Meet Legendary Instructor Ron Arra

Cape Cod Legendary Instructor Ron Arra

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Meet Ron Arra, Professional Surfcasting Instructor and Tackle Design Consultant

Ron Arra is the owner and operator of Ron Arra Surf Fishing, a company that helps people learn how to surf fish.

Ron Arra was the first person in a USA distance casting competition to average 700' + in each cast allowed, during a Sport Cast USA Team, US Open Competition, 1985 Falmouth MA!

Ron has five US National Surfcasting Championships under his belt, and in 1997 he 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.

He is currently an endorsed fishing tackle design consultant and pro staff member for world-leading fishing tackle manufacturers, including Penn Pure Fishing, Aftco, Spiderwire, Berkley Line, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Sampo swivels, and Strike Pro Lures. in 1997, his Lamiglass custom rod design won best of show at the iCast world trade show in Las Vegas! He has the skill to help your vision come to life.

Ron is also the author of two best-selling books, "The Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting" and "Power Surfcasting," both published by Globe Pequot Press. He also produced the critically praised instructional film "Surf Fishing & Distance Casting."

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. Ron Arra is a longtime resident of Cape Cod MA and has been Saltwater and Fresh Water Fishing for 50+ years . Ron enjoys both Surfcasting and Fly Casting for Striped Bass, Blue Fish,False Albacore Trout, and many other game fish. Ron was fortunate to have a Dad that was an avid sportsman who loved to fish and hunt and would take Ron fishing at a very young age, teaching him surf casting and fly casting...miss you Dad!

In 1985 Ron was the first person in a USA distance casting competition to average 700' + in each cast allowed during a Sport Cast USA Team US Open Competition.

Ron Arra is a professional fly fisherman and Surfcaster and has been teaching fly-casting and surf casting on Cape Cod and elsewhere for decades. He has taught kids, beginners, and experienced anglers alike, who have gone on to be some of the best surfcasters on the beach. As a published author, multiple championship title-holder and pro angler, Ron will provide you with lessons or an experience fishing the surf in Cape Cod that you won't soon forget. Young anglers, pros, and novices all welcome!

Ron Arra is going to teach you how to do this, step by step. His method has been used by multiple people who've gone on to win at national competitions like him. So if you want to learn from a pro, Ron is your guy!

- In 1983 Ron broke the DuPont Stren U.S. Open "Distance Surf Casting" world record with a cast of 212 yards with a 4oz bank sinker and an 11' rod.

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

- New 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 2000, Ron was invited to demonstrate his advanced casting techniques to a highly qualified pool of worldwide outdoor writers at the Outdoor Life Magazine function at the Sandanona country club in Fishkill, NY. 


In addition to his many speaking engagements and casting demonstrations, at some of the most attended expos in the country, Arra also conducts private distance casting lessons that draw 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 Century 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. He was one of only 41 players selected from New England for this honor. Ron soon after signed a professional contract and played baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.


After attending 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.

Expertise & Attributes

52 Years of Experience

Master Guide
Technical Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids
Saltwater Fishing
Bass Fishing

My Boats


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