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If fishing for Striped Bass on the flats, casting to the tenacious Bluefish or fighting for the speedy Bonito and False Albacore is your idea of fun, then NORTH FLATS GUIDING is for you - fishing the beautiful waters of Long Island's South Fork from Gardiner's Bay to the bountiful waters off Montauk Point.

You will be guided on Action Crafts' newest boats, custom designed for the Northeast's most challenging conditions, yet stealthy enough to prowl the flats and bays in as little as ten inches of water. Also available is a "Contender 23" custom designed for fly fishing, with a 24.5 Deep V hull for a smoother ride in fall's most challenging conditions. Powered by twin Yamaha 100-4 stroke engines, the cleanest running fly fishing boat on the water.

For more information or to register please contact us at

  • Day Rate Contender (Big Boat)$675
    includes: Equipment and refreshments.
  • Day Rate Skiff$575
    includes: Equipment and refreshments.
  • Half day$475
    includes: Equipment and refreshments.
  • Tuna Trips $800
    includes: Equipment and refreshments.
  • Booking confirmation must be done via telephone.

    Other Services
  • Offshore flyfishing charters available.
  • Private casting instruction.
  • Saltwater flyfishing schools.
  • Fly tying instruction.
Corporate group packages available upon request.

"A pioneer of Florida Keys-style light tackle flyfishing on the inshore waters and fertile shallow flats of the east end."

Pete Bodo

What to bring
  • Your own gear if you like, 7-10 weight rods
  • Disk drag reels, floating and intermediate lines and flies size 4-2/0
  • Hats, polarized glasses a must
  • SPF20 sun block recommended
  • Camera with film, foul weather gear
  • Boat shoes - please no black soled shoes

Captain David Blinken is Coast Guard licensed and a certified casting instructor from the Federation of Fly Fishers.

He has been flyfishing for over 30 years, most of which were spent on the south shore of Long Island's now fabled waters.

Captain Blinken will guide you to the hot spots and assist you in having a most pleasurable fishing experience.

So whether you're fishing for Bluefish or Bonito, Striped Bass or False Albacore, come stretch a line with NORTH FLATS GUIDING.

More information about Captain David Blinken can be found from the following sources:
  • Flyfishing in Salt Waters
  • New York Times
  • Fly Rod & Reel

Articles published by David Blinken:

  • Saltwater Flyfishing - Autumn 1995
    "Three essential saltwater knots"
  • Saltwater Flyfishing - Spring 1996
    "Wire Shock Tipits"

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