedback on the Conservation efforts he is working on with the American Saltwater Guides Association along with the Gear and Tactics he employees to stalk the fish in his ecosystem both in NJ and Abroad!
And many times with his bride Ashley who from the pictures I have seen, sure looks like she could outcast and out fish most of us for sure! 😊
Matter of fact the more I hear and research, the more I am thinking we should have a Podcast with the expert in family first (Miss Ashley) and then with everything she has taught Jason! 😃
Now, you can hear our Podcast with Brother Jason which is Episode #16 on our direct streaming Podcast page found by clicking Here and will have it on our YouTube Channel soon!
You can also reach Captain Jason at Island Fly for a trip on his website found by clicking Here this or call / text him at 970-471-5803 and let him know you found out him here on Flats Nation and Welcome Aboard Captain Jason! We are really looking forward to your Articles, Tips, Podcasts for all our (now) Worldwide Community!
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Tight Lines and God Bless!