Fly Fishing Gear

Fishing License


If you are coming from out-of-state, please make arrangements to obtain a 3-day non-resident license (Code 79) before you arrive. It costs $8.00.

You can purchase the license online by going to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.


A fishing license is not required for tarpon fishing, but a tarpon tag is now required to raise the fish out of the water for a photo.

The Wildlife Guys in Florida consider lifting a tarpon from the water “harvesting the fish”, which requires a special tag. The tag is $51.00 per tag.

Fly Fishing Equipment

  • Rods: 7-8-9-10 wt. fly fishing rods will all work
  • Reels: Saltwater reels with a drag
  • Fly Line: Weight Forward floating
  • Leaders: IGFA class 4-8 and 20 lb hand-tied leaders
  • Flies: Crab and shrimp patterns. Gold and purple, white and purple, black and purple, chartreuse and purple, purple and red, blue and purple and purple
  • Spinning Gear: If you are new to fishing, we can provide the best fishing rod and reel combo for beginners to help you get started.


  • Fishing slacks/ shorts
  • Silk weight underwear
  • Long-sleeved shirts for fishing (SPF30+)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Rain jacket with rain pants, and gloves
  • Non-slip boat shoes
  • Fishing Hat for sun and rain protection

Fishing Accessories

  • Polarized sun glasses in copper or yellow
  • Waterproof boat bag
  • Glasses cleaner
  • Insect repellent – sun screen combo
  • Lip protection


  • Camera with flash
  • Fresh batteries, extra batteries, recharger
  • Make sure you have a wide angle lens for those monster fish
  • Medications you may require