Florida Fly Fishing

Orvis

What can be said about fly fishing in Florida that hasn’t already been said? Florida provides some of the greatest saltwater fly fishing opportunities in the United States. Anglers can chase a variety of highly prized species such as marlin, bonefish, tarpon, redfish, and snook. Options range from deep sea fishing to patrolling hard bottom flats to prowling mangroves and estuaries. Some of the greatest fly fisherman have called Florida their home. Regardless, successful fly fishing in Florida involves understanding the methods and seasons of fishing in the various regions of the state. The west coast, Gulf of Mexico, Panhandle, Everglades, and the Florida Keys all make for unique fishing playgrounds for the adventurous fly fisher.

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Florida Fly Fishing Articles
Avoiding and Treating Stingray Injuries
by Tom Earnhardt – Until you experience a stingray injury or know someone who has, you may not place avoidance of stingrays high on your list of fishing priorities.
flyfisherman.com/south/testingray
CyberAngler.com
Articles on fishing the state with links to guides and regional reports and a good reef locator
www.cyberangler.com
Florida flyfishing: First permit, first place
Rhode Island angler hopes to eclipse record after landing 51-pounder
espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_permit_FL_record03_Burkhead.html
Florida pier, bridge, and wade fishing spots
www.sportfishingflorida.net/Bridge%20Pier/bridge_wade_pier.htm
Florida Sportsman Magazine – Florida Fishing
Florida Sportsman Magazine is the fishing authority for Florida and the Tropics with additional book, radio and Internet coverage!
www.floridasportsman.com/
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters – The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
Fly Fishing in Salt Waters – The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
www.flyfishinsalt.com/article.jsp?ID=34306&typeID=102&categoryID=69
flyfisherman.com
Professional articles on fly fishing Florida and the carribean along with a good bulletin board and OK reports page
www.flyfisherman.com/florida
Outdoor Resources Online : Fishing : Florida Fishing
Outdoor Resources Online is a comprehensive directory of outdoor recreation web sites
www.outdoor-resources.com/Fishing/fishing.php?SubCat=Florida+Fishing
SportfishingFlorida.net
www.sportfishingflorida.net
tidalfish.com
Fishing resource, including fishing articles and fishing reports. Fly fishing, sport fishing, saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing information.
www.tidalfish.com/
tidalfish.com – Florida guides
a list of Florida guides and their websites
www.tidalfish.com/dir/XcDirViewInCat.asp?ID=23
Top Spots for Florida Reds
Although redfish are available statewide, there are six areas where they are the most abundant
www.flyfisherman.com/florida/wjredfish

West Central Florida Articles

Florida Flyfishing,Flyfishing School
Based in Sarasota, this guide offers fly fishing instruction and some brief overviews of species and flies for Florida
www.floridaflyfishing.com
Florida Saltwater
Lots ofarticles on how to fish the Tampa Bay area, a good species guide and good illustrations of local bait fish
www.floridasaltwater.com
Fly Fishing The Tampa St. Petersburg areas of Florida
West Central Florida offers a fishery that is unknown to many fly anglers in the world…
www.flyfishingconnection.com/articles/current/133/
Gulfside Bushwhackers
Take a tip from those old, western gunslingers: Forget those fancy notions of fair snook and redfish fights, catch your opponent by surprise.
www.shallowwaterangler.com/features/florida_gulf_flats

Southwest Florida Articles

Chart on which fish are active when
www.fishing-florida.com/TOPSPEC.htm
Fishing Southwest Florida
useful Southwest Florida info including tides
www.florida-southwest.com/fish
Florida Fly Fishing Guides
List of Florida Fishing Charters, Guides, and Outfitters by area and type of fishing.
www.fl.rodngun.com/CommonFiles/FlyFishing.asp
Fly Fishing South West Florida
Article on fly fishing southwest Florida
www.florida-southwest.com/fish/magaz.htm
Flyfishing in Saltwater – Flyfishing in Naples
Information about flyfishing in saltwater, Flyfishing inFort Lauderdale and Naples Florida
home.hetnet.nl/~shimanto15/
marco-island-florida.com
A good series of articles on saltwater fly fishing in southwest Florida
www.marco-island-florida.com/don/home.htm
Matlacha Pass Fly Fishing
Articles on fly fishing Matlacha Pass
www.barflyfish.com/articles_by_greg_bowdish.htm

Southeast & Everglades

Where to fish in the South East
www.evergladesangler.com/portal/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=29
Everglades Still Offer A Place To Get Away
By Frank Sargeant from Capmel.com
capmel.com/fs7.htm
Fishing Vacation Florida: Everglades National Park
www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/wheretogo/tripsearch/article/0,13
440,652213,00.html
Glades Reds ’Round the Calendar
Break down the northern Everglades redfishery seasonally for best success.
www.floridasportsman.com/flyfishing/0501_glades
Ken Schultz: Snook, reds & tarpon deep in the Everglades
It’s the largest subtropical wilderness in America and a marvelous place for a do-it-yourself fishing adventure
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/tv/columns/schultz_ken/1984176.html

St. George Island State Park
about the park
www.apalachtimes.com/statepark.shtml
Striking silver in Boca Grande Pass
Tarpon from depths to beachfront on Florida’s west coast
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_tarpon_boca.html
Tarpon time in Tampa
Buccaneer booty is worth the effort
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_fea_tarpon_tampa.html

Northeast Articles

Amelia Island Florida Fly Fishing
Northeast Florida guide-brief article on the area
www.flyfishingameliaisland.com/amelia.html
Fall Fishing For Freshwater Trout
By Capt. Pat Damico
waterTrout.htm
NE Florida Flyfishers club
Northern Florida Fly Fishing club
www.nfff.netfirms.com
Saint Augustine Fly Fishing Club Web Site
www.oldcity.com/sites/flyclub/id45.htm

Florida Keys Articles

A Keys Bonefish Fly
www.bentaylor.com/copper.htm
Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon Voracious After Weather
How bad weather has a good influence on these fish
www.bigblueflyfishing.com/keywest/26/bonefish_permit_and_tarpon_vora
cious_after_weather.html
Cold In The Keys
www.sefly.com/cold%20keys.htm
Flats Fishing in Key West Florida
www.fishsniffer.com/steelhead/keysflats.html
Flats, Backcountry and Flyfishing the Florida Keys
great articles by Captain Ben taylor
www.bentaylor.com
flatsguide.com
lots of good articles on species found in the Florida Keys
www.flatsguide.com
Florida and the Caribbean
Much of the world
www.flyfisherman.com/florida/
Florida Bonefish
Spooky world-record bones that require long, accurate presentations.
www.flyfisherman.com/florida/wjfloridabones
Florida Keys Tarpon
wjfloridatarpon
Fly Fishing in the Florida Keys
Fly fishing in the Florida Keys including target species, gear requirements, pattern recommendations, seasonal adjustments, photos, and tips.
www.fishin-buddy.com/fly_fishing.html
Flyfishing for Permit/The Guides Perspective
Published in the April/May issue of Saltwater Flyfishing Magazine
www.bigblueflyfishing.com/keywest/21/flyfishing_for_permit/the_guide
s_perspective.html
Helicon Fishing
backcountry flats light tackle and fly fishing in the Florida Keys
heliconfishing.com
In Pursuit of Permit
by Dan Blanton
www.outdoors.net/site/features/feature.aspx+Forum+FlyFishing+Article
Code+576+V+N+SearchTerm+
Key West Tarpon streaming video fly fishing Florida Keys with Key …
Capt. Dexter Simmons fly fishing Key West and Florida Keys streaming video tarpon fishing and fly fishing
www.keywestflyfishing.com/videos.htm
Little Torch, Bright Fishing
Chase the heralded Flats Slam in the shadow of the Florida peninsula.
www.shallowwaterangler.com/features/little_torch_key
Newsletters on what’s happening in the keys
www.floridakeysoutfitters.com/newsletter
Permit Flies
Florida Guides Top Picks
www.sefly.com/permit_flies.htm
Permit Fly Fishing
www.sefly.com/permit_fly_fishing.htm



Florida Fly Fishing Boat ramps
Boat ramps
map of Florida boat ramps from Florida-Outdoors.com
www.florida-outdoors.com/ramps.htm
Florida Sportsman
good forums for regional info on fishing florida. Also has a section dedicated to fly fishing
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeromain?id=1
OutdoorsBest Forums: Fly Fishing
outdoorsbest outdoors best fishing hunting shooting florida sportsman sportfishing flyfishing guns&ammo guns ammunition bow shallow water angler
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=4
Florida Artificial Reefs by County
www.sportfishingflorida.net/Reefs/reef_locations.htm
Reef Locator
Reef Locator for all of Florida
marinefisheries.org/ar/reef_locator.asp

Everglades Boat Ramps

Florida Fly Fishing Boat ramps
Everglades boat ramps
floridafisheries.com/ramps/so-ramps.html

Florida Fly Fishing Reports
Reel-Time
Reel-Time
reel-time.com/fishwire/fla-gulf/update.htm
ReelNative.com
Reports & info on all kinds of Florida fishing
www.reelnative.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/a2/index.html
SEFly.com
a great site for Florida Fly Fishing reports, articles, and info
www.sefly.com/r
SW Florida Light Tackle Fly Fishing with Capt. Sam Arcure
Florida fishing reports by region by Capt. Sam Arcure
www.floridalighttacklecharters.com/reports.htm

Everglades

Flamingo / Everglades Fishing Report
www.oleflorida.com/weblog.htm
Florida Everglades Reports
Florida fishing reports, stories, discussions & other stuff
www.evergladesangler.com/portal/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewfor
um&f=1&sid=6a4271d31501a8880708b7e3826c0406
Florida Saltwater Fishing reports
not necessarily fly fishing
www.fish4fun.com/fishrpts2.htm#SOUTHWEST
Sightfish.com Everglades reports
Florida Everglades fishing reports
www.sightfish.com/fishing%20report.htm

Florida Fly Fishing Forums

Fishing Pensacola
www.fishingpensacola.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
Gulf Coast Angling Index
www.gulfcoastangling.com/phpBB/
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum
extensive coverage of Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeromain?id=1
South Florida Sport Fishing – Fishing Forum
South Florida sport fishing fishing forum
southfloridasportfishing.zeroforum.com
Florida – Southeast
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – Southeast Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=7
Florida – Southwest
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – Southwest Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=11
Florida – West Central Florida
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – West Central Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=12
Florida – East Central
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – East Central Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=6
Florida – Northeast
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – Northeast Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=5
Florida – Northwest Florida
Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum – Northwest Florida
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zeroforum?id=14
Reel-Time Forums – Florida
reel-time.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=6
Saltwaterforums.net
Florida Gulf Saltwater Fishing Forum
www.saltwaterforums.net/phpforum/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=d11c6b249ce0b
6558ea7f059899248d4
Saltwaterforums.net
Florida East Coast Fishing Forum
www.saltwaterforums.net/phpforum/viewforum.php?f=27&sid=d11c6b249ce0
b6558ea7f059899248d4
Saltwaterforums.net
Florida Keys Fishing Reports
www.saltwaterforums.net/phpforum/viewforum.php?f=35&sid=d11c6b249ce0
b6558ea7f059899248d4
Fishing Florida Magazine
www.capmel.com/data/forum/default.asp

Florida Fly Fishing Shops

Anglers Outlet
4404 A Del Prado Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33904; 239-549-7555
www.anglers-outlet.com
The Fly Fisherman
Titusville – Orlando; 321-267-0348
www.flyfishermaninc.com/
The Back Country
634 21st Street, Vero Beach Florida 32960; 772-567-6665
www.verobackcountry.com
Biscayne Bay Fly Shop
8243 South Dixie Highway, Miami Florida 33143 1 (305) 669 5851
www.biscaynebayflyshop.com
Everglades Angler
810 12th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102; 239-262-8228
www.evergladesangler.com
Florida Keys Outfitters
81.9 Bayside ~ P.O. Box 603, Islamorada, FL 33036; 305-664-5423
www.floridakeysoutfitters.com
Mangrove Outfitters
4111 East Tamiami Trail, Naples FL, 34112; 888-319-9848
www.mangrove-outfitters.com
Ole Florida Fly Shop
6353 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida; (561) 995-1929
www.oleflorida.com
The Saltwater Angler
Westin Key West Resort & Marina, 243 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040; (305) 296-0700
www.saltwaterangler.com
Saltwater Flyfisherman
387 1/2 Mandalay Ave. Clearwater Beach, FL 33765; Tel: 813-259-3717 – one of the best fly shops in Florida
www.saltwaterflyfisherman.com
Tom Whites Fishing Store
PO Box 500085, Marathon, Fl. 33050
www.tomwhite.com
World Class Outfitters
13911 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 107, Tampa, Florida 33618; 813-968-3736
www.worldclassoutfitters.com/index.cfm?nav=home
Bill Jacksons
9501 U.S. 19 North, Pinellas Park, Florida; (727) 576-4169
www.billjacksons.com/fishing.htm
CBs Saltwater Outfitters
1249 Stickney Point Road on Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida 34242; 941-349-4400
www.cbsoutfitters.com
Southern Angler
3585 S.E St Lucie Florida; 772-223-1300
www.southernangler.com
Casey Key Anglers
820 Albee Road, Suite 1 Nokomis, Florida 34275 Phone: (941)483-1115
www.caseykeyanglersandoutfitters.com/contacts.php
Orlando Outfitters
Orlando 2814 Corrine Dr, Orlando, 32803 – (407) 896-8220
www.orlandooutfitters.com
The Salty Feather
2683 Saint Johns Bluff Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32246 (904) 645-8998
www.saltyfeather.com
Outcast Flyfishing
4155 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34446 (352) 621-3474
www.homosassaflyfishing.com
John B’s Fly & Light Tackle
Stuart 4330 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997
www.johnbflyshop.com
Andy Thornal Co
Winter Haven 336 Magnolia Ave SW Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 299-9999
www.andythornal.com

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