Fishing Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg and Clearwater to Bradenton and Sarasota

Are you searching for the best Tampa Bay Florida fly fishing guide? Hi, I’m Captain Russ Shirley of Salty Fly Fishing Charters. I am a full time Tampa Bay fishing guide for over 22 years and a native Floridian. I specialize in salt water fly fishing and light tackle angling in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton and Sarasota.


Tampa Bay waters are home to hundreds of Florida fish species and provide opportunities for year-round fishing. Depending on the season, I fish for tarpon, redfish, snook, trout and other fish species including sharks, pompano and cobia. Explore Tampa Bay’s shallow water flats aboard the ‘Salty Fly,’ a 16 Silver King Signature Series flats boat, built by renowned boat builder Mark Scott.

Tampa Bay Florida Fly Fishing Guide Captain Russ Shirley.

Captain Russ Shirley • Tampa Bay Florida Fly Fishing Guide

Whether you’re a beginner wanting instruction or a seasoned fly fisher wanting to up your game, come aboard the Salty Fly for a memorable sight fishing adventure. Challenge your skills against some of the most savvy fish on the flats, learn the secrets of Tampa Bay guides and be a Florida sportsman for a day.


From the Gulf coast beaches of Ft. De Soto, Anna Maria and St. Pete Beach to the inshore waters of Tampa Bay, come explore our diverse fishery. Find out why Florida is “The Fishing Capitol Of The World.”


Capt. Russ Shirley • Salty Fly Charters • USCG Licensed & Insured