Fly Fishing Backcountry & Flats

Starting at $400 | 4 - 6 Hours | Flats, Inshore, River | 1 - 2 People
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Pricing & Availability

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Species

Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Sight Casting

About Your Trip

"Drop Your Fly Fishing" fishes Charlotte Harbor from Port Charlotte to Matlacha, Florida, including the bays to the west, Boca Grande, Myakka and Peace River Deltas. Miles of mangrove shorelines border acres of skinny flats, bars, and coves that create a premier destination for the most passionate fly and light tackle anglers. With Captain Roger Gendron, you may enjoy sight-casting in a foot of water or entice ferocious strikes off the surface.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Skiff
Boat Manufacturer: Hewes
Boat Length: 17 ft
Year Built: 2006
Engine Manufacturer: yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 60 hp
Additional Amenities: PowerPole, casting platform, Trolling motor, GPS, Cooler

About Your Guide

Captain Roger has been actively guiding fly anglers since 1989 and is dedicated to the quality over quantity practice of the saltwater fly fishing and light tackle experience. It's the serenity of the search coupled with the anticipation of the find that turns a pastime into a passion. After guiding for over thirty years that is his story, and he wants to share it with you. Whether you are flinging flies or lobbing lures, sight casting or just dropping it right where they outta be, for Captain Roger the focus is always on you and your day on the water.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Location

This trip has multiple pickup locations.

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Top quality fly and spinning rods and reels available. Complimentary bottled water and ice on board.

At an Additional Rate

Extend to 6-hour trip, add $100

Recommended Packing

Bring your own snacks & drinks, your favorite fly rod, a rabbit's food or lucky penny. No bananas please.

Required Items

Sun protective clothing, eyewear, and block.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

Ponce De Leon Park, Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Charlotte Harbor, Myakka River, Peace River, Pine Island Sound

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