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.

    116 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryFly Fishing Expert
    Customers helped1,416
    My QualificationProfessional fishing guide
    Current locationPunta Gorda
    Home townKalamazoo, Michigan
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    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Ed A
    Excellent buying experience with Captain Mark.
    I bought an open box Orvis fishing rod and it was at a great price. The condition of the rod and the shipping time exceeded my expectations. The information I received from Capt. Mark was accurate and helpful. I would definitely buy from Curated again.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 15, 2023
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Barb
    Barb's experience with Captain
    Mark was very helpful. I knew little about fly fishing equipment and he didn’t take advantage of that. I gave him a budget and he found what I needed and it was of good quality. My husband was ecstatic about the gift.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 30, 2023
    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: Lynn
    Lynn's experience with Captain
    Much prefer to actually talk to cs rep! Texting back and forth tales too long.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 8, 2023
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Kitty
    Kitty's experience with Captain
    Captain Mark was very helpful in guiding me to the right choice for a gift.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2023
    Fly Fishing Expert Captain Mark Freeman
    Reviewer: Rog4er
    Rog4er's experience with Captain
    Except for lack of shipping info, it was a great experience.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 23, 2023
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