Here is my good friend Piscator waiting for a chance at a school of Tarpon
while contemplating the double rainbow and what it might portend.
My name is John Kipp and I have been an Islamorada Flats guide for more
than thirty years.
Islamorada is the gateway to Florida Bay and the waters of Everglades
National Park, which in conjunction with the Florida Keys, supports a globally
unique shallow water fishery ideal for sight fishing with fly or light tackle.
Islamorada and the Florida Keys is the home of saltwater fly fishing. Sight fish
the flats for tarpon in the shallow, clear waters of the Florida Keys
backcountry and Florida Bay. Other Florida Keys species pursued on the flats
with fly tackle include bonefish, permit, snook, and redfish.
The boats I use for hunting the fish of the flats are: the Hellsbay Whipray 16,
the Hellsbay Glades Skiff, and the Mangrove 17. These boats are all
composite-constructed technical poling skiffs.
In addition to the time I spend guiding anglers on the flats of Islamorada and
the Florida Keys, I have also been involved in the development of the new
Islamorada 18 flats skiff, which you can see in the photo galleries and
slideshow sections of this site.
Please contact me and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
For more photos and information on fishing in the Florida Keys visit me over
at Florida Keys Flats Guide.com