Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide!

You’ve certainly seen photos of anglers fishing and a guy standing on a tall platform pushing the skiff with a long pole. Join Capt. Larry and enjoy a real historied true experience fishing the Florida Keys. There is nothing to compare!

Choosing your captain is the most important decision you will make for a successful trip because the difference between a premier, professional, top Keys guide and the average guide is tremendous!

As a verified captain, Capt. Larry maintains all required credentials, licenses, permits, and commercial marine insurance (a million dollars!) to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. Capt. Larry is a resident pro-staff guide out of the nationally-acclaimed World Wide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shop in Islamorada and is a USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association, and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association.

Capt. Larry has the physicality necessary for outstanding control of his brand-new, latest-technology 2022 Islamorada 21, Legacy Edition Chittum Yachts skiff, whether spin or fly fishing (passionate about fly fishing!).

He also has an extremely large repertoire of spots to fish – which is essential when weather or fish behavior becomes unpredictable. He’ll provide you with the very latest in top-quality high-tech equipment: boats, rods, reels, lures, and flies (he ties all of his own) – all of it!

Capt. Larry knows everything about fishing, from knots, hooks, and flies to placing the boat just right for your cast. Don’t worry whether it is smarter to spend your day chasing Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit, or whether other backcountry species present a better opportunity – he’s got it all figured out! Whether it’s spinning or fly fishing, he’ll help you out with it no matter your skill level. There’s no minimum age for children, the captain will need their ages and will provide you with all the PFDs required.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    This 4-hour morning trip is an introduction to the beautiful Frida Keys fishing experience in search of plenty of local spin fishing action. We will visit nearby Backcountry Islands or head down to the bridges for other exciting rod-bending action, all the while enjoying the Keys' famous beautiful shoreline and flats. Please note, neither specific species nor tarpon are targeted on this custom 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    This afternoon 4-hour trip (identical to the morning half day) is an introduction to the beautiful Florida Keys fishing experience for those that might like to sleep in. We should score plenty of local fishing action as we will visit nearby Backcountry Islands or head down to the bridges for exciting rod-bending action, all the while enjoying the Keys' famous beautiful shorelines and flats. Please note, specific species nor tarpon are targeted on this custom 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    This 6-hour trip can be customized to fly and/or spin fishing and Capt. Larry will need to know which hand fly anglers use to reel with or if you are bringing your own fly rods and what weights. Especially attractive for flats/backcountry trips and targeted species will be based on prior productivity and season. The captain will supply you with all the necessary equipment. unless bringing your own.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    This 8-hour trip can be customized to fly and/or spin fishing and Capt. Larry will need to know which hand fly anglers use to reel with or if you are bringing your own fly rods and what weights. Especially attractive for flats/backcountry trips and targeted species will be based on prior productivity and season. The captain will supply you with all the necessary equipment. unless bringing your own.
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About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
55 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
I am a student of the great angling masters and highly educated on the fisheries in my location. I maintain all required credentials, licenses, permits and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. I am an extremely popular inshore fishing guide because my power and expertise on the skiff's poling platform provides safe and unparalleled fishing adventures. Each trip is customized for adults and delighting youngsters for parental smiles, or serious angling as I am extremely competitive and have won many awards as both angler and guide from tournaments in the Florida Keys. I am USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. I am a fly fishing specialist and do my best by EVERY angler to ensure a fun, fulfilling experience fishing the beautiful upper Florida Keys.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Chittum Skiffs (Flats boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Advance notice required

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Contains bottled water

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Highest quality gear
Live Bait
Captain nets during trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water. Anglers bring specialty drinks
Fishing License
You are included in Captains license
Fly Fishing Equipment
Only with 24-hr advance notice

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, floatation devices provided
You Keep Catch
If desired, in season
Catch and Release Allowed
Edibles harvested when in season if desired

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (53)
Angling companion Jim Hartsfield got a bone too
J Larry and his prized bonefish!
Gave me a chuckle!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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J L. S.
Marietta, GA
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Full day trip with Captain Larry Seydor

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly on January 27, 2023
Great day in the water even though the fishing was hard because of the season.  Caught bone dish and hammerhead shark. Captain...
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Richard H.
Port St. Lucie, FL
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly on September 11, 2022
Captain Larry is all in. Excellent skills. Good coach knows his stuff and has great equipment. I’ve fished with over 40 professional...
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Dave Z.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 3, 2022
I went flats fly fishing with Captain Larry on Nov 3.  He is a very pleasant guide with very top of the line skiff and equipment...
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Patrick S.
Miami, Florida
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Great half day charter with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2022
My wife and I were looking for a half day charter during our trip to the keys. Capt Larry was welcoming and accommodating -...
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Bill S.
Baton Rouge, LA
Excellent
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Great Day with Capt Larry!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly on July 13, 2022
We just finished our 3rd straight day with Capt Larry and in spite of a Super Moon, he put us on Bonefish and Permit as well...
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FAQs about Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide!

Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide! offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Spin and/or Fly (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Contains bottled water

Trips booked with Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Highest quality gear)
  • Live Bait (Captain nets during trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water. Anglers bring specialty drinks)
  • Fishing License (You are included in Captains license)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Only with 24-hr advance notice)

Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide! offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Advance notice required)

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Larry Sydnor – Spin & Fly Poling Guide! include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon