Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service 1 1/4 hrs. from Fort Myers International Airport. 1 1/2 hrs. from Miami International Airport.

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Ron Welter (Semper Fly Guide Service)

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

Phone icon(904) 613-0649 Email iconeeekbackupinthere@gmail.com Link iconsemperflyguideservice.com
150 Smallwood Drive
Chokoloskee, Florida 34138


  • Snook, tarpon, and redfish
  • Fish the historic Everglades National Park
  • I pride myself on educating clients on backcountry and flats fishing throughout The Park
  • Rates start at $450 for a half-day
  • Season runs October through June

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The Story

Go fly fishing in Florida’s Everglades with Orvis-endorsed guide Ron Welter of Semper Fly Guide Service: “Why the Everglades? 1.5 million acres of pure beauty. The Park encompasses such a large part of Florida, it is often hard to realize that this ecosystem exists in such a populated state. Being one of many stewards of the park, I try to educate my clients on the impact we as humans have on such a beautiful and needed ecosystem. I began fishing at The Park as a teenager and fell in love with it then. I am beyond blessed to have The Park as my ‘office.’”

I have many options for my clients regarding lodging. From motel rooms to standalone homes, one-night stays to weeklong trips, you’ll have the option to cook your own meals or dine out; it’s up to you!

  • Departure time is typically first light or safe running conditions.
  • High-end fishing gear is provided but if you have favorite fly rod(s) please feel free to bring them along.
  • Water and ice are always on board
  • Lunch is always provided and will be discussed prior to your charter, especially if there are any special dietary concerns.

The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of pure, breathtaking beauty. The Park originates about mid-state and flows south as a “River of Grass” slowly morphing into the backcountry and then into the Gulf of Mexico with the aid of numerous river systems. With tons of migratory birds and other wildlife calling The Park home, you’ll never know what you will see around any turn, in any of the numerous bays, or on any of the expansive tidal flats. This ecosystem never ceases to amaze me.

Half-day: $450
Three-quarter day: $600
Full day: $800

As a United States Marine Corps Veteran, I am proud to offer a $50 discount to any honorably discharged military veteran or active first responder.

Do I need a fishing license?

No, you do not.

Do I need sunglasses?

Yes, POLARIZED GLASSES are necessary. These aid tremendously in the ability to see into the water. If you wear prescription glasses, fitovers or Cocoons are a great option.

Do I need bug spray?

No, I always have some onboard if needed.

Do I need sunscreen?


Do I need a hat?

Yes, a brimmed ball cap with a dark underside is preferable.

Do I need a Sungaiter/Buff?

Yes, preferred.

Do I need a sun shirt?

Yes, with a hood is preferred.

Do I need fishing pants?

Yes, light pants will also do.

Do I need flat-soled shoes?

Yes, please no Keens, Tevas, or running shoes. Deck shoes or flip flops are preferred.

Do I need a jacket?

Yes, a light jacket/raincoat is preferred.

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