Florida Keys backcountry fishing guide tackle
As a Florida Keys backcountry fishing guide, I will supply you with all the proper equipment at no extra charge and you will be with a professional licensed fishing Captain so you will not need your own saltwater fishing license. All top-quality fishing tackle, bait, lures and flies will be provided as necessary. I use various rods, all chosen because they offer superior, high-quality workmanship selected for their lightness and strength which is a major advantage for inshore saltwater fishing including high-technology eyes/guides to enable you to make longer and more accurate casts. Being an IGFA certified Captain, I make certain I have the best equipment available to assure the best opportunity for record catches and tie all of my own flies.
Recommendations should you want to bring your own inshore saltwater fishing tackle:
Tackle for Bonefish, Redfish and Snook:
Spinning tackle: You will need a 6 1/2 to 9 foot light fast-action rod and reel with a 200-yard capacity of 8 to 12 pound test line.
Fly tackle: You will need a 9 foot, 7, 8 or 9 weight rod. Fly lines should be floating lines. Leaders should be 10 to 12 foot and flies size 1’s and 2’s. Reels should have smooth drags and capable of holding 200 yards of backing.
See Note: below
Tackle for Permit and medium Tarpon:
Spinning tackle: You will need a 6 1/2 to 9 foot medium fact-action rod and reels with a capacity of 200 yards of 10 to 12 pound test.
Fly tackle: You will need an 9 foot, 9, 10 or 11 weight rod. Fly lines should be floating lines. Leaders should be 10 to 12 foot and recommended flies for permit are crab patterns, 1’s and 2’s.
See Note: below
Tackle for big Tarpon:
Spinning tackle: You will need a 7-foot heavy-action rod and reels with a 250-yard capacity of 20-pound test for fishing along channels and bridges.
Fly tackle: You will need 9, 10, 11 or 12 weight rods and a heavy-duty reel capable of holding 250 to 400 yards of backing and floating lines. Tarpon flies in sizes 1’s, 2’s and sometimes up to 4’s are necessary and it is advised you have a few dozen patterns.
Note: Please advise what you will be bringing with you on the boat so I can plan space management.