Southern Fly Outfitters LLC is owned and operated by USCG licensed and insured Captain Chris Pinckney. Chris’ passion and extensive fishing knowledge and experience will leave you with a memorable day on the water. The inshore waters surrounding Amelia Island are flush with fish, abundant wildlife and expansive beauty which provides the backdrop for your trip. Captain Chris primarily focuses on fly fishing for both inshore and nearshore species , however arrangements can be made for light tackle and bait fishing for groups larger than two anglers.

Captain Chris Pinckney

The Captain

Chris has always been an avid sportsman. As a teen growing up in Frederick, Maryland Chris honed his fly fishing skills on local streams, The Potomac River and Cheasapeke Bay focusing on Trout, Smallmouth and Striped Bass (Rockfish). In 2000, Chris started Take A Gander Guide Service which specialized in guided waterfowl hunts and fly fishing for trout and smallmouth.

In 2011, Chris relocated to Fernandina Beach with his wife and two children. Chris utilized his extensive knowledge to quickly learn the patterns of inshore species that are abundant in the water surrounding Amelia Island. Contact Chris today at 904-310-3955 to book a memorable experience and a fun day on the water.