Welcome to Sanibel, Captiva and the Ten Thousand Island area of Southwest Florida. A unique place where crystal clear waters provide excellent opportunities for fly fishermen to sight cast to saltwater gamefish. Captain Ryan Gingerich will guide you through the maze of flats and lush mangrove islets that surround this area. Guiding in the local waters of Pine Island Sound and the Ten Thousand islands, Captain Ryan offers the finest, most consistent sight and flats saltwater fly fishing experience in Florida.
An extraordinary place where huge schools of tailing Redfish cross shallow flats to beg for your perfectly presented fly and where 150 pound Tarpon eagerly open their gigantic mouths to eat a fury tarpon bunny. A magical maze of mangrove islets where enormous Snook stalk their roots to wait in ambush for well-cast flies. Fly fishing in the salt for big gamesters is the ultimate experience. If you’re a freshwater fly fisherman or fly fishing woman, don’t be intimidated. I will teach you everything you need to know to catch saltwater fish on fly. Whether you’re a new or experienced saltwater fly fisherman, I will help you hone your fly casting and fish catching skills.
Stalking the flats is my specialty and sight-fishing is my game. This is as close to hunting on the water as you can get. Don’t waste your time with other so called “fly-fishing” guides. I only guide fly fishermen, not bait chuckers needn't call. If the thought of chasing tails in the salt makes your blood run hot. Give me a call and lets go stalk down some reds, poons, and snookies! (Maybe a trout or two).
We utilize only the top of the line boats and products while guiding our discerning clientele. With Gordan Boatworks Skiffs, Scott rods and Abel reels, you will be fishing with nothing but the best the industry has to offer!
You will have a dry safe ride all across any waters we may find out in the sound. You will be riding in style as we skirt across the water in my 18 foot technical poling Gordan Boatworks skiff powered by a 60hp Yamaha.
You will be casting the top of the line fly rod.... a new award winning Scott Meridian saltwater rod outfitted with a Abel Super Series fly reels. Flies are often hand tied by your guide or purchased from a local tier.
April 1st - July 1st
Full Day: 650.00 one angler (8 Hours)
1/2 Day: 450.00 one angler (4 hours)
Feb 15th - March 31st
Full Day: 550.00 one angler (8 hours)
1/2 Day: 350.00 one angler (4 hours)
Tarpon Season Fly Fishing
April 1st - June 15th
Full Day: 750.00 one angler (8 hours)
1/2 Day: 550.00 one angler (4 hours)
Booking and Cancellation Policy
Guide fees include fuel, ice, tackle and expertise. Other beverages, lunches and tips are not included. To confirm your booking, I require a 50% deposit when the reservation is made, and the balance is due on the day of the trip.
If you cancel your charter more than 30 days in advance of the fishing dates, you will be entitled to a 100% refund (Except for Tarpon season Charters during April, May and June when there is NO REFUND unless determine by the captain).
If you cancel 15 to 30 days in advance, you will forfeit half of the amount of the charter. If you cancel 14 days or less in advance, you are responsible for full payment, unless the dates can be re-booked. Every effort will be made to reschedule your trip. In the event that I cancel your trip due to inclement weather, you will receive a full refund of the day. The refund will be given in the same method as it was paid.
I accept cash, check, travelers checks, and credit cards (a 4% surcharge will be added to any credit card payments).