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The "Bolylermaker" Silverhawk 24'

   The Boylermaker is a Silverhawk 24’ powered by a Yamaha F250 outboard.  It is perfectly designed and outfitted for fly fishing and runs comfortably in both the chop of Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds as well as the open ocean swells found south of the Vineyard. The Silverhawk’s smooth ride is a result of a variable deadrise hull that's based on the famous 23’ Seacraft.  A moderate and flaring beam deflects wind spray so that the passengers remain dry while traveling in comfort. The boat is clean, snag-free and very fly fishing friendly. It has plenty of dry storage for all your gear.  It's equipped with the latest color electronics by Simrad, fish finder, radar and Sirius weather.  The boat carries all the required Coast Guard safety gear, plus an EPIRB and a life raft for offshore trips.

I've also gone back to my roots in '08 by adding a 16' Hewes Bonefisher to the stable. Sight-fishing on shallow sandy flats is the name of the game in the new skiff on sunny days - you haven't experienced true excitement until you've thrown a crab fly at a forty-plus inch striper! The smaller boat lets us sneak into spots that I haven't been able to fish with the big boat for several years. Despite its small size, this gorgeous lapstrake skiff rides remarkably well and is a lot drier than you might expect. It's perfect for parties of two people or less and a savior on windy days as we can hide from the chop in the island's many salt ponds. Bring your polarized vision an eight-weight and a box of crabs!

Poling the flatts skiff

Tackle

Boylermaker Charters is a fully outfitted guide service, committed to providing customers with the finest tackle available. For fly fishing trips we provide Nautilus  fly reels and rods from Thomas & Thomas . Our light-tackle gear includes ,Quantum, ,Aubut rods ,Hogy Lures, Simms, Airflo, and Costa Del Mar Sunglasses.

  Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment. For fly fishing on the flats we recommend 8 or 9-weight outfits rigged with full floating, clear tip or intermediate fly lines.

  For inshore fly-fishing, bring 9 to 12-weights with intermediate to 450-grain sinking lines. Light-tackle anglers should plan to bring 7-foot medium to heavy-action rods with 12 to 15 pound test line. I'll supply custom-tied flies (some by Dave Skok), Justin "Mister" Pribanic, and all the necessary lures, leaders and other tackle.