The Pine Island Fly Fishers Club was created in 2014 by Capt Joe Harley and Capt. Scott Swartz. The primary focus of the club is to have noted guest speakers present and share knowledge on a wide range of topics regarding fly fishing in our local area. The club meetings are held the last Monday of every month at The Matlacha Community Center. Our meetings are October thru November. The meetings are from 6:30 - 8:00 PM and a membership is not required. A club newsletter is sent out every month to over 200 members. We have featured many guest speakers over the last few years featuring presentations on a large variety of topics from tackle, rigging, leaders, fly tying demonstrations.


Capt. Scott Swartz serves as the club Vice President, Scott has been a student of fly-fishing since 1982. He is a  Master Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers  and holds several fly rod world records. Capt. Scott shares his passion  of saltwater fly fishing at his saltwater fly fishing school in  southwest Florida www.floridaflyfishingschools.com.  Scott offers free "Cast About" sessions a few times a year on the lawn  before the club meeting. Contact Capt Scott Swartz at: 404-550-689

The Clubs monthly newsletter is done by local fly fishing guide Capt Art Schmidt. He can be reached at:  www.flyfishfortarpon.com or 239-464-9610 




Club Sponsors and people who have donated items or offer discounts to members the club. Please patronize these local Merchants

Lehr’s Economy Tackle – Ft Myers

Capt. Joe Harley - Matlacha

Capt. Gregg McKee - Matlacha

Capt. Art Schmidt - Matlacha

Bruce Gradner – Member

TCO Fly Shop / www.tcoflyfishing.com

Florida Fly Fishing Schools


Tarpon Lodge – Pine Island

Olde Fish House Marina – Matlacha

Blue Dog Restaurant – Matlacha

Little Lilly’s Deli – Pine Island

Olde Pine Island Tackle – St James City

Seven Seas Bait & Tackle – Matlacha

The Hipnauticals Band – Matlacha

Trident Fly Fishing - www.tridentflyfishing.com

Mel Meo – Pine Island

Jamie Mae Photography – Punta Gorda

Bert’s Bar & Grill- Matlacha

Joe Welbourn – www.carbonmarine.com

Carmen’s Kayaks – Kayak Fishing Charters

www.carmenskayaks.com 239-333-7332

Bone On Sportswear – www.boneonsportswear.com

Capt Rick De Paiva 

Norm Zeigler – www.normsflyshop.com

Capt.Tommy Locke – www.tommylockeoutdoors.com




Captain Randal Marsh – Instagram @captrandallmarsh

Captain Mike Rehr – www.captflyrod.com

Dave Westra – www.lehrseconomytackle.com

Captain Joe Harley – www.snooktown.com

Captain Greg McKee – www.wildflyschartes.com

Captain Art Schmidt – www.flyfishfortarpon.com

Captain Jason “JT” Gabriel – www.boneafidecharters.com

Joe Welbourn – www.carbonmarine.com

Captain Paul Hobby – www.fishinghobby.com

Captain Rick Grassett – www.snookfinaddict.com

Chrystal Murray & John Hadden – Biologists with FWC

Capt. Chris Whittman & Capt. Daniels Andrews


JoEllen Wilson / www,bonefishtarpontrust.org

Capt. Jamie Allen / www.jamiesoutfishin.com

Capt. Josh Greer / www.westwallboats.com

Capt. “Bear” Holeman / www.keywestangling.com

Capt Jason Gabriel / www.boneafidecharters.com

Capt. Steve Bailey / Sanibel Guide - Retired

Dan Ferarris – Go Pro Presentation