Mike Haines

Captain, Blue Tail Charters

Captain Mike Haines has been fishing the inshore waters of South Florida with his charter — Blue Tail Charters — since 1994. With a degree in Biology from Florida International University, Capt. Mike approaches fishery from a unique ecological perspective, teaching his clients extensively about the inshore environment. Capt. Mike specializes in the Florida Four: snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon.

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Berkley Bad Shad Crankbait Lure

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Abu Garcia Villain Spinning Rod

The advancement of cutting edge, ultra-lightweight technology is built into the core of the Villain rod. By using a unique low resin content graphite, the Villain takes on a jaw dropping balanced and lightweight feel, without sacrificing strength.


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Abu Garcia REVO STX Baitcaster Reel

The REVO STX is the fastest low-profile reel Abu Garcia has ever designed. Packed with innovative features, including a Duragear oversized brass main gear for maximum cranking power and the Carbon Matrix Drag System for smoothness, this reel is light and durable.



STORMR Nano Jacket

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