Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

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!
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in Outer Banks

Morning trip with Captain Devin
Josh M. fished with Poacher Sportfishing on April 9, 2021
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A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Full day with Kenny
Jerry H. fished with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters on November 7, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
October fishing trip
Paul H. fished with Reel Thang OBX on October 17, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring a long sleeve shirt or light jacket.
Full Day deep sea with Cap'n Tyler and 1st mate George.
Frederick W. fished with Sea Dream Offshore Charters on October 1, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Load up & get there. The fish are hungry.
09/30/2020 Half Day Trip with Hitman Sportfishing
Chris H. fished with Hitman Sportfishing on September 30, 2020
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Research what you want to fish for, and try to talk to the Boat Captain before going out. Captain Byrd of Hitman Sportfishing took time to listen to the kids, and after finding out my son dreamed of catching a shark, Hitman Sportfishing made it happen.
6hr trip
Johanna F. fished with Hitman Sportfishing on September 30, 2020
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I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Full Day with Jeremy and Watson
Debbie H. fished with Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters on September 25, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather was great for us, we had great weather. The fishing is great.
Half day trip with Capt. Barry Sweitzer and First Mate on Hallie M. Charter
Joseph C. fished with Hallie M Charters on September 23, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Recommend to be ready for a great day and catch!!!!!

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Outer Banks