A professional and experienced fishing guide for the waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Island, Captain Corey is also a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Fly Cast Instructor. Captain Corey's Florida Fishing Charter Trips offer a unique experience to not only fish but to also learn about the delicate ecosystem formed by the mangrove trees and grass flats surrounding Sanibel and Captiva. Explore an offshore wreck, a backbay mangrove maze, search for shells or catch a beautiful sunset on a remote deserted island beach where some of the best fishing shows have been filmed
Appreciate the value of our National Wildlife Refuge System as you explore the J.N. Ding Darling NWR. Understand the world from the eyes of an osprey, dolphin, or a redfish. See the endangered manatees, playful otters or dolphins, some of the scores of native birds, or even a sea turtle. Captain Corey specializes in low-impact tours using whisper quiet electric motors.
Depending on season, stalk giant tarpon, powerful permit, great barracuda or maybe toss a lure into a teeming frenzy of spanish mackerel. Cast to snook, redfish, and sea trout in the pristine paradise of a mangrove sanctuary. Maybe take a lesson in salt water fly fishing from a nationally certified instructor and enjoy a graceful sport to last a lifetime.
Using his experience and knowledge, Captain Corey has produced a line of custom bass flies. Made with the finest materials, Captain Corey personally hand ties each fly. His flies include specialties for every situation experienced by a Florida fisherman.
Any of these can be part of your trip with Captain Corey!
Let Captain Corey share with you his vast knowledge in the areas of the fundamentals of casting and fishing, knots, tackle, retrieval, landing and an overview of tide and wind influence. Use the skills you learn with Captain Corey to experience the Gulf of Mexico and back bays surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Beginners will learn:
Intermediate casters will learn:
- Basic concepts and philosophy of fly casting
- Solid fundamentals of standard, side and roll casting
- Retreival techniques, hook sets and fish fighting skills with the fly
- Tackle and fly selection, leader and knot construction
- Best methods to add distance such as the double haul
- How to tighten loops and increase line speed
- How to cope with winds and currents
- How to best practice for continued growth of skills
Individual Lessons (2 Hour Minimum)
Subject to availability
One person $40 per hour
Two-person $50 per hour
Half Day on the water
Half Day $235
Full Day $365
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