Yamaha Outboards


Scientific Angler Fly Fishing Products

As a 3M/Scientific Pro Staff member, I have always relied on SA’s fly lines, leaders and fly fishing

equipment since I began as a Tampa Bay guide in 1993.

Temple Fork Outfitters Rods

High Performance, affordable fly rods and unparralled price conventional rods.

G-Loomis Rods


Stiffy Push Poles


Buff Headwear


Tampa Bay On The Fly

Tampa Bay On The Fly is a one-stop, dedicated fly fishing shop committed to promoting and advancing the sport of fly fishing, both inshore and offshore, in salt and fresh water. Owned and operated by a local fly fisherman with nearly 30 years of experience, Tampa Bay On The Fly offers experienced and novice fly fishermen the products, guidance and training they need to learn and enjoy the sport.


Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club

The Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly casters, fly tyers, and professional guides in the Tampa Bay area, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.


Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure

One of Tampa Bay area’s finest and complete outdoor sporting goods shop. Family owned and serving the Tampa Bay area for over 50 years! Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, Bill Jackson’s provides everything from fly fishing tackle to kayak fishing products, GoPro camera equipment to scuba gear and training.


Quantum Fishing Products

A longtime favorite of the pros, Captain Russ uses Quantum reels and rods that combine the latest in graphite technology with the ultimate casting control, for an easy-to-use casting or spinning set-up that won’t cause arm fatigue.


Disston Optical

Gotta Have Shades was founded in 1987. Since day one they have prided themselves on offering the most innovative and highest quality sunglasses and accessories in the entire Tampa Bay area. There is over 80 years of experience in the optical field shared by their staff, including fully licensed opticians always on duty.

They have and continue to build their business on the best selection around, affordability, and a commitment to friendly, knowledgeable service.


Smith Optics

Quite simply, Smith Optics ChromaPop Lens are the most advanced polarized lenses in the world and they allow you to see truer color, faster to maximize your visual experience of the world around you.  By blocking color wave intersections as they pass through the lens, ChromaPop is able to eliminate color confusion, so your brain is recognizing truer color, faster. ChromaPop optimizes color and increases clarity, enabling you to see the outside world with an unparalleled level of vibrancy.


Portside Customs LLC

For the best in full service boat rigging inshore / offshore.

Electronics, Authorized Garmin Installer
Deck Hardware
Baitwells & Plumbing
Complete Rewiring Services
Battery Systems, Trolling Motors



My go-to, fish-finding lure manufacturer, located locally in Clearwater, Florida.


D.O.A. Fishing Lures

Captain Russ’s other fish-finding lures of choice. Another Florida favorite.


Suncoast Fly Fishers Club

A Pinellas county, St. Petersburg based fly fishing club that strives to be Florida’s leading fly-fishing club, helping members have more fun fly-casting, fly-fishing, and fly-tying.


Florida Guides Association


InSight Graphic Design

Providing one-stop shopping for print and web services, from design to production. A TRUE Captain Russ favorite!


Captain Mel Forum


Coastal Conservation Association

On a Local, State and National Level They…

• Initiate scientific studies.
• Fund marine-science scholarships.
• Build artificial reefs.
• Create finfish hatcheries.
• Monitor the quality and quantity of freshwater inflows.
• Support local marine law enforcement.
• Help establish game fish status for recreational species.
• Work to prohibit destructive commercial gear.