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Florida

Southwest Florida on the Fly

A few days ago I got back from a family vacation to SW Florida where I of course made some time to go fishing.  I’ve visited this area my whole life and since picking up a fly rod I’ve looked at it very differently.  My dad used to own an offshore boat that we would … Continue reading »

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The Trail: A-Z (Baby Tarpon on fly)

These guys got some amazing video fly fishing the Tamiami Trail in southwest Florida only minutes away from where my dad now lives.  I’ve been able to fish there now a few times and have caught some nice snook, and had a few shots at some nice tarpon.  I’ll be visiting there after the holidays … Continue reading »

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Boca Grande Tarpon Jig Update

Ever since the arctic weather front has hit the Chicago area I’ve been thinking more and more about visiting my dad in southwest Florida.  While dreaming of Florida tarpon always come to mind.  The spring of 2013 I made a post about the controversy of the Boca Grande tarpon jig that was being used in … Continue reading »

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Southwest Florida Snook

Snook in southwest Florida start moving from deep structure to the shallow passes and beaches along the gulf coast in late spring/early summer to spawn.  Last June my cousin and I spent a week down in Naples and got to witness snook cruising in the surf ambushing baitfish in just inches of water.  I’m hoping … Continue reading »

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Southwest Florida: part 2

Here are a few more photos from my trip to Marco Island, Florida back in early June. This guy asked me if he could use one of the mackerel that I caught for shark bait and of course I said yes.  I would have loved to watch this guy tangle with a shark!!  but instead … Continue reading »

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Everglades Adventure

I got back from Southwest Florida over a week ago and have been too busy with work and family stuff to get to the computer to share my experience until now.  We arrived in Naples, Florida early in the day with enough time to stop at the local fly shop http://www.mangroveoutfitters.com/ to pick up some leaders, … Continue reading »

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