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Florida Keys Flats Fishing

90800 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
305-852-6918
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Tavernier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of Islamorada, Key Largo and the Everglades... more » Owner description: Hello and welcome to Florida Keys Shallow Water Flats Fishing. Are you ready to fish the gin clear flats of Islamorada, Key Largo and the Everglades in the Florida Keys? Come on down! I'm an amicable and patient guide who will work hard to make your day on the water a success. I have lived and fished in the Keys for over 30 years and have been guiding fisherman just like you on the flats of the Florida Keys for over 20 of those years. Whether you choose to fish for tailing bonefish and redfish or giant tarpon, I assure you an enjoyable, interesting and exciting day in the Florida Keys. Though I primarily sight fish for these gamefish, we can fish for easier targets as well if your skills are not as high as your expectations. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide friendly fly fishing or light spinning tackle instruction. For the accomplished angler I can help to fine tune your casting skills. Expert? Our game fish should provide quite the thrill and challenge you're looking for. « less
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Pawling, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a recent family vacation my two young sons and I were able to slip away from the rest of the family for a trip with Captain Barry Hoffman from Flats Guide Service. Before the trip even began Barry was very accommodating to us. Based on the weather forecast, I was concerned about the possibility of bad weather. Barry offered... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I spent a couple of days fly-fishing for redfish with Barry. He is the hardest working guide I have ever known and a pleasure to spend time with. He put me on dozens of fish, worked with me on my casting, and exposed me to the beautiful backcountry of Florida Bay. His calm, affable nature guarantees an enjoyable day of... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been coming to the Keys to Fly-fish for 10 years and have had several good Guides. Barry is at the top of my list! Barry works hard to get you into Fish, and will TEACH NOT CRITICIZE if needed. His calm nature and years of experience make it a day of great fishing ! First time out with... More

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flatsguide, Owner at Florida Keys Flats Fishing, responded to this review

Enjoyed the days with you Lyle and Ed! A pleasure to fish with folks who care about the environment and enjoy the outdoors as much as myself! Looking forward to fishing with you again! More

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My son and I fished with Barry earlier this week in the most challenging conditions the weather could deliver, and Barry put us on tarpon on the ocean side and a variety of fish in the back country. We had a great time. Barry is an excellent teacher - he made quick adjustments to our fly and spin casting techniques... More

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Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about Capt. Barry Hoffman. Although conditions were not ideal, Barry put my wife and me in position for several good shots at cruising tarpon. Even though my excitement overwhelmed my casting ability, Barry stayed patient and very up beat. He gently coached us on what we could do better on the next one, each... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you are looking to try your hand at fishing the flats there is no one better than baz hoffman at florida flats fishing My recent day out as a complete novice identified that baz has the patience of a saint It really does not matter what your skill level is as baz will take you through the basics and... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I took my wife on her first fishing trip in April 2014, and used Barry as our guide. Barry was very patient with both her and I, as my fishing skills were rustier than I thought they would be. He provided excellent instructions throughout the trip. We went on the four hour trip, but it probably turned out to be... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Recently used Barry's services on a trip to the Keys from Wisconsin. While the weather did not cooperate which meant our fishing was a bit limited, we had a great time. Barry Hoffman is a very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly guide. I believe he told me he has been doing this for 23 years and it showed. Even with bad... More

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went fishing with Barry on an unusually cool and windy March day -- needless to say it made for some extremely difficult fly-fishing. Nevertheless, Barry worked his butt off to put us on fish and in locations that would maximize site-fishing opportunities while attempting to shelter his novice fly-fisherman from the weather. Barry was a fantastic teacher and took... More

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Cayucos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a great time! Captain Barry provided expert (and very patient) instruction for a pair of nearly-novice fly fishermen. Rather than just dump information on us, he gave us instruction, allowed us to practice and then built on what we had learned. Much appreciated! Barry put us on several fish and worked very hard to give us a successful... More

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