Our Tournament

2020 will mark the tournament’s 43rd anniversary.

The Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament represents a rich history of women who love the sport of salt water fly fishing. Since 1977, female anglers have come from all over the world to fish for tarpon in the shallow waters off Islamorada and Florida Bay during their famous migration. The Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament is a fly fishing invitational tournament that has attracted a host of premier female fly anglers and guides throughout its history. Whether your favorite species is tarpon or you are looking to put another feather in your cap, the tournament participants range from the expert to the novice. 2020 will mark the tournament’s 43rd anniversary. The tournament will be held June 9th-11th, with a kickoff event the evening of the 8th. Entry fee of $850.00 includes, for you and your guide, the kick off event, daily breakfasts, afternoon hor d’oeuvres, a social event and awards banquet. Awards will be given for various categories including Grand Champion and Best New Angler and will consist of artwork by notable wildlife artists, as well as well as the latest fishing tackle and gear from the best brands in the industry. The angler is responsible for paying her guide. This is a competition that connects women in the sport, forms new friendships and creates lasting memories all while pursuing one of the world’s greatest fighting fish – the silver king!

Space is limited and this tournament will be full. If you are interested in a fun, challenging tournament in the beautiful Florida Keys, please complete the form on our contact page.

2020 Schedule of Events

MONDAY, JUNE 8

6:00 PMTournament KickoffGreen Turtle
Hors d’oeuvres/Cash Bar
6:30 PMPre-tournament briefing for anglers and guides

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

5:15 AMHot Breakfast Buffet Lorelei
6:00 AM Team 1 Departure, Lines In
6:15 AMTeam 2 Departure, Lines In
6:17 AMTeam 3 Departure, Lines In
3:00 PMLines Out

Islamorada Fishing Club -
Hors d’Oeuvres/Cash Bar
5:00 PMAll Boats MUST BE IN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

5:15 AMHot Breakfast Buffet Lorelei
6:00 AM Team 2 Departure, Lines In
6:15 AMTeam 3 Departure, Lines In
6:17 AMTeam 1 Departure, Lines In
3:00 PMLines Out

Islamorada Fishing Club -
Hors d’Oeuvres/Cash Bar
5:00 PMAll Boats MUST BE IN
5:00 PMAnglers Meeting Islamorada Fishing Club

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

5:15 AMHot Breakfast Buffet Lorelei
6:00 AM Team 3 Departure, Lines In
6:15 AMTeam 1 Departure, Lines In
6:17 AMTeam 2 Departure, Lines In
3:00 PMLines Out

Islamorada Fishing Club -
Hors d’Oeuvres/Cash Bar
5:00 PMAll Boats MUST BE IN
6:30 PMDinner and Awards Presentation Islamorada Fishing Club

Tournament Venues

Islamorada, FL

Islamorada is a true village with a laid back and relaxed atmosphere.

Uber is available in Islamorada.
Freebee is another transportation option for quick hops around town.

A hot breakfast buffet is available each morning for anglers and guides at the Lorelei starting at 5am.
Square Grouper | Great new dinner spot in Islamorada and sponsor of The Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament!
Green Turtle Restaurant | One of the best dinner options in Islamorada and a key sponsor of the Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament!
Trading Post of Islamorada | Great option for snacks/boat sandwiches.
Bayside Gourmet | Great option for snack/boat sandwiches. Pizza and pasta. Delivery after
5pm.
Keys Roots Juice | For your fresh pressed juice fix!
Stone Oven Pizzeria | Pizza and sandwiches delivered!
Lazy Days | An Islamorada icon. Reservations recommended.
Morada Bay | Best sunset in town. Dining on the beach. Reservations recommended.
Publix | Islamorada has a Publix!!!!

2020 Tournament Rules

Coming soon…

Sponsors

The tournament is so fortunate to feature Florida Keys Outfitters as our title sponsor. Visit
floridakeysoutfitters.com for all of your fly fishing needs.

Please support all of our generous sponsors.

Friends of the Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament

A heartfelt special thank you to all of our exceptionally talented artists! The Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament is proud to feature such amazing and unique artwork as prizes for our anglers and guides. Please support our generous friends!