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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Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Outer Banks

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Bluefish

Bluefish

Redfish

Redfish

Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout