Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guides
Capt. Chris Wells
Captain Chris Wells

Florida Keys flats fishing guide Captain Chris Wells is the owner of Tailing Charters.  He grew up in Colorado where he started fly fishing at the age of five.  He graduated from The Metropolitan State University of Denver with degrees in Communications and Business Management.  Since then, he has shared his passion and obsession of fly fishing with others by guiding.  Captain Chris Wells has been a professional full-time fly fishing guide for eighteen years. 

Captain Chris Wells is a licensed and certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain. He guides in the Lower Florida Keys from February through June and in Colorado from July through December.  Chris spends the remaining time hosting anglers to international fly-fishing destinations and speaking at seminars.  He has been a keynote speaker for groups including The International Sportsmen's Exposition, Trout Unlimited, The Federation of Fly Fishers, and Colorado Women Fly-Fishers.


Chris' passion is fly fishing and teaching others how to fish.  Whether it's nymphing for trout or throwing 70 ft. of line to a tarpon, Chris takes pride in offering anglers the experience and trip of a lifetime.  Chris enjoys guiding beginners as well as experienced anglers.  To book Captain Chris Wells please contact us.

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Captain Shelby Bentley

Florida Keys flats fishing guide Captain Shelby Bentley has been living and fishing in the Florida Keys since 1994.  He is a well-rounded captain that has the ability to fish both off-shore and on the flats.  His ability to put anglers on fish is what has made his reputation.  He fishes in and has won several tournaments and is one of the best captains in the Florida Keys.

Shelby's passion is sight casting to bonefish.  He loves fishing skinny water in search of tailing bones.  Shelby is what we would call fishy!  He is always on fish.  His ability to find fish and catch them has lead many of his anglers to a "grand slam".  Capt. Shelby is soft spoken and truly enjoys entertaining customers.  His personality combined with his skills as a guide make him one of the most sought after guides in the Florida Keys.  To book a day with Capt. Shelby Bentley or any of our guides, please contact us.

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Captain Matt Thomas

Florida Keys flats fishing guide Captain Matt Thomas has been fishing ever since he was a little guy and in fact, that's all he does.  Matt is the definition of living and breathing fishing.  He guides in Colorado during the summer and fall, mainly floating the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers.  He guides in the Florida Keys during the spring and early summer. 

Captain Matt Thomas prides himself in helping others catch fish.  He is very soft spoken and provides an experience of a lifetime.  He enjoys spending time on the water with anglers of all types regardless of ability.  

Captain Matt Thomas spends his free time fishing...that's no surprise to us...and when he's not fishing, he usually is tying his crafty little flies or goose hunting.  If you are looking for years of experience and great entertainment, then Capt. Matt Thomas is a sure bet.  To book a day with Capt. Matt or any of our guides, please contact us.

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