Capt. Dave Best

Fly fishing has been a part of my life since I was young. Bass and bluegill on poppers armed with my Eagle Claw rod and Martin auto reel is how it began. I chased them in ponds, lakes, and a few places I wasn’t supposed to be in MS. Later, I fly fished for trout in the Ozark Mountains, Smoky Mountains, and streams out in New Mexico while working as a college pastor. Once I experienced redfish on fly in the marshes of South Louisiana while living in New Orleans, I knew it would play a significant role in my life from that point. Making a transition from a youth pastor, to a fly fishing guide in Louisiana has been a dream come true.

our passion and the challenge

Guiding the salt marshes of South Louisiana sight casting for redfish, blackdrum, sheepshead, jack crevalle, sharks, and other species is our passion! We work hard to to put you on fish and try our best to give you as many shots at fish as possible. Patience is key to our work and we want to serve you as you pursue what you love! The Southern Fly is a place for beginners to learn and for seasoned anglers to continue doing what they love.