Monday, September 28, 2009

The Big 40!




Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's been a.......


little windy lately, but we are still catching the core.





Friday, September 18, 2009

FTV Crew Team



So we started a crew team. So far it's just Tommy and Rob, but Jimmy and myself are definitely maybe considering joining. Any punks who think they can challenge feel free to email Boyle. It's really windy here.

Brice

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard Report 09/16/09



This is Zephrin from Brooklyn. My bow is his dojo. Many fell at his hand.

Brice

Thursday, September 10, 2009

trying something new

a little video from yesterday.

video



Fishing the Vineyard 9/9/09

Doubled up on fly.




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Early September Rum Front Report





So the 'fall' gave us all of 2 days before our first big blow of the season. Heavy northeast winds are on the agenda for the next few days at least, and that's a bummer because we've been doing a number on the tunny. I fished this week with Karl, Marie and Roger from New Jersey who are pictured in this spread. The apple picking was fantastic as if often is in southeast Massachusetts at this time of year. I love apples.

"See you on the Radio"

Captain W. Brice Contessa
www.contessaflyfishing.com




Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fishing the Vineyard 9/9/09

even more core!



Fishing the Vineyard 9/8/09


More Core!





Sunday, September 6, 2009

This is Fly Article

Below is a link to an article that I recently penned for an e magazine (techy, I know) called This is Fly. It's about sight fishing for striped bass on the Vineyard and features photos from long time Fishing the Vineyard friend and contributor Dave Skok and myself. If you like the blog, I think you'll love the article. It begins on page 55 and runs to page 68. Use the navigation bar on the bottom to jump between pages or click the corner of the page to go one page at a time. Enjoy...Brice

www.thisisfly.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

First Report for September


Well, here we are. Labor day weekend folks, another summer come and gone on the mother rock. Now, as the the tourists pack their bags and head back to the cities and the kiddies start sharpening their pencils and heading back to class the Fishing the Vineyard boys are gearing up for some of the most fun fishing that we get to do all season. September is probably my favorite fishing month of the year because you have all 4 species in the mix, sometimes with in extremely close proximity to one another. Pictured here is Bryan from NYC. Today there was one species in the mix for us and that species was tunny. We worked our asses off to catch this little fish, and while we weren't quite giddy like a couple of school girls ('cause that's not our style) it's safe to say we were pretty psyched. Derby time is on the way so inevitably reports will be getting fewer and further between. This is a factor of exhaustion and also an attempt to shroud ourselves in a veil of secrecy. Plus you try coming up with this stuff everyday.

For Strength and Honor...


Brice Contessa
www.fishingthevineyard.com