Miami Fly Fishing Charters

Miami Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Miami

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Miami

Fly Fishing in Miami

If you’re a fly rodder looking for your next thrill, Miami fly fishing will blow your mind! There are few better places in the country to test your strength and angling skills to the max. Ocean flats, national parks, and channels in and around Miami are teeming with popular fish species that are practically waiting for your fly.
 

What to Expect

Fly fishing in the area started in Biscayne Bay, where you can find all the most prized fish in one place – namely Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. This doesn’t mean that you’re limited to these three species, however. These waters are also abundant with Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.
 

What to Catch

Bonefish is one of the most elusive species you can target on the pristine flats, which is what makes it so attractive to anglers. These fish aren’t called “The ghost of the flats” for nothing. The hardest part of hunting Bonefish is finding them without spooking them. After that, you’re going to need all your skill and stealth to present your fly and have the fish gulp it down. And this is where the fun starts.
 
Permit is another master of camouflage that will put up a fight. You have to strike the delicate balance between sneaking up to your prey, choosing the right fly, and presenting it in an unimposing way. Once you’ve got a Permit on the hook, get ready to fight. Every step of this journey is worth it though, because the sense of accomplishment is something you’ll talk about for years to come. You’ll find the best bite anytime from December to May.
 
If you want to catch a Tarpon (Silver King) on a fly and “Bow to the King," aka catching a Tarpon (Silver King) on a fly is a big deal in Miami and beyond! They’re gorgeous, they’re acrobatic, they fight with everything they’ve got – what’s not to love? These guys can weigh anywhere from 50–200 pounds. Just imagine head shakes from a lunker like that at the end of your line! If you want to get in on the hottest bite, May and June are your best bet.
 
Aside from the Big Three, Snook and Jack Crevalle are very fun to catch while fly fishing. If you’d like to explore freshwater opportunities, look for Peacock Bass in numerous canals around Miami.
 

How to Catch ‘Em

There’s a significant number of fishing charters in Miami, as well as in the Everglades, Biscayne Bay, and Biscayne National Park. Local guides specialize in taking fly fishermen to where the fish are. They’ll also provide you with all the gear you need, as well as expert advice on which setup to use.
 
In general, Tarpon will require 10–12 wt rods with strong backing, and you can battle Bonefish with an 8 wt and Permit on 10 wt rod. When it comes to fly patterns, you’ll use a wide range, depending on what you’d like to target. Crab and bonefish patterns are very popular and productive, as well as an array of Tarpon setups.
 
Choose a charter that best suits your preferences, pack drinks, food, and plenty of sunscreen – and you’re ready to break your personal record on the prolific Miami waters!
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Reviews of Fly Fishing in Miami

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Patrick S. fished with Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC on March 22, 2021
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Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Great Adventure
IRINA T. fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on March 13, 2021
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Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
Captain George is an awesome guy!
Susan C. fished with Lucky Hook Charters on February 16, 2021
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I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
Awesome experience
Zarmina R. fished with Hot Shot Charters on January 6, 2021
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It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
Half day trip with Captain Mike!
Alexis T. fished with Urban Legends Fishing Charters on July 3, 2020
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It is a great experience! Dont forget your sunscreen!?
Fishing with Wayne
Bernard Van De Boogaard fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on October 11, 2019
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On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
Great memories
Jamie A. fished with Frick and Frack Fishing Charters on August 16, 2019
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Be prepared to work your arms the water is deep
Single trip with Captain Bryan
Lou L. fished with Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC on July 31, 2019
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Plan ahead as finding a split charter is a hit or miss proposition.

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