Florida Keys Fly Fishing / Flats Fishing Charters and Guide Service

Florida Keys BonefishingFLORIDA KEYS BONEFISHING

Come and stalk the flats for the most sought after fish in the Florida keys. Spin or fly tackle, this type of fishing is a challenge to most.
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Florida Keys Tarpon FishingFLORIDA KEYS
TARPON FISHING

Experience the incredible power and acrobatics of the silver king. Fish sizes range from 10 - 200 pounds!! Weak hearted need not apply.
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Florida Keys Permit FishingFLORIDA KEYS
PERMIT FISHING

Sight-cast big permit on the flats. Expect long battles and heart pounding action while these fish tail and root for their prey.
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Florida Keys Backcountry fishingFLORIDA KEYS BACKCOUNTRY

An adventure into the Everglades National Park for species like Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sharks and Jacks.
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Florida Keys Shark FishingFLORIDA KEYS
SHARK FISHING

Battle Hammerhead, Bull, Lemon & Black Tip Sharks in shallow water on light tackle or fly gear. Let stalk some!

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Florida Keys Fly PatternsFLORIDA KEYS
FLY PATTERNS

Check out some of the patterns I use to catch our great Florida keys species like bonefish, tarpon and permit.

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Flats and Backcountry Fishing Charters and Guide Service in Islamorada and Marathon, Florida Keys

Florida Keys Fishing at it's finest
Fish the gin clear waters of the Florida Keys

Come to the Middle Keys (Marathon and Big Pine Key) and discover the thrill of battling giant Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit on the gin clear flats of Florida Bay or embark on a unforgettable trip into Everglades National Park to fish for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sharks and much more. Fishing the Middle Keys, I will ensure you have a fun and productive fishing experience. The Middle Keys have many different types of fishing for everyone!

Marathon is in the heart of the Florida Keys. Fishing can get simply incredible. Away from the hustle and bustle of numerous fishing guides and a lot of boat traffic. fishing in Marathon brings great Bonefishing, Tarpon and Permit fishing.

Big Pine Key is located 15 minutes south of Marathon. It has some of the best flats fishing the Keys has to offer. If fly fishing for Permit is your game, Big Pine is the place to be. This area also has some incredible baby tarpon fishing especially in the summer time when the shrimp hatches occur. Big Pine Key is also home to the Bahia Honda bridge, which, in fact, is the best bridge for tarpon fishing in the entire Keys.

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Permit on Fly
Posted on: Saturday 15th March, 2014

Congrats to Roy Hammond! He caught his first ever Permit on Fly! Incredible!! Here are the pics and video!

Bonefish on Fly
Posted on: Tuesday 15th October, 2013

Mike Davidson with a nice bonefish he caught a few days ago. This was Mike’s first bonefish ever on the fly. He made a perfect cast to a school of about 15 fish cruising in about 3 feet of water.  

First Tarpon on Fly
Posted on: Monday 30th September, 2013

John Vogler was down for a bachelor party this past weekend. He wanted to catch some tarpon on fly and the fishing did not disappoint. The morning was on fire. Lots of tarpon rolling around and willing to be caught. John hooked about 5 and landed one.

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Fly Fishing Instruction Available

Learn how to cast and catch fish!

Fly Fishing Instruction available for all ages and experience levels. Fly Fishing trips are my specialty, I have guided many first time fly fisherman to their very first catch in the Keys. Sometimes in as little as 15 minutes, I can hone your skills to tackle the challenge of catching your first fish on fly in the Florida Keys. Patience is key to your success. I also have to latest and greatest in fly tackle. All flies are custom tied by me. I know what the fish want and I know what they eat.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing for Silver King.

Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing - Fly FishingFly fishing for tarpon is one of my favorite things to do. Watching a 80 or a 100 lber take a fly and soar through the air is priceless especially for the first time tarpon angler. Honestly, it is not the easiest thing to do. Precise casting is necessary to achieve this most sought after goal. Minimal false casts is essential. Getting the fish to eat is the hard part. With some help from me, we can get on the right track to catching your dream fish on fly.

Fishing Videos

Permit Fishing with Joe Leskoske

Joe caught 3 Permit in one day and we have it on film!

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Black Tip Sharks on Fly

Warren Stern rips up on some Black Tip Sharks on fly for the first time.

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DOA Lures - CAL JERK BAIT

Something I put together for my favorite artificial bait. Must watch video!

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Permit on Fly

Ray Hammond, A Vietnam and US Navy Vet with his first Permit on Fly! Congrats!

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Permit on Light Tackle

Dick Williams with his first Permit ever caught! Great Job!

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Big Poon on fly

Todd whooping some tarpon butt with the new Thomas & Thomas TNT 11!

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Permit on light tackle

Mike from the UK fighting a nice Permit that he yanked out of a big school.

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Fly Fishing for Tarpon

Big strings of Tarpon moving down the sand run. Doesn't get better than this!

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Frustrating School of Tarpon

Beanie makes cast after cast but to no avail. They want no part of us!

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Insane Permit Day

Master Permit angler, Bruce Garland showing how its done!

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Florida Keys Fishing Report

03/14/14 | Posted by: Captain Paul Fisicaro

The Capt landing a nice Tarpon caught on the fly rod.Hey Guys, Well, You want Permit?? We got Permit. Tons of fish out there right now. although the fishing has slowed the last few days with the full moon approaching. I think most of the Permit Ive been seeing have gone to spawn but will be back shortly. I also want to congratulate Roy Hammond, Vietnam and US Navy Vet on catching his first ever Permit on fly as well. He deserved it! Tarpon fishing has also been pretty goodbut will only get better and better. I was canceled 7 days in May (May 11th - May 17th) from a normal client and now have days available for Tarpon fishing (FLY FISHING ONLY)

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3/01/14 | This week in the corner
WULFF BERMUDA TWO-TONE TRIANGULAR TAPER FLY LINES

WULFF BERMUDA TWO-TONE TRIANGULAR TAPER FLY LINES

Wulff has combined an innovative color
coding system for easier loading and casting
with the Bermuda Triangle Taper to create a great tropical line. The color changes at the head to alert you to the optimal casting length. Saves precious seconds by eliminating excess false casts. 30' head.

I can personally tell you that these lines are amazing. They cast like no other line on the market and tangles are at an extreme minimum. Do yourself a favor and get some of these, NOW.

 

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Florida Keys Fly Patterns


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FLORIDA KEYS BONEFISH PATTERNS

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TASTY TOAD

FLATS SHRIMP

DEER HAIR SHRIMP

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FLORIDA KEYS TARPON PATTERNS

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THE TARPON TOAD

THE GURGLER

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BABY POON FLY

   
   
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FLORIDA KEYS PERMIT PATTERNS

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THE T-PAK Crab

PAUL'S EP GHOST CRAB

Permit Clouser

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FLORIDA KEYS SNOOK AND REDFISH PATTERNS

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Permit on the Fly
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THE MAD PUMPKIN

The one and only shark fly I use. I also tie this fly in black and red.

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