Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 22 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $495
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(134 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Nags Head
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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
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,574 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Outer Banks

Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Moundsville, WV
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Steven  J.
Steven J. Roanoke, Virginia
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Doug  M.
Doug M.
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Greensboro, NC
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Cinnaminson, NJ
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Janet  S.
Janet S. Telford, PA
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Jack  K.
Jack K. Hanover, PA
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Don  P.
Don P. Worthington Hills, KY
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Ernest  E.
Ernest E. Mount Sidney, VA
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Lawton, WV
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Ellen  L.
Ellen L. Sharptown, MD
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Jimmy  J.
Jimmy J. Poquoson, VA
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Rick  C.
Rick C. Mendon, VT
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Denton  S.
Denton S. Ellerslie, MD
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Dean  G.
Dean G. Anchorage, AK
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Milner, GA
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Grant  S.
Grant S. Berryville, VA
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Mark  F.
Mark F. Evans, GA
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
David  M.
David M. Leesburg, VA
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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