Fishing Guides Capt. Shafter Johnston and Capt. Jason Sullivan are This Year’s Nominees for Orvis Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year Award

April 12th, 2018 – A big honor for two bright Fly Fishing guides this year has been announced by Orvis, the international, multi-channel Fly Fishing retailer. The 2018 Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year nominees have just been announced, and on the honor list are Capt. Jason Sullivan and Capt. Shafter Johnston, two of the most experienced guides in the US.

For over 160 years, Orvis has guided patrons to live fulfilling lives with a deeper connection with adventure and the natural world, with over 5,000 products. The 2018 Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year celebrates those who show their dedication and touch with nature to help others experience the wonders of nature.

Capt. Jason Sullivan is an Orvis endorsed fly-fishing guide in Everglades National Park, Florida. Operating trips out of the southern part of the Park all year round, Jason is the preferred Miami fishing guide who is readily available to reveal fishing opportunities in what is the most diverse ecosystem in the US.  

Flamingo Everglades National Park is considered one of the finest fishery sites for practicing saltwater fly fishing.  This fishing Mecca is also home to an astounding amount of birds and other wildlife such as manatee, alligator and the rare American fresh water crocodile.  The diversity of fishery here is amazing and fly rods can range from 7-12 weights along with leader materials and flies. One can fly fish for fish ranging from world class bone fish, to snook, redfish and the trophy Tarpon.

The second nominee for the Orvis awards is Capt. Shafter Johnston, who runs Orvis endorsed fly-fishing guide services in Charleston, South Carolina. Shafter’s expertise is in fly and light tackle fishing, and he is a master guide specializing in monster redfish and championship Tarpon between Myrtle Beach and Charleston South Carolina. A day spent with Shafter is bound to be productive and exciting, who fishes year-round, with Tarpon season in the middle of June through October, and prime redfish fishing from mid-October to January.

At Charleston, Shafter’s fishing guide services provide fishing gear and tackle, with fly rods of varying sizes and the flies required. The service comes with everything you will need for an amazing angling experience. Given the diversity, the trip can cover beaches, marsh creeks and shorelines, as well as rivers and deltas. Shafter’s passion is Tarpon and loves to spend an entire day for the prize catch of a giant, 100-plus pound Tarpon crush a fly.

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Captain Shafter Johnston
BlueWing Guide Service
River Walk Drive, Georgetown, SC, 29440
Tel: (305) 853-6279

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Company Name: Rising Tides Charter
Contact Person: Jason Sullivan
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Phone: (954) 864-0592
Address:8910 SW 68th Ct
City: Miami
State: FL 33156
Country: United States