After many years of guiding both freshwater and saltwater Derek Rust has started his own saltwater fly fishing charter in the Florida Keys. I met Derek several years ago when he and his dog, Chowda, made their long journey from Tahoe to Marathon. Now after guiding in the Florida Keys for the past 6 years Derek’s new company, Rusty Fly Charters, is up and running.
Capt. Rust is as fishy as they come and poles his skiff until the bitter end each day. He guides out of a beautiful Hell’s Bay Marquesa that is quiet, comfortable and clean. Living year round in an area that is home to Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Jacks, and other saltwater species Capt. Derek is always able to put you in front of fish despite conditions. The question is can you make the cast? I highly recommend giving Rusty Fly Charters a call next time you are looking for a memorable fly fishing trip in the FL Keys.