Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Long Island

Long Island: 40 fishing charters available

NY Harbor Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Jersey City
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trips from $490

PrimeTime Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from $500

Karen Ann Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $950

Cortes Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
New York City
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trips from $550

Fly Fishing in Long Island

It should come as no surprise that the fly fishing Long Island has to offer is unbeatable. New York is considered to be the USA’s unofficial birthplace of this technique, after all! Stretching east from the buzzing metropolis of NYC, all the way out onto the Atlantic, Long Island boasts direct access to a plethora of incredible salt, fresh, and brackish water fisheries. With a whole host of charters on offer throughout the county, Long Island may be small, but it’s fly fishing opportunities sure are mighty.

Which trip is right for me?

Freshwater fly fishing

Although it’s pretty safe to say that saltwater fishing wins the popularity contest in Long Island, anglers looking for a traditional freshwater fly fishing experience will find a handful of specialist charters run by dedicated freshwater fishing fanatics. 
 
Perhaps the most famous freshwater fishery in Long Island is the Connetquot, which is home to a seriously enviable amount of Panfish and Trout species, as well as a Trout hatchery. If you’re an experienced anglers who want a peaceful, local-style trip that’ll get you some tasty table fare, look no further. Freshwater fly fishing here requires skill, knowledge, and most of all, patience, but the payoff is definitely worth it!
 

Saltwater fly fishing – Inshore

Whether you’re a brand new angler or are just new to this technique, your best bet for hooking fish on the fly is by exploring Long Island’s bays, flats, and coastal waters. If you’re still discovering your sea legs, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll spend hardly any time traveling to the hotspots, which means you can opt for a shorter trip and still get lots of fly fishing action in.

Generally, the majority of charters suited to newbies and families can be found around the tourist-friendly village of Montauk, especially south of the Point. These coastal waters lead into the Atlantic, and as well as the famous Striped Bass, you’ll also find Bluefish on offer. These are the perfect fish to test your newfound skills against!
 

Saltwater fly fishing – Offshore

More experienced angler who wants something to really brag about? You’ll be pleased to know that Long Island offers some of the east coast’s most incredible offshore fly fishing opportunities. When it comes to selecting a charter that’ll take you out to where the big beasts lurk, the best starting points are around Montauk and Fire Island, as they provide direct access to the Atlantic. 
 
Your captain will usually take you at least 25 miles out to the waters around Block Island, where you’ll find False Albacore and the mighty Bluefin Tuna in abundance. In order to reach the most plentiful waters, a full day trip is a must. Testing your skills against these fish is no easy feat, and hooking one on the fly will really give you something to write home about! 
 

Need to know

If you’re traveling with a licensed captain or charter guide, your fishing license will usually be included in your trip. Freshwater fishermen should be aware that the majority of lakes and rivers on Long Island require an entrance fee.
 
When it comes to fly fishing equipment, check with your captain when you book your trip to see if this is included, as it varies from charter to charter. Charters aimed at newbies will usually provide gear, but some captains may want you to bring your own. All that’s left is to visit Long Island and get ready for an incredible adventure “on the fly”!
Long Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Long Island

This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Joan  S.
Joan S. East Granby, CT
Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Peter  B.
Peter B. West Islip, NY
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Dino  D.
Dino D. Norfolk, VA
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Desirée  M.
Desirée M. Fort Plain, NY
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend going out early to beat the rush, and booking with Hook and Fin Fishing charters.
Christina  M.
Christina M. Hazlet, NJ
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Jaime  C.
Jaime C. Cortlandt Manor, New York
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Chris  T.
Chris T. Stamford, CT
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Craig  L.
Craig L. Sayville, NY
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Vida  S.
Vida S. North Massapequa, NY
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Pablo  A.
Pablo A. Weare, New Hampshire
Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Rudolph  H.
Rudolph H. Huntington, New York
We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Joe  M.
Joe M. The Bronx, NY
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Ed  B.
Ed B. New Haven, Connecticut
If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
Dean  C.
Dean C. Brooklyn, NY
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Jimmy  M.
Jimmy M. Brooklyn, New York
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Remi  L.
Remi L. Waterford, CT
This time of year target black see bass and fluke! No stripers yet , too early!
Very good
3.3 / 5
This time of year target black see bass and fluke! No stripers yet , too early!
Demetri  G.
Demetri G. Brooklyn, New York
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Michael  P.
Michael P. New York, New York
Traffic can be heavy through the. Hampton towns. Plan some extra drive time.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Traffic can be heavy through the. Hampton towns. Plan some extra drive time.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Hampton Bays, New York
Find a few friends and a good Capt for a private 1/2 day charter...if you come back and are not hooked then fishing is not for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a few friends and a good Capt for a private 1/2 day charter...if you come back and are not hooked then fishing is not for you!
Tom  C.
Tom C. East Hartford, Connecticut

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