Capt. Mike Rehr was raised in North Miami and moved to Sanibel Island in the mid 70′s. He is a shallow-water flats fly fishing guide specializing in Tarpon, Redfish and Snook in the clear waters off Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
With Mike’s years of knowledge and skill, he says he loves to teach fly fishing as well as guiding. His clients acquire an insight to the art of fly casting and fly fishing from the cast to fighting a Tarpon, Redfish or Snook, to the landing and releasing of the fish. Capt. Mike enables his fly fishing anglers achieve a high level of performance. Fly fishing with Mike is truly a learning experience.
When Mike talks about hunting and stalking fish in clear waters with a fly rod, his enthusiasm and excitement is contagious. He says that fly fishing in saltwater has become his first love. He spent years learning as much as he could about the art of fly fishing before he took out his first fly fishing client. His motto is “Fly fishing is what I do”.
Mike is a long-time Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Fly Casting Instructor as well as a Certified Master Naturalist (University of Florida). Mike is recognized as one of the top saltwater fly fishing guides in the state of Florida and has spoken to numerous fishing clubs, conducted his own fly fishing schools, given seminars at several fishing shows about the sport of saltwater fly fishing and writes a weekly Saltwater Fly Fishing column for a local publication.
He says: “through hard work and dedication, it’s nice having developed a reputation as a good fly fishing guide where I’ve been featured in books, magazine articles, newspaper columns and on television shows world-wide. It’s been overwhelming, yet at the same time, flattering. It’s nice to get recognition for my accomplishments”.