Boat and Equipment:

Captain Rob’s 23-foot C-Hawk, Gut Feeling, is powered by a quiet 175hp Suzuki four-stroke engine. It was purchased new in 2006, and custom rigged by Rob with the fly and light-tackle angler in mind. The vessel features an open layout and pop-up cleats creating an ideal fishing platform for the fly angler. The 23 C-Hawk hull features a sharp entry in the bow combined with a 14 degree deadrise; this combination allows the vessel to easily cut through choppy seas while also providing a stable and comfortable fishing experience when not running. The boat is equipped with top of the line electronics by Furuno including: GPS, radar and fishfinder, as well as all required Coast Guard safety gear.


You'll use only the finest quality tackle from the rod, right down the line and leader to the fly. Fly tackle by: Nautilus, Tibor, Albright, Scientific Anglers and Orvis. All flies are tied by the captain but feel welcome to bring a box or two of your favorite striper bugs.

Reliable and smooth spinning tackle by St. Croix and Shimano is also provided. All plugs/lures are provided at no additional charge.

Anglers are also welcome to bring their own gear, if they wish. For fly tackle, an 8 or 9-weight outfit rigged with an intermediate sinking line is a good all-around choice. Heavier 10 to 12-weight rods with fast-sinking lines (ranging from 300 grains to 600 grains) are used in some situations. A 7' medium-action spinning rod with 10 to 15 lb. line is just right for most light tackle scenarios. Feel free to contact Rob for tackle recommendations based on target species and season when bringing your own gear.

Captain Rob Morrison
P.O. Box 755 Edgartown, MA 02539