Double Haul Anglers
- Middleton, Rhode Island 02842
- Vendor Type: Guides, Charters / Boats
- Fishing Type: Saltwater
- Fishing Style: Fly Fishing, Spin / Bait Casting
- Targets: Striped Bass, False Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish,
- Technique: Fly Fishing, Spin/Bait Casting
- Website: www.doublehaulanglers.com/
- Phone: (401) 578-4649
Double Haul Anglers
Targets: Striped Bass, False Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish
Guides: Captain Ryan Gluek
Double Haul Anglers would like to invite you for a fun day of light tackle or fly fishing at it’s finest, whether you’re a novice wanting to land your first striper, or a seasoned pro chasing a trophy. We fish the waters of Rhode Island’s rugged coast from Block Island to the Newport reefs, Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands. Join us for the trip of a lifetime!
Call today (802) 347- 4550 or fill out the form below to plan your next fishing adventure:
ABOUT THE OWNER & CAPTAIN
Ryan Gluek grew up in Rhode Island and began fly fishing at the age of 10. At age 18, he attended the Sweetwater guide program in Montana to be schooled as a professional guide. He began his career as a guide in Alaska at Valhalla Lodge, which makes daily flights to remote western Alaska streams. There he helped land numerous trophy trout and five species of Pacific salmon for his clients.
Returning to the lower 48, Ryan managed a fly fishing shop in Boulder, Colorado, guided during his winters, and took 1st place in an Orvis fly tying competition. He guided with Black Canyon Anglers for 6 years, guiding 3-day wilderness float trips for fly fishing through the famed Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. After learning the ropes he started his own company, Double Haul Anglers, and during his winters he guided in Patagonia, Chile for trophy trout.
Double Haul Anglers has now moved back to Captain Ryan’s home waters to pursue his original passion for chasing everything from stripers to tuna on light tackle and fly rods. He also keeps New England anglers current on the fishing forecast as a monthly columnist to On The Water magazine.
Captain Ryan has the following licenses and certifications:
- Eagle Scout
- Coast Guard Master Captain’s License
- Brooks River Guide Certification
- Wilderness First Responder
- Swift Water Rescue
- CPR and First Aid Training
- Colorado Trip Leader Status (requires 1,500 logged river miles in drift boats and rafts)
ABOUT THE BOAT
- 2007 23 ft. Contender Open (one of the best boats on the market for this style of fishing)
- 275HP Mercury 4-stroke outboard engine
- Garmin HD radar and chart plotter
- Recessed bow rail and cleats
- Open bow layout allows plenty of room for casting
- Steep V hull provides a smooth, dry ride against anything the Atlantic can throw at it
We start the season off in May, as the striped bass flood our local waters, chasing herring, mackerel, squid, and sand eels. Large schools of stripers (striped bass) migrate up through Buzzards Bay and they are hungry, feeding on the abundance of bait.
In June we start seeing bluefish mix in with the striped bass. June is prime time for big striped bass as they hold up around the the boulder field and reefs, feeding on large baits and flies.
July is when we start focusing on the Elizabeth Islands and Block Island as the stripers tend to spend the warmer months of the season at these beautiful locations. These are famed trophy striper waters. Bluefish are also in full swing, and they are one of the toughest fish we see in our local waters.
As we enter August we work the cooler waters off the Elizabeth Islands or Block Island. This time of year also brings in our other favorite species, schools of bluefin tuna and bonito—these are some of the hardest fight fish the ocean can deliver. This is also a great time to catch bluefish, one of the feistiest that swims in our waters.
Working our way into September, another hard tail species comes into the mix—the false albacore. One of these on the fly rod will spoil you for life. Their beautiful markings and insanely hard runs make this fish one of the most fun catches of the season.
October and November is fishing the fall run of the stripers, casting large plugs and flies around boulder fields and chasing large schools of migrating fish heading south for the winter.