Martin Carranza

Years Fishing?


Years Guiding?


Who introduced you to fly fishing?

Dad and Grandpa

Can you tell us a little about your home waters and the fish you pursue there?

Patagonia - Sea run Brown, Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout + Atlantic landlocked Salmon Miami - Permit, bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, snook, seatrout, sharks

What's the height of the season for you? What time of year is your personal favorite?

September to July- Patagonia - November/March Miami - March to November

What are your favorite travel destinations? What's on the bucket list?

Fav - off the grid Patagonia waters where no lodges and no guides operate, Biscayne Bay Bucket List - Exmouth, Australia and Astove atoll

What you like most about Thomas and Thomas rods? Which rods do you fish?

Consistency in rod design, tapers. Solar, DNA, NS

What's your current go-to fly?

Trout - San Fermin, Pheasant tail, Stimulator rubber legs Bonefish - Boner, Pompona Tarpon - tan toad

Other than fly tackle, what piece of gear do you find indispensable?

Very good fishing clothes, good quality materials and craftmanship.

My favorite thing about guiding is:

My relation with clients. You have the opportunity to meet a new friend every day.

From the angler’s point of view, what do you see as the main value of going on a guided trip?

Learning from the expert in the subject.

What can new fisherman expect to get out of a guided trip? My favorite thing to teach a client is ...

Knowledge, entertainment, fun, freedom. Fav thing to teach: how to be a better caster, give him the tools to maximize his fun factor in the water

What's your ideal lunch when on the water? What do you actually pack?

Anything fresh - Fish tacos - fruits - I pack home made lunches (rice, fish, salad, fruits, nuts) Gatorade, water

What fly fishing blogs/magazines do you read regularly?,, voyages de peche, fly fishing journal, florida sportsman

When I'm not fishing you'll find me:

ultra running, working at home, booking trips, at Miami United Football (soccer) stadium watching my kids play

Contact Info





255 Sunrise Dr. Apt. 206

Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Popular trip destinations

South Florida & Patagonia
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