LOCAL AREA GUIDES

The following excellent local guides are listed in alphabetical order. These guides provide support to our club by being speakers, donating services for our fund raisers, and in some cases offering discounts to members. Return the favor by supporting these guides.
CAPTAIN JAMIE ALLEN – PINE ISLAND SOUND, CHARLOTTE HARBOR, AND BOCA GRANDE

 

Captain Jamie Allen specializes in sightfishing for snook, redfish, and tarpon. If you are a beginner or your fly casting needs a tune up he is an FFF certified casting instructor. Children are no problem. Please bring them if they would like to come along. His website is www.jamiesoutfishin.com. His email is jamiesoutfishin@gmail.com

or call him at 941-628-9031.

CAPTAIN KEN CHAMBERS - EVERGLADES CITY, NAPLES,

10,000 ISLANDS

Captain Ken Chambers is a native Southwest Floridian and has been fishing the waters of the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park his entire life. This diverse fishery allows a novice angler the chance to learn on the water and get the line tight. Snook, redfish, and tarpon will test the ability of an angler. Captain Ken prides himself on being patient and courteous with anglers of all skill levels and will work hard to make your fishing trip a success. His website is
www.snookonthefly.com. His email is
CaptKenChambers@aol.com

or call him at 239-289-0984.

CAPTAIN JOHN DEARBORN - NAPLES AND MARCO ISLAND
Captain John Dearborn guides in the backcountry waters around Naples and Marco Island. He specializes in finding juvenile tarpon. A very knowledgeable guide he is an excellent teacher for beginners and those new to salt water. For more information contact Capt. John by phone at 239-682-7618, by email at jhammerj@yahoo.com, or find him on FaceBook.
CAPTAIN BILL FAULKNER – EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, 10,000 ISLANDS

Captain Bill Faulkner has been fishing the Everglades and 10,000 Islands for more than 25 years, and now he's ready to put his Everglades fishing experience to work for you. He provides light tackle and fly fishing charters for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and other game fish in Everglades National Park, 10,000 Islands, Chokoloskee, Marco Island and Naples. His website is 
www.gulfcoastguideservices.com.

His email is inshorefl1@aol.com 

or call him at 239-994-8600.

CAPTAIN BUDDY FERBER – FLORIDA EVERGLADES AND 10,000 ISLANDS

Captain Buddy Ferber, a life-long fly fisherman, has spent the last 10 years exploring the remote corners of the Everglades National Park and 10,000 Island National Wildlife Refuge. Capt. Buddy utilizes a 17-foot Maverick HPX Tunnel Flats Boat to get back deep into the backcountry in search of snook, reds, and juvenile tarpon. For more information contact Capt. Buddy at 239-298-3863,

by email at BuddyFerber@att.net,

or go to his website www.evergladesflyfishingcharters.com.

STEVE GIBSON – SOUTHERN DRAWL KAYAK FISHING

Steve Gibson offers kayak fishing trips to both saltwater and freshwater destinations. He fishes the saltwater backcountry from Tampa Bay to Pine Island Sound.  He also fishes freshwater lakes and streams in southwest Florida. Steve utilizes kayaks because they allow one to fish in waters that might not be accessible in other vessels. For more information contact Steve by phone at 941-284-3406, by email at steve@kayakfishingsarasota.com,

or go to his website www.kayakfishingsarasota.com.

CAPTAIN JOHN HAND – EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

Join Captain John Hand and enjoy the pristine backcountry of the Florida Everglades. As a 4th generation Florida native, Capt. John has explored these waters for more than 4 decades. Need a little help with your casting? Capt. John is also an International Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor. For more information contact Capt. John by phone at 239-842-7778, by email at tomatoesjh@yahoo.com, or go to his website www.redfishlanding.com.

Al Keller - 10,000 Islands, Carrabelle, and Louisiana

Captain Al Keller was born in Miami, FL and grew up in Tampa. In 1996 he received his U.S. Coast Guards license and started what he and many others dream about, fly fishing for a living. Al migrated to New Orleans where he now spends the majority of the year chasing Louisiana Redfish. He returns to Florida each spring for tarpon. In his free time he hones his skills and feeds his passion by competing in fresh and saltwater tournaments. His phone is (770) 855-5785 and website is www.nolaguides.com

 

CAPTAIN DREW NAECKEL – NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS, EVERGLADES

 

Drew Naeckel has been exploring the waters around Marco Island and the everglades since he was 10 years old. He has the experience and knowledge to take you on a safe, fun and successful fishing trip. Drew also offers backcountry boat and kayak tours. For more information contact Drew by phone at 239-777-5707. You can also check out his website at www.mangrovemaniacs.com.

 

 

CAPTAIN T JOHN SKIFFINGTON – NAPLES, 10,000 ISLANDS, EVERGLADES

Captain T John Skiffington guides throughout southwest Florida including Naples, 10,000 Islands, and Everglades Nation Park. The incredible sportfishing and photographic opportunities in Southwest Florida are a perfect complement to Capt. John's Pro Fish Pro Photo charter services. For more information contact Capt. John by phone at 239-877-6404, by email at tjskiff@gmail.com, or go to his website www.backcountryflatsmasters.com.

Scott Sommerlatte - 10,000 Islands and Louisiana

Scott Sommerlatte has been guiding sportsmen along the Gulf Coast for nearly three decades. From fly anglers and waterfowl hunters along the Texas coast all the way to chasing snook and tarpon in the Everglades. In addition to his experience as a guide, Scott has made a name for himself as an outdoor photographer and innovator within the fly fishing industry. Scott can be contacted by phone at 979-415-4379 or via the web at www.mangrovefly.com.

Captain Ed Tamson - 10,000 Islands and the Everglades

Ed’s instructional programs and Everglades Fly Fishing Guide Services are designed for beginning, intermediate or advanced fly anglers who are willing to invest their time and energy in developing new fly fishing skills while having a  truly memorable experience fly fishing in the exotic Florida Everglades and 10,000 Islands.
Ed is an active outdoorsman and passionate fly fisherman and an FFI certified fly casting instructor.  Reach him at (956) 772 1212 or on the web at http://www.beyondcatching.com/

CAPTAIN CHARLES WRIGHT – EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, 10,000 ISLANDS

Chokoloskee Charters & Everglades Kayak Fishing is proud to introduce Guided Kayak Fishing trips in the Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands. Enjoy a guided mother ship everglades fishing trip or a guided paddling trip amongst the 10,000 Islands and Chokoloskee. Whether fly fishing or fishing with traditional gear, kayak fishing is a great way to catch fish while enjoying the beauty and wildlife of the Park. His websites 
www.chokoloskeecharters.com and
www.EvergladesKayakFishing.com.

His email is
chokoloskeecharters@gmail.com 

or call him at 239-695-9107.

For references on guides in different national and international locations please contact our club at bffinfo@flyfishingnaples.com. Our members often travel and may have recommendations for locations you plan to visit.

Contact Us Today!

Backcountry Fly Fishers

E-mail: bffinfo@flyfishingnaples.com