Dharyl-Shelbourne

Dharyl Sherbourne

Crew Member / Tackle Master

Dharyl “Big D” Shelbourne is a tackle master aboard the Royal Polaris, where he has worked since 1992.  Dharyl served three tours with the Army in Germany, where he was a personnel manager.  He began fishing at the age of five, and worked on his first boat, the Salmon Queen III, in the 1970s.  He began fishing long range in the early 1980s.  He is licensed as a captain.

Dharyl has been married for 28 years and has five children (Aneshia, Danielle, Deanna, Jeremy, and DJ) and eight grandchildren (Brianna, Sidney, Anjinee, Justing, Meme, Sabria, Elijan, and Isaiah).  Dharyl is an avid sports fan, and follows baseball, basketball, and football.  He attended Merrit and Maryland.  He lives in Arizona.

Recent Blog postings

Big D Talks Tackle for Wahoo

Big D Talks Tackle for Wahoo Having seen the photos of the wahoo at Alijos the other day, it seemed like a good time ...

The right rods for tuna

The right rods for tuna—Don’t try to be Hercules When people decide to buy a stand-up tuna rod for long range fishin ...

Instructional Videos

Dharyl Shelbourne on how to make a wind-on leader.

Tackle Guru Dharyl Shelbourne and Captain Jonathan Yamate on rigging up for 16-22 day trips.