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Welcome to Salty Fly Charters, my name is Captain Russ Shirley. I guide (for over 22+ years) fly fishing and light tackle fishing charters, flats fishing the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota and Bradenton.
Fish for Tarpon * Snook * Redfish * Trout * Mackerel * Cobia * Jacks * Ladyfish and more !
Located in Tampa Bay’s historic and beautiful Saint Petersburg, just minutes from Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando and Sarasota. Salty Fly Charters is considered to be one of Tampa Bay’s most respected guide services. Founded in 1993 by Tampa Bay native Captain Russ Shirley, Salty Fly Charters was created to provide the best in quality sport fishing, whether fly fishing or fishing light tackle.

“I am grateful Salty Fly Charters is considered to be one of the oldest and finest guide services used in Tampa Bay to find the best in shallow water, flats and inshore charter fishing. I work very hard to ensure my clients receive a safe, fun and successful, fish-catching charter. My fly fishing and light tackle clients have long depended on Salty Fly Charters for great advice, instruction, adventure and success, and I want to prove it to you too, regardless of your fishing experience and skill level”.
Thanks for dropping in to visit and I hope to have you on board the Salty Fly real soon!
Captain Russ

  • Coast Guard Licensed & Insured
  • All Tackle Provided
  • Custom 16′ Silver King Signature Series Flats Skiff
  • Fishing Licenses Provided