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(239) 302-3954

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About Our Location

There are said to be 10,000 islands on the Gulf Coast of the Everglades from Cape Romano in the North to Cape Sable in the South and hundreds of miles of jungle rivers in between. You can explore these waters for a lifetime and still make new discoveries every time you go out, maybe a new tarpon spot deep in the backcountry or a new redfish flat, or maybe a creek mouth in Lostman's River where the winter snook are out warming in the sun. Everglades National Park offers a unique opportunity for a dedicated shallow-water angler to experience a vast maze of flats, islands and hidden lagoons in one of the world's premiere fly fishing and light tackle destinations.

About Us

Captain Ned Small brings the best in boat charters to Everglades City, Florida. This is a spectacular place for adventurous anglers, and is one of the country's last great places to enjoy saltwater fly fishing and light tackle sight fishing from the foredeck of our skiff. We are sponsored by:

 • Tibor Fly Reels
• Simms™ Fly Rods
• Ross™ Reels
• Royal Wulff Flylines
• Enrico Puglisi™ Salt Water Flys
About Us

Everglades National Park

With over 1.5 million acres, Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Within that acreage lies the largest strand of protected mangrove estuary in the western hemisphere. That's where we'll be fishing.

There are hundreds of species of fish in the Everglades, and then there's the three that we're especially interested in: tarpon, redfish, and snook. The park is where we're going to find those fish in abundance, and fish for them 'Everglades Style!'


  We're about 35 miles from Naples, or 25 from Marco Island. Simply take Route 29 south into the Everglades, past Alligator Alley. After crossing Tamiami Trail, continue on 29 South another mile and a half until you see the 'Welcome to Everglades City" sign. Turn right at the sign onto Dupont Road, and proceed around the dogleg to where the pavement ends roughly 50 yards away. We're on the left, where the road turns to sand. Look for a sign over the carport that says "Back Country Charters." 
 Nearby lodging can be found in the following locations:

Everglades City Motel
310 Collier Blvd.
(239) 695-4224, (800) 695-8353

The Ivey House
107 Camellia St.
(239) 695-3299, (239) 695-4666

River Wilderness
 210 Collier Blvd.

(239) 695-4499

The Rod and Gun Club
200 Riverside Drive

(239) 695-2101

Glades Haven
(239) 695-2073, (888) 956-6251