I have fished with several kayak guides. Some of them, like Neil Taylor, provide high quality equipment (Native Ultimate kayaks, Werner paddles, St Croix Avid rods, Daiwa Ballistic or Saltist reels, plus proven tackle). I used to bring my St Croix travel rod with me, but soon realized that Neil's gear was as good as mine. I second Mark's idea of bringing your own PFD for comfort, proper fit, and pockets. I also bring my own pliers and Fishgrips. You would need to get a Florida fishing license (for nonresidents you can get 3 day, 7 day, or annual.)
Originally Posted by Mark
Several years ago, one guide in a different part of Florida put me in a cheap no-frills kayak and ordinary quality tackle while he rode around in a better kayak with an electric motor. Another guide put me in a good kayak, but gave me a crappy rod and reel. It pays to ask about the types of equipment in advance.
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