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Our product offer a select line of Shallow Water Fishing tackle and gear, charters and information dedicated to helping the light tackle angler increase his success while fishing the backcountry flats, rivers and lakes anywhere they are found. All name brands and top quality items! Come on in and check it out! "Fish it Right!" with Florida Backcountry!

Captain Ron Rebeck

Florida Backcountry has been providing quality Fishing Gear made in the U.S.A since '84

A man with a fishing dream and passion

In 1980 Captain Ron Rebeck moved to Florida to pursue his dream and passion of fishing Florida's great backcountry fisheries. Being an avid light tackle angler and fly-fisherman, he began guiding in the Mosquito Lagoon/Indian River area of central Florida around 1984.

Thus was born his first product which he called the PoleMate.

Soon followed variations of his patented design which are presently his TowerMateRailMate and the RodMate models read more...





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Florida Backcountry's products have been featured, reviewed or announced in many of
sport fishing's trade publications & periodicals!


Fly Fishing in Saltwater's Magazine


Sport Fishing Magazine


Fly Tackle Dealer Magazine


Florida Sportsman Magazine


Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine


Coastal Angler Magazine


Texas Fish and Game Magazine

Fishing Tackle Trade News Magazine


Fly Anglers Online Magazine

Captain David Rogers AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters

Captain David Rogers

AAA Hawgwild Saltwater Charters

Spending over 200 days per year on the water I have one tool I rely on each day. That tool is my PoleMate. It allows me to free my hands when I am poling after schools of BIG REDFISH. I am able to help clients much easier because all I have to do is clip my push pole in the PoleMate. I would recommend the PoleMate to anyone who uses their push pole read more...


Captain Joe Porcelli

The following has been taken from Southern States Fishn' and Huntn' Magazine's Aug. 98 issue

Captain Joe – a native of Florida has been fishing professionally since 1977 -
A few months ago I received a new fishing aid in the mail. I couldn't wait to try out this new product knowing it would increase my hook-up ratio. The device is called PoleMate, a hip worn push pole holder developed by Capt. Ron Rebeck read more...


Captain Greg Bowdish

Bar Fly Fish

Capt. Greg Bowdish is an FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor and one of the pioneer's of Fly Fishing from a kayak! Pro Fly Angler Greg Bowdish has a video you can watch right here that teaches you how to fly fish from a kayak with just a few simple tricks. He also has a video on Fly Fishing from a Kayak, Kayak Rigging and another video that read more...


Captain Gordon Churchhill

Fly Fishing the Southeast Coast

Captain Gordon lists the PoleMate on his website under "PRODUCTS AND SERVICES I ENDORSE" and also in his book which can be found on Amazon under Appendix II "Some Products I Like to Use".

We really appreciate the endorsement on the Polemate in your read more...


Tom Mitzlaff

Fly Fishing Alone in a Skiff

I like using the Polemate. Its a wonderful little clip that allows you to instantly clip the push pole quietly to your side. It just straps on like a belt and works great. Now the rest is basically simple though, it does take some practice. Standing with your feet on the bow of the skiff, place the fly line tamer between your legs as close as possible to yourself. Strip about 25 feet of fly line into the read more...