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Fly Fishing

Capt. Mike Gaglianese

Capt. Mike Gaglianese grew up in Utica, New York, just south of Adirondack State Park. He fished year-round for anything that would eat a fly, including bass, trout and steelhead. After completing his baseball career at Purdue University in 2015, Capt. Mike moved to Gunnison, Colorado, and has been guiding float fishing ever since. Mike spends his off-seasons down on

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Capt. Dane Scott

Capt. Dane Scott is a fully-licensed and insured fly-fishing captain dedicated to giving you a memorable day on the water. He has an immense background in fly-fishing for trout in the Gunnison River in Colorado, but is passionate about guiding and fly-fishing on the Texas coast. He has spent a lot of time in our surrounding bay systems, and is

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Capt. Steve Branch

Capt. Steve Branch grew up in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas, where his father taught him and his brother to hunt, fish and navigate the woods of the Neches River bottom hunting squirrel, whitetail, pigs, and the occasional wood duck or mallard. As a teenager, it was not uncommon to find Capt. Steve leaving his family’s house before daylight,

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Capt. Joe Sneed

CLICK HERE to Inquire About Fly-Fishing in Baffin Bay with Capt. Joe Sneed! Captain Joe Sneed was raised in Alice Texas. He started fishing at an early age with his father. With the proximity to the Upper Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay, it is no surprise that Joe is a life-long saltwater angler. Some of Joe’s earliest memories were family

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Capt. Cooper Hartmann

Capt. Cooper Hartmann is originally from Johnson City, TX, where he grew up fishing small rivers and lakes in the surrounding Texas hill country. As a boy, his passion was bass fishing, but that all changed while on a family vacation down in Port Mansfield, TX. That’s when Cooper learned a lot about sight-casting to redfish, and consequently fell in

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