If you are looking for the ultimate Florida Keys Inshore fishing experience and an overall great time on the water Capt. Luis Cortes of Firefly Charters is for you. Fishing the waters from the Upper Keys, Islamorada and Flamingo in the Everglades National Park is an experience like no other.
Captain Luis Cortes is a fishing guide who specializes in fly fishing and light tackle shallow water sight fishing for species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Trout , Sharks and more.
Captain Luis Cortes guides out of a 2014 Hells Bay Professional skiff powered by a Yamaha F70. This boat allows me to cross open waters safely and comfortably while still letting me access the most remote areas of the Florida Keys and The Everglades National Park.
Most of my fishing gear consists of Shimano spinning reels matched with G-loomis rods. My fly fishing gear are either G Loomis or Sage Rods matched with either Tibor or Nautilus Reels.
Being the son of a South Florida offshore fishing guide naturally led me to where I'm at today. My passion for fishing started as soon as I was able to hold a fishing rod. I grew up in Miami fishing offshore and would travel with my family to the Florida Keys almost every weekend to where I now reside in Islamorada.
The first time my father took me sight fishing as a young child I was "hooked" to say the least. I couldn't get enough of the hunting aspect of sight fishing and still to this day it's my favorite way of catching fish.
I will always remember the day my dad bought me my first fly rod, we spent hours in the yard practicing our casting and we would fish the local canal systems catching peacock and largemouth bass with the occasional snook and tarpon.
I am forever grateful with what he taught me as a child, showing me the many different aspects of what South Florida has to offer.
As a fishing guide I truly enjoy watching my clients pull on a fish they only dreamt of catching. I love what I do for a living and know how important it is to show my clients the best possible time on the water whether it be a fly angler getting as many shots as possible at stringing tarpon or a kid having his rod bent all day.