We sit down for a quick chat with Co-Founder Matt.
What do you do at Montauk Outfitters?
A bunch of things really - operations, finance, graphic design, email marketing, SEO and I like to dabble in a bit of photograhy.
What's one thing you're known for?
Years ago when my brothers and I went on our first shark trip, we headed out to inner butterfish hole and quickly encountered pea soup fog. Not wanting to lose time, I only slowed down to about 18 knots and had the radar range set out to 15 or 20 miles - making it difficult to spot close in targets.
We ending up passing a couple yellow ballons (from another boat's shark rig setup) before we narrowly missed him.. We got close enough to see the captain on deck drop his egg sandwich to run back to the helm and start the engines.
...really it wasn't that close...
Favorite place to fish on the East Coast?
A spot called tobacco lot just off the east side of Gardners Island - though not because it holds a lot of fish. It's a quiet place in shallow water with a sandy bottom. Most times you'll find yourself alone and can lazily fish your way around to find a keeper - making for a perfect summer afternoon.
Food you can't live without?
Ribeye steak on the grill during summer; a close second would be fresh Mahi you caught a few hours ago.
One thing you must have with you on a trip?
My trusty old pair of Ray-Bans and an extra toothbrush.
Guinness on tap in a pint glass.
Anything that gets you out on the water having fun. My family's had a bunch of boats over the years. We started on a 17' Dixie with a 115hp evinrude, then moved to a 21' Tunderdbird, then a 30' Grady and recently had a 49' Jeanneau among others...we've always had a blast on all of them - big and small alike.
Why Montauk Outfitters?
We grew up fishing and sailing off Montauk and wanted to start an honest apparel brand that showcased our affection for the sea. Our clothing is inspired by that excited feeling you get leaving the office on Friday and getting to spend a weekend out on the water.