south florida offshore fly fishing charters

Here are some particulars about what we do at Hamilton Fly Fishing. First of all, this is NOT about trout. This about finding the biggest, meanest, fastest fish available, getting them to destroy a fly and pull you all over the ocean. Sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna; very much non-typical fly rod targets. After battling with these fish, you'll understand why I affectionately refer to this as "Full-Contact Fly Fishing".

And that is just the tip of the iceberg. We have approximately twenty some odd fly rod targets that pass through the area during the course of the year. False albacore, king and Spanish mackerel, sharks, barracuda, jack crevalle, snook, tarpon, permit, the list goes on. Here in Palm Beach, the Gulf Stream makes its closest pass to land, and with the absence of a continental shelf, deep water fish come amazingly close to land. The run to blue water is very short; the reef being about one mile off the beach. And the sheltered waters of the Lake Worth lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway offer very entertaining fishing when it is too rough to deal with the ocean. And for those of you that like the night life, after-hours fishing around area docks and bridges for tarpon and snook can be loads of fun.

The "Time to Fly II", the boat out of which I operate, is custom rigged for fly-fishing. It is a twenty six foot Power Catamaran with twin one hundred forty horse Suzuki four stroke engines. Very stable and extremely soft riding, it has plenty of room for up to four anglers. It has a shallow draft and with great rough water handling capabilities. Rod storage for twelve fly rods and ten spinning rods, (that’s eight more than will ever be onboard, got to have teaser rods) and a forty-gallon live well integrated in the cockpit. Other accessories include depth/fish finder, GPS, VHF radio, raw water wash down, padded bench seats fore and aft and a one hundred forty quart cooler.
The rods I supply are Reddington, TFO, and some Custom Rods built by myself in six, nine and twelve weight sizes, complete with large arbor Redington and Nautilus reels that I can set up for either right or left handed reeling. Everyone is encouraged to make use of my equipment, but, if you don't mind the hassle of traveling with your own equipment, bring it along. I can find appropriately sized fish for whatever size equipment you may bring.
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All the flies are tied personally by myself, in my own patterns, so you need not worry about bringing any of your own, unless you'd like to. Ditto for leaders and any other equipment. I'll also have soft drinks and plenty of water, the only thing I don't supply is a sandwich on Full-day trips. Alcohol is not allowed. Don't forget to bring a camera, raingear, polarized sunglasses, clothes you don't care about and a ready-to-have-fun attitude.
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I have half day, full day and night trips fishing the area around Palm Beach, Florida. This area is located on the south east coast of Florida, approx. an hour north of Miami and two and a half hours southeast of Orlando. Half-day trips run four to four and a half hours, full-days run about eight hours. And the night trips are also about four to four and a half hours.

Please call the office to book a date or for a list of available dates. Do Not E-mail bookings, cancellations or inquiries due to constant changes in available dates and my very limited access to email. While it never hurts to call last minute, allowing a minimum of four to six weeks will offer you choice dates and times, and booking a year in advance is not a bad idea.

Half Day
Night Trip
Full Day
Weekends Half Day
Weekends Full Day

*Additional charge of $50 per angler over 2 anglers

Cash or checks accepted: Please make checks payable to Hamilton Fishing Charters.

Hamilton Fly Fishing, Inc.
18334 Jupiter Landings Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 745-2402 (Until 9PM)
Emergency number on the day of your trip. (561) 301-7643 ONLY ON THE DAY OF YOUR TRIP!