Osprey Fly Charters

Captain Jake Ellington and Osprey Fly Charters specialize in high-end fly fishing and light tackle sight fishing in and around Charleston, SC. Veteran fly anglers as well as beginners looking to learn the craft of saltwater fly fishing are both equally welcome aboard. Jake will do his best to ensure the experience is tailored to your individual needs.

His boat is an 18’ Hells Bay skiff that’s powered by a single Yamaha engine. This is the boat you want to be on when fishing the flats because it can navigate both shallow and narrow waters of the backcountry. It also comes with a poling platform which is of great help when you’re sight casting.

The waters near Charleston lend themselves to fly fishing very well, and you’ll have blast going after a variety of inshore species. Jake guides his customers to Fly fishing opportunities for Redfish year round and also specializes in unique big game fly fishing for Jacks, Bull Redfish, Tripletail and more. If you drop by during Tarpon season, you’ll have the pleasure of going up against the formidable Silver King, an adventure in and of itself.

Captain Jake will provide you with all the gear you need, whether you prefer fly or spin fishing. Come on down and make some life-long fishing memories together. Any time is a good time to be on the water.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 1 Oct
    up to 3 persons
    A Tarpon trip is something every angler needs to try their hand in at least once. The Silver King is one of the most stubborn and feisty fish around and is sure to give you a fight for your money. But when you do finally manage to defeat one of them, it will be all the more worth it. Captain Jake will provide you with all the gear you'll need for the job.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    A longer trip means more time to spent fishing, so get ready to fish until you drop. Captain Jake will take you to the inshore waters where you'll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, Black Drum and more. The price of the trip will include all the fishing gear you'll need for the best results.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    There's plenty of fishing to be done even on a shorter trip like this. You'll be headed inshore to fish for the likes of Redfish, Sheepshead, Seatrout, Black Drum, and others using your preferred method of choice. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Jake Ellington
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, United States
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
I have been working on Charter Boats since I was 14 and have been Fly Fishing and Fly Tying since I was 12. I started Guiding fly anglers 10 years ago. I have been Guiding in Charleston for the last 7 years. I only use the best equipment and work my hardest to provide the best fly fishing adventure.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hells Bay Guide 18 (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly


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