Skinny Fly Charters

Florida’s inshore fishing is well known all around the world - the variety and abundance of fish is truly a sight to behold. Skinny Fly Charters doesn’t behold the fish, they go after it - they’ll take you with them too!

Hop aboard their 18’ Skiff, built by Beavertail. She can hold 2 anglers comfortably, along with the captain. She’s powered by a 60 HP Suzuki engine, allowing you to get to the fishing grounds quickly, without wasting time on traveling. A wireless trolling motor is available on board, so you can rest easy and focus on catching that dream fish, without worrying that you’ll drift away.

The species targeted are all fantastic catches, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and others you may run across. Captain Tyler French will take you to the hottest fishing spots around and help you flyfish or sight fish using light tackle. He knows the backcountry of the Ten Thousand Islands like the back of his hand, he’s been fishing it his whole life.

Live bait is available for customers to use on this trip. The captain offers catch cleaning and filleting services. Rods, reels, tackle, and flyfishing equipment are all provided by the captain, though anglers are welcome to bring their own gear if they prefer. Customers are advised to bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, sunscreen, and snacks with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Aug 15
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    When Tarpon season is hot, it's smoking hot - what better way to enjoy yourself than to flyfish this magnificent fish? This trip will target Tarpon only, using flyfishing. The charter provides all required equipment for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip will take you flyfishing and sight fishing with light tackle in the gorgeous inshore waters of Florida. The species targeted are Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Black Seabass, and others you may run across. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you're itching for some quick fishing action in the great waters of Florida, this is the trip for you. You will target Snook, Redfish, Trout, Black Seabass, and other species. Flyfishing and light tackle sight fishing are the techniques used.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you're looking for a way to blow off some steam from the work week, look no further. This trip will be using light tackle and flyfishing to catch Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, and Black Seabass. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
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About the Captain

Tyler French
Marco Island, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2018
Born and raised in Naples, Florida I have been able to have opportunities that most places can’t offer. As a commercial fisherman my father shared his love of the sport with me from a very young age. It quickly went from a fun time on the water with dad to an all out obsession. Every chance I got I was finding any canal, ditch, lake, or pond until I was finally able to purchase my own boat. Learning the waters throughout Southwest Florida is no easy task, but through determination, exploration with friends, and knowledge from my father, it all just clicked. The greatest feeling is using these skills to put clients on fish and watching them hook into that monster.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Skiff) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
July fishing trip
37 inch snook caught and released off Marco Island
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Nicholas D.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Tyler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 21, 2020
Tyler is a great Capt he new where to go to put us on the fish even though it was cold and windy he out us right where we needed...
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David R.
Hollywood, FL
 4.67
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 12, 2020
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Mike F.
Naples, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2019
First fish of the morning was a whopper with Captain French putting us right on the fish.
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