The Chittum Islamorada 18′

Fly Fish for the biggest hardest fighting game fish of your life with one of the hardest working guides on the water in the best flats boat ever built.  I am the proud owner of lightest, driest, best riding, best poling boats on the market.  The Chittum Skiff does what no other boat can do and is built by Hal Chittum and George Sawley who have revolutionized boat building forever with new ideas and better boat building.  

Experienced U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licensed captain

Quality tackle and equipment provided

Fishing license, flies, ice, and water provided


Florida Saltwater Fly fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and Cobia in this lush and tropical fishery will challenge any fly fisher — from novice to master! Anglers from far and wide dream about sight fishing the unique waters of Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor with a fly rod, and for good reason, too. There are tremendous opportunities for visual strikes in this pristine one-of-a-kind fishery. If feeding flies to cruising tarpon in the open shallows, busting snook in the mangroves, or hunting tailing redfish in knee deep water gets your heart pounding then you are in the right place. Begin your adventure by calling Captain Austin today, to book your next Fly fishing charter.

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We suggest light colored, quick-dry clothing. Long sleeves and long pants provide better sun protection. A fleece and wind/waterproof jacket will protect against cold wind and passing rain showers. Flats booties or teva sandals are fine for wading in the backcountry. Don’t forget to bring your polarized sunglasses.

We will be fly fishing Boca Grande in a Chittum Islamorada 18′  with a  2014 Yamaha 70 HP Engine

For Redfish and Snook: 7, 8, and 9 weight fly rods; floating fly lines.

For Tarpon, Jacks, and Cobia: 10, 11 and 12 weight fly rods and tarpon taper intermediate fly lines and floating fly lines.

As always, ask us when booking Florida fly fishing trips, and we’ll recommend the right tackle for you to bring. Of course, we do provide tackle if you prefer.

For Redfish and Snook: Clouser Minnows, Seducers, Crab Imitations, Shrimp Imitations, Lefty’s Deceivers, Enrico Flies, Poppers, Sliders, or Divers

For Tarpon: Crab patterns or large colorful streamers tied on Gamakatsu or Owner Hooks