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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

    • Features

      • Want to attract fish? With this gurgler you will.
      • This fly floats high and pops loud.
      • Tail gives ample movement.
      • Feelers on the bottom of the fly.
      • Designed by Capt. Mark Giacobba, tied by Jesse Lebrecht of W8ight Flies.
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    • Features

      • Blue tail to mimic redfish prey.
      • Lands softly.
      • Extremely weedless due to material orientation.
      • Weed guard for extra protection.
      • Hackle collar makes for incredible movement.
      • Designed by Capt. Mark Giacobba, tied by Jesse Lebrecht of W8ight Flies.
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    • Features

      • Lands softly and quietly.
      • Ample movement from tail.
      • Antennae and egg sac to really draw attention.
      • Great contrast between colors.
      • Made for the Everglades but deadly in so many places.
      • Designed by Capt. Mark Giacobba, tied by Jesse Lebrecht of W8ight Flies.
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    • Features

      • Lands softly and quietly.
      • Ample movement from tail.
      • Antennae and egg sac to really draw attention.
      • Made for the Everglades but deadly in so many places.
      • Designed by Capt. Mark Giacobba, tied by Jesse Lebrecht of W8ight Flies.
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    • Giacobba’s Blue Claw – #2
    • Giacobba’s Doofus – 1/0
    • Giacobba’s Skrimp – 1/0
    • Giacobba’s Backcountry Gurgler – 1/0

    Outfits

    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    •   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
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    • 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

    •   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
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    •   Features

      • Breathable and quick-drying
      • Partial synthetic leather palm
      • 50+ UPF
      • Sizes: S(6¾”-7¼”), M(7½”-8″), L(8¼”-9″), XL(9¼”-10″)
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    •   Features

      • Elastic back for comfort and great fit
      • Two back pockets one zipper closed; two front slash pockets with mesh drainage
      • Double layer fabric on front of leg for durability and protection; drop in utility pocket on right thigh
      • 50+ UPF sun protection
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    •   Features

      • Cool Control™ technology with UPF 30 absorbs and dissipates heat to provide a cooler, more comfortable garment in warm weather fishing environments
      • Two fly-box compatible, zip-secure chest pockets
      • Extended sun cuff for protection
      • Articulated sleeve and off shoulder seaming for ease of casting and general comfort
      • Slightly shaped hem
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    •   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
      • UPF 50 sun protection
      • 92% polyester/8% spandex
      • Lightweight, quick-drying, & breathable stretch fabric
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    •   Features

      • Simms’ COR3™ fabric technology – wicking, anti-odor & UPF 50
      • Built with Simms’ highest performing solar protective knit fabric that feels smooth to the touch, stretches for comfort, dries fast and keeps you odor-free with HeiQ Fresh and HeiQ Stain Away
      • 3-panel hood designed to shield from the sun and stay on with a stretch binding and snap closure
      • Extended sleeve length with envelope thumbholes and a center finger loop for back-of-hand sun protection
      • Combination of merrow seams & flat-seam construction for maximum comfort
      • Petal hem design for an elevated, feminine look and fit.
      • Body – 92% polyester/ 8% spandex 143 gsm single jersey knit finished
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    •   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
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    • 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
    Everglades Snook

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