I run a 17′ Maverick HPX-V flats skiff that is a perfect match for the Keys. This boat is dead quite and has a dry comfortable ride for the windy days. I provide all rods, tackle, licenses, flies, bait and a cooler filled with ice, soft drinks and water. Like most guides in the Keys I tie custom flies to suit each situation we encounter, I will be happy to discuss some proven patterns that are readily available if you would like to purchase some.. If you have your own equipment please discuss with me about your gear to ensure the proper tackle for the application, typically 8,10,12 wt with a floating line, spinning tackle lined with 10-12lb mono for Bones/Permit and a casting or heavy spinning rod lined with 20lb mono for tarpon will cover most encounters.