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

  • Martin Carranza