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SHIMANO fishing reels As a member of the Shimano Elite Guide Program.. I've the latest Shimano tackle on my skiff! Sustain/Stella Reels and Crucial/Waxwing rods!

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"I do not fish for clubs or records. I fish for the fun, the excitement, the thrill of the game,
and I would rather let my fish go than not." - Zane Grey

Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 34 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 26 of those years.
Whether you choose to sight fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light spinning tackle instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for. I practice only "catch and release" fishing.
Please check out the links provided above on this page. Everything to help you plan your trip such as rates, equipment needs and accommodations is included. Multiple boats/captains can be arranged for larger groups as well. Please read on and contact me for an unforgettable trip. I look forward to fishing with you... Capt. Barry Hoffman

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Spin & fly fishing in Islamorada, Key Largo and the backcountry waters of the Everglades National Park.

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Capt. Barry Hoffman's Florida Keys Flats Fishing est. 1990

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I am a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Conservation Captain and practice only "Catch & Release".

A patient, amicable & hardworking Florida Keys fishing guide. No stress and no screaming... still after 25+ years!

Sight fishing the flats of Key Largo, Islamorada and Everglades National Park. Fly fishing and light tackle charters for novice & expert anglers! Specializing in "catch & release" sight fishing the Florida Keys for bonefish, tarpon, redfish and permit on fly or light tackle.

Don't forget the sunscreen, sunglasses and proper clothing to protect yourself from the intense sun and possible cooler weather while riding in the open boat.

I practice
"Catch & Release"
while fly fishing or spin fishing

as recommended on
2016 Certificate of Excellence

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