Customer Reviews

I have fished with guides all over the world and Docky is by far the best!

He understands the way fish think, and he has eyes that miss nothing. If you’re a beginner, or have lots of experience bonefishing, you will learn a lot when you fish with Docky. Lots of guides can spot the fish and point them out, but if you want to really learn what the fish are doing and how and why they are reacting to the conditions and the fly, Docky has a way of explaining this. I have caught many bones up to 10 lbs on the flats here and usually have the place to myself. The best part of fishing with Docky is that he is an absolute riot and you will have lots of laughs and fun along the way.

Jake Gabriel




“I had a great time fishing with Docky. My biggest bonefish I caught with Docky on my birthday. He seems to know just where the bonefish will be. He is really awesome and very patient. I learned a lot and had a great time fly fishing with him.”

Bobbie Cox



Having fly fished for over 50 years for countless species in many different countries I have had the good fortune to have been guided by the legends of the sport. I can honestly say that Docky Smith is without peer..quite simply the best. Patient,good natured with an impish sense of humor, Docky could find fish on the moon. And spot them from planet earth with his bare eyes. A day spent with Docky will not be forgotten.

Alasdair Ritchie.

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My First Bonefishing Experience.

Everyone’s first bonefishing experience should be with Docky Smith. Mine was and I am hooked for life. (We had to buy a house in Long Island so we could fish with Docky for the rest of our lives).As a guide he is eternally upbeat and joyful. When it comes to fishing, he embodies the spirit of the ocean and understands it like no other… Docky lives, breathes and in his own words “smells ” the bonefish far beyond what the eyes can see. When Docky says, “I smell them” you can bet that you’ll be hooked up in minutes.”I ve got your back” in Docky speak, means he’ll bring you to the fish, help you hook one, and guarantee you a memory to last a lifetime.

Janice Ritchie