Although I reside and can launch in Key Largo, I am more than just a Key Largo fly-spin fishing guide since I am a World Wide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shop pro-staff resident guide in Islamorada and fish throughout the entire upper Keys over into the Everglades.

Key Largo fly-spin fishng guide Capt. Larry Sydnor's fly fishing video

My wonderful and diversified anglers who have selected me as their Key Largo fly-spin fishing guide come from all around the world and I am pleased to say I consider them all my friends. And it means so much to me when they take the time to contact me and openly share their enjoyment and gratitude for my efforts. Here’s just a sample of what some have written about me through the years starting with my experience with motivational host Chad Crawford that I think you’ll enjoy when I tried to teach him fly fishing on the “How To Do Fly fishing” segment of his popular television show How To Do Florida (<–click to enjoy full episode.)

In addition to the testimonials following I also want to thank all of my anglers who realize one of the best compliments they could give me is a referral.

Mrs. & Capt Larry:  Am coming down to Islamorada with three buddies all first-timers and have heard all about our last trip down (when Nick had the best two fish-ctaching days of his life!!!)  Hoping you have availability for us.  Thank you. 

                                                                                                 – Dana and Nick Piazza, April 15, 2021 –

Sugar Land , TX

Captain Larry:  This is Sherry, of Sherry and Clair. You took us out on your skiff last Wednesday.  We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time we had fishing Florida Bay with you as our guide.  And I wanted to especially thank you for the lures and hooks you gave me. We made good use of them at West Lake and in the Buttonwood Canal. Caught a big snook, and then only catfish after that before losing most of the lures to the mangroves….  It was great fun.  Thanks again. And say “hello” to Sharon. 


& nbsp;                                                                                            – Shery Pethers and Clair, February 12, 2020 – Laona, WI  

What a great day we had with Larry. This is our second trip with him and he has always put us on some good fishing. We left the marina at Bass Pro Shops in Islamorada at 7 and after long boat ride we were both catching Snook, Reds, Trout, etc. By around 1 PM we decided to call it a day and headed back to the marina. We highly recommend Larry, and his wife is also most helpful in organizing our trip.

– Dave Eldridge and Ann Rushing, May 15, 2019 – Vero Beach, FL

Incredible day with an extremely experienced guide. Thank you Larry! We’ll be back.

– Amber & Kevin Bickford, April 22, 2019 – Orlando, FL

Hi Sharon-just wanted to thank you for arranging my trip today with Larry. The weather wasn’t great and my casting was bad but Larry is a gentleman and I appreciate his patience and efforts today. It was tough gong out there and he stuck with me. I will surely keep you in mind if I’m lucky enough to sneak back down in the near future.

– Dave Bahuriak, March 22, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA

If you want a great guide, a comfortable boat, and a captain who truly knows what he’s doing, this is the right choice. Larry made myself and my two kids (14 and 16) so comfortable and we had an incredible fishing experience. He has the knowledge to both put fish on and teach young newcomers what they are doing and land terrific fish. Great gear, live bait, and comfortable dry boat makes this a truly worthwhile experience. Being a prior flats boat owner who loved to light tackle, spin cast, and fly fish, this boat captain far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Captain Larry, we’ll be back!

– John Flynn, March 20, 2019 – New York, NY

Hi Larry – Our trip with you that afternoon is firmly cemented in the memory of my boy, Joaquin, for his entire life !!! Thank you again for your captaining skills.

– Tim, Mike & Joaquin Fraleigh, December 15, 2018 – Sunrise, FL

Awesome trip and fantastic weather

– Eurika Botha, October 24, 2018 – Morristown, NJ

Thank you again for a wonderful trip-it was one for the books

– Jason Kelly, October 21, 2018 – NJ

Great trip!

– Carl, Katie, Will & Emma Gaynor, August 19, 2017 – Oak Ridge, NC

Y’all were great to work and play with. We had a blast!

– Wally Cook, June 9, 2017 – Austin, TX

Good morning, I must complement you, I have been with many guides and have many guides as good friends but I’ve never come across a Guide service that is so detailed oriented. It’s nice.

– Jim Chanko, May 21, 2017 – New York, NY

Thanks for a most memorable trip. We have “happy bucks” at Rotary. I usually pay $1 when I have a fish story to tell. Last Wed. I paid my dollar and didn’t say a word. I just spread my arms as far wide as they would reach and did a 360 and then sat down with a big smile.

– Tim Ebert, May 7, 2017 – Winston-Salem, NC

Thanks Larry for the fun. Dad and I caught our 2 personal largest fish. A three hour fight versus a giant tarpon from the dark to mid morning is something we’ll always remember. Thank you!

– Paul Ebert, April 29, 2017 – Winston-Salem, NC

Thanks I had a great time and will be back for tarpon. The video is cool.

– Scott Clements, April 20, 2017 – Burlington, Wisconsin

L thanks again for two great days. Had lots of fun and enjoyed your company and humor pat.

– Pat Beckwith, April 10, 2017 – West Palm Beach, Florida

We enjoyed fishing with Larry. Sorry, we could have done a bit better..2 bones for me would have gotten us runner up Grand Champion…tough conditions..Damn Weather..Maybe next time Xoxo Brower.

– Brower Moffitt, September 19, 2016 – West Palm Beach, Florida

Nobody works harder than you finding fish! We’re psyched already for 2017. Thanks again, Larry.

– Jim Lytle, September 19, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Thanks Capt Larry! Another great Herman Lucerne Memorial, and once again, you put us on some great fish!! Already looking forward to the 2017 HLM

– Roy Saunders, September 19, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Sharon – Jake and I had an awesome time with Captain Larry on Tuesday! We could not have had a better experience and I have been telling everyone I have been meeting about our trip. Hopefully we can do it again next time we are here. Thanks again and tell Larry Hi!

– Scott Murphy, August 4, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Thank you and thank you. WOW! For me it’s a fish of a lifetime!-Frank

– Frank Warner, July 14, 2016 – La Vernia, Texas

Hi Sharon, Larry was the perfect guide and we had an unforgettable day. A dream fulfilled! Best wishes-Ashley

– Ashley Almanza, April 11, 2016 – Surrey, England

We just wanted to thank you for Paul’s outing. He really enjoyed it and came home with a fish story as well. If you are able, we would appreciate a photo of the monster fish for his newsletter. We also had a fun day with Captain Todd, and again Paul caught a monster red grouper. Appreciate the referral. Thanks again.

– Sherrill Hudson, April 7, 2016 – Daniel, WY

Niko is 15 and in 9th grade at Trinity Prep. Thanks for the extra effort today! We both enjoyed it. [See Niko’s big snook caught on fly]

– Jim Kuncis, March 26, 2016 – Orlando, FL

Sharon – I can’t begin to tell you how hard Larry worked to try and put me on a fish. His easy going style, great equipment and boat, knowledge of the area, flies that he ties, just back and forth boat conversation, and on and on, were what I am looking for in a guide.

– Tom Montgomery, March 25, 2016 – Nantucket, MA

Sharon – What an incredible picture! We had a great time with Larry. He made us better anglers…..well he made IV better, I am beyond help.

– Tom Horton, March 22, 2016 – Houston, TX

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the day with you and how great of a guide and teacher you are. I was enthralled.I hope to become a much better caster – including with my right hand, and schedule another trip with you at some point. You mentioned that you were preparing for a tournament – I hope that is going well and your client can take better advantage of your skill and expertise than I did; you had us on top of big fish almost continuously and I didn’t really fish all that well for most of the time – but I had a blast and got a taste of what real tarpon fishing is like. You are a wonderful guide and a great guy and I really enjoyed meeting you and fishing with you. Keep up the great work – hope the wind and water and fish are all trending in your favor.

– Eric Broadbent, Nov. 5, 2015 – Harvard, MA

Sandy,,[Moret of Florida Keys Outfitters Fly Fishng School] I am so sorry to have missed class today,,, Bad Boy,,, But you hooked us up with Larry and he is A First Class Guide and Guy,, Thank You,,,

– Ben Johnson, Oct. 19, 2015 – New Orleans, LA

Hi Larry, Thanks for sharing your Awesome and Prestigious WIN. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! It is a pleasure and honored and very lucky to be able to fish with you especially in a tournament when things gets serious and tough and yet you remain calm and knew exactly what you are doing with much confidence to find the fish. As for the Angler their intensity level and self confidence are building up knowing that they have the BEST………………

– Jing Torn, Oct. 4, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sharon, Just got home… what a weekend! I hope you have a pic of Larry at the awards ceremony, he looked so happy and had every right to be extremely proud. He kicked some serious Butt! We were lucky to have him as our guide, I know for a fact we could not have won on any other skiff! [Grand Champion Angler-Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament Islamorada, FL Sept. 19/20 plus Top Guide, Top Hells Bay Angler, Team Champion, 2nd Largest Redfish, 2nd Largest Bonefish.] Thank Larry again for me and let him know how much I appreciate and understand that his efforts had everything to do with our success! There are a multitude of reasons that the other guides look up to him besides the fact that he physically towers aver them. I’ll be back in January and will touch base when I firm up the dates! All my best, Jim

– Jim Lytle, Sept. 22, 2015 – Orlando, FL

Capt. Larry kept on the fish ALL day long & worked his backside off . GREAT guy and had patience of a saint with my fly casting! Book Capt. Larry for an AMAZING trip in the Keys. Thanks again Capt.

– George Layton, Sept. 20, 2015 – Sun City Center, FL

Sharon, You are the BEST in taking care of your clients and I TRULY appreciate your efforts. I do look forward to fishing with Larry and get better educated by someone who apparently has a passion for what he does! Take care and thanks again. George

– George Layton, Sept. 11, 2015 – Sun City Center, FL

Capt. Larry, Thanks again for a wonderful day on the water and getting me into my first real tarpon and official landing. Michelle and I both enjoyed the day and she now has decided she wants to practice in order to catch a tarpon next time. Mike

– Mike & Michelle Hess, August 2, 2015 – Fairlawn, OH

Sharon,THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are my new BFF! I love the video! i really appreciate you working on it for me! Thank Larry for a great memory, too! That was a lot of fun! I still cant figure out how he caught the bait fish with his net! That was a fun day for us! We hope to come down in the fall or next spring. We will book with you when we figure out the dates! It was a pleasure working with you both! Best of luck! Sue and Steve

– Sue & Steve Rumpf, June 4, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA

Hello Larry, I wanted to once again thank you for the wonderful fishing trip on 05/21. Esther and I really enjoyed it and we will definitely be back. – Robert

– Robert Schmid, June 1, 2015 – Denver, CO

Thank you again for pointing me in the right direction, Sharon- the Cheeca was perfect and the lunches from the Trading Post were equally good. Capt. Larry- thanks for the hospitality on your boat the past two days. I dreamt last night about the “take” yesterday and watching all of the Tarpon out of the water trying to shake the hook-up was almost too much for me to handle. Memories! Already looking forward to coming back and I have not left Florida yet…Until next time- Robert

– Robert Aranda, May 17, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM

Larry and Sharon – Many thanks for making my (Anne) first fishing charter a great and fun experience. I was holding my breath that while holding the camera it would yield some great PHOTOS. as it was hard to see. Thanks so much for sending the photos. I am sure we’ll be back to the keys again. Rich is on cloud nine. Sharon we sure appreciated your assistance when booking this charter. You are very thorough. Anne and Rich

– Anne & Rich Antunovich, Apr 1, 2015 – East Moriches, NY

Sharon and Larry, Many thanks for helping Ben catch this FISH. Though I’m not sure it really squelched the desire. He says you were very organized and informative (pre-trip) and kept the rods and tackle coming during the trip. Happy Easter!

– Kim Schoettker, Mar 25, 2015 – Montgomery, AL

As discused, Great time yesterday! Thanks for making Debbie feel welcome. Craig

– Craig Keneipp, Mar 21, 2015 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sharon, Regards to Larry and yourself. I had a very enjoyable day, even if the conditions were not perfect it gave me the opportunity to see how good it could be. I will indeed contact you again if I am able to return for some more fishing and will definitely recommend yourselves to any of my friends going out. Meanwhile its back to Ireland, work and a little fishing which is just starting here.- Kind regards Billy

– Billy Quaile, Mar 15, 2015 – Ireland, EU

Larry. Thank you once again for the opportunity to enjoy the good life with the best guide ever!

– Suzanne Wagner, Jan. 6, 2015 – Cooper City, FL

Larry. Thank you for a wonderful day. I am sorry I wasn’t more productive but I learned a lot and will kick a… Next time. Take care. Pat.

– Pat Beckwith, Oct. 16, 2014 – Sarasota, FL

Got fly grand champion and runner up grand champion (by 4 points, which I should of had but for angler error). AND given that there were no extra points given for fly…(and it was blowing 20-25) I feel jubilant that we finished so high. Don’t know of any photos…but will forward if I get any. PLEASE forward any videos you wind up with, as we had an amazing day that I would love to share and remember. Thanks, and looking forward to our next adventure!

– Lyle Beckwith, Oct. 15, 2014 – Alexandria, VA

Thanks for all your hard work Larry. Couldn’t ask for a better capt. or friend for Cyler to be teamed up with.

– Mandy McVay, Aug. 03, 2014 – Bartow, FL

Key Largo fly-spin fishng guide Capt. Larry Sydnor's angler Stu Apte video
Video testimonial from International legendary fly angler/instructor/author Stu Apte .

– Stu Apte, May 04, 2014 – Tavernier, FL

We both really enjoyed the fishing with Larry, if there was any lack of fish it was due to our ability, because Larry put us on plenty of fish.

– Russell Sullivan, Apr 19, 2014 – Wells, ME

Sharon, Captain Larry, Just so you know, I was able to print out the Gift Certificate and will give it to my brother in law and sister today. I know he will enjoy it. We still talk about our trips with Larry to this date and will forever more.

– Bill Amason, Dec. 07, 2013 – Atlantis, FL
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“One of the best compliments anyone can give me is a referral.” – Capt. Larry Sydnor