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Key West Permit On Fly

Capt. William Houze has been a professional fishing guide in the Florida Keys for the past 8 Yrs. Fly fishing took hold of Capt. William at an early age. Fishing for trout in the local streams of upstate New York, he developed the core essentials it takes to become a successful fly fisherman.  His attention to detail, patience as a guide, and seamanship behind the helm combine to make William one of the most sought after young guides in the Keys today.   Capt. William fishes over 250 days a year guiding his clients inshore for tarpon, permit and bones, and offshore for dolphin, tuna, wahoo, and marlin.  When not poling with a client, Capt. Houze is out wading his favorite Permit flat, fly rod at the ready. William is also an avid sports and adventure photographer as well as an accomplished videographer. ... Read MoreCapt Bill Houze Bonefish

Fish The Lower Keys

The Florida Keys has one of the most bountiful fishing ecosystems in the world.  It is home to a rich history of angling tradition.  From the time of the early Spanish explorers who witnessed the native indians fishing the barrier reef in dug-out canoes, to Key West's father of sports fishing, Earnest Hemingway, to the popular emergence of shallow water fly fishing, the Keys have always been hallowed water for those who seek to test their angling skill.  The diversity of fishing options the Keys have to offer are endless. Whether it be pelagic Marlin, Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi off the reef, or migrating Tarpon, tailing permit and bonefish, chances are on any given day you can find your quarry.  The Florida  Keys offers it all. The confluence of ocean currents that swirl between the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Stream combine to make the Keys a truly unique angling destination.  Nowhere else on the planet does such an abundance of life revel itself within such close proximity to civilization. The funky charm of Key West with it's boutiques, restaurants, and bars, is the perfect place to spend time when not out fishing.  For those who seek the famous three, Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish, Key West is the eventual end of the road.  No other fishery offers such opportunities at trophy fish, with world-class guiding talent.  The flats fishing in the Keys is comprised of four major areas.  Oceanside, the Backcountry, the Lakes and the Marquesas. These four main ecological areas all differ in subtle yet interesting ways. 


As you can see, there is always something to catch in Key West all year long. Some of the best and most consistant fishing of the year can be in the summer and fall months, which is typically our "slow season".

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