Come join me on an adventure into the backcounty.. See the Florida Keys as its inhabitants do...


Capt. Barry's Bio

No stress & no screaming. Patient and amicable..











item17Capt. Barry Hoffman is a native of South Florida having fished the Southeast coast for over 40 years.   Growing up in the small town of Dania. Florida, nights and weekends were spent pursuing any and all creatures swimming. After having moved to the Keys in 1982, he operated a 30 passenger dive boat and worked as a N.AU.I certified Dive Master. After obtaining his 50 ton Masters Captain's license, he worked as a Bahamian charter captain while operating an upscale yacht maintenance company at the Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo. After intervals at the University of Florida, Florida Keys Community College (yes, there is such a school) and Florida International University,  Barry settled on guiding (fishing being an ever-present hobby) twenty six years ago. A victim of his love for the Florida Keys, its gin clear water and a tourism driven economy, it was the right choice. A self-taught fly caster and imaginative fly tier, he has been featured in publications such as Saltwater Sportsman,item3 South Florida Sportfishing Magazine, Fly Fishing America Magazine and in Saltwater Software's Florida Fishing CD-ROM. Capt Barry Hoffman has fished with such notables as Curt Gowdy Sr. (the American Sportsman), Flip Pallot (Walkers Cay Chronicles), Raz Reid (Sage Rods) and Chico Fernandez. Having published numerous articles on bonefish and tarpon, he currently writes a weekly column for over 30 major fishing web sites and the local fishing guide, the "Weekly Fisherman".  Barry has also been featured in a book entitled "Saltwater Fly Fishing from Maine to Texas,"  and is a field contributor for Water Way Magazine and Fly Fishing America. Capt. Barry prides himself on being an enthusiastic and patient fly casting instructor/guide. Most enjoyable to him?  Introducing clients to a part of the world where the fish outnumber the residents in quantity and habitat.


item7I also participate in the Make A Wish Foundation, a wish-granting org for children


Capt. Barry also participates in the BTU bonefish tagging project. item6item5

He is a volunteer for the FWCC Red TideMonitoring program and works in item4conjunction with Berkley University Herpetologist / professor Ted Papenfuss in an effort to learn more about our Eastern Diamondback Terrapin turtles.


fishing w the late Curt Gowdy

fishing w Chico Fernandez

fishing w Flip Pallot


another photo shoot with Honda motors

Capt. Barry Hoffman