“From the first fish I was hooked, I think we caught a dozen plus snook, seatrout and redfish on a fly that night before the sun came over the horizon.”

David Hadden

Bristol, RI

The Fly Guy

“Capt. Pat Damico's expert fly casting instruction has given me the knowledge and ability to target saltwater gamefish with a much better chance of success.”

Tom Andersen

Trinity, FL

Fly Fisher

Guide Fishing - Tampa Bay

Flats Fishing Tampa Bay

If you haven't fished the Tampa Bay area of Florida, now is the time to start. Tampa Bay offers an abundant variety of fish species. Here you will find seatrout, redfish, snook, black drum, mackerel, pompano, sharks and tarpon.

Jonathan with his lunker seatrout.

I am a Coast Guard certified charter captain with extensive experience guiding in the Tampa Bay area. Whether you enjoy spin or fly fishing, your chances of success are as good here as anywhere else in Florida.

My base of operation is the St. Pete Beach area of Tampa Bay and I can trailer my 17' Maverick flats boat to other areas as needed. My boat is equipped with both spin and fly fishing gear should you choose not to bring your own.

FFF - Certified Master Fly Casting Instructor

See Capt. Pat on Fox 13 news.


If you'd like to learn how to fly fish, I am a Federation of Fly Fishers certified master fly casting instructor. Even if you already have fly fishing experience, you may be able to pick up a few pointers on how to improve your performance.

Tampabay Fly Fishing Club and Suncoast Fly Fishers often sponsor outings where I teach the art of fly casting. It's a hands-on experience where both novice or experienced fly fisherman can improve their techique.

Experienced in Salt and Fresh Water Fly Tying

If you have any questions regarding fly tying just bring them with you on your next trip. I’ve been tying flies for most of my adult life and have the experience to teach you how to tie both fresh and salt water flies.

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