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Capt. Kyle Schaefer, Guide & Owner

Kyle guides for striped bass but fishes for new experiences and adventure with new and old friends.  Fly fishing is a conduit to the outdoors for Kyle, helping him to forge a deeper connection with the natural world.  Chasing striped bass on the fly requires a strong bond with the tides, moon cycles, terrain, bait and weather.  It's these challenging nuances that hold Kyle's attention so strongly.  The distinct rhythm to these wild place is revealed only by a willingness to learn and dedicate yourself.

Kyle's passion for teaching is as strong as his love for fly fishing.  Responsibly passing the sport on is essential to the health of our fisheries.  Fly anglers often become stewards to the environment, the fish, the bait and the entire system.  As our world continues to change, it's essential for passionate people to protect these sacred resources for generations to come.  Kyle's approach to guiding is centered around a calm, detailed, team oriented strategy.  A client's success is always the greatest reward.  

In 2018, Kyle enters his 7th season of guiding.  He has experience putting anglers on trout in the mountains of Northwest Colorado and he is a dedicated saltwater fly fisherman, captain and guide.  From June to September Kyle is based out of Kittery, Maine, and can be found on the water everyday.  From October to the end of May, Kyle and his FiancĂ©, can be found managing Bair's Lodge, one of the finest bonefishing outfits in the Caribbean.  Located on the fabled island of South Andros in the Bahamas, anglers come to chase double digit bonefish, with hopeful shots at permit, tarpon, barracuda and sharks.  It's here in the Bahamas and other saltwater fisheries that Kyle learns new skills, and techniques.  He is always excited to apply new skills and perspectives back to his home waters in Maine.  Kyle manages the fishing program at Bair's, works with the guides and helps provide top notch service at the lodge which is jointly owned by Oliver White, and Nervous Waters.  Outside of guiding, Kyle has worked extensively in the outdoor industry on TV production, content creation, advertising, sales and marketing.  He is a passionate entrepreneur and sold his first business in the Fall of 2017.   

 Gotta get up to get down!  Sight fishing a shallow flat to cruising stripers under perfect conditions.  

Gotta get up to get down!  Sight fishing a shallow flat to cruising stripers under perfect conditions.  

 
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About Kyle


Let's go fishing!

(603) 969-3050

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About Kyle


Let's go fishing!

(603) 969-3050

Book Now