The only saltwater fly fishing festival in Virginia

The 2019 Legends of the Fly event has come and gone. It was a huge success and stats of money raised will be updated soon.


2019’s Legend


Captain Sarah Gardner

Home Waters: I'm a life-long angler and started my fly fishing career about 30 years ago in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, but coastal North Carolina is my home now.

Boat: 23' Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman, "Fly Girl."

BIO: SAGE & RIO Ambassador, Patagonia Ambassador, photographer, writer, videographer, instructor. Personal beliefs on fly fishing: Mindfulness. You must always pay attention to what Mother Nature is telling you, even when you are charging a pod of breaking fish. Always pay attention to other activity and your bottom machine.

Targeted Species: Everything that swims in Mid Atlantic saltwater. This includes cobia, blues, spotted sea trout, red drum, false albacore, Spanish mackerel and a variety of sharks. I also host international trips to Baja, Bahamas and Guatemala with my husband Capt. Brian Horsley.

Preferred Fishing Method: My favorite method is fly fishing, but I'm not exclusive and will happily pick up a spinning Rod. I think fishing with and understanding a variety of gear makes you a better angler. However, to become a better fly angler you must resist switching to spin when conditions become difficult or fish get picky.