Fishing the legendary Everglades and the surrounding area of Ten-Thousand Islands is an experience you’ll never forget. Come with us to explore this world-renowned destination in pursuit of Tarpon, Snook and big Redfish on the fly and plug, and do it all with the top Everglades fly fishing guide. Chokoloskee has endless opportunities to find these fish in all kinds of different scenarios.
Specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, Everglades Guide Services is a U.S. Coast Guard-certified and insured charter fishing company based in Naples, Florida. We guide clients throughout the inshore and near-shore waters of Northern Everglades, Naples and Ten-Thousand Islands areas.
Captain Paul Ray will be your lead guide on your adventure in fly fishing the Everglades. Paul is a member of the world-class Eleven Angling team of professional fishing guides, trained in a variety of global fisheries. When he is not guiding in the salt water environments of Florida, he spends other seasons fishing trout rivers in Colorado and fishing for salmon in Iceland. Paul has devoted his life to this, his home fishery, and looks forward to proving it to you. He is a passionate angler and great teacher; he is aggressive in the pursuit of finding you the best opportunities to feed a fish of a lifetime. Paul is very passionate about the robust fishery of his home turf and preserving it for many years to come. Our company prioritizes conservation, and we practice catch and release fishing to keep the trophies for the future!
Paul is very personable and loves meeting people. He can customize a trip to fit your needs all the while giving you an “authentic” fishing experience! You will be fishing out of a state of the art Beavertail Skiff; Mosquito 18 or 17 AIR. We are one of the only guide services in the area that will run two different sized skiffs to suit the water depth and area of the fish in the backcountry.
If you are looking for a customer service driven Naples fly fishing guide and Everglades fishing guide look no further, I am a highly passionate, driven and professional guide.
Everglades Guide Services will supply you with everything needed for your fly fishing experience: Saltwater fishing license, top-of-the-line fly and plug fishing tackle including hand-tied flies that are sure to be the latest technique of saltwater fly tying, cooler filled with ice-cold beverages, snacks, lunches upon request, fuel, and a customer service driven attitude towards guiding. Did we mention, Paul ties all his own flies?
You need only bring a hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a camera. Wading shoes may be necessary but can be provided. Be sure to check out our photo gallery of the beautiful fish of the area! Fish and wildlife photography is Paul’s latest passion.
If Paul isn’t booked on a trip with a client, he’s out on the water finding fish with friends! He looks forward to showing you this breathtaking fishery. Paul guides out of many different Outfitters so be sure to ask about all the latest Everglades fly fishing gear available there, by Simms, Patagonia, Scott, Nautilus, Tibor, Sage, and Rio.
The fishing trip of a lifetime awaits! Let’s go.