Getting To Know Your Guide
Captain Scott Rose (@ScottRoseFishing)
I grew up in a small town called Armonk, New York, and spent most of my early years fly fishing the Farmington River for Brown Trout, Rainbows, and Atlantic Salmon. This is where my passion for fishing and the outdoors truly began. Some of my very favorite evenings of my life were spent fishing the magical sulphur hatches in June and July when the trout would simply not stop rising.
When I wrapped up high school, I moved to Florida to attend the University of Miami. I graduated with degrees in Marine Policy and Marketing which are a perfect match for my current profession. I have spent the last five years in Miami guiding for peacock bass in the “Urban Amazon” that is the Miami Canal system and monster largemouth in the Florida Everglades. Both can be extremely aggressive when taking a fly. I am on the water almost every day fishing the canals in pursuit of the next world record peacock bass.
I have spent a handful of summers guiding in Katmai National Park, Alaska, targeting monster rainbow trout on the fly rod. I was lucky to log 150 float plane trips per summer and lead some trips that simply couldn't be matched anywhere else on the planet. You can see what I was up to by watching the video on the home page of .
I currently hold the IGFA world record Popoca Peacock Bass (All-Tackle) at 8 pounds, although this was not actually the biggest peacock I have landed in Florida. The ferocious fight and aggressive nature of these fish are the main reason I deal with the Miami traffic year after year!
I am very lucky to host a multitude of international trips to Brazil, Colombia, and British Columbia for many crazy "bucket list" fish in some of the most picturesque places on the planet. If going on one of these trips is of interest to you, please reach out to me and we will get you on one! When I'm not fishing, I enjoy most forms of music, traveling (backpacking) and photography. Make no mistake though, teaching and watching people catch a fish of a lifetime is my biggest passion.
Captain Scott Rose