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Capt. Michael Passalacqua (Flamingo)

Michael Passalacqua is a hungry guide who thrives in Florida Bay and Flamingo, nestled within Everglades National Park. With a passion for learning and educating with the knowledge he knows in the intricate mangrove maze, and out on the flats.

Michaels’s guided trips go beyond catching fish; they’re an opportunity to connect with the environment and contribute to its conservation. Whether chasing tarpon in the shallows, casting snook along the mud and mangroves, or enticing redfish on the flats, clients leave with lasting memories and a newfound respect for nature.

When not guiding, Michael dedicates time to tying flies, exploring new fishing spots, and educating through Ole Florida Fly Shop. With Michael as your guide, each fly fishing expedition becomes a thrilling journey into the heart of the Everglades.

Boat:

  • Beavertail Mosquito Side Console – Yamaha F70

Included:

  • Fly gear and tackle including flies (you’re welcome to bring your own gear. Please run it by me to make sure you are set up properly.)
  • Ice & Waters
  • All necessary licenses are provided by the captain.

Best Season: Year-round

Rates:

  • Half Day (6hrs): $650
  • Full Day (8hrs): $800

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

    Contact Capt. Michael Passalacqua

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    Your message will be sent directly to Capt. Michael. 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. Michael Passalacqua:

     561-856-9165

     

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    • Features

      • Boosted control in less-than-ideal situations.
      • Advanced loop stability due to micro baffling.
      • Extremely durable rod known for its rugged construction.
      • 15% Lighter, faster and stronger then the previous NRX.
      • Refined from the previous NRX series of rods.
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    • Features

      • Incredible locking reel seat.
      • Gray colored blank with new UV protection.
      • Fast-action rod to make quick, accurate casts.
      • 6-12 Weight available.
      • Unmatchable performance.
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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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    • Why we love Tibors

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      • New Frost finishes utilize Tibor’s Certified Mil-A-8625 Type II Anodizing with fewer polishing steps for a less reflective surface with the same durability
      • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
      • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
      • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
      • World famous Tibor drag system
      • Made and assembled in the USA
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    • Why we love Tibors

        Features

      • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
      • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
      • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
      • World famous Tibor drag system
      • Made and assembled in the USA
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    • Why we love Tibors

        Features

      • Made from solid aluminum bar stock
      • Lightweight to balance with modern fly rods and reduce casting fatigue
      • Triple outgoing line signals, easily removable for silent operation
      • World famous Tibor drag system
      • Made and assembled in the USA
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    •   Features

      • Great for offshore and inshore species
      • Tough, durable & realistic looking fly
      • Tied on a super sharp Gamakatsu SC15
      • #1/0 is 2″ long; #2/0 is 3″ long; #3/0 is 5″ long (no weedguard on #3/0)
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      • Great for big predators snacking on small baitfish
      • Tough, durable & realistic looking fly
      • Tied on a super sharp Gamakatsu SL11-3H
      • 2.50″ long
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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

      • Weedgaurd for added protection in grassy areas. (only bead-chain version)
      • Ample movement from the tail
      • Floats neurally buoyant perfect for shallow grassy flats.
      • Reinforced tail to prevent fouling.
      • Subtle flash to entice weary fish.
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      • Capt. Bob LeMay's iconic tarpon dredging fly
      • Lots of natural movement, no unwanted buoyancy
      • 6″ long, large profile for tarpon in deep and murky water to lock on to
      • Bead chain eyes help sink rate and provide a slight rattle
      • In addition to tarpon, very effective on large predators including pike, sharks, golden dorado and cobia
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    •   Features

      • GORE-TEX PACLITE® PLUS provides maximized protection and best wearing comfort in a light weight, packable shell for demanding outdoor activities
      • Fixed hood with single cord adjustment at center back and bonded brim to shed rain
      • Zippered chest pocket features self stowing pouch with compatible quick clips to attach to Simms’ Flyweight Waders, packs and accessories
      • Two zippered hand pockets
      • Simple cuff designed with partial stretch for easy on and off
      • Adjustable stretch drawcord in hem for secure fit
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    • Features

      • Large brim to keep the sun out of your eyes.
      • Adjustable, one size fits most.
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