Fly Fishing Crystal River, Florida

fly fishing crystal river florida

“Fly Fishing Crystal River Florida has some of the clearest grass flats left in the state, and Capt. Casey Males from Backwater Fish and Paddle is your go-to dude for inshore fishing charters in this area.” – Jesse Males

Crystal River, Florida is situated right on Florida’s famous Nature Coast. It is home to some of the best fishing the state has to offer and certainly some of the cleanest waterways out there.

Fly fishing in this area allows anglers the opportunity to sight fish redfish, snook, tarpon, and sea trout on pristine gin clear flats. This makes for some amazing backcountry fishing scenarios that make fishing off a paddle craft the perfect way to experience this part of Old Florida.

As  you can see from this video fly fishing Crystal River or even the flats outside Ozello, Fl. can be absolutely fantastic. Capt. Casey Males is a local to this area with years of experience under his belt on both the inshore waterways and the surrounding flats.

For more info on Casey and his guiding business Backwater Fish and Paddle be sure to head over to to learn more. If you would like to reach out to Casey with any questions or to book a trip, shoot him an email to

Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of as well as our online fly shop, The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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