Florida Keys Outfitters
20 Apr 2018

South Florida Fly Shops: Fly-Fishing & Fly-Tying Supplies

Over the last few years I have frequented quite a few South Florida fly shops. I wanted to share my observations on what each shop had to offer. Keeping things simple, I am using Excellent, Good, Fair, and Limited as a scale for rating their available in-store selection. In order

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Wired Bendback Charlie: Chartreuse
07 Mar 2018

Fly Fishing Florida: Top 10 Fly Patterns for 2018

2018 Top 10 Saltwater Flies for South Florida and the Keys This is an awfully big topic to cover, for starters. South Florida is the sport fishing capital of the world for a reason. In a relatively small amount of square miles, there are numerous types of environments yielding an

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Biscayne Bay: Baby Blue Crab
25 Jun 2016

Indigenous Inspiration: Florida Crab Patterns

TYING BLUE CRAB FLIES Call it “matching the hatch” or what you will, sticking close to local fly patterns will always yield reasonable results. A good majority of “tailing” fish like to pick up crustaceans off the bottom, especially in skinny water (on the flats or in the shallows). Pictured

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License-Free Fishing Days in Florida for 2015
01 Jun 2015

Florida License-Free Fishing Days

Many of you may have been waiting for a perfect time to get out and try your hand at fly-fishing. Well, the state of Florida offers several days each year where all of you can fish license-free. In other words, the state of Florida has given you free days to

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Patagonia Fly-Fishing Dry Pack
14 May 2015

Gear Up: Top 15 Tools for the Fly-Fishing Gear Bag

When heading out to fish minutes, miles, or days away, forgetting your gear bag would be catastrophic. For that matter, forgetting any single item may be catastrophic. Ever been in a remote location with straight blistering sun and forget your sunscreen? How about tucked into the Everglades, hours away from

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Leather Jack on Fly
18 Jan 2015

Super-Light Weight Fly-Fishing in the Florida Keys

Saltwater fly-fishing typically demands a heavier rig, specifically the elements, as they throw everything at you in a moment’s notice. Some say the size of the fish demand the heavy weight gear. This is true, only if you are aiming to pick up larger fish, targeting a specific area, using

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Bonefish
13 Jan 2015

Top 10 Fly Patterns for Bonefish

2015 FAVORITES: FLY PATTERNS FOR BONEFISH I’m sure we all agree, Bonefish will take a variety of fly patterns when hungry. If you happen to miss feeding time, well, let’s just say you’ll have to be more crafty with your approach. When Bonefish are more selective, you will need a

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Saltwater Fly Fishing: Flats
28 Nov 2014

Florida Saltwater License-Free Fishing Day

Many of you may have been waiting for a perfect time to get out and try your hand at fly fishing. Well, tomorrow is November 29th, a day which the state of Florida has given us a free day to fish without a recreational saltwater fishing license. This applies to

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