For the past 15 years, Chris Kokorda has been a shore guide, casting instructor, and fly tyer on Cape Cod. Growing up, Chris honed his fly fishing skills by exploring the waters of Connecticut. In 2006, his passion for fly fishing led him to Massachusetts where he managed the Orvis fly shop, Fishing the Cape. There, he gained experience as a professional guide and fly casting instructor. For the better part of the last decade, he has served as head instructor of the Orvis Cape Cod Saltwater School, currently hosted at Chatham Bars Inn. Chris strives to master his craft, and continues to dedicate his creative pursuits to the art and sport of fly fishing and custom fly tying. Follow Chris on Instagram (@ckokorda) and Facebook (@Chris Kokorda).
The main target of the Cape Cod flats fishery is striped bass. This talk is a deep dive, beginning with a general overview of flats topography. Chris will go into greater detail on tides, strategies, flies and a host of other topics essential for success in the challenge of hunting stripers in shallow water.