Born: Islamorada, Florida
Two Favorite Saltwater Flies:
Craig is a Florida native who grew up in Islamorada, and he knows how to catch fish and is intimately familiar with the waters from Key Largo to the Marquesas.
A superb caster, angler, and guide, Brewer thrives on the diversity of fly fishing opportunities available on these rich flats. He fishes for tarpon, permit, bonefish, snook and redfish on a daily basis, and has won three championships in the Redbone tournament series. Craig is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable fly fishing guides in all of Florida. Craig was guide to Gold Cup Grand Champion in 2010 following in his father, the late Jim Brewer’s footprints who won the Gold Cup in 1974. On April 15th, 1999, he guided angler Eddie Miller to a 15 lbs. 5 oz. world record bonefish.
Craig’s guiding style reflects his Florida Keys native roots. He enjoys teaching his clients about the fragile Keys ecosystem, and to respect both the fish and their habitat. "I want visitors to the area to have the whole experience. I want to show them what's kept me here for 35 years. It might be the sight of mudding bonefish, watching a 100 pound tarpon open its mouth and suck a fly, the birds and wildlife that inhabit the Florida Bay, or the expansive sunrise over the Atlantic".