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Ron Arra is a 5-time United States Distance surfcasting Champion, professional surfcasting and fly casting instructor, best selling author, and world renowned angler. Arra is currently an endorsed fishing tackle design consultant and pro staff member for world leading fishing tackle manufacturers, including: Cousins Tackle, Penn Pure Fishing, Aftco, Spiderwire, Berkley Line, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Strike Pro Lures.


In the past Arra was involved in the product development team and pro staff for Lamiglas, Abu Garcia, and DuPont Stren Fishing Line.  In 1997, Ron contributed to the design of the Lamiglas "Surf Pro" Ron Arra Signature Series rods, which were awarded "Best of Show" at the American Sportfishing Association ICAST Trade Show.


Arra is the author of two best-selling books, "The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting", and "Power Surfcasting”— published by Globe Pequot Press. Ron’s instructional video entitled "Surf Fishing & Distance Casting” was also critically acclaimed.

 


Ron Arra’s distance casting accomplishments include:

 

- In 1983 Ron broke the DuPont Stren U.S. Open "Distance Surf Casting" world record with a cast of 212 yards.

- First American to cast over 600' and 700’ in Tournament Competition”

- National Record cast of 758.44' in the 1985 USA Sport Cast Tournament.

- First person to ever cast across the Cape Cod Canal with a distance of nearly 800'.

- In 1985, Ron was recognized by Sports Illustrated for the new United States record, and was presented an engraved silver bowl as part of their long-running segment "Faces in the Crowd."

 

In addition to his many speaking engagements and casting demonstrations, at some of the most attended expos in the country, Arra also conducts distance casting lessons that draws anglers from around the world.

 

Ron Arra's name has been submitted to the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall Of Fame & Museum’s list of candidates.

 

The name Ron Arra is now a registered US trademark that

is being featured on a line of Cousins Signature Series Surf Rods and Strike Pro lures.

 

As a teenager in his home town of Needham, MA, Ron was awarded the "Outstanding Athlete" trophy two years in a row in Track and Field and was selected by the Boston Red Sox Scouting Program to the starting team, centerfield position at Fenway Park, Boston, MA for the Randolph Hearst New England all star team in 1964. 

 

Ron Arra signed a professional contract and played baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

 

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts - Boston Vocational Technical Education Program, Ron became a Massachusetts Certified Vocational Technical Teacher.  As a Master Woodworker, Arra went on to teach woodworking for 22 years at an alternative education program for special needs students and troubled youths.

 

Ron Arra is a longtime resident of Cape Cod, MA, where he enjoys both surf fishing and fly fishing for striped bass and other game fish.

Ron attributes his success to his wife Janet, his daughter Jennifer and son Ron, Jr., their love and support has inspired and motivated him throughout his lengthy career.

Dick Dietz, national sales manager for Remington Arms, awarding Arra at the Dupont Stren line National Longcasting Championship with a custom engraved Remington 1100. This marked Arra's 4th National Champtionship in Harrisburg, PA in 1986
Ron's favorite fishing holes include the Cape Cod Canal and productive beaches in various Cape towns. Striped Bass can be caught off the rocks or in the surf. Seasonally, there are other species in those waters, such as Bluefish, Bonito, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Scup, Tautog, Black Sea Bass, along with smaller species, such as Herring, Anchovy, Shad, Bunker and Squid. However, Striped Bass rank as the leading coastal salt water fishing target in MA and along the Northeast coast. That is why surf fishing, and more specifically, surf casting is of so much importance. Increased casting distance can help you reach more Stripers sitting in just the right spot. Though sometimes, they are positioned just feet away.