Just now have time to report, returned late Sunday night. Fished with an 8 wt 9 ft and did decent. Caught a lot of small flounder and a couple of Spanish Mack on yellow and grey clausers. Wish I had known about the poppers, that would have been fun! Fished the inlet and sound, was far too windy and surf was too rough to attempt beach side fishing! Sure was a lot of fun, very different from small stream trout! Mosquitos were rough though!
Never made it north of Ocracoke, stayed on the island all week, but really appreciate your offer and input!