From the stunning waters of the Everglades to the impressive 10,000 Islands and beyond, Florida on the Fly will take you to some of the best inshore fishing grounds in the US. Beautiful and full of fish, southern Florida’s shallow waters has something for everyone. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for a grand slam or a family looking to get the kids hooked, Captain Ryan McFarland has you covered.

A passionate angler since childhood, Capt. Ryan always dreamed of a career on the water. He made his dream come true by moving to what he describes as the “Mecca” of fishing in Homestead. He hopes to inspire each and every customer by sharing his wealth of knowledge of the region, helping you find that prized fish.

Step aboard the 18’ Hells Bay Professional flats boat and discover the beauty of these waters. Light and agile, she’ll keep you afloat in even the skinniest of waters, getting you to the places that other boats can’t. Up to 3 people are welcome aboard to experience the magic and cast away. Bring your own food and drinks aboard, or let the captain know and he’ll provide what you need, and settle in for a fun-filled day.

Capt. Ryan will prepare everything you need. Using the latest fly fishing gear, you’ll practice the art of casting on the fly to attract some seriously tricky fish. You’ll want to work on your accuracy so as not to scare these spooky creatures away. Test your fly fishing skills to the max, as you go after Permit, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Bonefish, and even Tarpon.

If you fancy something a little more adventurous, get in touch with your captain and let him know that you’d like to go spearfishing. He’ll provide all the necessary gear and get you practicing the ancient art of fishing with a spear for certain species.

Everything you need for a productive day out is waiting for you with Florida on the Fly. Come aboard and experience fishing like no other in some of the most stunning settings imaginable!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Give yourself the best chance of landing the holy grail of Florida inshore fishing and spend 8 hours on the water hunting the "Grand Slam." These shallow waters are full of Trout, Redfish, and Snook, along with Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon. These tough-fighting, spooky fish require a lot of skill to land, so get ready to test yourself to the limit in the hope of landing a once-in-a-lifetime slam.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    The shallow inshore waters of the Everglades, the Bay of Biscayne, and the Keys are full of some of the country's most popular game fish. Landing these spooky creatures will take a lot of effort, so be careful not to scare your prey and cast away eloquently, gently, and accurately to attract the bite of your target. From Trout to Tarpon, Redfish to Bonefish, Snook, and many more, you're in for a fun-filled morning out.
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About the Captain

Ryan McFarland
Homestead, Florida, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2019
I have loved fishing since I was a little boy when I would collect and organize lures anxiously awaiting the next trip to the bass pond. I fished jetties, bridges, and any puddle I could find until I was old enough to own a bass boat. After years of cutting my teeth on bass clubs, tournaments and baitcasters, I moved to the sport fishing Mecca of the world: Homestead, FL. There I was mentored by some of the best guides in South Florida, guys born with a fishing rod in their hands. For the last decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to live here in the epicenter of the Everglades, The Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, and the 10,000 Islands. My gratitude led to a passion for sharing these special areas with others. Kids, families, eco tourists, or hardcore fly anglers. Hope to have an opportunity to share them with you soon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hells Bay Professional (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Isai B.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 21, 2021
We had a great trip learned a lot from our guide and caught some nice fish
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Mark G.
Miami, FL
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Half day with Capt Ryan

VERIFIED   Special 5 hours trip for Mark Guanaga on April 23, 2021
Had a blast!! The Capt is very knowledgable of the area. We got into some fun redfish and snook fishing
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Mike E.
Homestead, Florida
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Picture Taking Day in the Everglades

April 6, 2019
Captain Ryan is a highly knowledgeable and experienced boat captain with a keen interest in the Florida Everglades.  His love...
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Spencer B.
Tampa, Florida
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Full Day Trip on May 5, 2019
Weather was terrible but captain Ryan made the best of it.  Good captains can adjust to changing situations.  We weren’t...
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Elias N.
Miami, Florida
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Half Day Trip on April 19, 2019
I had a phenomenal experience with Captain Ryan. He is not only professional but down to earth, so you will have a good time...
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FAQs about Florida On The Fly

Florida On The Fly offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida On The Fly, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Florida On The Fly include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Upon request)
  • Drinks (Upon request)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Florida On The Fly offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida On The Fly offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida On The Fly include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon