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Ideas for fly fishing locale (& self-catering lodging) in SW Fla. in Nov.

Ideas for fly fishing locale (& self-catering lodging) in SW Fla. in Nov.

Old Oct 1st, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Ideas for fly fishing locale (& self-catering lodging) in SW Fla. in Nov.

We'll be in Fla. in Nov., and my husband is a fly fisherman, so we're looking for places he could conveniently fish. We'll be bringing our kayaks, so he could use that for a boat or possibly do a motorized boat rental for a couple days. Wading is also fine.

We prefer the old Fla. idea and aren't looking for glitz, high rises, upscale amenities, fancy eating spots etc. We are more nature lovers who also plan to do kayaking and biking and exploring. A small old-fashioned resort is fine as long as the location is good. We are also open to house rentals. We'd even be up to a couple days of camping if the location is exactly what we are looking for.

Got any ideas for me on the Gulf side? Thanks much.
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I'd head for the Keys.
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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Maybe in the Pine Island area.
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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Two good suggestions.

Pine Island is incredibly low key. No beaches, though it is a a fishing Mecca.

Islamorada is the fishing capital of the Keys and a great place to begin.

Does he have salt water fly tackle?
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Old Oct 1st, 2013, 05:16 PM
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I was thinking Islamorado also.
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Most of my saltwater fishing in Florida has been done in Sarasota, which I think is not what you're looking for. However, many of the guides there arrange charters in Port Charlotte, a little further south, and that might be the ticket. The fly fishing in these areas is generally for snook and redfish.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 03:34 AM
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"Most of my saltwater fishing in Florida has been done in Sarasota,"

way way incorrect, saltwater fishing is done all over florida
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He said it just fine--it is where HE fishes, and would certainly be "eligible" for consideration.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 04:28 AM
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I misread it. sorry
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 05:06 AM
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Thanks for the ideas. We'll look into them.

Yes, he is set with salt water tackle.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 06:02 AM
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spend some time at these sites...

http://www.boatlessfishing.com/forum/

http://www.boatlessfishing.com/forum/

http://www.cyberangler.com/flyfishing/

talk to the local bait shop.
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meant to post this one...having a tough morning...LOL

http://www.thehulltruth.com/index.php
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Katzgar--

fabulous links! I'm turning my husband loose on them. Thanks.
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Old Oct 6th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Matlacha. There is a cute little shack type hotel where you
can throw a line out your window and maybe catch a snook.

Down and dirty Berts Bar is just a few feet away. Matlacha is a cute little drinking village with a fishing problem...or so the t-shirts say.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...a_Florida.html
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If you want old-time Florida and fly fishing, check out Port St. Joe.
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