Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Long Island Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Long Island

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Long Island

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”!
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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in Long Island

Full day trip with Captain Mike
Jaime C. fished with Never Enuff Express - 46' on November 14, 2020
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Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Full Day Trip with Captain Joe
Chris T. fished with Stamford Fishing Charters on October 3, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Half day trip AM
Craig L. fished with Push The Limit Sportfishing on September 26, 2020
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Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Birthday Surprise!
Shalin F. fished with Double Trouble Sportfishing on September 19, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Listen to the Captain. He know what he is doing.
half day of fun
Charles M. fished with Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc on August 27, 2020
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Chose a charter instead of a head boat [ 40 plus people ] .
Great trip with Captain Alves, and great fish too!
Dave Z. fished with Nightjack Sportfishing on July 20, 2019
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Gets a bit hot, be sure to pack some sunscreen
Half Day Trip With Capt. TJ
John V. fished with Crunch Time Sport Fishing on July 6, 2019
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If you love fishing you MUST visit Montauk to fish. A++++++FISHING
Half Day Trip with Captain Bill
Vida S. fished with Starship Charters on June 9, 2019
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The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.

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