Up to 4 fly or spin fishermen mixed group
I do have guys that work with me that can carry up to 4 out on the flats for a day of fly fishing, should you decide to do something like that.
Fly Fishing Trips
4, 6, and 8 hour trips can be booked through my office. I supply all the gear you will need including flies and leaders.
Bring with you a hat, sunscreen, appropriate shoes, and good polarized glasses.
Please see my Rates Page for detailed rate information about my fly fishing charters.
Fly Fishing Equipment
On my fly fishing charters expect the very best in what Orvis, G Loomis and Sage has to offer. I have the latest Orvis Mirage fly reels with the new Helios rods. This equipment is without a doubt the best in the industry and provided to my fly fishing clients.
I have all size of rods from 8 - 12 wt right and left hand retrieve reels with floating and intermediate fly lines made by Orvis Wonder line.
fly Fishing skills
Fly fishing here in Key West can be extremely challenging. High winds at times coupled with limited visibility can make it tough on the most seasoned casters. Add that to some of the spookiest fish on the planet and you have a real challenge.
Here are a few points or tips to help you prepare for your day on the water fly fishing in Key West that may help you be more successful.
Double Haul Cast
A double haul cast is required to increase line speed to cut the wind and increase distance. Distance and accuracy are critical to success in fly fishing on the flats of Key West, especially for the tarpon, permit and bonefish.
Fly In Hand
To be effective a fly fisherman on the bow of a flats boat should be able to hold the fly in hand and be ready to cast effectively 30 - 70 ft. in two (three at the most) false casts. Enough of the shooting head of the fly line should be out of the tip of the rod to facilitate a fast line speed immediately in the back haul of your cast.
We use a strip striking technique to secure the hook into the fishes jaw. Many trout and stream fishermen like to raise their rod tip to set the hook, this will only make you lose fish, fly fishing in Key West. When fly fishing for tarpon you cannot raise the tip of the rod a strip strike is required.
I take a very different approach to fly fishing as a Key West fishing guide. Feel free to drop me an e-mail and I will answer any questions you may have or help you chose the best day of Key West fly fishing. My e-mail address is email@example.com . I may not be your best choice for a fly fishing guide but I know who might be.