Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters

Whether you’re a fly fishing enthusiast or are just getting to grips with the technique, an adventure with Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters will soon have you casting your line on the fly like a pro! This charter is guided by fly fishing expert Captain Ken Tutalo, and is dedicated to fishing the stunning shallow waters of the Tampa Bay. Come discover them for yourself!

Capt. Ken has been working as a full-time fly fishing guide, outfitter, and fly casting instructor for over 20 years. He loves taking new guests out on trips, helping them learn and master the technique of fly fishing, as well as having a great time on the water. He spends November through April fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and offers unparalleled experience in both fly fishing and light spinning tackle trips.

You’ll spend your adventure fishing aboard your captain’s 17’ Cayenne flats boat, which has a capacity for up to 2 guests. This beautiful flats boat is powered by a 60 HP Evinrude engine and contains all the necessary safety features such as life jackets and first-aid equipment. She’s also decked out with GPS, fishfinder, an anchoring system, and an icebox to keep your catch fresh until you return to shore.

Capt. Ken will take you fishing in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay, covering its pristine flats, seagrass beds, and mangrove habitats. Your target species will be Redfish, Snook, the mightly "Silver King" (Tarpon), and Speckled Trout. This area is also rich in other species, so you may also come across Cobia, Permit, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, and Red Snapper. It’s a real bonanza!

Each trip includes all the necessary fly fishing and light tackle equipment such as rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a fishing licence for these waters. You will also have snacks and drinks available on board. Come discover how to fish on the fly like a pro with Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Evening Fly Fishing Trip – Snook
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $325
    Come battle one of Florida's most feisty inshore species under the cover of darkness! This 4-hour fly fishing trip will see you targeting Snook in and around the dock lights. Up to 2 anglers can join Capt. Ken on this trip, and all the fishing gear will be provided for you, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $325
    This is a 4-hour trip for up to 2 anglers and is a great option whether you're a brand new fly fisherman or the most experienced fly caster. On these trips, you'll fish in the flats and the mangrove-lined backcountry for world-famous Floridian fish such as Snook, Trout, and Redfish. Other species are often encountered, too! All fly fishing equipment and custom flies are included, as well as your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Light Tackle Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $325
    On this trip, which is perfect for up to 2 anglers, you'll explore the flats and the mangrove-lined backcountry with Capt. Ken. You'll mainly target Redfish, Snook, and Trout, but other species are often caught too. All fishing will be with light spin tackle and artificial lures. You will normally fish with a mix of crankbaits, spoons, and soft baits. All equipment is included, as well as your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $425
    If you want to spend more time testing your fly fishing skills in these waters, join Capt. Ken on this 6-hour adventure! You will fish in the flats and the mangrove0lined backcountry targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout. The 6-hour duration gives you more flexibility to move around and target different species. The extra time is also a benefit if you are seeking to improve your casting technique. Your trip includes all the necessary fishing gear, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Light Tackle Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $425
    If you want to spend more time on these waters, perfecting your light tackle fishing technique, this is the perfect option. On these trips you will explore the flats and the mangrove-lined backcountry for Snook, Redfish, and Trout. All fishing will be with light spin tackle and artificial lures. You will normally fish with a mix of crankbaits, spoons, and soft baits. All equipment is included, as well as your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Apr 15
    US $550
    The full day adventure is the perfect option for anglers who want to show off their fly fishing skills, or learn the ropes and hook some impressive fish! Your captain will take you to the flats and the mangrove-lined backcountry targeting Trout, Snook, and Redfish. This trip will allow you the time to target more areas and specifically hunt for larger fish, as well as really polishing your fly casting skills. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license.

FAQs about Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group - Evening Fly Fishing Trip – Snook (4 hours)
  • US $325 per group - Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • US $325 per group - Half Day Light Tackle Trip (4 hours)
  • US $425 per group - 3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $425 per group - 3/4 Day Light Tackle Trip (6 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Full Day Fly Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing (Tampa Bay and surrounding area)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ken Tutalo’s Fly Fishing Outfitters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Ken Tutalo
Ruskin, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
20 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
I have been involved in fishing all my life. For over 24 years I have been a fly fishing guide and a fly fishing outfitter. I own Baxter House Fly Fishing Outfitters and offer destination fly fishing trips in New York State and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. From November through April I am chartering shallow water fishing trips in the beautiful estuary of Tampa Bay. I am also a regular at the Winter Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Shows. I regularly demonstrate fly tying techniques and gives seminars on topics pertaining to Fly Fishing. I am also a published writer with articles in many major publications. I have also had several appearances on television, working with Discovery Channel, CBS News, New York Department of Tourism, Discover America, On the Water TV, and more.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat specs

Cayenne (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Evinrude engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Flats Fishing
Tampa Bay and surrounding area
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
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4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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John W.
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Half Day trip with Captain Ken

VERIFIED   Half Day Fly Fishing Trip on April 4, 2023
Great day on the water with Captain Ken. He is an outstanding guide who knows how to teach the best local techniques. One my...
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Light Tackle Trip on March 20, 2022
Capt Ken worked hard and put us in the fish. Although we were seasoned fisherman from Minnesota and Colorado, Ken did a great...
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3/4 day trip with Captain Ken Tutalo

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip on April 5, 2022
Ken will put you on the fish and sharpen your casting skills. Well worth the fair price he charges. Will book again and recommend...
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Collingswood, NJ
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Great Trip with Captain Ken

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip on March 10, 2021
He knew where the fish where. Also helped fine tune my casting! Hopefully will get a chance to fish with him again.
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Hyattsville, MD
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Three quarters of a day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip on February 11, 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time. He was very patient and helped me improve my fly casting. I had never tried fly fishing...
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