About Captain Dan Malzone
Your ORVIS Endorsed Guide for the Tampa Bay Area.
DAN MALZONE : Started fly fishing in early 60’s in fresh water and moved to saltwater late 60’s. One of the front runners of fly fishing at Homossassa in 1975, where he learned the area from well known guide Capt. Gary Maconi and Norman Duncan ( Duncan Loop ).
Three time winner of the MET fishing tournament fly division for mackerel, trout , mutton snapper.
Two time IGFA world record holder for tarpon on fly(8 LB.and 12 LB.), also guided Dr. Clyde Balch to new IGFA world record for tarpon on fly (12 LB.) Guided wife to winning Hillsborough Tarpon Tournament for largest tarpon ladies division , overall tournament champion , most releases and combined weight champion and IGFA world record speckled trout on 6 LB. Tippet.
Flies have been featured in the Orvis catalog , Tying Comtemporary Saltwater Flies by David Klausmeyer and Saltwater Fly Fishing from Maine to Texas by Don Phillips.Member of the IGFA, Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Florida Keys Guides Association, Miami Rod & Reel Club, CCA. Sponsored by Mercury Marine, Maverick Boats and is an Orvis endorsed guide for the west coast of Florida.
- Federation of Fly Fishers Guides Association
- International Game Fish Association
- Florida Outdoor Writers Association
- Florida Keys Guides Association
- Miami Rod & Reel Club
- Coastal Conservation Association
- Sponsors include Mercury Marine and Maverick Boats.
Capt. Dan isan Orvis Endorsed Guide for the Tampa Bay Area, and has been instrumental in the field test and development of their fly fishing tackle and flies.