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Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
  • Captain Mark Freeman

    Fly-fishing has been my passion for nearly 50 years. I spent most of my life in Michigan pursuing a professional career, raising my family and fishing. When I wasn't working or fishing, I was in my drift boat guiding clients for Trout, Steelhead, Salmon and Bass. I was a member of the G. Loomis Pro Staff team for 12 years where I consulted on product design and put on casting exhibitions at fly-fishing shows across the country. I've fished for trout extensively across the country and throughout the world to destinations including Argentina, Alaska, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Labrador, New Zealand and Europe. I've also fished the Amazon River basin for Peacock Bass and saltwater flats in the Bahamas, Belize, all 3 Caymen Islands, Mexico the Florida Keys. Chances are I have personal experience on the waters you are fishing. In addition to being a Curated Fly Fishing Expert, I serve as a part time flats guide here in Florida chasing Tarpon, Snook, Bones, Redfish and Permit on the fly. I also am a fly fishing instructor, fly tier, rod builder and consult with several major fly fishing companies designing, evulating and testing new products. I'm a life member and past officer of Trout Unlimited and a member of FFF, BOJC, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Captains for Clean Water. In my spare time I go fishing.

    I've helped 1,279 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    106 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped1,279
    My QualificationProfessional fishing guide
    Current locationPunta Gorda
    Home townKalamazoo, Michigan
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    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Captain Mark Freeman
    Fly Fishing Expert
    I've helped 1,279 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Raymond
    An expert who wears his expertise lightly
    He knows all facets of flyrodding and offers curated advice to any experience level. He helped me with a non-purchase esoteric fly gear question that I had several months ago, and I appreciated his advice so much, that I bought a Christmas present for my daughter's boyfriend through him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 11, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Hayley
    A wealth of knowledge
    Mark was so kind and helpful. He is a wrath of knowledge who is happy to share his passion with others. I was ready to upgrade my fly rod and he provided me with multiple options and talked me through each one and how it would benefit my skill level and type of fishing. He was a pleasure to talk too! Thank you Mark!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 20, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Wade C
    Captain was GREAT!!
    What a great experience! To be able to chat with an expert, Captain, and tap into his knowledge, experience, and advice was priceless! It is wonderful to be able to make a confident purchase based on the help, knowledge, and advice he provided. It was as if I had hired a fishing guide to accompany me to the store to help me pick out new equipment. Captain took the time to get to know me, what type of fishing I do, where I fish, and what my personal abilities/skills are. He even shared a great YouTube video that will be very helpful and informative. I can't recommend Captain enough! THANKS AGAIN CAPTAIN!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 13, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Scott
    Captain Markwas super helpfull
    Knowing very little about fly fishing gear ,needed help and the captain was the man!He gave me a few options based on my price range.I ended up with the tfo blue ribbon rod and orvis clearwater reel.so far i am very happy with both. Thank you again captain Mark!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 18, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Cathy
    Mark was super helpful
    Mark was super helpful, as I am a novice. He answered all my questions. Steered me in the right direction for what fly Rod, outfit that would be good for me and what kind of fishing I’m going to do. Very very nice and easy experience
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 17, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: whit
    Mark the man
    This man is very patient and put up with a days worth of questioning from me (knowing absolutely nothing about fly fishing). He helped me get everything i needed to be completely set up. i wouls highly recommend anyone getting started talk to Mark.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 16, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Wade C
    Wade C's experience with Captain
    This was my first time using Curated. It was great to be able to tap into the experience and advice of an expert! This helped to make my purchase one of confidence, based on expert knowledge. Captain Mark is the BEST!! He even shared helpful YouTube videos!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 13, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Robert
    Fun and wasy
    Mark is very knowledgeable, very responsive(we texted late last night and this morning), practical, has great experience which he translates into service and he's funny, we connected right from the start! I highly recommend him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 13, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Luke S
    I highly recommend Captain Mark!
    Mark is an amazing guy. He was knowledgeable, straight to the point, helpful, pleasant, and not afraid to explain any questions you will have. I could tell he genuinely wanted to help me get started catching fish on the fly! The outfit he sold me is perfectly balanced and quality for just under $400 and fit my budget well. Mark didn’t try to sell me anything I didn’t need and I will definitely be coming back to him if I need anything fly fish related, especially when Im ready to upgrade my rod. Thanks for being such a wonderful person to work with Captain Mark!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 11, 2022
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Tom C
    Oh Captain My Captain
    Mark has been a delight to work with. I was searching for items not readily available and/or difficult to find via mainstream (no pun intended) sources. Somehow he found them. I'm hooked! (pun intended)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 28, 2022
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