Wilmington, NC is a city known for its stunning coastal views and world-class fishing - and recently, I had the opportunity to experience both firsthand. I spent the day on the water with Reel Girl Clothing Company and Horse Sportsfishing. It was an experience I won't forget.

As a photographer, I'm used to being behind the camera, capturing the adventures of others. But recently, I had the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, be in front of the camera, and experience adventure. I went deep-sea fishing with three incredible and inspiring women, and an experienced charter.

A selfie of Rachel Cuesta wearing a Reel Girl Fishing shirt and a mug on Horse Sportsfishing Charter.

As we headed out into the water, I knew this would be an incredible day. We made our way out to the deep sea, nearly 60 miles out, and to my surprise, the sun was shining, the sea was calm, and the excitement on board was contagious. I couldn't wait to see what the day had in store.  

Reel Girl Sunshirt

Reel Girl Sunshirt- White

Sharon Wearing Reel Girl Windbreaker in Black Camo & Reel Girl Distressed Hat

Decked in our best , we reeled in fish after fish, and I was struck by how well-designed and comfortable their clothing is. Our trick to get the fish to bite was to change our outfit every time we caught a fish (and it worked) in addition to an early morning cerveza! One of the things that struck me about Reel Girl Clothing Company is their commitment to creating stylish and functional clothing for women who love to fish. Their clothing line is designed with the needs of female anglers in mind, with breathable fabrics, comfortable cuts, and plenty of pockets for gear.

Founded by owner Sharon North Vilcins in 2015, her business has quickly become the go-to brand for women who love to fish. Sharon's passion for fishing and her frustration with the lack of quality outdoor wear for women inspired her to create a line of clothing that looks great and performs exceptionally well in the great outdoors for women of all shapes and sizes. Sharon understands that female anglers need clothing that can withstand the rigors of fishing, from long days on the water to cast in windy conditions.

But just because Reel Girl Clothing Company is functional doesn't mean it's not stylish. The clothing fits and flatters a woman's body with fun and feminine details, making it stand out from other outdoor wear. Reel Girl Clothing is the perfect blend of fashion and function, from vibrant colors to cute graphics and prints. And what I love about it the most is you can go from a long day of fishing on a boat to a casual happy hour afterward. 

Wearing the Reel Girl Sunshirt, Reel Girl Distressed Hat, and Reel Girl Shorts.

But, of course, the "reel" highlight of the day was the fishing itself. We were out on the Eastern Coastal Carolina Coast with the expert guidance of the Horse Sport Fishing crew, and we caught some impressive fish - including wahoo and mackerel. Let me tell you - the rush of reeling in a big fish is unlike anything else. And I must admit is one of my top favorite adrenaline rushes. 

As we cruised back to shore as the sun set, I couldn't help but reflect and feel grateful for this experience. And as a writer, I was excited to share it with my readers. If you plan a trip to Wilmington, NC, I highly recommend checking out Horse Sport Fishing as your go-to fishing charter for an unforgettable day out on the water. With their expert crew and top-of-the-line gear, you'll have an experience you'll always remember. You can also shop the outfits I was wearing through the links below.

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Rachel Cuesta wearing a Reel Girl Clothing Co  wearing High Waist Reel Girl Leggings and  Crewneck Raglan Pullover
Wrightsville Beach, NC Sunset at the Dock
Group of Wahoo caught of the Eastern North Carolina Coast


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