Sanibel Fly Outfitters

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In 2022 Whitney moved our fly department when he opened our sister store, Sanibel Fly Outfitters, to provide fly fishers of all levels a dedicated space on Sanibel for all things fly fishing. Located at 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit #1, Sanibel, FL, United States, Florida, make sure to make Sanibel Fly Outfitters a 'must do' when on Island! Sanibel Fly Outfitters has SWFL’s LARGEST selection of Simms & Orvis clothing for both men & women, over 20 brands of fly rods & reels, more than 300 fly patterns (including locally tied), rental rods, guided trips, free casting lessons & most importantly… local knowledge!! Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram for all the latest fly 'buzz'!

Whitney's Bait & Tackle replaced the fly section to expand our selection of bait, tackle & gear and now offers the widest variety of quality fishing supplies in Southwest Florida.


If you enjoy fly fishing, or would like to get started we’ve got the finest Orvis, Sage, Hardy, Ross,  Nautilus, Lamson-Waterworks, Temple Fork, Cheeky, Shimano, Hatch, Bauer, Shilton, & Allen reels, with locally tied flies by our guide staff and a great selection of fly lines from Royal Wulff, Air Flow & Rio.

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Our new Sanibel fly outfitter store includes a great selection of fly rods we guarantee you'll appreciate. We've tested the waters and are pleased to offer reliable brands such as Orivs, Sage, Hardy, RL Winston, G Loomis, Allen, Lamson Waterworks, Temple Fork & more. And, if there's a rod you're looking for that we don't have, don't hesitate to ask!

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Fly Gear

Our selection of fly gear includes, but is not limited to, tapered leader, tippet, flies, stripping baskets, fly boxes (waterproof), sling packs, wading shoes, fly tying kits, mens + women's clothing & more! And, if we don't have something you're looking for, we'll order it for you! Just ask a friendly member of our Sanibel bait shop crew!

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The Sanibel Fly Outfitters shop has an expanded selection of fly fishing supplies that includes the area’s best collection of fly gear available in a fifty-mile radius. Brands such as Simms, Orvis, Umpqun, Enrico Puglisi, RL Winston, G-Loomis, Waterworks, Temple Fork, Allen, Hardy and Nautilus can be found on hand-written and competitively priced merchandise labels; all of which are on the lists of approved manufacturers for anyone in-the-know in the world of fly fishing.

Not sure how to fly fish? We’ll teach you! Whitney and his team of enthusiastic experts can be found, on any given day, giving FREE lessons to anyone who will listen. The open field across from the shop provides the perfect space to use your imagination and put your skills to the test on casting a line, throwing a net or tediously hooking bait so that it doesn’t fly off when out doing the ‘reel thing.’

For those who need more than just a lesson, Whitney’s offers guided charters for groups up to six people looking to escape being stuck aground and get out on the water. A half, partial or full day charter for back bay and near-shore fishing is the ultimate way to experience what people have been drawn to since Sanibel was inhabited in the 1800’s. Lunch trips, wedding ceremonies, sunset and eco-tours are available as well.

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