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About Capt. Steve Bailey

Capt. Steve Bailey

I have lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida my entire life with the exception of 6 years spent in the Air Force and have been guiding since 1992. I grew up camping, hunting, and fishing with my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Besides my family, I have been very fortunate to have met, fished with and learned from many of the most knowledgeable people in our sport. I owe a very large debt of gratitude to Lefty Kreh and Flip Pallot for their friendship and help.

Media Spotlights

I filmed two shows with Flip for his Walker's Cay Chronicles show aired on ESPN 2. The shows ran in Spring and Fall 2003. The shows feature Redfishing with some Snook, fly and spin on Pine Island Sound and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

I have also done some writing with photos for Florida Sportsman magazine in the "At the Vise" and "Fly Tech" columns. (Issues by date are: June 1999, October 2000, April 2001, May 2001, June 2001, November 2001, and December 2001.)

Articles featuring the fishing I do here have appeared in: Florida Sportsman April 2005; May 2006; and Fly-Fishing in Saltwaters July/August 2005.

Articles on the flies I tie, with biography, have appeared in: Saltwater Flyfishing February/March 2005; Art of Angling Journal; vol.3, issue 1, 2005

Some of my photos appeared in the "Lee Island Coast, Nature Guide" booklet, available from the Lee Visitor and Convention Bureau.

White Pelicans near Sanibel, Florida.