Fly-fishing and light-tackle in-shore fishing are two of the greatest passions in my life.
Whether you want to sling flies or lures in the salt marsh for drum, speckled trout, or flounder;
Or if you want to fish the coastal rivers for bass or rockfish;
Or if you want to venture further inland for smallmouth or trout;
Or if you want some casting instruction;
Let me show you around the waters of coastal Carolina and elsewhere.
The Main Thing
We'll go primarily for puppy drum, speckled trout, and flounder
We'll fish from the Jones Brothers Bateau, or wade the grass in the warmer months.
7 weight to 9 weight saltwater fly rod; usually paired with floating line, occasionally with sink-tip or full-sink line.
(I can also bring spinning gear for those who want to may want to spin fish, and also for the inevitable "breezed-up" days.)
Creeks, bays, flats, flooded grass . . . our tactics will change with the tide, weather, and season.
We'll go for Cape Fear rockfish in the winter, or Roanoke rockfish in the spring.
We'll fish from the Jones Brothers Bateau.
7 weight to 9 weight fly rod; often paired with with full-sink line, but we'll use sink tip or floating line if the fish are higher in the water column.
We'll go for smallmouth bass on the Yadkin, or trout on the Tuckaseegee or other rivers and smaller steams.
We'll float in the canoe, or raft (COMING SOON), or wade.
6 weight to 8 weight fly rod for bass; paired with floating/sinking line.
5 to 6 weight rod with floating line for the "Tuck."
3 weight to 5 weight rod with floating line for small stream trout.