Capt. Scott Hamilton runs the offshore fly fishing scene of Palm Beach, where bluewater and the great Gulf Stream ocean current come closest to land.
This is “full-contact fly fishing” as Capt. Scott so accurately and affectionately puts it. He’ll have you pitted up against some of the fastest and strongest fish that swim. Blackfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish, dolphin (mahi), king mackerel, cobia, spinner sharks and false albacore are the heavy hitters that’ll keep you up at night reconfiguring tackle, tying flies and thinking about what you could’ve done better. They still do for Capt. Scott and he’s been the biggest name in offshore fly fishing in Palm Beach for a very long time. Nobody works harder, has more knowledge, or loves it more.
With so many species from jacks to barracuda eager to take a fly, this is the most action-packed fishing. The ultimate is false albacore, watching them violently swirl and pick off the live pilchards used as chum is magnificent, get your fly in there only as many times as your arms can handle.
- 26′ Twin Vee
- 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
- Half Day (4hrs): $500
- 3/4 Day (6hrs): $600
- Full Day (8hrs): $700
Rates are subject to change, contact Capt. Scott Hamilton for official current rates.
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What to Bring
- Clouser – #2 Chartreuse/White, 2/0 Chartreuse/White
- Eat Me – #4 Olive/Polar, 1/0 Olive/Polar
- Crease Fly – #4 Olive Back, 1/0 Olive Back
- Polar Fiber Minnow – #4 White, #2 Olive/White
- A 6, 7 or 8 weight with floating line
- A 10 weight with intermediate sinking line
- A 12 weight with intermediate sinking line
- A 12 weight or larger with floating line if spinner shark fishing in winter
- If conditions call for going deep, a 10, 11 or 12 weight with S6 (AirFlo Striper) full sinking line
Capt. Scott can provide all gear and tackle, if you’d like to bring your own these are his outfit size and fly recommendations
- 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