Summer Fly Charters

Key West, Florida is known for being one of the best fishing capitals in the world, with stunning scenery and crystal clear waters that are just brimming with a huge variety of species. Captain Brice Padgett can’t wait to welcome you aboard Summer Fly Charters and take you on an adventure around the Lower Keys that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Whether you were born with a rod in your hand or are just discovering your sea legs, Capt. Brice offers fully customizable trips that cover everything from poling the backcountry to fly fishing in the flats. Fancy targeting the Floridian ‘grand slam’ of Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit? Let your captain know—he’s a native Floridian who loves nothing more than seeing happy, smiling guests, so he’ll help you come up with the perfect plan to battle these big game fish.

You’ll be cruising the waters on a 17’ Maverick HPX flats boat. She can accommodate up to 2 adult anglers. However, Capt. Brice loves teaching budding anglers how to conquer these waters, and will happily allow 3 guests if your party is made up of either 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children. Just make sure you let him know in advance, as he provides all life vests and will need to know what sizes to bring for your little ones!

As well as being the perfect size for sneaking up on your potential catch, Capt. Brice’s flats boat is equipped with a GPS and fishfinder—combined with your captain’s expert knowledge of this area, it’ll take you about 20 minutes to get to where the fish are biting. All equipment is included in your trip, so expect top-quality rods, reels, and live bait. If you’re up to something a little bit more challenging, there’s even fly fishing gear.

Whether you’re a keen angler, a fly fishing fanatic, or are simply looking to create family memories that you’ll cherish for a long time, get ready to come aboard Summer Fly Charters and experience Florida fishing at its absolute finest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising along the world-famous Floridian flats and backcountry? Give yourself the chance to land Florida's own 'grand slam', Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish, as well as many other species. Your captain wants you to have the trip of a lifetime, so if there's a fish you're just itching to reel in, or maybe a technique you'd love to try out, then make sure you let him know. Fishing license is included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    Perfect for anglers who want to spend more time on the water and reel in a range of species, including Barracuda, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and more. You'll be heading to the Florida-famous flats and backcountry. It'll take you about 20 minutes to get on fish, so you'll have plenty of time to land your dream catch! Fishing license included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    If you want to experience the dream combination of a long, lazy morning, and plenty of time cruising the flats and backcountry for your dream catch, then this is the trip for you. Look forward to reeling in Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Fishing license included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    Fancy exploring the beautiful backcountry and flats of Key West, targeting the famous Floridian 'gram slam' of Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish, plus more? If you're an early riser, then go for this morning half day trip. Your captain wants to make sure you get the most out of your trip, so make sure you get in touch and let him know if you want to target a certain species, or maybe try a new technique to land your dream catch! Fishing equipment included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    If you fancy having a lie in and treating yourself to a hearty lunch before battling Tarpon, Permit, Jack Crevalle, and more, then go for this afternoon half day trip. Your captain will take you about 20 minutes out into the flats and backcountry to get you on fish. If you want to target a specific species, explore a certain location, or change your departure time, then get in touch with your captain beforehand. Fishing license included!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Queenfish
Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick HPX (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

About the Captain

Brice Padgett
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since July 2018
Captain Brice Padgett has been fishing all his life. He's a Floridian native through and through - he began his angling adventures in Central Florida, where he grew up, and has been fishing for the past 7 years in Key West. He loves his job! His favourite part is watching people bond and have a blast on his trips. He loves nothing more than seeing smiles on his client's faces. If you're looking for an incredible adventure cruising along one of the most famous fisheries in the world, then come aboard!
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Response rate: 100%

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