Florida Keys Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing The Florida Keys

Florida Keys Fly Fishing

Welcome to Florida Keys Fly Fishing with Capt. Brandon Henley. The Florida Keys are home to the best fly fishing in the world for large permit, incredible numbers of tarpon and some huge bonefish. If saltwater fly fishing were a football game, the Florida Keys and Key West would be the Superbowl. Fly fishing the Florida Keys is challenging, at times technical, and extremely rewarding. It is always Intense. You better bring your “A” game.

It really is a magical place to fly fish for permit, tarpon and bonefish. Anything can happen on any given day here. These waters can humble you in the morning, and give you the best fishing of your life that afternoon. Fly fishing the Florida Keys good anglers become great, and novices ignite a passion that will keep them coming back year after year. If you are looking for massive tailing permit, schools of tarpon on gin clear flats and bonefish that break double digits you have come to the right place.

To book a Florida Keys fly fishing charter text or call me at 305-340-9863

If you don’t fly fish it’s OK, see my page on Florida Keys flats fishing.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing tarpon jumping
Florida Keys fly fishing for permit during a tournament

Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guides

Saltwater fly fishing inevitably leads you to pursue the big three. Permit, tarpon, and bonefish on the fly. Fly fishermen who say they aren’t interested in catching the trifecta are missing out on the biggest thrill in fly fishing. Something about the pursuit of these fish changes you. Hunting the crown jewels of saltwater fly fishing is extremely addicting. It is punctuated by crushing lows and incredible highs where time flies by and mere moments seem like hours. I have forged friendships chasing these fish that I treasure more than I can write. It’s an odd mix of going to war and trying to win the hearts of the hottest girls on the planet. I know that if you put your time in, and persist you will never be the same. I have seen it time and time again on the flats of the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys Permit Fly Fishing

The fly fishing for permit in the Florida Keys is second to none. If you want BIG permit that tail and eat flies you have came to the right place. The best place in fact. In my opinion the only place. I’m not talking about the 5lb fish that eat bonefish flies in Belize. No, these are the magazine cover fish that eat 1/0 crab flies and will make your knees knock so hard I’ve seen people fall off the platform casting to them. Learn more at my page about Florida Keys fly fishing for permit.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing For Tarpon

The Florida Keys and fly fishing for tarpon are synonymous. The sport was pioneered on the flats of the Florida Keys. These waters around Big Pine Key are steeped in tradition and names like Williams, Apte and Huff are legendary. The Keys was, and still is the place to fly fish for tarpon. It is a year round fishery, but anglers from around the globe flock here April through June. During the migration schools numbering in the hundreds make thier way across our oceanside flats. Florida Keys fly fishing is world famous for good reason. Visit my page fly fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys.

Fly Fishing The Florida Keys For Bonefish

Fly Fishing for bonefish on the flats of the Florida Keys is different than any other fishery in the world. Double digit bonefish belly crawl the flats around the Middle Keys within casting range of the Overseas highway. Huge, wary fish that demand patience and can humble anyone. Our average bonefish in the keys is 4-6lbs and they eat big flies that would scare away any Bahamian guide. Bonefishing the Keys is about quality and trophy fish. More bonefish world records have been set here than anywhere else on the planet. For all the skinny check out my page about fly fishing for bonefish in the Florida Keys.

For more information on Key West fishing click here.

Florida Keys fly fishing permit guide
Florida Keys tarpon fly fishing
Bonefish guide in the Florida Keys

Now Booking Tarpon Season 2018!

Tarpon Season 2018 is right around the corner. Prime spots are still available, but will fill up fast. Book your bout with the Silver King today!

fly fishing the Florida Keys for tarpon

Fishing The Florida Keys and Key West

The Florida Keys are unlike any other fly fishing destination. The flats of the Florida Keys are made up of hard coral, lush turtle grass and mangrove islands. Extending Southwest of Miami for over a hundred miles it is a place apart. You still use the dollar, drive on the right side of the road, and speak English. You just can’t shake the feeling you are in a different country though.

Life is slower, people seem generally happier, and sport fishing is a way of life. It really is Water World. Small Islands are connected by a series of bridges spanning Westward all the way to the Southernmost point in the United States. This geographic isolation gives rise to unique people, and great shallow water fishing. Flats fishing was born here and history and tradition still mean something. The Florida Keys are to fly fishing what Wrigley Field is to baseball. No other fishery will test your skill and make you a better angler like the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys A Fly Fishing Paradise

The fishery is gives me a range from Everglades National Park to the Marquesas Keys 30 miles west of Key West. You can catch a grand slam during the day and crawl down Duval street that evening celebrating. The islands of Big Pine Key and Marathon Key are sleepy and the streets roll up by 8pm, while Islamorada and Key West remain vibrant into the early hours of the morning. Quiet getaway or exciting nightlife you can find it all while fly fishing the Florida Keys.

I am always happy to help plan your fly fishing vacation here in the Keys. You can also visit the official Florida Keys travel website for more information. I can suggest lodging and dining options to make your stay comfortable after long days of fly fishing the flats. You can email Capt. Brandon about fly fishing the Florida Keys here.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing For Tarpon

Florida Keys fly fishing guide lands big tarpon

Fly Fishing For Tarpon

The Florida Keys offer fly fishing for tarpon of all sizes year round. With resident tarpon as well as migratory fish there is simply no better place for tarpon fly fishing.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing For Permit

Florida Keys fly fishing for permit in November

Permit Fly Fishing

The permit fishing in the Florida Keys is world class for good reason. The Keys are home to big permit with great numbers.  The  Keys  are a permit junkie’s paradise.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing  Bonefish

Florida Keys fly fishing bonefish in April

Fly Fishing For Bonefish

Fly world records for bonefish are set in the Florida Keys. The grey ghost haunts the shallows year round. If size matters this is the only place to fly fish for bonefish.

Capt. Brandon Henley is Proudly Sponsored By

Nautilus Reels