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Capt. Carl Ball

Capt Carl Ball Biscayne Permit
Capt Carl Ball Biscayne Bonefish
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Capt Carl Ball Biscayne Permit 3
Capt Carl Ball Biscayne Tarpon 1
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Capt Carl Ball Biscayne Bonefish fly
Capt Carl Ball Biscayne tarpon worm
Capt Carl Ball Biscayne tarpon grab

Capt. Carl Ball fishes out of Biscayne Bay. South Florida’s legendary shallow estuary in Biscayne National Park famous for its large bonefish.

If there was a Mount Rushmore for Biscayne Bay guides, Capt. Carl Ball would be on there. He is one of the longest running, most experienced, and most successful guides in the bay. His success is attributed to his ability to read the marine shallows of his home waters, his skills as both a fishing guide and a host, and his efforts with conservation groups such as the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. The respect he shows to both beginner and experienced clients has in-turn earned him the respect of all saltwater anglers and guides.

Being able to put you in prime positions to feed flies to bonefish, permit and tarpon is a product of Capt. Ball’s hard work over the years. His ability to replicate the product will give you visions of swimming shadows and spiking tails for a long time after your trip. Some work on your part (practice your casting before your trip) will help you fully enjoy the Capt. Carl Ball and Biscayne Bay experience.

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Boat:

  • 18’ Hells Bay Marquesa

Included:

  • Fly gear and tackle including flies (you’re welcome to bring your own as well)
  • Ice and a cooler
  • All necessary licenses

Best Season: Year-round

Rates:

  • Half Day (4-5hrs): $500
  • 3/4 Day (6hrs): $600
  • Full Day (8hrs): $700

Rates are for up to two anglers. Rates are subject to change, contact Capt. Carl for official current rates.

    Contact Capt. Carl Ball

    Starting Date:

    Your message will be sent directly to Capt. Carl. He will respond as soon as he is able to. Ole Florida Fly Shop does not receive this inquiry.

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    Call or Text Capt. Carl Ball:

      954-383-0145

    What to Bring

    Flies

    • Bonefish Slider – #4 Brown
    • Kwan – #6 BC Tan
    • Sad Flea – #2
    • EP Spawning Shrimp – #4 BC Tan, #4 Tan, 1/0 Tan
    • Colby’s Corona Crab – #2
    • RIO’s Shrimp Tease – #2 Cream
    • EP Permit Crab – #1 Tan
    • Big Eye Tarpon Fly – 1/0 Sand Devil
    • Bunny Tarpon Toad – 1/0 Chartreuse, 1/0 Black/Purple
    • RIO’s Palolo Slider – Red #2 (if tarpon fishing in spring)

    Outfits

    • An 8wt with a floating line for bonefish and baby tarpon
    • A 9wt with a floating line for windier bonefish conditions, calm/shallow permit conditions, and small to medium size tarpon
    • A 10wt with a floating line for permit, medium size tarpon, and calm large springtime tarpon conditions
    • An 11wt with a floating line if oceanside fishing for large tarpon in spring

    Capt. Carl can provide all gear and tackle, if you’d like to bring your own these are his outfit size and fly recommendations

    •   Features

      • 6-Panel structured front cap
      • Mesh back for ventilation
      • Black under brim helps reduce glare
      • Made by Simms for Ole Florida Fly Shop
      • One size fits most
    • Features

      • Be protected from the rain with confidence.
      • Two zippered handwarmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps with treated zippers.
      • Snag-free center-front zipper with external and internal storm flaps and zipper-garage chin guard.
      • Jacket self-stuffs into left handwarmer pocket with carabiner clip-in loop.
      • Two-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls down and stows with a simplified cord-and-hook design.
    •   Features

      • Lightweight pants made of stretchy 94% nylon (62% recycled)/6% spandex fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection
      • Waistband has belt loops, metal button, hidden drawcord and a zippered fly
      • Two front drop-in pockets, two back pockets (one drop-in and one with reverse-coil zipper closure), secure zippered cargo pocket on right thigh
      • Inseam gusset for mobility
      • Pants convert to capris; tab, loop and metal snap keep cuffs in place
      • 30″ Inseam
    • Features

      • Be protected from the rain with confidence.
      • Two zippered handwarmer pockets and venting pit zips; all with welted exterior storm flaps with treated zippers.
      • Snag-free center-front zipper with external and internal storm flaps and zipper-garage chin guard.
      • Jacket self-stuffs into left handwarmer pocket with carabiner clip-in loop.
      • Two-way-adjustable hood with a laminated visor rolls down and stows with a simplified cord-and-hook design.
    •   Features

      • Updated fabric with a new UPF50 rating for maximum comfort & sun protection on and off the water
      • Simms’ COR3 fabric technology – wicking, anti-odor & UPF50
      • Flat seam construction for maximum comfort
      • Raglan sleeve design for unrestricted movement
      • Crewneck design with higher backed collar for additional sun protection
    •   Features

      • Lightweight, UPF50 sun glove with improved coverage & fit
      • Synthetic overlay on the index finger for stripping durability
      • Half finger style with extended coverage on index/middle fingers, long length to cover the wrists & pairing snaps for storage
    •   Features

      • Quick-dry, breathable stretch fabric with laser cut breathing holes
      • Longer cape for better sun coverage at neckline
      • Tall enough to fit over back of fishing cap
      • One size fits most
    •   Features

      • Superior polarized lens. See specs below for details
      • Designed for medium – large fit/large coverage. However we’ve found that the Guide’s Choice is the model that fits well on the widest range of face sizes
      • Hydrophilic megol nose & temple pads for a secure fit
      • Out-of-sight spring hinges
      • 8 base lens curvature
      • Includes integrated/detachable sunglass leash
    • Sun protective clothing
    • Brimmed hat
    • Rain jacket
    • Sunscreen
    • Polarized sunglasses
    • Bring whatever snacks and lunch you would like
    • You may bring a camera, a waterproof case or bag is recommended
    • Bring plenty of water, please try to use non-plastic containers
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