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!!
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.
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.
Rates start from:
You can find all pricing information at: SPL fly shop. Half days $450 to $500. Full days $550 to $850 for inshore charters and offshore tarpon trips respectively
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
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.
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 and 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.
Big birding community (ANWR) and art mecca (Rockport Art Festival, early July)