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Fly Fishing Florida’s Everglades by Paddle
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Nov 20, 2020
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Mike Conneen paddles among crocodiles in the Everglades backcountry.
Mike Conneen paddles among crocodiles in the Everglades backcountry.

Fly Fishing Florida's Everglades by Paddle

When people think about the Everglades, waving oceans of sawgrass typically come to mind. You can find that there. But the Gulf of Mexico washes scores of miles of Everglades National Park shores. You find the world's healthiest mangrove forests here.

Negotiating a narrow creek through the mangroves.
Negotiating a narrow creek through the mangroves.
Osprey nest.
Osprey nest.

Exploring those forests by paddling, carrying fly rod, equals great adventure. If you want to fully explore this vast area by paddle, you must camp.

By doing this you can observe the intracacies of this fantastic ecosystem.

Campsite, Tiger Key.
Campsite, Tiger Key.
A dragonfly rests on a mangrove leaf.
A dragonfly rests on a mangrove leaf.
Roseate spoonbill.
Roseate spoonbill.

You live by sun and moon, wind and tide.

You see lots of wildlife.

You will catch some fish! Snook...
You will catch some fish! Snook...
...redfish...
...redfish...
...sea trout...
...sea trout...
...and tarpon, to name but a few.
...and tarpon, to name but a few.

You will have the time of your life!!!

For more information, see my book, Fishing Florida by Paddle, published by the History Press. https://www.spottedtail.com/fishing-florida-by-paddle/

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