Welcome to Capt Bruce Chard's website.Feel free to browse around my unique site, including information on many International Fly Fishing Schools, links to many well known fly fishing companies, world wide fishing reports, Fly Fishing Guides around the world, and fly fishing photos.
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I am super excited to join the Hatch Fly Reels Pro Staff! Hatch Reels are some of the best fly reels on the market today. Click on the Hatch logo to learn all Hatch Reels and all the other products they offer. I am very proud to be a part of Hatch Reels and heck, even the tarpon, bonefish and permit out there love these reels. They gotta be great right!
WOW! The new fly fishing movie "RISE" is going to be KILLER! Filmed by the unbelievable, 3 time EMMY award winning cinematographer Chris Patterson (Warren Miller Ski Films), and produced by one of the top minds in the fly fishing industry, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures' start up man, Jim Klug! Together, Chris and Jim started Confluence Films and produced the world famous 2008 fly fishing movie "DRIFT". Then creating yet another magical fly fishing masterpiece this year, Confluence Films looks to have produced what could be the best fly fishing movie ever made. Loaded with off the chart fly fishing porn, "RISE" is 70 minutes long and was shot on professional 16mm movie film, and then digitally mastered in HD! Los Roques, Florida Keys, Idahos - Henry's Fork, Alaska, New Orleans, and Patagonia wrap up all the destinations in this stellar fly flick! My buddy Capt Joel Dickey and I are hosting and fishing the Florida Keys Tarpon segment of this movie, and I have heard that this could be the best tarpon footage ever captured on film. "HINT" - You might even see some palolo worms if you're lucky! I can't wait to see it myself! For those of you that will be attending the Fly Tackle Retailer Show in Denver next week, be sure to come to the Simms party to see a special preview! "RISE" will be available for purchase on
You will also find information on fishing in the fabulous Florida Keys, booking guided fishing trips around the world, Capt Chard's Grand Slam Series Fly Line, and Bruce’s International Fly Fishing Schools and hosted fly fishing trips.
Captain Bruce is a full time Florida Keys Flats guide. For over 17 years now he has guided many anglers to their catch of a lifetime. As a Federation of Fly Fishers MASTER Certified Fly Casting Instructor, Capt Bruce has conducted, taught, and hosted many of his own personal fly fishing schools internationally in the Bahamas, Guatemala, Belize, and all over the U.S. As a paid speaker at sportsman shows around the U.S., Bruce has had the opportunity to establish a working relationship with many of the largest companies in the flyfishing industry, leading to the development of the industry award winning - Scientific Anglers Grand Slam Bruce Chard Salt Water Fly Line. The Chard line/taper was originally develeoped for the Jim Teeny Line Company over 10 years ago.
Bruce is the top salwater prostaff member with both Scientific Anglers Fly Line Company and The Winston Rod Comapany and has just recently joined forces with Hatch Reels. Bruce is also on the Simms Ambassador program where he helps extensivley in the design , promotion, and testing of future fly fishing products. Capt Chard is also a top pro staff member with a number of other well know fly fishing companies like Smith Glasses, Gamakatsu Hooks, Whiting Farms, and Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures.
Bruce has also been featured in many past major fly fishing catalogs with Ross Reels, G-Loomis Rods, Thomas and Thomas Rod Company, Riverborn Fly Company, Jim Teeny Fly Line Company, and Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures. Ross Reels and Ross World Wide has used Bruce extensivly in their advertising in over 8 different fly fishing magazines and online websites for over 15 years. You can find Capt Bruce on the cover of 14 major fly fishing magazines, featuring in numerous fly fishing articles, has published many fly fishing articles, televised fly fishing shows, and most recent of all Bruce stars in the unbelievable fly fishing movie called "RISE" - a Confluence Films Production.