Uptown Angler The Premier Fly Fishing Shop Situated In The Heart Of Downtown New Orleans


601 Julia St. New Orleans, LA 70130
Store Hours
Mon-Fri 10-6
Sat         10-4
      Sun        Closed


Uptown Angler is the city's only fly fishing gear outlet. Locally owned and operated since 1995. We offer the best guided trips for fly fishing Louisiana redfish in Louisiana. Our guides take you deep into the marsh where bull red schools are the most abundant. Giving you a great chance of catching that fish you've  been dreaming of. We also carry a lot of apparel, gear, and tons of flies most of which are tied right here in our shop by our knowledgeable staff. We offer tips on fishing for any species you may find in the Greater New Orleans Metro area. Whether your thing is throwing poppers at bass, tossing tiny soft hackle flies at cichlids, or plopping big uglies on top of tailing carp, we have every thing you may need! We offer the worlds largest saltwater fly collection, and plenty of freshwater flies. We are the only fly shop in the area and would love to get you out there fishing, so come in now and let us get you outdoors! 

   Not only do we offer fly fishing gear from brands like Orvis, Scott, G. Loomis, Sage, Redington, Temple Fork Outfitters, Rio, Scientific Angler, Hatch, and Galvan but we also have the latest clothing from great brands such as Patagonia, Mountain Khakis, Mountain Hardware, TASC, Ex-Officio, and Rep Your Water. We'll make sure you look good while you're out on the water.  Speaking of getting out on the water our new shipment of KC Custom Kayaks just came in.

Louisiana Fly Fishing

Winter Carp in Louisiana

February 25, 2015

   Louisiana has winter, too. It comes two weeks at a time, but it is winter. In the time that I've moved to city, winter meant long, sleepless nights peppered with quick runs into City Park anytime the temperature rose above 60. Those trips always seemed fruitless at best. I never paid attention to warming trends or winds and I always overlooked the best times to fish. Then I started fishing carp. I couldn't afford the luxury of a mistake. When I was first shown this fishery last year I was told that these golden beasts could be found feeding all winter long. What I soon came to understand was that regardless of when these fish or active, you have...

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Top 10 destinations to fly fish in the world.

February 04, 2015

  Today I will be discussing my personal top 10 destinations to fly fish world wide. This is in no way a definitive list, just a list of a few places that a hardcore fly fisherman, like myself, should fish before they die. I have personally never fished any of the to be mentioned waters, but often dream of days spent in these exotic locals. Furthermore it should be noted that this list is in no particular order (besides number 1, it really is number 1 for me) and that they all offer diverse and, quite frankly, excellent fisheries.       10) Alaska West - Kanektok - Alaska      Alaska West is truly a lodge (if you can call...

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