If you enjoy fly fishing, or would like to get started we’ve got the finest Hardy, Ross, Allen, Enrico Puglisis, G-Loomis, RL Winston and Redington reels, with locally tied flies by our guide staff and a great selection of fly lines from RIO and Scientific Anglers.
Our new Sanibel fly department 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 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!
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 & 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!
In the Spring of 2019 we expanded our selection of bait and tackle to include the area’s newest collection of fly gear available in a fifty-mile radius. You can’t miss the new backlit display of reels swimming beneath a two-hundred-pound tarpon and sea of rods coming at you from above. Brands such as 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 in the back of 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.