North Carolina Duck Hunting, South Carolina Duck Hunting & Saltwater Fly Fishing

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Saltwater Fly Fishing,

Greetings from  Joe Guide Outfitters; Your Guide for North Carolina Duck Hunting, South Carolina duck hunting, and fly fishing. Joe guide Outfitters is based in Wilmington, North Carolina where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean, at one of the sweetest vacation spots you will find along the Carolina Coast.

Saltwater Fly fishermen will easily see more tailing redfish  than the stars up in the sky. After a day of chasing redfish, you can take your loved one to one of Wilmington’s nice restaurants, and then take her dancing under a beautiful North Carolina Moon at night.North Carolina Duck Hunting South Carolina Duck Hunting

Wilmington historic city is downtown just off and Hwy 17. It is one of the most popular tourist beach and retirement cities in North Carolina. It has a number of wonderful beaches for your family to visit during your next vacation, and you will also find two massive shopping areas for your loved one to go shopping, if they are not outdoorsy!

Wilmington, North Carolina is the home base of NC author Walter Dinkins, the author of RED FISH ON A FLY, the most scholarly fly fishing book ever written on the Red Drum (RED FISH). Walter gives a copy with an 8 hour fishing package.

The Redfish is one of the most sought after saltwater inshore sportfish that tails like bonefish and feeds on crabs, mudminnows and shrimp along the South Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.

You will find a great many hotels and rental homes to choose from for you and your family to stay when visiting beautiful Wilmington for your next vacation.

How the guide got his nickname: “Joe Guide”…


Walter (Sonny) Dinkins is a Presbyterian (USA) Minster, US Navy Chaplain and OEF Veteran. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Outdoor Writer and N.C. author: “Joe Guide”.

Former Captain of the 1984 Intercollegiate Sportsfishing National Championship (USC Coastal Carolina (now Coastal Carolina Unversity) hosts such Universities as:Harvard, Yale, Clemson, Georgia, USC, Universty of Tokyo, University of Toronto in the oldest ongoing US College Sportsfishing Contest held every fall outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. He started guiding sports hunting and fishing at the young age of 9 while living in the low country of South Carolina. In 1968 a outdoor writer nicknamed him “Joe Guide” and that nickname stuck with him throughout the years. He has become well known around the United States through his scholarly saltwater fly fishing and wildfowl hunting articles about his real life outdoor adventures throughout coastal  cities and town throughout our nation and the world written by JOE GUIDE.  Lefty Kreh, who is one of the most exciting fly fisherman this world has ever seen,  has said of Joe Guide- “I have never been with a guide who was a Presbyterian Minister & a U.S. Navy Chaplain, but I’d sure like to!” He doesn’t gurantee a miracle out there on the big water, but will do his best to put you on your target, and the client will have to make the shot, or make that important cast; what he will ensure is that, you or your family will have the ”best of times” in the great outdoors!

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CAPT Walter Dinkins is sponsored by a lot of nice people: Wulff Flyfishing Products, Powerpole, Yeti, Go-Devil Manufacturing of LA, Rivers West Outdoor Clothing, and Creative Feather Fly Fishing Shop. He uses many different rods and reels like G. Loomis, Sage, Tibor, and Okumia.

All my Go Devil tune ups and repair work are done at “Atlantic Power & Equipment” located on HWY 17 in Hampstead, N.C.

They are a authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer & have a great team of certified mechanics that can work on any B&S Engine! They are the only mechanics in North Carolina that specialize on these unique air-cooled Surface Drive Mud Motors like my GDSD 35 hp engine.
Contact them c/o- Mr. Tom Seitz
Please take the time to look at their websites on the WWW.


“Joe Guide” and “Joe Guide Outfitters” ™ is a “Fly Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting Outfitter” during the various seasons of the year.
Fly Fishing for Redfish is done through poling my skiff, or by wading the saltwater flats while sight fishing for tailing redfish.

Fly Fishing for Redfish is done through poling my skiff, or by wading the saltwater flats while sight fishing for tailing redfishFly Fishing for Redfish is done through poling my skiff, or by wading the saltwater flats while sight fishing for tailing redfish

Waterfowl hunting seasons run from November – January.

At various time of the year I enjoy traveling all over the USA and the World- to some of the most wonderful fly fishing and waterfowl hunting locations!

In North Carolina during the months of April – September- I can be found on my 19.6X68″ D3 Marsh Master Flatsboat fly fishing for Redfish whenever the tide is moving, and the redfish are in the spartina grass! My local saltwater range is from Bogue Sound to the Lower Cape Fear Marsh Complex specializing in sightfishing for redfish!

I don’t fish or hunt on Sundays, as it is the Lord’s day, and am often away at some PCUSA Church preaching that particular day.

I am a Presbyterian (USA) Minister, and US Navy Reserve Chaplain which can keep me quite busy at times. I’ve been fly fishing for well over forty years, am blessed to have lived throughout the world and the USA.

What better person to guide you, than a USCG and NC registered guide. If you like to use light tackle that is OK, he has a few light tackle rods too!