Tampa Bay Florida Fly Fishing Guide
Welcome to Redfish Landing and Guide Service by Capt. John Hand and his wife Leslie. Located in the south shore of Tampa Bay, Redfish Landing is a fly fisherman's oasis. Surrounded by beautiful mangrove estuaries, the Captain specializes in fly fishing and light tackle targeting inshore sports fish : snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and more. Whether you're looking for a couple hours of fly casting instruction, or a multiple day fly fishing vacation in a bed and breakfast, you'll find the right fly fishing trip at the Redfish Landing.
- Licensed US Coast Guard Charter Boat Captain and Insured
- Member of the Florida Guides Association
- Member of the Federation of Fly Fisher Guide Association
- FFF Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor
11 August 2011
Posted in Captain's - Fishing Reports
Yes, August is here and the Tarpon have returned to the rivers and back country.
Lynn Skipper had fun with his 10wt outfit on Sunday morning tackling a 50# tarpon in the river.
Tarpon are active at sunrise and snook will be biting at night going into the full moon.
Get on the Water ---
Bend a Rod !!
Capt John Hand
08 July 2011
Posted in Captain's - Blog
Versatility can turn a poor fishing day into a productive fishing adventure.
Rich and Gin Ford traveled from Bristol, England to join Leslie and I on Big Pine Key. Hopefully, to hook up on their first tarpon. We cast to some big boys on the oceanside only to be frustrated by their refusals.