GUIDES & OUTFITTERS

 

John "Trapper" Rudd

Address: Cutthroat Anglers
Silverthorne, Colorado and Naples, FL
Phone: 970–262–2878
Website: www.fishcolorado.com
Email: jrudd2004@comcast.net

Bio: Trapper will fish anywhere, anytime, with anyone. Finding pity for land-lubbers, Trap spreads the lore of fly fishing to the masses both
through his shop and during his extensive International travels. Self admitted, he would be happy lost at sea on a dingy as long as he had a fly rod and handful of flies.

Trapper is often seen on many Television and Cable flyfishing programs guiding friends and celebrities. Trap is also a regular feature on the Master Outdoorsman on ClearChannel radio. Trap has contributed to numerous books, articles and features and is also an "Editor at Large" for Flyfish America Magazine. We like to call it "Editor Livin' Large". Trapper was just featured on "Legends of Rod and Reel" airing on "The Outdoor Channel" in 2008.

Affiliations: Trapper is on the G.Loomis VIP fishing team and sponsored by numerous angling companies.
Fishing Location/Species: If it has gills and swims…Trap has caught it!

Steve Kean

Address: North Truro, MA
Phone: 508–561–7102
Website: www.capecodfishingexpeditions.com
Email: steve@capecodfishingexpeditions.com

Bio: Each fishing expedition is custom designed to fit your skill level and fishing goals. I will interview you first and ask you how much experience you have, your physical ability, and most importantly your vision of the perfect charter.

Only kayakers with intermediate or better experience are allowed on a kayak expedition. You must be very comfortable with a sit on top kayak. Kayaking the flats is generally pretty easy. Much of the paddling is done with the current and there is not much fishing done from the kayak. The kayaks are used mainly for transportation. Kayak fishing in the ocean is for experienced kayakers only. The water is deep, the current is strong, there are many boats and the fish are big. 

During your Cape Cod Fishing and Cape Cod Fly Fishing charter, you will fish prime locations all along the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Monomoy Flats and Cape Cod Bay. These are some of the best locations in the world to Fly Fish for Striped Bass and Bluefish from the shore and on the crystal clear flats. The Cape Cod area features seemingly endless sandy beaches with plenty of moving water, points, bowls, sluiceways, tidal rivers and flats to choose from. All of the clear surrounding waters are rich with life. Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary is located only 3 miles offshore.

Jerry Darkes

Address: Strongsville, OH
Phone: 440–781–3906
Website: www.acs-thefishdog.blogspot.com
Email: jdacs55@aol.com

Bio: Jerry Darkes is a fly tackle sales rep, instructor/guide, and writer based in northern OH. He has over 4 decades of fly fishing experience in both fresh and saltwater and is recognized as an expert on Great Lakes steelhead and warm water fly fishing. He is also a member of the Scott Fly Rod Pro Staff.

Darkes has been featured in several books and video/DVD productions about Great Lakes fly fishing and has authored numerous articles about the region. He is also a well-known fly tyer and has created a series of Guide Patterns instructional fly tying DVDs focusing on Great Lakes steelhead and other gamefish.

Affiliations: Patagonia, Scott Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers, Nautilus Reels, Eumer Tube Fly Components, Daiichi Hooks, Pacific Fly Group, William and Joseph.
Fishing Location/Species: Based in northern OH and travel the Great Lakes region.  Favorite fish is the one the end of my line.

Ken Morrow

Address: Hinesville, GA
Phone: 417–766–3003
Website: www.kenmorrow.net
Email: ken@kenmorrow.net

Bio: Ken Morrow is a Certified Adaptive Fly Fishing Practitioner and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Angler Educator who serves as the President of the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute, Inc. With over three decades of fly fishing and paddling experience, Ken specializes in fly fishing instruction and opportunities for people with a variety of disabilities. The adaptive sports philosophy of helping participants to achieve the highest level of independent function they can without compromising their safety drives Ken’s approach. He has been featured on TV and in print from ESPN’s Sportscenter to Florida Sportsman Magazine, and is a Contributing Editor at Florida Fly Fishing Magazine. Look for Ken’s first book in 2012, The Adaptive Fly Fishing Handbook.

Affiliations: Peak Pro Fly Tying Team, Hexagraph Fly Rods, HaberVision, Temple Fork Outfitters.
Fishing Location/Species: In-shore saltwater flats, beach, and backcountry fly fishing (Florida); fly fishing for trout (Rocky Mountains, Ozarks); and fly fishing for bass in streams (Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida).

Cory "Ruthless" Routh

Company:Ruthless Outdoor Adventures
Address: Knotts Island, NC
Phone: 757–403–0743
Website: www.ruthlessfishing.com
Email: ruthlessfishing@gmail.com

Bio: Cory "Ruthless" Routh is a true pioneer of the sport of Kayak Fishing. He has over 15 years of Kayak Fishing experience. Ruthless has kayak fished in water from Texas to New York, and even on the North Shore of Hawaii. He has been guiding in Virginia for 6-years and his company Ruthless Fishing is the longest running kayak fishing guide service there. Cory is also an outdoor writer and author. His very popular book "Kayak Fishing: The Complete Guide" is considered the bible of kayak fishing. Cory is very active with Heroes On the Water and Project Healing Waters, these orginazations use kayak fishing and flyfishing to help wounded warriors. He is currently pursuing a certification with the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute to teach wounded warriors how to flyfish.

Affiliations:Werner Paddles Athlete, Temple Fork Outfitters Advisory Staff, Mountain Khakis Ambassador. Yak Attack Gear Prostaff.
Fishing Location/Species: From Panfish to Pelagics.

Cordell Baum Jr.

Company:Bonefish Whisperer
Address: Miami, FL
Phone: 786–499–9004
Website: www.bonefishwhisperer.com
Email: cordell@bonefishwhisperer.com

Bio: I own and opperate BonefishWhisperer, the #1 paddle fishing guide business in South Florida and I personally hold every paddle fishing record for bones, permit, redfish and GRAND SLAMS in Florida. We fish the west side of BISCAYNE BAY and URBAN MIAMI as well as the EVERGLADES.

Affiliations: Freedomhawk and Finatic Agling Art & Apparel
Fishing Location/Species: I specialize in chasing BONEFISH on the fly.

Michael Frank

Address: Columbia, SC
Phone: 803–673–0238
Website: www.franksflyarts.com
Email: urbanfisher@earthlink.net

Bio: My name is Michael Frank, and I am a school teacher and owner and lead guide of Frank’s Fly Arts guide service in Columbia, SC. Frank’s Fly Arts came about as a result of my desire to combine my teaching skills and my passion for fly fishing and the aquatic environment. I now offer fly tying instruction, fly fishing summer camps, and some of the most unique guided fly fishing trips in the Southeast where you can catch trout, smallmouth, largemouth, and striped bass all in the same trip!

Affiliations: Temple Forks Outfitters Fly Rods, Jim Teeny Fly Lines, Spirit River - Pro fly tyer and Homewaters Clothing
Fishing Location/Species: Pond, and Lake Fly Fishing in the South Carolina Midlands region fishing for striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and trout.

Derrick Harper

Address: Bite Me Belize,
Unit #533 San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye,
Belize, Central America
Phone: 011–501–628–1338 International; 1-480-264-1300 USA / Canada
Website: www.BiteMeBelize.com
Email: belizefishing@gmail.com

Bio:Set among the backdrop of swaying palms in the tropical breeze, the sound of waves gently lapping at the soft sand shoreline. Bite Me Belize Fishing Adventures is enabling avid anglers to experience the joys of fishing the gin-clear flats of Belize. Enjoy the serenity of paddling this pristine tropical paradise as you meander your way through the vast variety of coves, bays, and lagoons fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit.

Relax and rejuvenate for the next day’s adventures in one of a selection of lodging choices from practical to luxurious. Fishing in Belize has never been more affordable than with a Bite Me Belize Fishing. With over twenty-five years of saltwater fishing experience we ensure an adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Affiliations: Elkhorn Fly Rods & Reels; Maui Jim
Fishing Location/Species:Ambergris Caye, Belize -
Targeted Species: Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit