Meet our GuidesCapt. Dave Bestfrom New Orleans, LA

I am a redfish guide in New Orleans, Louisiana and the proud Owner/Operator of The Southern Fly LLC. I grew up in Mississippi but I have lived in New Orleans since 2004. After a few years of managing a fly shop in The Big Easy I moved to guiding for redfish on fly. As my search began for a skiff that could take me places in Louisiana that are low and full of reds, I discovered Beavertail Skiffs.  It didn’t take me long to realize that the Beavertail Strike was the skiff for me.  Looking back, I believe that it was a great investment for me. It truly allows me to get into super skinny water and on those blustery days, it cuts chop when crossing open water and offers a nice dry ride for my clients.  I couldn’t be happier!

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