Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Rockport, TX

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Swan Point Landing - Rockport

Phone icon361-729-7926 Phone icon713-204-1855 Email icondhayward@swanpointlanding.net Link iconswanpointlandingflyshop.net
1723 Cherry St. #4
Rockport, TX 78382

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The Story

Go fly fishing in Texas, and enjoy the expertise of the staff at Orvis-endorsed outfitter Swan Point Landing Shop. Join us for our shop's second decade servicing skinny water fly addicts on the Middle Texas Coast! Our team of experienced fly and light tackle skiff guides will show you sight-casting opportunities for redfish and large trout in clear water, year round. We'll supply Helios rods for your half- and full-day charters. These wadeable flats are prime for DIY wade, kayak, and skiff anglers, too. Midsummer brings seasonal tarpon, jacks, and mackerel to our jetties, channels, and surf. Enjoy some of the best sight fishing on the Texas coast, and then stop in for a cold one after kicking some tail! We're a three-hour drive from Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, and an hour north of Corpus Christi—and we're home to the best selection of saltwater fly materials on the Gulf Coast!

Swan Point Landing Fly Shop enters its second decade in Rockport area, back from Hurricane Harvey and still the best town on the middle Texas coast! We are a full- service, fly shop with a seasoned, semi-friendly staff with over 50 years of Texas sight-casting experience under their belts. Home to a great selection of the best in skinny and blue water sight casting fly tackle, flies, technical apparel, gear, and service. We offer private fly-casting lessons daily; tighten up your game and learn to laugh at the wind! Open every day, we are here to help!!

Gear Recommendations:

We have 6 wt. to 12 wt. situations throughout the year but standard issue rod outfit for the middle Texas coast is an 8 wt. with a floating redfish or bonefish line, paired with 10' long nylon leaders tapering down to 12 to 20 lbs. fluorocarbon tippet for redfish and specks. A lot of folks start wearing waders from November thru March. We start wet wading shallow flats in late March.

What to Bring:

  • Brown-tinted polarized glasses
  • Nippers
  • Forceps for hook removal
  • 12 lbs. to 16 lbs. tippet
  • Light rain shell for rain or a bay crossing
  • Good wading booties
  • Good sunblock
  • A stillwater fly casting game, with straight line, rod tip down for fly retrieves, combined with a strip set (no rod tip "trout set" ) to drive hook into bone


We have a year round fly-fishing season for redfish and trout, drum, and the elusive sheepshead! May through November we see tarpon, mackerel, jackfish, and ling on big water near jetties, ship channels, surf, and front beach. Prevailing southeast winds from April through October provide clearwater and protected lee shorelines for sight casting opportunities. Non-res and resident salt (or all water) fishing license for all over age 17.


Year round redfish, speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead, and incidental flounder. Late spring brings tarpon 40 lbs. to 120 lbs., jackfish to 30 lbs. and king and Spanish mackerel on jetties, channels, and front beach.


Coastal grass flats and a series of bays with a barrier island to the Gulf of Mexico. Manmade jetties and natural passes along with the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, wintering home to over 400 whooping cranes from October to April each year. Several inland rivers drain into this region.

Typical Weather:

Water temps range from 50s to high 80s F. We start wet wading late March through Halloween. Winds in summer out of SE up to 20 mph from April to September. Cool fronts typically start in October and come in every three to 5 days through March.

Starting from:
Half days $450 to $500. Full days $550 to $850 for inshore charters and offshore tarpon trips respectively. You can find all pricing information at: Swan Point Landing Fly Shop.

What is Provided:

Fly and spin tackle, flies, leaders, and lures for the day. Drinks and ice on half-day charters. Lunch, drinks, and ice on full-day charters

Additional Activities:

Big birding community (ANWR) and art mecca (Rockport Art Festival, early July)

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