Everglades Fly Fishing Charters
Everglades & 10,000 Islands Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Charters • Captain Buddy Ferber • (239) 298-3863

The Right Gear for an Unforgettable Fishing Trip

Spirit of the Fly has everything you need to find and hook a big one in the Florida Everglades. Here’s a brief overview of the equipment you’ll be using when you fish with me:

The vessel: A 2016 17′ 8″ Maverick HPX-S flats boat with a 70-horsepower Yamaha motor

  • Forward-casting platform with a safety rail (both easily removed)
  • I-Pilot trolling motor
  • Rear polling platform
  • Ample storage below deck
  • Lowrance navigation system

The forward-casting platform is perfect for sight-fishing. Unfortunately, it can still be difficult to see the fish due to strong wind or poor water quality. If that’s the case, I remove the platform so it’s easier to cast under and near the mangroves.

The rods and tackle:

If the wind picks up and you have trouble casting, I’ll provide you with a few pointers to help out. And please don’t ever hesitate to ask me a question about casting, fishing or the Everglades in general when out on the water.

Practice fishing in the park!

If  you’re not an experienced fly-caster, you might want to hone your skills a little before going on a tour. One of the best spots to practice fly-casting is at your neighborhood park. Simply tie a piece of yarn in place of your fly and just start casting.  That way, you can make casts that you wouldn’t otherwise be comfortable trying from the bow of a flats boat.

Not comfortable with fly fishing?

I also provide quality spinning gear to cast artificial bait. I have all Loomis rods and Shimano reels, up to Tarpon weights.

Some days, the fishing’s just spectacular in the Everglades; other days, you’ve got to fish incredibly hard to catch anything. That’s why I’ve invested in a quality vessel and fishing gear, which will help maximize our chances. Plus, I’ll do my absolute best to make sure you catch a prize fish.

Remember, even if you don’t catch lots of tarpon, snook, or redfish, the entire experience is always a winner!

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The Right Gear for an Unforgettable Fishing Trip August 13, 2014

Let’s Go Fishing!

Captain Buddy Ferber
(239) 298-3863