Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Long Island

Long Island: 39 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from US $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Highlands
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from US $525
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Bridgeport
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trips from US $375

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
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,298 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Long Island

We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Trumbull, Connecticut
Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Northeast Anglers
Northeast Anglers Midlothian, VA
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Persuader Charters
Persuader Charters Simsbury, CT
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures Westport, CT
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff Valley Stream, New York
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters Walpole, MA
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter Chatham, NJ
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Southington, CT
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
JL Charters
JL Charters Holmdel, NJ
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters Ossining, NY

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Long Island