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Amelia Island, FL.

Light Tackle &
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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing
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Capt. Russell's
Skeeter Boat

Fishing Redfish

Fishing Spotted Sea Trout

Fishing Giant
Jack Crevalle

Florida Flats
Fishing Guide

Northeast Florida
Saltwater Fishing


Photo Tours

Beach Walking
Birding Tours

Feature Galleries
Fishing Photos

Printing Photo's
Photo Gifts

Gift Certificates

Fishing Seminars


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Wulff Instructors School

2004 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year

Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor

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Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach & Jacksonville, Fl

Charter Boat Fishing Guide & Tours

With Capt. Russell & Janet Tharin

"2004 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year"


Rates & Reservation
Welcome to Capt. Russell & Janet Tharin's Amelia Island light tackle charter fishing guide and tour services. Capt. Russell and Janet are full-time professional guides that have a passion for guiding in the Florida outdoors all year round. Our goal is to show you a great time on the water. Capt. Russell has over 50 years of fishing experience in Northeast Florida and he can put you on the fish. Additionally with our fishing charters we offer fly fishing lessons, photo tours and eco tours.

We will fish or tour aboard the new 2015 Skeeter SX 240 bay boat which is 24 feet in length and power by a great 300 hp 4 stroke Yamaha Outboard. I also will fish up to 4 anglers or ferry 6 passages with room to spare. Capt. Russell's Skeeter boat is loaded with great features like the new Minn Kota 112 pound thrust trolling motor, dual 8 foot Blade Power Poles, 1199 Humminbird sonar with down and side scanning sonar with gps, a Icom VHF radio and a Fusion Stereo with blue tooth sound system. This Skeeter bay boat is the best bay boat in the marine industry and Capt. Russell is very proud to be a Skeeter Pro Team Member!

Capt. Russell's 2014 Skeeter SX 240

We like to fish light tackle with lures and live bait. We also offer eco tours & photo tours here on Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia. Capt. Russell likes to fish in-shore for redfish, sea trout and near-shore for cobia, tarpon, jack crevalle, bonito, spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, and shark.

To reserve a fishing charter, tour or fly casting lesson today just give Capt. Russell a call at ph. # 904-491-4799 to make sure that your date is open and to target the best fishing tides and time of day with your fishing interest.

Please just click on the Book Online link below and tell us about your interest or just give us a call, we will be happy to hear from you. Book us in advance for the best tides, dates, and times for your fishing charter, fishing lesson, fly casting lesson, photo tour or eco tour.

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Additionally with our fishing charters and fishing lessons we also offer photo tours and eco tours. Enjoy quiet, intimate encounters with Florida wildlife. Celebrate the Florida sunset with wine and cheese. Enjoy your personalized photography tour or eco tour hosted by Janet Tharin. Whether your interest is fishing, photography, birding, or area history, discovering a barrier island or the Florida backcountry estuary, we will customize each guided trip to fit your unique interests.

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Take a minute and tour our website, e-mail us, or just give us a call to see what's biting. We will be very happy to hear from you, and we will look forward to having a great day on the water. Thank you for your time and great fishing.

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Email:     |     Phone 904.491.4799     |     Fax 904.491.4277
Capt. Russell and Janet Tharin 4814 Westwind Ct. Amelia Island, Florida. 32034
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Home Page Backcountry, flats, inshore, and nearshore saltwater charter fishing guide services. Light tackle lure fishing and fly fishing charters, eco, tour & photo tours, with guides Capt. Russell & Janet Tharin here on Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, and Cumberland Island, Georgia.
Rates & Info Here we have Capt. Russell's & Janet's rates for fishing charters, fly casting lessons, eco tours, and photo tours. Also info about travel directions to meet Capt. Russell or Janet for a charter, lesson or tour. What to bring onboard on your tour or when fishing for redfish and sea trout, jack crevalle, spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, black drum, shark, and tarpon.
Fishing Gift Certificates Great for all occasions... birthdays, anniversaries, holidays! Click here for more information. Surprise you fisherman with this great gift.
Capt. Russell's Bio About Capt. Russell Tharin, a fulltime light tackle charter fishing guide and master certified fly casting instructor.
Charter Testimonials Here's what some of our anglers have said about fishing with Capt. Russell Tharin.
Guide Of The Year Capt. Russell Tharin is named 2004 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year.
Types of Fishing Charters Sight Fishing “FLY” Low Tides Redfish, Flood Tides “FLY” Redfish, Top Water Light Tackle Redfish & Trout, Sight Fishing Light Tackle Redfish, Fly & Light Tackle Migratory Fish, Surf Sight Fishing Fly & Light Tackle Redfish.
Fishing Amelia Island I love stalking, making stealthy presentations, and seeing fish strike with heart-pounding hookups. We have shallow water sight fishing with fly or light tackle all year on the flats of Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Flats Fishing Guide Fishing the flats is a great way to fish inshore in shallow waters. You can sometimes spot fish by sight fishing from a flats boat, when you are being poled by a guide that's on an elevated platform. A flats guide can help you see and you locate fish.
Northeast Florida
Saltwater Fishing
Northeast Florida saltwater fishing guide and charters is about fishing strategies with Capt. Russell Tharin.
Fishing The Florida Keys Fly Fishing in the Florida Keys with Capt. Russell Tharin for bonefish, permit and tarpon.
Photo Tours Amelia Island, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia, photo tours offering amateur as well as professional photographers the opportunity to photograph, wildlife, and landscapes on the water.
Florida Eco Tours Enjoy intimate encounters with wildlife on the water with wine and cheese, celebrate breath taking sunsets. Enjoy your personalized eco tour hosted by Janet Tharin.
Fishing Lessons Before your charter take a 1 hour light tackle casting lesson "one on one" with Capt. Russell Tharin. Learn how the rod and reel works using braded lines.
Fly Fishing Lessons Fly casting lessons, clinics and schools with Capt. Russell Tharin, Certified Master Fly Casting Instructor and Guide.
Fishing Seminars Capt. Russell has a great power point presentation on Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Amelia Island, Florida. Capt. Russell can be your club's next guest speaker.
Fishing Sponsors These are the products and sponsors that Capt. Russell Tharin will use and endorsed to make a living as a guide on fishing charters.
Fishing FAQ's Frequently asked questions about fly fishing and light tackle charters or fly casting lessons with Capt. Russell Tharin.
Start Fly Fishing. Take a fly casting lesson first. Learn how the fly rod works. Understand the relationship with the fly line and the tip of the fly rod. Learn and understand what makes the loop.
Accommodations Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Florida. Accommodations, Great places to stay in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, and on Cumberland Island, Georgia, Resorts, Hotels, Inns, Villas, and Bed & Breakfast.
Places to Eat Our best recommended places to eat, our best restaurants. If Russell and Janet say it's good, it is! The best places to eat in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Mayport, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia.
Things To Do. Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia. Things To Do, like charter fishing, eco tours, photo tours, horseback riding, kayaking, golf, tennis, yoga, spa's, shopping and much more.
Travel Info How to get to Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Florida with traval directions and information where to meet Capt. Russell Tharin.
Local Links Capt. Russell's local links to websites on Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Jacksonville, Florida and Cumberland Island, Georgia.
Big Fish Galleries Big fish photo galleries, Fly Fishing Flood Tide, Fly Fishing Low Tide, Light Tackle Fishing, Top Water Fishing, Migratory Fishing, Surf Fishing, EcoTours, Photography Tours and Florida Keys Fishing.
Feature Galleries Feature galleries, the latest and greatest.
Charter Galleries Capt's Russell charters galleries is the ultimate in photo sharing, just copy and paste the links to your photo gallery and e-mail the link to all of your friends.
Your Fishing Photos Did you catch a big one ? Did Capt. Russell take your fishing picture?
Purchase your fishing pictures here, get professional prints and photo gifts online.
Reservations Online Book, confirm and make your reservations online for fly fishing or light tackle charter, fly casting lesson, eco tour and photo tour. Just complete the form.
Request Info Request information about fishing charters, fly casting Lessons, eco tours and photo tours. Anything we can help you with.
Press In memory of Mike Wallis and articles with Capt. Russell and Janet Tharin's fishing adventures.
Fishing Jacksonville,Florida. Jacksonville Florida fly fishing and light tackle fishing charters, eco and photo tours with Capt. Russell and Janet Tharin.
Fishing Cumberland Island, Georgia. Come fish the unspolled salt waters east and west of Cumberland Island, Georgia for redfish and sea trout. Stay at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Ga. Capt. Russell will be more than happy to pick you up at Greyfield's dock.
Fishing Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fernandina Beach, Florida has your own personal guided fishing trips and tours with guides Capt. Russell and Janet Tharin.
Vacation Amelia Island Florida Are you are planning a Florida fishing or family vacation, maybe a romantic weekend getaway? Amelia Island, Florida has the vacation you are looking for.
Fishing Redfish Redfish can be a target species anytime the weather is conducive to fishing. These fish are opportunists and are very competitive when they are in a schools also they love top water plugs.
Fishing Spotted Sea Trout My favorite time to fish for spotted sea trout is in the spring and the fall using top water plugs, to target the largest and most aggressive fish.
Fishing Giant Jack Crevalle The best days to fish for giant jack crevalle is on windless days in June and July, nearshore somewhere near the bait pods.