Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 23 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Nags Head
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(455 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(95 reviews)
Wanchese
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Fly Fishing in Outer Banks

Fly Fishing in the Outer Banks offers endless, year-round opportunities. This 200-mile long string of islands holds an incredible amount of fish species. Depending on your skill level, you can choose your target – there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s your first time casting on the fly or you’ve been doing it for years, the Outer Banks’ fishing guides have a trip to match your needs!
 

What to Catch

If you’re a beginner, start with shallow water. Your first targets will be Redfish, Speckled Trout, Striped Bass, and Bluefish. They may be smaller and lighter than other species you’ll find nearshore but this doesn’t mean they’re an easy catch. First, you need to be precise with your bait, then pull them to the boat without breaking a line. You’ll be rewarded, not just by the fact you won the battle, but also because you can keep the catch and enjoy its taste later. Guides don’t mind giving the catch and some of them will even clean it for you.
 
More experienced anglers (or the ones who want a hard challenge immediately), can go further off the coast. This is where you’ll get to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Amberjack, or Sharks. If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter a school of False Albacore. These torpedo-shaped fish are small but very fast, and it’s always fun to catch them. Head out even further offshore, and you’ll get to target Mahi Mahi.
 

When to Go

The backcountry and flats are a good choice year-round, as you’ll get to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Bluefish. Nearshore fly fishing gets hot in May, when Bonito and Spanish Mackerel show up. June brings reef action with King Mackerel and Cobia, and is also the peak season for Mahi Mahi. 
 

How to Prepare

Most fishing guides rely on you bringing your fly fishing equipment. If you don’t have it, check with the captain if you can rent it from him directly, or if there’s a rental shop at the marina. As fly fishing depends on good sight skills, make sure to have a pair of quality sunglasses. Other than that, bring some snacks and drinks.
 
Fly Fishing in the Outer Banks is what an angler’s paradise looks like. Bring your fishing up a notch by joining one of the local guides for a day!
 
Outer Banks
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,708 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Outer Banks

I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Gary  K.
Gary K. Raven, VA
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Christine  F.
Christine F.
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Clifton  G.
Clifton G. Lake Frederick, VA
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Justin  S.
Justin S.
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Hayes, Virginia
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Amy  M.
Amy M. Strasburg, VA
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Prince  R.
Prince R. Quinton, VA
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Joann  A.
Joann A. Harwood, MD
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Joe  F.
Joe F.
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. Greensboro, NC
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Fred  C.
Fred C. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Kristin  F.
Kristin F. Homer City, PA
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Roanoke, Virginia
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Aj  S.
Aj S. Mint Hill, NC
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Rohrerstown, PA
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Edwin  M.
Edwin M.
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Jerry  D.
Jerry D. Middle River, MD
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Dana  A.
Dana A. Burlington, WY
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Bristow, VA

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Outer Banks