Reel Therapy Fly & Light Tackle

When you’re ready to rediscover the appeal of New Jersey fishery, turn to Reel Therapy Fly & Light Tackle. You will have the pleasure of having Captain Paul Eidman as your guide and he knows where the best fishing action is in these waters.

Not only does the captain have over 45 years of experience, but he’s also patient and knowledgeable about how to get you on the fish and get them to bite. You won’t be just sitting around idly on one of Capt. Paul’s trips.

It all starts with a boat, and an awesome boat at that. Your transport and a trusty companion is a Jones Brothers center console, sporting a 150 HP Yamaha engine. She’s got plenty of room for up to 3 anglers to cast their lines at the same time, but when it comes to flyrodders, the optimal number for the best fishing experience is two.

What can you expect on trips with Capt. Paul? You get 6 hours on the water filled with excitement and action, and you can bet there won’t be time for twiddling your thumbs. Your captain is a Striped Bass specialist, and he’s also a great connoisseur of Bluefish and Weakfish.

You can take a pick from a variety of specialized trips, and target anything from Stripers, Little Tunny, Fluke, Bonito, Scup, and so much more. It’s up to you to choose your prize of the day, and the captain will set up everything else.

You can also test your hand in spearfishing if that’s something that particularly appeals to you. If you prefer fly fishing, these waters have a lot to offer you, and Capt. Paul can provide the fishing gear, in case you can’t bring your own. Actually, rods, reels, and tackle are all provided, you just need to show up and reel in some awesome fish.

If you want to share your fishing passion with the kids, you’re welcome to do so, but please make sure they’re 12 years or older. You will also find refreshments and snacks on board.

Reel Therapy Fly & Light Tackle welcomes you on a trip of a lifetime that will make you fall in love with fishing all over again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – False Albacore/Bonito
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 25
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    From mid-August or so, these exciting fish show up around the Jersey shore. Sometimes they are right off the oceanfront shoreline, sometimes you have to head out into the ocean to find them. Get ready for some extremely fast-paced casting on scores of feeding fish, while fly anglers need to be experienced and or willing & able to combat cast to catch the bite of these beauties.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 30
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Bring your own spears with you and get ready for a thrilling day on the crystal clear water later in the season. You'll have the use of a platform to dive from, as you spot your target and jump in to get up close to them. You'll also get to use the conventional fishing gear on board if 6 hours of spearfishing proves too much.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Special Needs
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is designed to cater to a range of individuals with disabilities. The patient and experienced crew will give all assistance possible to the blind, para, deaf, those with medical/oxygen needs, veterans and anyone else with disabilities to enjoy an exciting fishing experience. There's no space for a wheelchair on board, but the trained crew will get you on board and place you in one of the ample comfortable seating spaces.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Summer Trip – Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Jul 1
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Go after the Fluke hotspots away from the fleet. Flyrodders can use sinking lines with a variety of flies like Lefty's deceivers and Clouser minnows. You can also try spinning & baitcasting with a braided line and start jigging for a more hands-on experience. Even though you'll be targeting Fluke, you may even catch the bite of Bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, Sea Robins, Porgies Skate, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Summer Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Sep 15
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    During the summer months, you'll have the opportunity to target a range of exciting fish using light tackle. Use all your strength to reel in some incredible and delicious fish, as well as trying out different techniques and practicing your skills to reel in anything from Fluke to Striped Bass, Porgy to Sea robin, Skate, Bluefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This popular trip will give you the chance to mix up your fishing techniques and go after a range of different fish. Spend 6 hours on the fly, casting light tackle, and using a range of different artificial lures to catch whatever's biting. Anglers of all abilities and disabilities are welcome aboard for a thrilling time targeting Flukes, Bluefish, Bass, Weakfish, Porgy, and whatever else is in season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bass/Blues/Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 15
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The first half of this trip, will see you hunting for Striped Bass and Bluefish, before switching over to use light tackle for Summer Flounder – or Fluke, as they're called here. Fly anglers can catch Fluke on sinking lines, while spinning or casting folk can catch them on bucktails, a braided line, and Berkley Gulp! bait.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Spring Trip – Bass/Blues
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 20 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Running through the end of spring, 5 hours will see you hunt exciting and delicious Bass and stunning Bluefish. Use light tackle or test your skills on the fly as you try to catch the bite in the shallow water. These creatures will wow you with their size, especially considering you'll be in water as shallow as 3 feet at times.

About the Captain

Paul Eidman
Rumson, New Jersey, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Paul Eidman was born into sportfishing. He is the 3rd generation fisherman and salt is in his blood. He caught his first fish when he was only 22 months old. For decades, Capt. Paul consistently fishes over a hundred days a year. He likes to say that "nature and all its creatures talk to me. I listen, you catch."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder
Gurnard
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Scup (Porgy)

Snakehead
Weakfish

Boat Specs

Jones Brothers (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Shrewsbury River Trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert M.
Nutley, New Jersey
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Shrewsbury River Trip

June 23, 2018
I fish with Capt Paul of Reel Therapy regularly- He is a great fishing guide who is very knowledgeable of the local waters...
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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November 14, 2017
Paul took us to where schoolie stripers were biting off top-water rigs, and my friend even got to try saltwater flycasting
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