Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

Fort Myers: 65 fishing charters available

Capt Charlies Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(229 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Flat Top Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Florida Attitude Charters

Fort Myers
trips from $450

Reelentless Pursuit Charters LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(27 reviews)
Fort Myers
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Salty Native Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Cape Coral
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Dragonfly Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Cape Coral
trips from $350

Fly Fishing in Fort Myers

It’s safe to say that Fort Myers is one of the most attractive places to be fly fishing in this part of Florida. This explains the number of professional fly fishing charters that can offer exciting trips during the entire year for those who do their fishing on the fly.

What can you expect from a fly fishing trip in Fort Myers?

The first thing to expect when fishing Fort Myers in general is variety, Whether it’s between fly fishing charters or fish that range from Tarpon to Trout, Snook, and others, you are sure to be spoiled for choice. Here are just some of the things to look out for:

Fly fishing for Tarpon

If you’re itching to go after the Silver King, April through October is usually high season for Tarpon, but this may vary depending on the particular season in question. Most Tarpon trips are generally done in the early morning mostly because the bite is best before 10-11 AM, but it’s also great to have time to see what else there is to do in Fort Myers during the day. You should bring a 10 weight rod that’s paired with a floating or sinking line, depending on the exact circumstances you’ll be fishing in.

Fly fishing for Snook

Snook fishing is pretty much the same during the entire year, but the thing that changes is their habitat. The winter months will have Snook settling in the warm backcountry waters, whereas the warmer parts of the year make for great fishing in the flats and mangroves near Estero Bay. A 9 or 10 weight fly rod is essential to keep bigger specimens from slipping back to the mangrove roots, but you can go lighter if you’re not after the massive ones.

Night fishing

Some say there’s no fishing that can compare with fly casting in the evening when focus and accuracy are paramount for a successful catch. Since you can’t see your fly line during the night, one of the most difficult things becomes estimating the amount of line you need for a good cast. It won’t take you long to adjust, but be ready to develop a new feeling for sight casting. Most night trips will start around half an hour before sunset, as it doesn’t take long at all to reach the local flats.

Other things you should know

Specialist fly fishing guides can provide you with all the necessary gear, but that’s often not an option for your run-of-the-mill charter service. This is why it’s best to check whether the appropriate fly fishing gear is provided or not.

When it comes to rods, a 6 weight one will do for Trout and Ladyfish, but if you want to tackle the big players you shouldn’t go lighter than a 10 weight. If you plan on fishing the flats and mangroves, make sure you have appropriate flies that can handle the grass and other problematic flora.

Standard rates in Fort Myers run at around $100 an hour, with special Tarpon trips being more expensive in some cases. Depending on how long you want to be on the waters, some guides might offer discounts for full day trips of 7-8 hours or longer.

Fort Myers
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Fort Myers

Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Elizabeth  H.
Elizabeth H. Glenview, IL
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Jon  S.
Jon S. McLean, VA
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Ringle, WI
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Very good
4.0 / 5
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Fred  B.
Fred B. Fort Myers, Florida
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Eldersburg, MD
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Gary  M.
Gary M. Naples, FL
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Ron  W.
Ron W. Miami Beach, FL
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
David  P.
David P. Elizabeth, CO
It's hot. Don't leave without sunscreen and a shady hat. Otherwise, it's beautiful. Have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot. Don't leave without sunscreen and a shady hat. Otherwise, it's beautiful. Have fun.
Ahson  A.
Ahson A. Fort Myers, FL
Better than expected, never been in Florida this late in season. Like most northerners late March is time to go home, not anymore, I,m staying to fish!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Better than expected, never been in Florida this late in season. Like most northerners late March is time to go home, not anymore, I,m staying to fish!
Kerry  D.
Kerry D. Naples, FL
Listen to your Captain and follow his advice on what’s hot during the time you plan to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Captain and follow his advice on what’s hot during the time you plan to fish.
Jim  D.
Jim D. Miami, FL
Absolutely!!! Zach was truly amazing - fishing knowledge, island knowledge, plus he is great with kids and adults!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely!!! Zach was truly amazing - fishing knowledge, island knowledge, plus he is great with kids and adults!!!
Tracy  S.
Tracy S. Sarasota, FL
It's a transitional time of the year and water temps really affect the species and size of fish. Not to worry though, there are lots of fish but maybe not necessarily lunkers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a transitional time of the year and water temps really affect the species and size of fish. Not to worry though, there are lots of fish but maybe not necessarily lunkers.
Corey  K.
Corey K. Grand Rapids, MI
With the right guide, catching big fish can be affordable. Snook and jack fish put up a really good fight
Excellent
5.0 / 5
With the right guide, catching big fish can be affordable. Snook and jack fish put up a really good fight
Scott  B.
Scott B. Cape Coral, Florida
Call Captain Jim Branca! Have an available back up day in case of summer weather that can crop up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Jim Branca! Have an available back up day in case of summer weather that can crop up!
Beth  K.
Beth K. Fort Myers, Florida
Listen to the Captain Zach was so knowledgable and expert about finding and catching fish and the other birds and wildlife!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain Zach was so knowledgable and expert about finding and catching fish and the other birds and wildlife!
Margaret  L.
Margaret L. Fort Myers, Florida
Take a sweatshirt and pop a dramamine as soon as you wake up. It gets rough at times
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a sweatshirt and pop a dramamine as soon as you wake up. It gets rough at times
Bill  H.
Bill H. Cape Coral, Florida

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