Most of the saltwater fly fishing in southwest Florida is in the backcountry, but there are also fly fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico and in the fresh water of local lakes and canals. Whether you are new to fly fishing or an experienced fly fisherman but new to saltwater, this guide will help get you started on the exciting adventure of saltwater fly fishing. The term “fisherman” is used generically in this document to include men, women, and children.
This guide is jammed-packed with information that you need to know if your are going to fish in southwest Florida, but it also has general information about saltwater fishing anywhere:
- Equipment, including rods and reels
- Flies & fly boxes
- Saltwater fish species
- Hazards you might face
- and more!