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The Fish

Species About the Fish Rod Weight Rod Action Fly Line Leader Top Flies
Redfish

Redfish
The State Fish of NC and our main attraction, reds are available for year-round pursuit. NC is home to the all tackle world record redfish. 7-9wt Medium, Fast Floating 9' / 12-20lbs Vernon's Red Rodeo Minnow, Vernon's Killer Kwan, Cape Fur Shrimp
Spotted Sea Trout

Spotted Sea Trout
Little compares to the enjoyment of a hot trout bite, and double-digits are common when these fish charge inshore chasing shrimp. Don't miss it. 7wt Medium, Fast 350 grain int/Sink Tip 9' / 12-16lbs Vernon's Salty Shrimp, Clouser Minnow Chartreuse and White
Flounder

Flounder
The world record was caught in Snow's Cut, just south of Wilmington. Action is strong through Summer months and heavy in Fall. 7wt Medium, Fast 350 grain int/Sink Tip 9' / 12-16lbs Cape Fur Shrimp
Bluefish

Bluefish
Residents in Spring and Winter, blues are popular along beaches and inlets. Their aggressiveness and leaping behavior means one thing: Blue Blitz! 8wt Fast Floating 9' / 12-16lbs Vernon's Jalapeño Popper, Clouser Minnow Chartreuse and White
Striped Bass

Striped Bass
Frequent visitors in Winter, stripers can be fished in downtown Wilmington. Traditionally pursued on light tackle, a sinking fly-line and baitfish imitation can be very effective. 8-9wt Fast 350-450 grain int/Sink Tip 7'6" - 9' / 16-20lbs Blanton's Whistler Red/White and Tabory's Snake Fly
Tarpon

Tarpon
My favorite Summer tourist! The "Silver King" is a challenge on any tackle. Arriving from Florida in late June, fish under 70lbs are rare. 10wt+ Medium, Fast Floating 9' / 20lbs+ Blanton's Whistler and Tabory's Snake Fly
Tripletail

Triple-Tail
A rare sight inshore, these fish pursue shrimp and crabs and are prized for their food value. They also have a lot of fighting grit, and jump often. 8wt Fast Floating 9' / 12-16lbs Venon's Salty Shrimp and Puglisi Grass Shrimp
Sharks

Bull Shark
Get ready for a brawl! Black-tips, Bulls and Duskies are unique, powerful and plentiful in our waters. 10wt+ Fast Floating, Sinking Steel Braided Big Orange Shark Fly