Boca Grande elevates your Florida fly fishing excursions with its impeccable charter service.

4.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Capt. Skip Zink

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

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Boca Grande, FL

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The Story

Go fly—fishing in Florida with Orvis—endorsed guide Capt. Skip Zink:

"Boca Grande Fly Fishing Charters came to be from a love and passion of fly fishing that has spanned over 35 years. I know what it means to be on the front end of a flats skiff; that's where it all started for me in my saltwater adventures. I have seen the good, the not so good, and the really good, to know what it takes to provide my anglers the ultimate fly—fish experience. Come experience Boca Grande Fly—Fishing Charters in paradise—Boca Grande, Florida."

  • Certified FFI Casting Instructor
  • Over 10 years experience in Boca Grande guiding
  • World class fishing destination
  • Two specialized flats skiffs
  • Top—of—the—line rods, reels, and equipment
  • Professional in all aspects!
  • Fishing license provided


Year-round, world class angling.


  • Tarpon
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Sea Trout
  • Cobia
  • Black Drum
  • Juvenile Tarpon


Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island, & Pine Island Sound.

Typical Weather:

Sunny, Florida weather.

What is Provided:

  • All fly rods
  • Fly reels left or right hand retrieve
  • All flies
  • All leaders
  • Water, diet sodas, sports drinks, provided

Gear Recommendations:

  • 8 wt. 9 foot rods for snook and redfish
  • 10 wt . to 12 wt. 9 foot fly rods for tarpon

What to Bring (Additional):

  • Good polarized sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Light rain jacket
  • We will have everything else you will need!

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tarpon Fever I had the pleasure of fishing with Skip in May. I was fortunate enough to land my first tarpon after an strenuous 46 minute battle. I wasn't sure what to expect with this being my first saltwater trip. Skip gave excellent casting instructions and put me a tarpon when the fish weren't being that active. I'd highly recommend Skip to anyone wanting to fish the Boca Grande area.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knowledge, Experience, Fun! Capt Skip has the knowledge, experience, and fun personality for fly casters of all levels to have a great day on the water ... and I'm not just writing that because a caught a grand slam last time out!
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Guide Came down to Boca Grande FL. for Thanksgiving,The local Orvis fly shop recommend captain Skip. We could not have been happier!! Excellent guide and casting instructor. Had Orvis rods reel available for us and we saw and landed Snook, Redfish, Trout. We will definitely go with him again!
Date published: 2019-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time! Skip is very knowledgeable and knows where to find fish. He also is a great casting instructor.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, great Experience ! Pleasurable day on the water, lots of fish, enjoyable guide. Skip has a great skills and know's the water around Boca Grande.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Guide ! You won't find a harder working guide than Capt Skip Zink ! If there is a fish to be caught he will find it and put you in a position to catch it. The last fifty feet is up to you, but, if you need some help with casting he can do that too - he's a Certified Casting Instructor ! Fly Fishing for over 40 years, with numerous guides from Alaska, Canada, through much of the US, Mexico and the Bahamas, I've enjoyed-endured a full range of experiences with guides. I haven't found anyone to work harder than Skip or do as much as Skip to produce fish for me. You'll be happy with Capt Zink !
Date published: 2016-06-07
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