Flats & Fly Fishing the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is known as the “Major Leagues” of sight fishing with fly and spin. Nowhere else are tarpon, bonefish, and permit found in greater abundance or size.
Anglers the world over travel to pursue the species that frequent the shallow waters of the Keys. Prime times exist for each species, but all can be successfully pursued nearly every month of the year.
Fishing the flats is more akin to "stalking" or “hunting," as the guide quietly poles boat and angler across the shallow flats in search of feeding fish. A successful hunt requires a team effort of stalking the fish, correctly positioning the boat, making the cast, and feeding the animal. It’s an extremely rewarding experience for both the angler and guide when this process comes to fruition, made even more so with the release of the quarry. The perpetual pursuit of the successful hunt beckons anglers back year after year in hopes of reaching this pinnacle of fishing success. Though not successful every time out, the pursuit of wild fish in natural surroundings has its own rewards.