Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Flying Fish Charters specializes in sight casting with spinning or fly rods in the shallows of the lower Florida Keys. Fish the alluring unspoiled waters, take in all the beauty of Key West and iconic natural views. Enjoy some catch-and-release action with one of the best guides in the area. Jamie is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable angler, a true pro who works hard to offer the best experience to all of his guests.

You will go out aboard a 17-foot Maverick HPX skiff, which comes powered by a 70 HP engine. This is a stable and well-maintained boat, perfect for accommodating up to two anglers. The skiff performs well in the flats and is rigged with modern navigational electronics and safety equipment, along with an ice-box for the catch and a live well loaded with bait.

When fishing the backcountry waters, you will be targeting a variety of fish species that call the Keys home. If you want to enjoy the thrill of sight fishing, and fly fishing you will be casting for Permit, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Bonefish, Barracuda, and even Blacktip and Lemon Shark. The captain will push the boat across the water and point to the target.

A trip comes with all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with quality fly fishing equipment, as well as rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. You won’t have to worry about purchasing a fishing license either. Just bring your favorite snacks and the desire to catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you want the waters all to yourself, this is your trip. With all the top-notch equipment provided, you will be targeting Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This package is ideal for those anglers who just need a few more hours on the water. Your targeted species will include Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Permit, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you! You will be sight casting or fly fishing for a variety of species with one of the best guides in the area.

About the Captain

Jamie Connell
Key West, Florida, United States
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Jamie Connell has been fishing professionally for over 10 years. Jamie grew up fishing, working as a mate on head and charter boats in the Northeast. When he was 20 years old, Jamie decided to move to the Florida Keys and begin a career as a guide. Having guided on St. John in the Virgin Islands for 2 years, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other species, Jamie moved back to the Keys. He started Flying Fish Charters and has already gained an excellent reputation.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick HPX (Skiff) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.97
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
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Experience
3\/4 Day trip
3\/4 Day trip
Half day trip with Capt Jamie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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William R.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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6 hour tarpon/bone fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 9, 2020
Tarpon on in first 15 minutes. Captain James put me on numerous bone fish. Nice boat. Nice equipment. Knowledgeable of local...
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Kevin W.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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Full day private trip with Captain Jamie Connell

VERIFIED   Special 8 hours trip for Kevin Wellard on December 24, 2019
My wife and I had a great day with Captain Jamie.  He worked hard to make our day pleasant and successful.  He offered...
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Dave B.
Leander, TX
 5.00
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 30, 2019
A great experience, bucket list adventure.
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Dylan P.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 14, 2019
Had a great time out with Captain Mike. It was overall a great time and experience.
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Randy N.
Deer Park, Texas
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Half day trip with Capt Jamie

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 24, 2019
Had a great time.  Jamie was very knowledgeable.  Put me on the fish. I will definitely book again.
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