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Capt. Mark Giacobba

Capt. Mark Giacobba fishes out of Flamingo, the southernmost boat ramp on Florida’s mainland located in Everglades National Park. From there Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and the backcountry bays of the Everglades await.

Capt. Mark is a valedictorian of the backcountry creeks and bays of the Everglades. His professor is the hydrology of the park and what will make a big a snook be in a certain area waiting to ambush. He thrives in the essence of the glades, the solitude, the wildlife – and the hunt for snook, redfish and tarpon.

With the exception of the open beaches and flats, fishing with Capt. Mark is usually close-quarters combat fishing and keeping the fish out of the mangroves is as much a part of it as feeding them. It’s a challenge well worth the effort. But no matter what your skill level with a fly rod is Capt. Mark will put you in position to be successful. He fishes with a purpose, but he does not let the incredible environment you’ll be surrounded by go unnoticed.

Boat:

  • 18′ Custom Hell’s Bay

Included:

  • Fly gear and tackle including flies (you’re welcome to bring your own as well)
  • Ice and water (you’re welcome to bring your own water in non-plastic containers)
  • All necessary licenses

Best Season: Year-round

Rates:

  • 3/4 Day (6hrs): $650
  • Full Day (8hrs): $750

Rates are subject to change, contact Capt. Mark for official current rates.

Contact Capt. Mark Giacobba

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Your message will be sent directly to Capt. Mark Giacobba. He will respond as soon as he is able to. Ole Florida Fly Shop is not responsible for responses to this guide inquiry form.

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Call or Text Capt. Mark Giacobba:

  561-789-2983

What to Bring

Flies

  • Giacobba’s Blue Claw – #2
  • Giacobba’s Doofus – 1/0
  • Giacobba’s Skrimp – 1/0
  • Giacobba’s Backcountry Gurgler – 1/0

Outfits

  •   Features

    • Upgraded, stronger, lighter, dual action CCF-X2 Disc Braking System
    • Activseal technology perpetually repels contaminants from braking system.
    • Giga arbor design increases line pick up & features grooves that allow backing to dry faster
    • InfinAdjust drag control system allows for precision adjustments and prevents over adjusting.
  •   Features

    • G-Spool (Giga Spool) significantly reduces reel weight and generates less line coiling and much faster line retrieval
    • CNC machined spool creates significant air space under the backing promoting faster backing drying
    • ActivSeal technology perpetually repels contaminants from
      braking system
    • Award-winning NV CCF Disc Braking System
  • Features

    • Oversized Fuji ceramic stripping guides for ease of knot passing.
    • Matte black powder coated aluminum rod tube with safe medallion.
    • Full-wells cork grip with EVA fighting butt.
    • Pacific blue rod blank.
    • Anti corrosive anodized aluminum real seat.
  • Scott Sector Fly Rod Video & Review

    Features

    • Guides are PVD coated in a low reflective coating for even greater durability and stealth.
    • Scott’s all new Carbon Web technology improves torsional stability.
    • Reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum.
    • CeRecoil stripping guides with nickel titanium frames and super slick Zirconia inserts.
    • Unmatched reliability for easily duplicated performance on the water.
  •   Features

    • Extended rear taper acts as a buffer zone on longer casts, allowing you to aerialise more line without collapse
    • Power core allows you to set hooks even at hero range
    • Ridges improve shootability, reduce noise and help prevent tangles
  •   Features

    • Features the revolutionary AST Plus slickness additive for superior shooting ability and increased durability
    • The perfect line for bonefish, tarpon, and permit on the flats; also great for snook, redfish, and sea trout
    • Overweighted by .75 sizes to load rods quickly; use designated line weight for your rod
    • Short, powerful head turns over long leaders with heavy flies
    • Tropi-Core technology remains stiff and slick in tropical environments
  • An 8 or 9 weight with floating line for snook, redfish and baby tarpon
  • A 10 or 11 weight with floating line for bigger tarpon

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

  • Sun protective clothing
  • Brimmed hat
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bug spray (all natural if possible)
  • Bring whatever snacks and lunch you would like
  • You may bring a camera, a waterproof case or bag is recommended
  • Water is provided, if you’re going to bring your own please try to use non-plastic containers
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