Thanks for watching Spanish Fly, Vida del Mar and for taking the time to write in, really glad to see other folks enjoying the Outdoors even if it's vicariously through the television.
Having guided for 25 years and now in the business of doing fishing shows, I can tell you that each one of those is a full time job. As a guide, one of the things I enjoyed most was that some of what started out as clients turned into best friends. Seems like that there are lots of good people in the fishing world. Wish that I had enough time to fish with more of them. However I am a firm believer in going with the flow, so it seems like the current moves me to maintain this present course and speed.
Because of these time constraints, unfortunately I am not able to take any charters right now however there are some great guides in the Florida Keys area that do the same style of fishing that I do:
Captain Carter Andrews full info on Carter
Fishing has been a passion of mine since I can remember. While growing up on a farm in Tennessee, I spent all my free time fishing and dreaming of being a professional bass fisherman. In the late 70's I was introduced to fly fishing. The only thing that got in the way of my fishing was school and a conventional job for a short period of time. Then I saw the light. I wanted to share the joy I got from fishing with as many people as possible. I've been fortunate to experience some really fantastic fishing in some beautiful parts of the world.
Braden Escobar FISHING OUTFITTER, GALAPAGOS ECUAGRINGO.COM
For almost 10 years Brandon has been the most trusted and professional company fully licensed and operating in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
Captain Rob Fordyce - 1-888-CAPTROB www.robfordyce.com
Fishing the Everglades, Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay through the middle Keys out of a skiff for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Bone fish and Permit on the flats. Also fishes offshore in larger 32' boat for species like Sailfish, Dolphin, Kingfish and also wreck species like Cobia, Snapper, Grouper and Permit.
Joe Rodriguez (305) 910-6309 www.captjoerodriguez.com
I have fished with Joe a couple tournaments and the guy is absolutely tireless in his pursuit for finding you fish. Joe is especially strong in the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, Whitewater Bay and Upper and Middle Keys.
Captain Greg Poland - 305-852-9940 http://www.gregpoland.com/
Based out of Duck Key, Greg fishes up and down the keys from Key Largo to Key West out of a skiff for flats species: Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook and Redfish.
Captain Steve Impallemeni - 305-292-9837
Based out of Key West, an excellent flats guide for Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit. Steve also does some creative fishing in the wintertime in the channels for Snapper, Grouper and Jacks.
Captain Rush Maltz - 305-744-4413 www.odysseafishing.com
Based out of Key West, does the light tackle offshore and wreck fishing for Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, Dolphin, Cobia, Permit, Snapper and also fishes Key West Harbor for Tarpon.
Captain Nate Wheeler (305) 394-2177 www.waypointfishingcharters.net
A born and raised native to the Florida Keys and Iraq War veteran, Captain Nate Wheeler is a very personable and energetic guide with an extreme passion for all types of fishing. Based out of Summerland Key, Nate specializes in both inshore and offshore live bait fishing, as well as light tackle/fly fishing on the flats.
Captain Steve Rodgers - 305-294-9311 www.spearonecharters.com
Also based out of Key West, an excellent guide for light tackle, offshore and wreck fishing for the aforementioned species. Steve is especially strong in Kingfish and for all the bottom species like Grouper and Snapper.
Captain Ken Harris - 305-294-8843
Key West, Excellent guide for offshore light tackle and wreck fishing. Kenny is especially skilled in fishing for Tarpon in Key West Harbor, Shark fishing and live baiting offshore.
Captain Tony Murphy - 305-293-1814 www.keylimey.com
Captain Tony Murphy has been fishing for a living in the waters off Key West for more than 15 years targeting Snapper, Groupers and Kingfish. Tony is also a very patient captain and loves to teach beginner anglers.
Capt. Steve "Creature" Coulter - 252-995-4832
A very capable and knowledgeable fisherman. We caught many yellowfins on a shoot with "Creach" and mate Dave Chambers. What I liked fishing with him was that we chummed the fish right up to the boat so it was a intensely visual experience. He is also has a fair amount of experience with light tackle and fly fishermen.
Nomad Sportfishing Adventures http://www.nomadsportfishing.com.au
Our Aim is to provide you with the best Game, Sport or Flyfishing charter available anywhere. We fish some of the most remote and pristine reefs and islands to be found anywhere in the world. We are a family run business and pride ourselves on the diversity of fishing options we offer. All our guides and skippers are very experienced in all forms of fishing we offer and whichever form of bluewater fishing you are interested in, we have an adventure to impress.
We offer a huge range of charters based around our 80ft mothership and 6 sportfishing vessels to fish the outer Coral Sea and Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland in NE Australia.
All the above-mentioned guides are extremely good at what they do, in addition to being good teachers and nice guys. I recommend them highly.
Hope this helps,