Why Homosassa Is a Legendary Fly Fishing Destination

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All About Homosassa Fly Fishing

Each year, anglers from across the U.S. and around the world flock to Homosassa to experience terrific fly fishing. The waters around Homosassa are known for the plentiful giant tarpon, and Homosassa is recognized as one of the best fly fishing destinations in the U.S. While marine habitats across Florida have been destroyed because of increasing populations of people, Homosassa’s flats and waters boast acres of pristine wetlands that flourish with fish every year. Captain Brian Sawyer, a licensed captain, offers Homosassa fishing charters to anglers from all over the world and provides expert guidance on where they can find the best catches.

Homosassa boasts many other species of fish that attract people for fly fishing year-round, including grouper, cobia, speckled trout, redfish, snook, and many more. The area has gained fame for the legendary fly fishing people enjoy when fishing for giant tarpon in the waters around Homosassa and the Crystal River. Old South Expeditions and Captain Brian Sawyer offer seasonal tarpon fly-fishing adventures in the Homosassa waters and the Crystal River. You can also enjoy a Homosassa fishing charter at any other time of the year to catch other species from the hundreds that make the waters teem with fish. One of the reasons why Homosassa remains one of the best fly-fishing destinations is that it includes crystal-clear rivers, thousands of islands, and pristine wetlands that combine to create marine habitats filled with fish.

The legendary waters have drawn famous fly fishers, including Ted Williams, Lefty Freh, Billy Pate, and Stu Apte. Many world records have been broken by anglers fishing in the Homosassa waters. This region boasts records for two of the biggest tarpon ever caught by fly fishers. These giant fish weighed in at 196 and 202 pounds. The giant tarpon fish have made the annual trip to Homosassa for hundreds of years. With the enormous fish making their way to Homosassa each year, it makes sense that the pristine Homosassa flats and the Crystal River continue to attract anglers from all over the world.

Book a Homosassa Fishing Charter with Old South Expeditions

If you’ve dreamed about heading to Homosassa for a great fly-fishing adventure, you should contact Old South Expeditions. Captain Brian Sawyer is a licensed captain with the expertise needed to make your trip as memorable as you dream. Trips are scheduled daily. You can book now by calling Captain Sawyer and Old South Expeditions at 863-712-5555.

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