The Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands

make up one of the world’s most unique game-fish environments.

The shallow bays, mangrove islands, hidden coves fed by Everglades springs, and Gulf-side flats create a perfect habitat for snook, redfish, tarpon and a myriad of other species anxious to take a fly or lure.

Much of the time, the fishing takes place in shallow water, with the quarry in sight. Angler and guide work together as a team to stalk their prey, make the cast, then land the fish.

Let me take you on an Everglades fly-fishing adventure. We’ll launch from Chokoloskee, the western entrance to Everglades National Park, and together explore one of the world’s greatest inshore fisheries.

Fly Fish the Glades

and Ten Thousand Islands

Capt. Bill Blanton

(239) 253-8899

Capt. Bill

I’m a life-long fly fisherman who first discovered the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands when I moved to Florida in the early 90s.

For the last 15 years, I’ve spent every available minute on the water, learning the intricacies of the waterways and increasing my knowledge of the fishery.

I’ve also fished in other parts of the world: Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Alaska, Belize and Cuba, not to mention my native North Carolina.

Now I'm sharing my fishing knowledge with other anglers.

For those who are concerned about their skill level as anglers, I'm a patient instructor who can help you master the techniques needed for this exciting method of fishing, either with the fly or light tackle.

I'm a Coast Guard certified captain who is permitted by the U.S. Park Service to guide in the waters of Everglades National Park.

Friendly residents await your visit to Everglades National Park.

On the coldest day of the year, this wintering snook took a white bunny fly. Photograph by Eric Strachan