Florida Keys Guides

Let Us Help You Book Your Dream Florida Keys Fly Fishing Adventure

The Florida Keys offers a wide variety of species for the fly fishing angler: permit, tarpon, bonefish and more.  Front Range Anglers ownership has successfully fished with a number of the finest guides in The Keys regularly for the past 10 years. We are fortunate in that we have established strong working partnerships with a number of professional Keys Guides!

Reach to us directly should you find yourself in the Florida Keys and would like our guide recommendations. We strongly suggest you plan ahead of time to secure your preferred guide dates! Lodging always defer to the traveler but we are also able to assist with suggestions based on where you intend to fish.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK! rob@frontrangeanglers.com

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



Captain Bruce Chard

About Captain Bruce
Captain Bruce’s love and commitment to the sport of fly fishing is shown in his accomplishments within the fly fishing industry.  Since becoming addicted to fly fishing  in his teens, Bruce knew what his career was going to be right out of high school and didn’t waste any time after graduating by promptly starting his fly fishing guiding business in the Florida Keys.  Bruce has since been a full time Florida Keys fly fishing flats guide gaining over 28 years of experience and counting. Specializing in sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit Bruce has not only become one of the most sought after fly fishing guides in all the Florida Keys but also one of the top salt water fly casting instructors in the industry.


Bruce has also worked closely within the fly fishing industry and its manufactures his entire career.  His industry connections are shown through the many different fly companies he works with and represents.  These relationships have led to the opportunity for Bruce to design his own personal fly fishing industry award winning salt water fly line taper design. Airflo fly lines currently offers Chards well-known taper design called the “Tropical Punch” as their top selling salt water fly line selling more Chard lines then all other Airflo salt water lines combined annually.

Captain B.J. Chard

About Captain B.J.
When it comes to careers most have one and maybe two by the time they retire.  BJ’s first career started when he was 3 and fell in love with the sport of Ice hockey.  Born in Key West Florida, by the time he was 10 years old, BJ moved to Detroit Michigan walking on to the 8th top ranked AAA Elite team in the nation.   Three seasons later BJ was playing for the #1 ranked AAA Elite Hockey team in the nation for two years, winning over 18 of the top amateur hockey tournaments in the world.

Body and brain worn out, it was time for BJ to head back to his home waters of Florida Keys and start another career where he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a Florida Key Fly Fishing Flats Guide and work within the fly fishing industry.

Within his first full tarpon season in the Keys at age 18, BJ guided over 200 days and had the opportunity to fish many fly fishing industry pros, influencers, photographers and manufactures.  BJ also was a guest host and angler in 3 major fly fishing TV shows while travelling world wide, hosting trips and attending endless consumer and industry fly fishing shows.

Tail Chasin' Charters - Captain Gabe Nyblad

About Us
Tail Chasin' Charters is constantly striving to be the best guide service in the Lower Florida Keys. If you're looking to learn more about fishing, enjoy a peaceful day on the water, or spend a day on the ocean to celebrate a special occasion, you have come to the right place. The guides work to ensure that you have the best day you have ever had on the water, if you're a beginner or expert. The licensed captains take pride in being patient, kind, safe and knowledgeable.

With an enthusiastic, patient, and high-energy guiding style, Captain Gabe will go the extra mile for his anglers. Gabe enjoys fishing all over the world, but nothing compares to pushing his skiff while hunting the game fish of the Florida Keys Flats!

Captain Justin Rea

About Captain Justin
Captain Justin's specialty is fly fishing the flats for permit, tarpon, bonefish, sharks and barracuda. He also will do some guiding offshore for tuna, sailfish, wahoo, grouper and snapper on occasion. His charters are open to anglers of all abilities!  All equipment is provided - new T&T Rods and Hatch Reels along w/ custom flies -