2015 Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament: Islamorada, FL

Tarpon season is ramping up! From January to April each year the tarpon build in the Florida Keys, ultimately reaching peak numbers through June. Florida and its Keys celebrate this time by holding numerous Tarpon fishing tournaments. This year, Florida Keys Outfitters bring us the 2015 Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament!

Islamorada resident and avid fly angler Heidi Nute is this year’s Tournament Director. Heidi has been a key contributor to the tournament over the past few years in more ways than one. Her recent world record for the largest Tapron caught on 16 pound test resonates for all women who fly-fish. Her efforts in evangelizing the tournament have resulted in a building number of new entries this year.

The 38th annual event will be filmed for season two of Silver Kings, a docu-style outdoor show about two fly-fishing captains and their clients competing in tarpon tournaments in Islamorada, FL. See recent footage of Heidi and Capt Rob Fordyce below. Two Captains, four tournaments, and one elusive species – Silver Kings.

Be a part of this amazing fly-fishing fun! If interested in participating in this year’s tournament, don’t wait to register – time is of the essence. Below is contact information for reaching Heidi Nute.

Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament, Islamorada, FL


June 9, 10, & 11 with a kick-off event the evening of the 8th.


Islamorada, FL


All ladies, Novice to Expert


Fly tackle – All Release


Awards will be given for various scoring categories with Grand Champion and Best New Angler receiving notable fishing artwork, fishing tackle, and other fly-fishing accessories.

Entry Fees

An Entry fee of $650.00 includes the kick-off event for you and your guide, breakfast, hor d’oeuvres, social events, and prizes. The angler is responsible for paying her guide.


Heidi Nute, Tournament Administration

Visit their Facebook page to keep in touch.

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1 Comment

  1. Capt JD
    June 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM — Reply

    Congratulations to our 2015 finalists!

    Grand Champions: Heidi Nute & Craig Brewer
    First Runner-Up: Jing Torn & Larry Sydnor
    Second Runner-Up: Shay Doll & Bou Bosso

    Lot’s of great stories from this year’s tournament in Islamorada! See the Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament Facebook page for more details on tournament contestants and results!

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