PINE ISLAND FLY FISHERS CLUB

 The  Pine Island Fly Fishers Club was created in 2014 by Capt. Joe Harley and Capt. Scott Swartz. The club meetings are held at the  Matlacha Community Park Facility, we meet the last Monday of every  month. Our meetings are currently October Thru April. A club newsletter is produced every month and sent out to over 200 members. We have had many guest speakers over the years speaking on a variety of topics from  Tackle, Leaders, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Matlacha  

The meetings  are from 6:30 - 8:00 and no membership is required. all are welcome.  January's Meeting will feature guest speaker well known local Fly  Fishing Guide Capt Tommy Locke. Tommy can be reached at: www.tommylockeoutdoors.com or at: 941-270-0812

Capt Scott Swartz

Capt.  Scott Swartz, has been a student of fly-fishing since 1982. He is a  Master Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers  and holds several fly rod world records. Capt. Scott shares his passion  of saltwater fly fishing at his saltwater fly fishing school in  southwest Florida www.floridaflyfishingschools.com.  Scott offers free "Cast About" sessions a few times a year on the lawn  before the club meeting. Contact Capt Scott Swartz at: 404-550-6890

Capt Joe Harley

Capt.  Joe Harley is one of the top Fly Fishing Guides in our area. He came up  with the idea for the club to share information and get professional  level knowledge available to club members.

His Passion is Fly Fishing for Tarpon. Joe can be reached at his website: www.snooktown.com or at: 239-443-7412 

Capt. Art Schmidt

The Clubs monthly newsletter is done by local fly fishing guide Capt Art Schmidt. He can be reached at:  www.flyfishfortarpon.com or 239-464-9610 

FLY FISHING GUIDE ON THE FLATS FOR TARPON, REDFISH, SNOOK, PERMIT, COBIA IN MATLACHA, PINE ISLAND SOUND, SANIBEL, CAPTIVA,  CABBAGE KEY, USEPPA ISLAND, NORTH CAPTIVA 

MORE ABOUT THE CLUB

  

PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS

Captain Randal Marsh – Instagram @captrandallmarsh

Captain Mike Rehr – www.captflyrod.com

Dave Westra – www.lehrseconomytackle.com

Captain Joe Harley – www.snooktown.com

Captain Greg McKee – www.wildflyschartes.com

Captain Art Schmidt – www.flyfishfortarpon.com

Captain Jason “JT” Gabriel – www.boneafidecharters.com

Joe Welbourn – www.carbonmarine.com

Captain Paul Hobby – www.fishinghobby.com

Captain Rick Grassett – www.snookfinaddict.com

Chrystal Murray & John Hadden – Biologists with FWC

Capt. Chris Whittman & Capt. Daniels Andrews

www.captainsforcleanwater.org

JoEllen Wilson / www,bonefishtarpontrust.org

Capt. Jamie Allen / www.jamiesoutfishin.com

Capt. Josh Greer / www.westwallboats.com

Capt. “Bear” Holeman / www.keywestangling.com

Capt Jason Gabriel / www.boneafidecharters.com

Capt. Steve Bailey / Sanibel Guide - Retired

Dan Ferarris – Go Pro Presentation

Capt. Tommy Locke - www.tommylockeoutdoors.com

FRIENDS OF THE CLUB

Club Sponsors and people who have donated items or offer discounts to members the club. Please patronize these local Merchants

Lehr’s Economy Tackle – Ft Myers

Capt. Joe Harley - Matlacha

Capt. Gregg McKee - Matlacha

Capt. Art Schmidt - Matlacha

Bruce Gradner – Member

TCO Fly Shop / www.tcoflyfishing.com

Florida Fly Fishing Schools

www.floridaflyfishingschools.com

Tarpon Lodge – Pine Island

Olde Fish House Marina – Matlacha

Blue Dog Restaurant – Matlacha

Little Lilly’s Deli – Pine Island

Olde Pine Island Tackle – St James City

Seven Seas Bait & Tackle – Matlacha

The Hipnauticals Band – Matlacha

Trident Fly Fishing - www.tridentflyfishing.com

Mel Meo – Pine Island

Jamie Mae Photography – Punta Gorda

Bert’s Bar & Grill- Matlacha

Joe Welbourn – www.carbonmarine.com

Carmen’s Kayaks – Kayak Fishing Charters

www.carmenskayaks.com 239-333-7332

Bone On Sportswear – www.boneonsportswear.com

Capt Rick De Paiva 

Norm Zeigler – www.normsflyshop.com

Capt.Tommy Locke – www.tommylockeoutdoors.com