Guiding

Kismet Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, schools, hosted travel, corporate events and casting clinics for both beginner and seasoned anglers alike. Our goal is to make each trip unforgettable. We achieve this by not only guiding, but teaching. We can guarantee you will leave the day with a better and broader understanding of this beautiful sport.

We specialize in targeting striped bass, false albacore, bluefish and bonito. We guide our home waters of Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and Elizabeth Islands. We also host trips internationally in the off season. Every time you fish with us it will be more than just a guided trip, it will be a lifetime experience.

TRIP OPTIONS

23' Parker CENTER CONSOLE

Our Parker is a very versatile boat and it excels in both rips and flats. The Parker SE (Special edition) has a modified V-hull that draws very little water, yet it still performs well in choppy seas. From fishing the rips to sight casting stripers on the flats this boat is the right tool for the job.

FULL DAY CENTER CONSOLE: $950
1/2 DAY CENTER CONSOLE: $550

18' Beavertail FlAT SKIFF

The Beavertail is our flats fishing machine. Equipped with a Minn Kota trolling motor and power pole, this boat is rigged out to slay fish in skinny water. We keep this boat on a trailer which allows us access to the entire island and Elizabeth Islands in most weather conditions.

FULL DAY FLATS SKIFF: $850
1/2 DAY FLATS SKIFF: $500

Shore fishing

Martha's Vineyard boasts accessible and productive shore fishing. We have car passes that enable us to drive on the beach to access remote and beautiful areas. In one half day trip from shore an angler can easily fish rips, flats, inlets and channels. We specialize on wade sight-casting, however, there are many productive ways to catch fish if conditions do not permit flats fishing.

FULL DAY BEACH $650
1/2 DAY BEACH: $400

23' Parker CENTER CONSOLE

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FULL DAY CENTER CONSOLE: $950
1/2 DAY CENTER CONSOLE: $500

18' Beavertail FlAT SKIFF

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FULL DAY FLATS SKIFF: $950
1/2 DAY FLATS SKIF: $500

18' Beavertail FlAT SKIFF

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FULL DAY BEACH $650
1/2 DAY BEACH: $350

OFF-SEASON TRIPS

In the winter months we travel the globe finding fish! We host trips all over the world. Please visit our Hosted Travel page for upcoming adventures.

We also are a booking agency for lodges. If you want to travel, let us do the hard work! It does not cost more to go through Kismet it just ensures you will be 100% taken care of with no stress. We arrange guides, transportation, all the small details to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime! The lodges we work with we know all the guides and lodges personally and consider them extended family. You will be in good hands!

PADDLE BOARD TRIPS & Tours

FLY FISHING PADDLE BOARD TRIPS

Experience the unparalleled adventure of fly fishing Martha’s Vineyard’s world class flats via paddle board. Our exceptionally stable boards gives users a high vantage point which enhances the sight casting experience. All equipment is included along with snacks and beverages! No experience necessary!

2 HOUR TRIP: $250
4 HOUR TRIP: $400

Guided PADDLE BOARD TRIPS

There is no better way to see the beauty Martha’s Vineyard than by paddle board. Our guides are very knowledgable and passionate about the island and will introduce you to the island’s secluded natural beauty. Guided paddle board trips are run two times a day, Thursday-Sunday at 9:30 Am and 4:30 Pm. No experience necessary!

2 HOUR TRIP: $90 PER BOARD

Guide Staff

All of our guides are experienced anglers and have been fishing the Martha's Vineyard area for years. You are in good hands when you head out for the day with any of our guides. We promote an open and sharing guide culture, which allows all of our guides to learn from each other about specific flies, locations, or tides that are fishing well.

capt. AbBie Schuster

Fly fishing is something I have done my entire life that is why the word Kismet spoke to me when naming this business. Owning and running an outfitter is my destiny. My passion and where my knowledge lies is fly fishing. I have always been in the fly fishing industry. I was born and raised in New England and grew up fishing these waters, which provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge and passion for this sport. I learned to fish on Martha's Vineyard when I was young and also spent many years fishing the rivers and small creeks of Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire. I attended University of Montana, which only fueled my fly fishing addiction, so it was a natural choice for me to become a fly fishing guide. In 2011 after completing Sweetwater Guide School I started guiding in Montana and since then have not looked back. I have guided in Washington and Alaska and have fished waters abroad. To me there is nothing better than giving the gift of fly fishing to a client. Every trip will be an opportunity to not only catch fish, but expand and grow your knowledge. My goal is to have every client leave with life long memories, a stronger passion for fly fishing and conservation and a greater understanding about this sport. I am a certified USCG Captain, Maine guide. Other certifications included CPR, first aid, swift water rescue.

Lars Schuster

Lars learned to fly fish at a very young age, many of Lars’ first memories include fly fishing small ponds in Connecticut, hunting wild brook trout in New Hampshire, or casting for striped bass off Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown. Growing up fishing Martha’s Vineyard, Lars has developed a strong passion for the Vineyard fishery and loves sharing his passion with clients. As an adult, Lars' excitement for fly fishing has taken him to flats in Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Since graduating from Bates College in 2020, Lars has been guiding and managing Kismet every summer. When Lars is not on Martha’s Vineyard he lives in Bozeman, Montana where he enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and trout fishing. One of Lars highlights guiding, has been learning more about targeting striped bass on the flats. While he loves fishing the rips and poling flats via boat, Lars’ favorite activity is wading flats for striped bass. When Lars is not fishing he can be found hanging out with his family, surfing, spearfishing tautog, or flying at Katama Airport. One of Lars’ goals for the season is to explore targeting bluefin tuna and mako shark on the fly. Lars feels passionately about striped bass conservation and enjoys educating anglers on the importance of treating these fish with respect. Whether you are a seasoned angler targeting a trophy fish, or someone looking to learn to fly fish, a day on the water with Lars will be a memorable experience.

Capt. Justin Painter

Fly fishing is something I have done my entire life that is why the word Kismet spoke to me when naming this business. Owning and running an outfitter is my destiny. My passion and where my knowledge lies is fly fishing. I have always been in the fly fishing industry. I was born and raised in New England and grew up fishing these waters, which provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge and passion for this sport. I learned to fish on Martha's Vineyard when I was young and also spent many years fishing the rivers and small creeks of Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire. I attended University of Montana, which only fueled my fly fishing addiction, so it was a natural choice for me to become a fly fishing guide. In 2011 after completing Sweetwater Guide School I started guiding in Montana and since then have not looked back. I have guided in Washington and Alaska and have fished waters abroad. To me there is nothing better than giving the gift of fly fishing to a client. Every trip will be an opportunity to not only catch fish, but expand and grow your knowledge. My goal is to have every client leave with life long memories, a stronger passion for fly fishing and conservation and a greater understanding about this sport. I am a certified USCG Captain, Maine guide. Other certifications included CPR, first aid, swift water rescue.

Capt. Natty Schneider

Captain Natty Schneider was raised on Martha’s Vineyard. A 4th generation Islander, his parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, played an integral and long-lasting role in cultivating his passion for the island, fishing, and all kinds of water sports. Come winter, you’ll find him in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, fishing for trout and leading back country ski adventures. His passion for the outdoors was evident early on, as he spent countless winter afternoons surfing the Vineyard’s south shore and spring and summer days snorkeling its North Shore with speargun in hand, hunting tautog, black sea bass and flounder. Natty learned to fly fish from his grandfather Kib Bramhall, a legendary island angler and derby hall of famer. Since catching his first striper, Natty developed a passion for fly fishing that many would classify as an obsession. Captain Natty runs an 18 foot Maverick skiff, and specializes in sight casting for stripers in Vineyard Sound and the waters around the Elizabeth Islands, and chasing down false albacore and bonito in the late summer and fall. Early mornings and long days on the water are the name of the game when fishing with Natty. 

Schools

A one or two day school is a great way to get fully immersed in the art of fly fishing. They are ideal to get involved in fly fishing, brush off bad habits or learn a new fishery. Once leaving our school you can hit the water confidently with new tools and techniques at hand. In our schools you will learn the art of the fly cast, knot tying, reading the water, what fish eat and when, fish fighting and landing, wading technique, safety, conservation and so much more. You will leave the day with your own book so you can refer back.

Schools will be taught classroom style in the morning and out on the water in the afternoon. A two day school provides the angler with more time to be immersed in the sport. Both fresh and salt water curriculum can be covered in a two day school. There is a 4 person maximum to ensure quality learning and hands on experience. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups. You will leave the day with the knowledge and confidence to go fish on your own. All equipment is included.

2 HOUR TRIP: $250
4 HOUR TRIP: $400

Schools

A one or two day school is a great way to get fully immersed in the art of fly fishing. They are ideal to get involved in fly fishing, brush off bad habits or learn a new fishery. Once leaving our school you can hit the water confidently with new tools and techniques at hand. In our schools you will learn the art of the fly cast, knot tying, reading the water, what fish eat and when, fish fighting and landing, wading technique, safety, conservation and so much more. You will leave the day with your own book so you can refer back.

Schools will be taught classroom style in the morning and out on the water in the afternoon. A two day school provides the angler with more time to be immersed in the sport. Both fresh and salt water curriculum can be covered in a two day school. There is a 4 person maximum to ensure quality learning and hands on experience. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups. You will leave the day with the knowledge and confidence to go fish on your own. All equipment is included.

2 HOUR TRIP: $250
4 HOUR TRIP: $400

CASTING LESSONS

Everyone can benefit from a casting lesson, no matter if you have been fishing you whole life or just started. Casting lessons are a great way to learn the basics of the fly cast, brush off the cobwebs or get rid of bad habits. With a better cast you can spend more time catching fish.

We offer one or two hour private lessons and also group lessons. All equipment is included.

2 HOUR: $110
1 HOUR: $60

ADD YOGA TO YOUR TRIP

Yoga and fly fishing go hand in hand and are equally meditative. This is one of the many reasons why Kismet Outfitters is one of a kind. We offer yoga and fly fishing trips around the world, US and full day retreats. We also can add yoga to your day as part of your fishing trip. Please inquire about your ideal trip and we can make it happen!

Contact Us

Abbie and Lars are just the best! I caught my first salt water Striper on the fly because of their commitment to excellence. The B&B above the fly shop is super and extremely convenient to the shop and restaurant scene in Edgartown. I highly recommend Abbie and her team for your next adventure!

Robert Rumsey