Ambassador: Bruce Chard
Captain Bruce’s love and commitment to the sport of fly fishing is shown in his accomplishments within the fly fishing industry. Since becoming addicted to fly fishing in his teens, Bruce knew what his career was going to be right out of high school and didn’t waste any time after graduating by promptly starting his fly fishing guiding business in the Florida Keys.
Bruce has since been a full-time Florida Keys fly fishing flats guide gaining over 32 years of experience and counting. Specializing in sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit Bruce has not only become one of the most sought-after fly-fishing guides in all the Florida Keys but also one of the top saltwater fly casting instructors in the fly fishing industry.
Bruce has also worked closely within the fly fishing industry and its manufactures his entire career. His industry connections are shown through the many different fly fishing companies he works with and represents. These relationships have led to the opportunity for Bruce to design his own personal fly fishing industry award winning salt water fly line taper design over the years with Scientific Anglers and Airflo Fly Line companies. Chards Scientific Anglers “Grand Slam” Line and Chards Airflo’s “Tropical Punch” fly lines offered saltwater fly anglers worldwide the best well known saltwater tapered fly lines every produced.
Bruce is also a Top Pro Angler, Advisory Staff or Ambassador Member for the following fly fishing companies – Scientific Anglers Advisor, G-Loomis Rods Elite Ambassador, Hatch Outdoors Pro Staff, Simms Pro Team, Costa Elite Pro Team, FFI – Fly Fishers International Ambassador, Yeti Pro Team, Regal Vise Pro Tyer, and Gamakatsu Hook pro team.