I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and I had a fishing
rod in my hand as soon as I could walk. I am thankful I
lived on the water the whole time I was growing up; my
first fish was caught out of a small canal right in my
backyard. My father and uncle would take me out on a
small bass boat whenever they had a chance. We would
fish lakes that were filled with peacock bass, bluegill,
largemouth bass, various species of aquarium fish, and
even small tarpon. For a kid who loved to fish, this was
At age 12 my friends father purchased a flats boat. He
also bought a fly rod, and was getting into this thing
called "flats fishing". After fishing with him a few times,
as well as being addicted to the Walker's Cay
Chronicles television show, I decided I needed to get in
on the act. With much persistence, I convinced my pops
to spend $100 for a fly fishing outfit and I've never put it
down since then.
Shallowwaterflyfishing.com hosted by Nick Angelo
My professional fishing career started when I was working for Outdoor World in Dania Beach, Florida, while attending college.
I would tie flies, occasionally selling a few for extra fishing money. I enjoyed going to work, but I really looked forward to
fishing on my days off. It was then I became truly serious about fishing. I had the opportunity to fish with some
knowledgeable anglers back then. Most of them I still fish with to this day. My career has allowed me to work in the Florida
Keys, Miami, Alaska, and Florida's West coast..
I have since moved away from the bonefish flats of Biscayne Bay, to the Tampa Bay area on Florida's Gulf Coast. I have
been here for over a decade now. My family and friends were all supportive of the idea of me leaving a promising career as a
chef and pursuing a guiding career. I have a passion for fishing and prefer poling a skiff under the warm Florida sun, rather
than being crammed in a small kitchen all day. I am happy I made that decision and I've never looked back. I look forward to
sharing my passion for fishing with you.
Captain Nick Angelo is a fly and light tackle fishing
guide working the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.
Fishing is not just his career, but it's his life, his love,
his passion. He has over 20 years of fly fishing
experience along Florida's coast. Capt. Nick has fine
tuned his fly fishing skills over the years and has
developed into a positive guide and casting instructor.
Capt. Nick specializes in fly fishing for giant tarpon and
other inshore species along the Gulf coast. He Lives
near Tampa Florida with his wife and his two awesome