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Fly fishing in the Mangroves
Chasing fish with a fly rod is the ultimate shallow water experience. We spend our days targeting snook, redfish and tarpon in the shallow bays and coves of the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park This type of fishing is the equivalent of hunting because often we search for our target before casting.

Poling into the skinny water, we will look for the subtle signs of fish. Casts need to be quick and accurate. Once the fly has landed a short, quick strip will usually elicit a reaction strike. The most critical part of process comes next with the hook set. To catch snook, redfish and tarpon on fly a solid strip set must be used. Lifting the rod tip will not drive the hook home and the fish won’t stay on the line.

Tarpon fly fishing is a sight fishing activity. As the waters warm, tarpon move into shallow bays to rest and actually are found often lying motionless. They appear to be sleeping or resting and are prime targets once located. A well placed fly stripped across their face normally results in a electrifying hook up.
What will we be fishing for?
Sport fishing is year-round in Southwest Florida. Snook, redfish and tarpon abound in the warmer months and can be caught in the winter if the weather is mild. Cooler temperatures bring in sea trout, pompano, sheepshead, and black drum. Jack crevalle, ladyfish, snapper and more fill in the rest of the day with tight lines and bent rods. The weather and the tides play a major factor in what is biting. These mangrove estuaries offer tremendous diversity at all times throughout the year. You just never know what the next cast might bring.
Our departure sites include Goodland, Marco Island, Naples, Everglades City and Chokoloskee. We also run charters from Estero Bay and Pine Island which are about 30 minutes north of Naples.
 
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What, Where and How?
We offer fly fishing and light tackle spin fishing charters. Sport fishing is year-round in Southwest Florida.
Tarpon, snook, and redfish abound in the warmer months and can be caught in the winter if the weather is mild. Cooler temperatures bring in sea trout, pompano, sheepshead, and drum. Jack crevalle, ladyfish, snapper and more fill in the rest of the day with tight lines and bent rods. The weather and the tides play a major factor in what is biting. The beauty of this area is you never know what the next cast might bring.
The versatility of our guides allows us to handle the expert fly caster or the family with kids. We use patient, knowledgeable captains who understand how to cater to your needs.
Our guides fish all throughout Southwest Florida. Departure sites include Naples, Marco Island, Goodland, Chokoloskee, Everglades City and Estero Bay near Bonita Springs.
We use specialized skiffs and bay boats that provide a comfortable ride and allow us to get you to the fish. All guides use the finest equipment and tackle for all charters. Each guide is Coast Guard licensed and fully insured.

Rates: 
½ Day - $400
¾ Day - $525
Full Day - $650
What to bring:
To be sure you have the most comfortable day in our tropical conditions, we recommend you bring the following:
Hat
Polarized sunglasses
Non-marking soled shoes
Sunscreen and insect repellant
Any food or drink items you wish to bring
What time and where do we meet?
Our guides fish all throughout the Southwest Florida area. Naples, Marco Island, Goodland, Chokoloskee, Everglades City and Estero Bay are all productive fishing areas. We can discuss the available departure options when booking your fishing trip. Most trips leave at either 7AM or 12PM depending on the time your request. During the winter, a later departure might be more comfortable as the temperatures rise quickly when the sun gets up high. Also, in the summer, nothing beats the early morning bite so an earlier departure may be appropriate.
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