Flats Backcountry Charters is a premier
guide service, using only the best in everything from the boat &
motor, rods, reels to lures, flies and even using only the best in
“THE” BOAT- An 18
˝ foot Maverick Master Angler flats
boat. This is the elite of
all flats boats and the flagship of the Hewes/Maverick line of boats.
A Maverick owner will tell you that he does not own a flats boat-
he owns a Maverick! This is
the best riding, quickest and most efficient design in all flats boats.
It poles in extremely shallow water yet handles choppy water with
a soft, dry ride. Equipped
with a custom poling platform this boat can do it all.
This boat is wide and stable with nearly as much deck space as 20 foot
boats and comfortably fishes 3 anglers.
Yamaha Saltwater Series 150 H.P. Outboard with stainless
steel prop. This engine has
a quick hole-shot for getting out of shallow water and good top end
CMC Electric jackplate allows engine to be raised off the transom
so we can run into areas other boats only wish they could!
shallow water automatic anchor quietly “puts brakes on a boat” and
will stop us on a dime when we spot fish.
Only a lucky few anglers have this ability.
A Top Sponsor!
Lowrance X-85 fish/depth finders forward & aft, Magellan GPS,
marine VHF and cell phone.
Pole- Biscayne Bay
graphite, 20 feet. Makes
easy work of pushing 2 anglers over flats in pursuit of reds, jacks,
shark, trout and many other hard fighting fish.
Reels- Daiwa and Shimano
Spinning Reels selected to perfectly match and balance our rods.
Reels- STH, Tibor and
Hooks- Owner and
Mirror Lure, Johnson Silver Minnows, Bass Assassin, Zoom, you name it-
its on my boat!
I wish I had time to tie but I don’t.
Hand tied, many by several famous fly fisherman including Bob
Clouser, Joe Bruce and Lefty Kreh.