Capt. Raul Montoro

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Florida

Capt. Raul Montoro


Fly fish the exciting waters of Biscayne Bay to Key West and the Everglades with Captain Raul Montoro, a Miami, Florida native and full-time flats fishing guide since 2004. His passion for putting his clients on fish—especially tarpon, bonefish, and permit—makes any day a good day of fly fishing. "I guarantee you that I will work hard all day to get you on fish." While his specialty is fly fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish, Capt. Raul's Shallow Tails Guide Service also caters to spin fisherman.



Half day, 4 hours: $500.
Full day, 8 hours: $700.
A $200 deposit is required to book your trip. Tournament fishing rates can vary, please contact me.


Bonefish: All year
Permit: February-April, June-December
Tarpon: March-December depending on location. Prime time April-July for prime time tarpon migration and all sizes through the summer and fall months.
Other species: Barracuda, jacks, snappers, snook, redfish, sea trout, drum and shark.


All year: Bonefish
February-April June-December: Permit
March-December: Tarpon depending on location.
April-July: Prime time for tarpon migration. All sizes through the summer and fall months.


Miami’s Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park, upper Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park.

Typical Weather:

Winter weather changes year-to-year. Expect 75-85 degrees in December to 50-80 degrees in January and February. January is typically the coldest month of the year. Winters don’t last long and there is always something to catch, regardless of the weather.

Springtime is prime time. From March-May the weather patterns are pretty consistent with temperatures from 80-90 degrees.

Summer months of June, July, August are typically hot and humid with sunshine all day and late afternoon showers.

Rain is always on the menu at any given time of year. Living in south Florida there's a saying, "Just wait fifteen minutes and the weather will change."

September, October November is like summer through the end of September and slightly cooler in October and November. Air temperatures can vary from mid 90’s-high 70’s.

What is Provided:

We supply fly and spin tackle, flies/lures. You'll fish in comfort on a top-of-the-line 2006 Dolphin skiff, 17’ 9" in length and powered by a 2018 Yamaha 115. Water, ice, bug spray, fishing license, lunch upon request, local knowledge and over 25 year of experience fishing south Florida all included.

What to Bring:

Customers should bring hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses in amber or copper lenses. Dress for the weather in a light rain jacket, non-marking boat shoes/sneakers. I have everything you need for your day of fishing, but I always recommend fishing with what your comfortable using when fly fishing.

We fish off a skiff, so storage is minimal, a small pack with your necessary items for the day would be suffice. Food and drinks you chose to bring except for water and ice that I supply. Lunch can be arranged upon request.

Gear Recommendations:

All fishing equipment can be provided. If you would like to bring you own rod I would recommend 8 wts. to 12 wts., depending on species. A quality reel with a good drag system, loaded with tropical weight forward fly line and at least 200 yards of backing. I have everything you need for your day of fishing, but I always recommend fishing with what your comfortable using when fly fishing.


How many people can you take?

I can take a maximum of two anglers.

What’s your cancellation policy?

My cancelation policy during the regular season is a thirty days written notice. During prime time tarpon season, April-June, deposits are non refundable unless I can rebook your days.

How many days should I fish?

I always recommend at least two days of fishing especially if this will be your first time fly-fishing for the species we target.

I’m new to fly-fishing.

We welcome all skill levels, beginners to experts, and are always here to teach and guide our customers and help them experience a trip of a lifetime. To get the most from your trip, recommend practicing as much as you can prior to arrival. Saltwater fly-fishing is completely different than fresh water trout fishing. Your typical cast can range from forty to eighty feet. Practicing your double-haul technique is a must. This cast is crucial for saltwater fly-fishing. Being prepared is going to increase your catch rate.

Do you only fly fish?

We cater to spin fishermen as well as fly fishermen.


Capt. Raul Montoro
Fly-Fishing Guide
Homestead Bay Front Park Marina-Biscayne National Park
9698 SW 328th St
Homestead, FL 33033

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