florida keys fly fishing guide Capt. Brandon Henley

Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guides


I’m Captain Brandon Henley of Florida Keys Fly Fishing. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by some of the greatest flats fishing in the world, and to have the chance to share it with others. This isn’t a job, it truly is a way of life for me. Since I can remember I have been obsessed with the ocean and the fish that swim beneath its surface. This love of all things aquatic grows a little more everyday, and exploring the flats of the Florida Keys is where I am most content.


My favorite part of being a Florida Keys fly fishing guide is never quite knowing what each day will hold. Almost without exception, SOMETHING new and interesting happens every day out there. That magic that the ocean still holds is what keeps me coming back to it. I believe in sharing that magic with my guests while fishing the Florida Keys.


I get asked all the time what’s your favorite fish species to target in the Florida Keys. I can definitely say fly fishing for permit is my first love. Something about the chess match does it for me. Permit fishing is a mental game and trying to guess their next move, and how you will react is a blast. Let’s just say I am afflicted with the permit sickness.

I believe being a fly fishing guide in the Florida Keys is the greatest job in the world. Who else can say they get so excited to go to work they can’t sleep the night before? When was the last time you got so pumped up at work that you yelled out with sheer joy? I am so grateful to live in the Florida Keys and show this incredible fishery to my guest. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Click here to see the latest Florida Keys Fly Fishing Report.


Why Pick Me As Your Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guide?


On your Florida Keys fly fishing trip, I strive not only for you to catch fish, but learn to become a better angler. Teaching is the most important aspect of my work, and I want you to have some new skills and techniques to take home after your fishing charter is over. If you are new to the sport, I bring years of experience to cut down the learning curve to size. If you are an experienced angler I bring passion and drive that will bring out your very best.


I encourage all my anglers to let me know what you want out of your time fly fishing the Florida Keys. If keeping the rods bent all day is what your looking for, I have you covered. Maybe you have your heart set on catching that first permit or 100 lb tarpon. I can handle that too. It’s your day and I will do everything in my power to make the most of it. Guaranteed.

I offer hosted trips to Cuba, Mexico, and Belize as well. For information on a destination fly fishing trip with Capt. Brandon Henley visit Fishabout.

Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guide Skiff

I run all my fly fishing charters in a 2017 Maverick Mirage HPX-18. It is powered by a 4 stroke Yamaha 115 hp outboard. This boat is truly a Ferarri on the flats. She is quiet, comfortable, dry and fast. This means you maximize your fishing time instead of riding between spots. This boat was designed and customized for fly fishing in the Florida Keys.

flats boat in the Florida Keys
a flats boat in the Florida Keys
Florida Keys permit fishing guide
Flats fishing guide in the Florida Keys