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


my 50 ton Master's Captain's License

fishing with Curt Gowdy
fishing w/ the late Curt
fishing with Flip Pallot
A bonefish seminar,

bonetarptshirtCapt. Barry also participates in the BTU bonefish tagging project. He is a volunteer for the FWCC Red Tide fwcseal1Monitoring program and works in conjunction with Berkley University Herpetologist / professor Ted Papenfuss in an effort to learn more about our Eastern Diamondback Terrapin turtles.

latest motor ad
two shots from my latest
out photographing the wildlife

"Shooting" wildlife with the long lens...

One of the few times you'll find me on the bow!

Racing thru Bucky Starks wheelditch.


fishing w/ Raz Reid (Sage Flyrods)

Capt Barry Hoffman is an Honorary member of Bonefish Tarpon Unlimited

fishpics1of17aCapt. 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 mea 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, 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.
fishing w/ Chico Fernandez

yes.. that's me at 12 yrs.. always fishin!

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Specializing in sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon, redfish and permit on fly or light tackle.

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Here's an interview I gave to the Florida Keys Guide.. just a bit more about me... here