The Tar River Company is Eastern North Carolina's freshwater fly fishing specialist located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on the Tar River. The coastal river systems of North Carolina provide endless fly fishing opportunities from beginner and advanced anglers alike. We offer guided fishing trips, private instruction, and hosted travel to fantastic fishing destinations around the world. All of our guides and instructors are professionally trained, fully licensed & insured, and dedicated to providing our guests with the best experience possible. 


Capt. Will Paul - Owner

Will is the owner of Tar River Co. He is an Eastern North Carolina native, born in Greenville, North Carolina. He has spent his life learning Eastern North Carolina's unique freshwater fisheries. Will is a US Coast Guard licensed Captian and has spent multiple seasons guiding in Bristol Bay, Alaska for the legendary Tikchik Narrows lodge. Over the years he has built his guide service on the Shad, Striped Bass, and Large Mouth Bass fishing on the fly rod in Eastern North Carolina's coastal rivers. Fly fishing has taken Will all over the United States, from trout fishing in Montana to Tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys.    

Graham Jackson - Guide/Kayak Guru

Graham is a Raleigh, NC native, and our in house kayak guru. Graham started running kayak trips on the Neuse River back in 2009 and in 2020 opened up his own kayak rental operation, Neuse River Outfitters. Along with all his on the water experience, Graham also has four years of experience teaching fly fishing courses for The Orvis Company in Raleigh. Graham shares the passion for our local rivers and has more knowledge than anyone we know about our small stream warm water fishing. Graham guides Spring float trips for Shad as well as guided kayak fishing trips around Eastern NC. 

Nic Hogan - Guide

Nic grew up in Raleigh, NC, and spent his teenage years fly fishing both our local warm water fishery as well as spending time in the Western part of the state targeting Trout. Nic attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where he earned a degree in Psychology while perfecting his fly fishing in the local Trout streams. He is an accomplished fly angler with experienced fly angler and has targeted everything from Trout in the Rocky Mountains to Redfish in the marshes of Louisana. When Nic isn't running trips for TRC you can find him searching our local waters by kayak for big Carp. Nic's patience and attention to detail have been a great addition to the Tar River Co. 

Email: info@captwillpaul.com
Phone: 904-382-2277