Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 17 fishing charters available

I Sea Fish

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(132 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $525

Got-em Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Hatteras
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(77 reviews)
Manteo
trips from $475

Lil Piracy Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Harkers Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

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 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Outer Banks

Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Thornhill, VA
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Linda  B.
Linda B. York, PA
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Barbara  R.
Barbara R. Monroe, NC
We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Mechanicsville, Virginia
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Jay  A.
Jay A. Mineral, VA
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Dennis  S.
Dennis S. Fredericksburg, VA
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
James  M.
James M. Manteo, North Carolina
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Pete  M.
Pete M. Rocky Point, NY
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Rockville, MD
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Chuck  M.
Chuck M. Moyock, North Carolina
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Taylor  A.  K.
Taylor A. K. Clarksville, TN
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Chauncey  T.
Chauncey T. Auburn, PA
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Heather  L.
Heather L. Mount Airy, MD
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Manassas, VA
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Mark  Z.
Mark Z. United States
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Michael  B.
Michael B. United States
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Tony  J.
Tony J. Lindside, WV
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Virginia Beach, VA
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Moneta, Virginia

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in Outer Banks