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Fish With The Best

At Ole Florida Fly Shop our commitment to our customers’ success on the water goes beyond our ability to provide anglers with the right fly fishing gear to fit their needs. In addition to our vast selection of fly rods, reels, fly lines, fly tying tools & materials, flies and outdoor clothing – we’ve compiled a list of the best fly fishing guides from Palm Beach, all the way down to Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park, and the upper keys.
All the guides we refer are full-time Florida captains. We have personally spent many days on the water with them and are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Capt. Dave Saddler

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Capt. Scott Hamilton

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Capt. Mark Giacobba

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Capt Patrick Smith Peacock Bass

Capt. Patrick Smith

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Captain Jason Sullivan

Capt. Jason Sullivan

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Captain Dave Sadler

Come along with Dave as we explore South Florida’s vast fishing potential.

We can sight fish Biscayne National Park’s great flats and edges for some of the biggest bonefish in the world, as well as the finest permit this side of Key West. There are plenty of big tarpon during the spring migration, plus an awesome nighttime fishery on fly around lighted docks and bridges.

In Key Largo, we’ll fish the ocean side for tarpon, permit, and bonefish in the morning, and move into the Everglades National Park backcountry in the afternoon.

Or, try fishing for snook and tarpon at night in Metro South Florida, or along the beach between Jupiter and Stuart for record-sized Jack Crevalle, tarpon, and snook.

Captain Scott Hamilton

Here are some particulars about what Scott does at Hamilton Fly Fishing. First of all, this is NOT about trout. This about finding the biggest, meanest, fastest fish available, getting them to destroy a fly and pull you all over the ocean. Sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna; very much non-typical fly rod targets. After battling with these fish, you will understand why I affectionately refer to this as “Full-Contact Fly Fishing”.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. We have approximately twenty some odd fly rod targets that pass through the area during the course of the year. False albacore, king and spanish mackerel, sharks, barracuda, jack crevalle, snook, tarpon, permit, the list goes on. Here in Palm Beach, the Gulf Stream makes its closest pass to land, and with the absence of a continental shelf, deep water fish come amazingly close to land. The run to blue water is very short; the reef being about one mile off the beach. And the sheltered waters of the Lake Worth lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway offer very entertaining fishing when it is too rough to deal with the ocean. And for those of you that like the night life, after-hours fishing around area docks and bridges for tarpon and snook can be loads of fun.
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Captain Mark Giacobba

Capt. Mark Giacobba guides fly fishermen and light tackle anglers from all over the world on the flats of Miami to the remote backcountry of the everglades. The waters surrounding South Florida offers up a host of fishing options from Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Bonefish, Permit, Bass and much more. The flats skiff he runs is an 18 foot Hell’s Bay Boatworks with the new 70 hp Yamaha 4-stroke.

The style of angling that you can expect, be it fly fishing or light tackle spin fishing, is intended to be sporting and most of all fun for the beginner to the seasoned veteran. If you are new to casting be it spin or fly, no worries, he has you covered. This is what guides do and a big part of being a guide. The majority of the fishing that you’ll do is for sport. So, naturally he promotes catch and release, although keeping certain fish species for dinner is encouraged.
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Captain Patrick Smith

South Florida is quickly becoming a premier peacock bass on fly destination. Our area is excellent for peacocks, largemouths, and countless other species. Capt. Patrick Smith can accomadate all levels of anglers. Freshwater trips are especially good for young anglers and those who don’t want to deal with the conditions sometimes found in saltwater. Light tackle, fly, and livebait fishing are all options and Capt. Patrick can help you if there are questions about which one is for you.

Capt. Patrick is a Palm Beach County native and has spent his life hunting and fishing Florida and the Bahamas. He has a true love for light tackle and fly fishing and welcomes both on the boat. His local knowledge is sure to guarantee your trip is both very productive and also safe. Capt. Smith runs an 18′ Action Craft flats boat powered by a new 140hp Suzuki outboard.
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Captain Jason Sullivan

When you fish with Capt. Jason Sullivan, you’re stepping off the grid into a whole new world. Capt. Sullivan calls Everglades National Park home. It’s a truly wild home with opportunities to cast at schools of happily rolling big tarpon, feed baby tarpon in their mangrove nurseries, stalk the flats and shorelines for redfish and snook, as well as get tight on seatrout, ladyfish, snapper, grouper, tripletail and black drum.

Captain Jason can cater up to 2 anglers of any and all skill levels on his Hell’s Bay 17’8″ Professional. 7-12 weight fly rods, leader material and flies are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you’d like. The Everglades provides strong fisheries year round, so contact Capt. Jason to put together a game plan.
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