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Salty Fly Charters

Gulfport, Florida



Located in Tampa Bay's historic and beautiful Saint Petersburg, just minutes from Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando and Sarasota. Salty Fly Charters is considered to be one of Tampa Bay's most respected guide services. Founded in 1993 by Tampa Bay native Captain Russ Shirley, Salty Fly Charters was created to provide the best in quality sport fishing, whether fly fishing or fishing light tackle. "I am grateful Salty Fly Charters is considered to be one of the oldest and finest guide services used in Tampa Bay to find the best in shallow water, flats and inshore charter fishing. I work very hard to ensure my clients receive a safe, fun and successful, fish-catching charter. My fly fishing and light tackle clients have long depended on Salty Fly Charters for great advice, instruction, adventure and success, and I want to prove it to you too, regardless of your fishing experience and skill level". Thanks for dropping in to visit and I hope to have you on board the Salty Fly real soon!


guide: Russ Shirley
experience: 19 years

Captain Russ Shirley is a native Floridian and has fished the waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota for over 45 years. Surrounded by the waters of Tampa Bay, he spent most of his time on or in the water. From childhood, whether fishing, water skiing, surfing, swimming, boating or sailing, this is how you grew up in Florida. Even as a teenage musician on the road, he carried... Read More