Trips & Lessons
Full Day: $450
Half Day: $300
What To Bring:
Sun Protective clothing
*Purchase fishing license
All tackle (flies, leader, rod/reel),
Gulf Coast Fly specializes in inshore fly fishing in Tampa Bay and Manatee. Captain Lisa runs trips on a part time basis, but Captain Brad is available full time.
Gulf Coast Fly is licensed & insured
I'm happy to work with you on your casting skills before we hit the water, regardless if you're new to fly fishing or even if you're just needing a little brush up. A better cast will allow you to spend more time catching fish.
The instruction will be 2 hours of one on one. We do recommend using your own rod & reel if you have one so you get the feel of your own setup.
Gulf Coast Fly is currently working on setting up some dates & times for a free casting clinic, open to everyone!
From Pat Damico with the Suncoast Fly Fishers:
In spite of the early wind and rain, 43 Fly Fishers International members from Fly Fishing Clubs as far as Crystal River joined members of Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club the event sponsor and Suncoast Fly Fishers, St. Petersburg, at Woodlawn Park, Saturday, Dec.14 from 8 am to 3 pm to improve fly casting and fly fishing skills. Sessions were conducted by Dayle Mazzarella, lead instructor assisted by Pat Damico, both FFI Master Certified, Cris O'Byrne, Certified Instructor, Leigh West, and Lisa Lowman well-known area award-winning fly fishers. The session was free to all FFI members and others paid a $35.00 fee and received a FFI membership. The casting clinics were initiated by Pat Damico and the Suncoast Fly Fishers beginning in 2007 and are now co-sponsored with the Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club. Beginners, as well as advanced students, learned and practiced the skills that make fly fishing more enjoyable and productive. Fundamental, as well as advanced techniques, were applied to practical local fishing conditions including brisk wind which was present most of the day. Accuracy, distance, line control, selection of equipment and fly rigging were also emphasized.