Captain Buddy
Fly and Light Tackle Flats Fishing Specialist
(813) 253-2878
On Florida's West Coast, Tampa Bay Area
Flats and Backcountry


 Tarpon are only one of the great fly rod species on one of our sportfishing charters. A flats fishing or backcountry charter
     could include trout redfish snook cobia pompano permit or jacks. 
     Saltwater flyfishing in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater area is excellent. In addition to our flats fishing charters, our guide is available for sightseeing, shelling, birdwatching and eco-tour cruises.
     Just one hour away from the central Florida attractions, Disney World and the Orlando attractions, the Gulf Coast is a world apart.


Tampa Bay Estuary:

Grass flats, white sand flats, mangrove shoreline, oyster bars, creek and river mouth, residential canals, and much, much more. That's what you'll find in the Tampa Bay Area. From the beautiful Sun Coast Beaches at the mouth of the bay, to the sluggish shallow creeks of Old Tampa Bay there is enough environment and sportfish for a lifetime. With so much to choose from, I'll pick areas to best take advantage of wind and tide. Flyfishing is possible throughout the area in almost any weather conditions.


Speckled Trout and Redfish roam the bay in hungry packs.
Fifteen to twenty pound Snook lurk around many mangrove points.
Lone monster Cobia stalk the receding waters of the grass flats.
Tarpon are the most welcome of our annual tourists.
Jacks, mackerel, ladyfish provide you with more than enough warm-up action.


 

This is the perfect boat for tarpon flyfishing and tarpon flyfishing at the famous Homosassa Flats. Homossas fly fishing is all about flyfishing for tarpon, big tarpon. Sight fishing from a flats boat is one of the great experiences in saltwater fishing. Poling the boat quietly from a raised platform, the guide can spot fish otherwise unseen. He then can guide the angler to seeing and casting to the sportfish. In addition to our flats fishing charters, our guide is available for sightseeing, shelling, birdwatching and eco-tour cruises. Just one hour away from Disney World and the Orlando attractions, the Gulf Coast is a world apart. The 'B and B' is an 18-foot Hewes flats skiff custom outfitted for your safety and comfort. She offers a smooth ride across open bays, yet glides into skinny water even before the fish and tide arrive. Wide decks and gunnels allow 360 fish fighting, while her generous beam provides a highly stable platform. Ship-to-shore radio, cellular phone, a Mercury Outboard, and the best safety equipment available, make the 'B and B' the perfect compliment to my years of experience.


Ladyfish are only one of the great fly rod and light tackle species you'll catch on one of our sportfishing charters. They are great targets for experienced fly fisherman or young children. 
     A flats fishing or backcountry charter could include trout redfish snook cobia pompano permit or jacks. Saltwater flyfishing in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater area is excellent. 
     In addition to our flats fishing charters, our guide is available for sightseeing, shelling, birdwatching and eco-tour cruises. Just one hour away from Disney World and the Orlando attractions, the Gulf Coast is a world apart.Introducing your daughter or son to fishing should be a great family experience. Let me take the pressure off. I'll find them the fish, you make sure the camera is ready.  


Trip includes:
Tackle, lures, bait, license, lunch and soft drinks.

You Need To Bring:
Camera - Hat
Polarized Sunglasses
Deck Shoes - Sunscreen

 



Group trips and corporate fishing tournaments can be arranged.  


"There are two ways to flycast. One is to put the fly in front of the fish, the other is wrong."  -  Calm, unhurried and effective flyfishing instruction based on this philosophy is available.

IGFA - International Game Fish Association. Certified Captain. IGFA Certified Captain. World record.
 


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or contact me at:
678 Geneva Place
Tampa, Fl. 33606
(813) 253-2878


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