Boat Information

The Reel Chance IV is a Morada 24 by Islamorada Boatworks. It is a very comfortable and dry ride, and has ample room on its 24 foot hull to handle 4 anglers and myself. It is powered by a Yamaha F300 four stroke engine.

This boat offers the convenience of being able to fish for Redfish in shallow water on the flats, yet run offshore to some of our nearshore wrecks and reefs in comfort and safety. She is rigged with a Minnkota I-pilot trolling motor, Garmin electronics, and Power pole shallow anchoring system. Complete with T-top for a little shade in our warm summer, the Reel Chance IV is the optimum boat for a great day on the water. I know you will enjoy your time spent fishing off her.

Equipment and Tackle:

Although I specialize in light tackle fishing, I'm also very prepared to go to the mat with the brutes.

Light Tackle Spinning:

  • G.Loomis 7 Ft GL2 Rods
  • Shimano Sahara 2500 series reels

Fly Fishing:

  • G.Loomis 8 wt. for Redfish
  • G.loomis 10 wt. for Cobia
  • Van Staal Reels


  • G.Loomis 7 ft GL2 Rods
  • Shimano Curado 200 Reels

Heavy Tackle:

  • GLoomis Rods
  • Shimano Reels
  • 15-30 pound class for: tarpon, cobia and sharks