Captain Arthur Schmidt


 Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Charters in Matlacha, Sanibel, Captiva & Pine Island.

 Fly Fishing for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish

Sanibel Tarpon

"A nice Tarpon caught off Sanibel Island Fly Fishing"

"The Captains Blog"

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Capt. Art Schmidt, a US Coast Guard Licensed 100 Ton Master Captain has been guiding clients in the waters of Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys for over 21 years.  I specialize in Light Tackle & Fly Fishing the Flats of Matlacha, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel Island and Captiva in the areas of Matlacha Island, Captiva Island and Pine Island Florida.

 If you've ever dreamed of catching that Giant Tarpon, Snook or Redfish in Florida then call Capt. Art to book a trip.

Capt. Art provides the finest tackle available, Sage and Loomis Rods with Abel, Tibor and Shimano Reels.

 Call (239) 464-9610 to book your fly fishing trip to Florida today! or send EMAIL

About the Captain | Fly Fishing Pictures | Fly Fishing Links | Fly Fishing Rates 

Accommodations | Fly Fishing Calendar

Fly Fishing Pictures Page 2  - Fly Fishing World Record Tarpon Pictures

Fly Fishing Pictures Page 3

Fly Fishing Pictures Page 4 - Fly Fishing Pictures Page 5

Pictures of Fly Fishing Locations - Belize Pictures

Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Provided - The Fly Fishing Boat

Fly Fishing Trips to Belize & Mexico

Fly Fishing The Marquesas - Key West

Local Recommendations

Article About Fly Fishing Giant Tarpon in Key West

Tribute to Daddy Mac Miller





 "A Large Daisy Chain of Tarpon"



Capt Art Schmidt Charters is a proud supporter of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and a volunteer in the Tarpon Genetics study program


                                                                                    "Captiva Beach Tarpon"



                                                                           "A Nice Tarpon caught in Matlacha" 


                                                      "Dr. James and his first big Tarpon on Fly off Cayo Costa Island" 


                                                                 "Daddy Mac Miller Stripping on a Bonefish in Belize" 



                                                          "Nice big Tarpon caught by Jack Hanzek near Pine Island" 





Capt Art Schmidt Charters is a member of Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism




                                                                          "Cayo Costa Island" has the best Shelling !!! 


                                                                                           "Cayo Costa Island"



Check out my story about Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon.

Read superb article by Pete McDonald on Florida Keys pioneer of Fly Fishing, Captain George Hommell

My Fly Fishing rates are the best in Southern Florida.

Check out my prime time fly fishing calendar for details.

Looking for accommodations for your fly fishing trip to Florida? Check out my recommendations for places to stay.

Visit my Fly Fishing picture gallery for lots of action pictures.

You can also drop by my links page for more information on my fly fishing suppliers.







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