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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Lemon)
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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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
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

About the Captain

Jamie Connell
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Capt Jamie
3\/4 day trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Randy N.
Deer Park, Texas
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Jamie

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Corey S.
Torrance, CA
 4.67
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   April 19, 2019
Captain Jaime tried hard, my wife got a nice Jack , and a spinner shark, We saw a couple bone fish, no takers and I casted...
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Alan R.
Deltona, FL
 5.00
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6 hr trip with Capt Jamie

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
Jamie is a great guide, had a wonderful day on the water. In a word: Super!
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Daniel S.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Full day flats trip with Jamie Conell

VERIFIED   February 19, 2019
Sight casting in flats for Barracuda, Permit, and Jacks
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