Fly Fishing

St Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island  – Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Fly Fishing Coastal Georgia’s vast estuaries around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Cumberland Island can be great year-round.  Large concentrations of redfish offer some of the best fly fishing opportunities found on the east coast.  Spring, summer, and fall offer ideal conditions for tailing red drum opportunities during spring tides in the southeast.  With these large tides, fish push deep into the grass in search of food, becoming a great target for fly anglers. Check out Capt. Scott in action here on a tailing tide!

Winter Months

Winter months bring cooler temperatures and larger schools to shallow water flats.  You can expect to be able to sight fish redfish in clear water with schools ranging from just a few fish to the hundreds.  Winter is one of the best times to fish for red drum in Coastal Georgia. Coastal Georgia can be a fly fishing enthusiast’s dream with quiet flats that receive minimal pressure.

Fly Fishing for Tarpon

Tarpon start to show up in early June because of warm water temperatures and food.  This is all part of their seasonal migration up the east coast.  Large fish in the 70 to 150 pound range are common. Tarpon over 200 pounds are caught and released every year.  These fish can be targeted using fly tackle in several situations from fish feeding on schools of bait, to laid up fish in small areas, as well as early morning rolling and tailing fish.  Learning the habits of these amazing fish has taken decades of trial and error.  Capt. Scott and his clients were the first to successfully and continuously catch tarpon on fly in Coastal Georgia.  Now almost 10 years later he and Capt. Rob continue to put their clients on tarpon using fly tackle.

If you want to target schools of redfish, jacks, trout, or sight cast to triple tail, tarpon, or sharks Coastal Georgia and its barrier islands are where it’s at. Come and enjoy a day of fishing with the full time guides of Southeastern Angling that you will remember for a life time.

If you enjoy the hunt as well as the catch, you’re in the right place.

All skill levels are welcome. If needed, Our knowledgeable guides will patiently instruct beginning anglers and fly fisherman in search of taking their first fish on fly.

Gloomis fly rods paired with Seigler fly reels are provided. Custom flies for your targeted species are also available. If you should decide to bring your own equipment, a 7-9 weight rod is perfect for any inshore fishing situation you will encounter. A 10-12 weight rod is ideal for fishing for tarpon, bull redfish, sharks, and other large targets.

Rates 2024

(prices are for 1 or 2 anglers and include all tackle, fishing licenses, ice, bottled water, flats skiff, and captain.

Inshore/Backwater (Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black drum, Ladyfish, Jacks, Pompano, and so much more)

  • 4 hour trip $550.00
  • 6 hour trip $750.00
  • 8 hour trip $1000.00


Near-Shore/Ocean (Tarpon, Sharks, Bull Redfish, Jacks, and so much more)

  • 4 hour trip $600.00
  • 6 hour trip $800.00
  • 8 hour trip $1000.00


Specialty Tarpon trips (These trips target Tarpon using artificial lures/flies and offer sight fishing opportunities)

  • 6 hour trip $800.00
  • 8 hour trip $1000.00


The Golden Isles of Georgia
Fly fishing in the Golden Isles of Georgia, encompassing St. Simons, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island, offers an exceptional angling experience amid some of the South’s most picturesque landscapes. These coastal havens, known for their pristine natural beauty, rich history, and charm, provide a serene backdrop for the pursuit of various species, making the area a coveted destination for fly fishing enthusiasts.
St Simons Island Georgia
St. Simons Island, the largest of the Golden Isles, boasts an intricate system of salt marshes and tidal creeks, ideal for targeting redfish, one of the area’s most sought-after species. Fly fishing here, especially during the flood tides, presents a thrilling challenge as anglers sight-cast to redfish feeding on crabs and shrimp in the shallow waters. The island’s diverse habitats, including oyster beds and mud/grass flats, also support a healthy population of speckled trout, black drum, and triple tail offering year-round opportunities for anglers.
Sea Island Georgia
Sea Island, known for its luxury and exclusivity is a place to stay when you want the 5 Star treatment all the way. Southeastern Anglings offers guided fly fishing excursions that depart 3 miles from the Cloister Hotel that cater to both novice and experienced anglers. Our professional guides are adept at navigating the marshes and finding the optimal spots for a fruitful day on the water. Here, the possibility of hooking into redfish or even tarpon adds an exciting dimension to the fly fishing experience, particularly during the summer months when these magnificent fish frequent the coastal waters.
Jekyll Island Georgia
Jekyll Island, with its less developed coastline, provides a more secluded fly fishing experience. The island’s  waters make it an excellent location for sight fishing, with flounder, jack crevalle, Redfish, triple tail, and even the occasional tarpon or shark adding variety to the angling experience.  Our Guides fishing trips from Jekyll Island offer a unique vantage point for fly fishers, extending into the rich estuarine environment where the Atlantic Ocean meets the marsh.
Fly fishing in the Golden Isles is not just about the catch; it’s an immersive experience that connects anglers with the undisturbed beauty of Georgia’s coast. Whether fishing the flooded flats of St. Simons, exploring the elite waters around Sea Island, or casting from the flood tides of Jekyll Island, fly fishers are treated to a remarkable blend of sport and nature. The islands’ ecosystems support a rich biodiversity, ensuring a diverse catch and fostering a deep appreciation for the area’s natural heritage. As the sun sets over the marshes, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink, it’s clear that fly fishing with Southeastern Anglings Guides in the Golden Isles is an unforgettable adventure that goes beyond the reel.