About us

Concord Outfitters is located in historic West Concord, just a half mile from the Route 2 rotary. Since 1999 we have provided the best outdoor clothing and fly fishing gear available.

Meet the staff

Andy Bonzagni, Owner

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Andy has been fly fishing all over the world since 1970.  Following his passion for fly fishing, Andy decided to walk away from his chosen profession of cosmetology and opened up Concord Outfitters in 1999.  Equally proficient in both fresh and saltwater, Andy will say that his favorite place in the world to fish is the Lodgepole River in British Columbia.  This is not to say that the fish in New Zealand, the Bahamas, Belize, Patagonia, Montana, etc… are any safer.  Andy can be found guiding on local rivers year round and when he’s not guiding, he’s teaching Fly Fishing 101 courses out of the shop to help people young and old get into the sport or spearheading local stream restoration efforts.  Need a casting lesson?… Andy’s your guy!

Wait, did I say “cosmetology”?  I meant “construction”.

Favorite Rod/Reel:  Orvis Helios 9′ 5wt, Hatch 3 Plus
Favorite artist: Elmo

Dylan Callahan, Shop Manager


A Concord native, Dylan grew up fishing for bass, sunfish, and trout on any water he could walk or bike to. His natural affinity for fishing was witnessed early on by his first grade teacher, who nervously cautioned his parents. In a meeting with his parents, his teacher said, “He is adjusting well to first grade, but he has an obsession with fishing. During art he draws fish, during writing he writes about fish, and during book time he wants to take out books about fishing. As responsible parents you should really try to engage him in some other less violent interests!” As it turned out, Dylan was lucky that his hippie parents took a laissez-faire approach to resolving the problem.

At age 14, he entered Concord Outfitters and met Andy, who set him up with his first fly rod. From this moment on, he was hooked.  His passion started with chasing trout in western MA and rapidly developed to larger rivers in western NY and chasing striped bass. When he went to college in Saratoga Springs, NY he founded Skidmore’s Fly Fishing club and loved the excitement that came with bringing new people to the sport. He quickly became addicted to the big smallmouth Bass of Lake George and Lake Champagne, as well as the wild browns of New York and Vermont. He has since moved back to Concord and frequents the lakes of Maine for smallmouths, the North Shore for Striped Bass… and he can always be found casting dries to chunky trout on the rivers of Western Massachusetts.

He loves to talk and share his knowledge about all things fishing, so come on in and pick his brain!

Favorite Rod/Reel: Orvis Helios 9′ 4wt mid flex, Hatch 4 Plus

Bill Weiss, Retired Shop Manager

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Bill’s love for everything fishing runs deep. After he hooked his first Sunny as a little kid his passion grew and grew. He was given a fly rod and fly tying kit as a child and from there an obsession took hold from understanding stream entomology to dreaming about the pictures of Tarpon and Tuna in the library of fly fishing magazines he had collected.

As soon as it was legal for him to work he gravitated to the fly fishing industry. At 15 he commuted (with the help of his parents) to Boston to work at the Orvis corporate store on State Street. There he was indoctrinated with the gear and the drive serious anglers had to fish as much as they could. Never having fished “out West”, Bill pursued an Orvis lodge of the year in Montana, Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge, guiding for them on the rivers of Yellowstone National Park, floating the Yellowstone River, and cracking the code at Nelson’s, Armstrong’s, and Depuy’s spring creeks. It was then Bill met Andy Bonzagni in his home town of Concord, MA, 15 years ago when Andy was opening Concord Outfitters – Bill weaseled his way into the store to work during summer breaks and vacations through high school and college. This is where his doctorate program in all things fly fishing began. Andy, as his friend and mentor, exposed Bill from everything from the subtleties or trout fishing in New England to taking football Bluefin tuna on the fly and everything in between.

After college, Bill took a break from the fishing industry to pursue a career in other areas only to come back home to Concord Outfitters in the spring of 2015. Always fishing, his love for the sport has taken him to the Florida Keys, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, and many spots out West.

He’s always excited to help newcomers into the sport, he also jumps at the opportunity to help the experience angler to get an edge of the fish too.

Favorite Rod/Reel:  Scott Radian 905-4, Hatch 4 Plus.

Justin Hansen, Retired

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Justin began his obsession with fishing at a very young age hitting the bass pond in his backyard. When he started throwing fly lines in college in western Massachusetts he fell in love with the sport. He fished constantly hitting every river he could from the Deerfield to the Farmington. After taking his first Steelhead trip he began traveling farther west to learn and dial in the late season Browns and steelhead. In the summer months he spends his time chasing striped bass, blues, and false albacore. There are very few that fish harder and as often as Justin. Come in and pick his brain for your next fishing adventure.

Favorite Rod/Reel:  Sage One 906-4, Hatch 5 Plus.

Keith Harris

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Keith Harris has had fishing fever ever since he was a child. Being born and raised in New England he has had ample time to hone his techniques in our local waters. Keith picked up a fly rod about 10 years ago and never looked back. He loves poking around ponds and rivers for bass, pike and carp, but he’s at home on our trout streams and the salt too. Keith is an enthusiastic and innovative fly tier; he loves specializing patters to target our local warm water giants. Keith finds it easy to relate to folks who are just getting started in the sport and is always eager to pass on tips and tricks to help beginners get up to speed.

Favorite Rod/Reel: Sage Z axis 9″ 5wt, Nautilus FWX

Miles McCloy, Retired

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Miles has been a mainstay at Concord Outfitters since before the ribbon cutting ceremony.  A Concord native himself, Miles cut his teeth on our local rivers and ponds and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the area with such intimate knowledge of our local watersheds.  Like fishing for trout in the Assabet?  You can thank Miles for that.  For years, Miles has been running fishing camps during the summer months and has been instrumental in teaching the younger generation in the area how to fish and enjoy the outdoors.  When Miles isn’t in the shop, you don’t have to look too far to find him; he’s either stalking carp in the grass flats, poling for pike, chucking top water plugs at bass, or trout fishing with homespun creations that would make A.K. Best jealous.  Miles’ enthusiasm and creativity make him a joy to be around and one heckuva fisherman.  Let’s just put it this way… we wouldn’t want to be a fish growing up in Concord… not with Miles kicking around.
Favorite Rod/Reel:  Sage Z-Axis 5wt Switch Rod, Bauer M5 reel

Dick Wolk, Custodian

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Dick doesn’t do a whole heckuva lot around the shop.  In fact, most days he doesn’t even show up.  He’s old and slow and can’t remember which button to press to answer the phone, but he is quick with a joke and often times leaves his lunch unattended just long enough for the rest of the staff to eat it.  (He always thinks it was him that ate it and we’re starting to get a little concerned about his weight loss, but his wife packs a mean lunch, so we’re going with it for now).  Dick is available for guided days, but due to {bladder control issues} scheduling conflicts, we like to limit him to half days.  You won’t catch many fish while fishing with Dick, but you’ll hear more stories about fiber supplements than you can shake a stick at.  We’re just kidding… he doesn’t actually work here… he’s just been begging to get his picture on the site for so long we figured we’d sneak him in here.

Favorite Rod/Reel:  Zebco Snoopy Reel and Rod combo set.