The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) has become the International
Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), and our own Ron Winn was in
charge of selecting an updated logo. He helped select a design
that is recognizable to the old guard yet has a modern and enticing
look for new members:
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DUES are DUE
Each year between September and December the BFFA collects dues
from its members. These dues help us maintain the function of
our club by having funds to pay for such things as speakers,
postage, PO box rent, awards, tide charts, etc.
During the 25 years we have been in existence we have not raised
our dues and they will remain $20 for an individual, $30 for
and $10 for a student. If you have joined from May on in 2013
you do not have to renew for this coming year, but if you joined
in 2013 we ask that you do renew.
Please bring a check to the
next meeting, or mail it to:
BFFA of Brevard
PO Box 524, Melbourne, FL 32902
Please include: your snail mail address, email addresses and
BFFA is a proud supporter
Casting for Recovery
is a national 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization, supports breast cancer survivors
through a program that combines fly-fishing, counseling,
and medical information to build a focus on wellness instead
Please help support this program.
(*mark your check for Florida Chapter)
Don "Shogun" Davis
View our list of 2014
CPA, Ron Winn, offers the following advice:
We have been operating as a club
for 23 years.
One of our founding fathers Ron, Winn wrote the history
of the club on our About Us
"To get on your feet, skip a couple of car payments".
None this month
Go the the Outings page for details.
and Sherry Parker reported two trips to the Miami canals
(off I-95) catching over 200 and 400 bass up to 4.5 pounds.
Due to recent rain in the south FL, the fish are now able
to move into the grass making them harder to catch. They also
had a good saltwater trip to the IRL catching over 40 mangrove
snappers along the buoys.
Ron Winn reports seeing schools of bait fish showing
up in the surf but the summer snooks have not shown up yet.
Jim Chell reported the poor trout fishing in the south
IRL, but active small tarpon catching in the canals off the
IRL. His favorite fly is the black schminnow on an owner 1/0
Dale Sparling also reports catches of juvenile tarpon
in the backwaters of the IRL.
Ron Smith reported a good outing at one of the lakes on
the Kempfers ranch catching over 120 fish using a yellow
Billy Kempfer took his 16 years old grandson for a
guided trip to Marco Island last week. His grandson caught
over 6 snooks on fly and altogether they caught over a dozen
snook and a red.
Mike Horne and his wife had good guided trips out of
Chokoloskee last week and reported catching snooks (to 32
inches), reds, red groupers, etc.
Send us your reports and
Don't forget to send us your photos!
More photos can be seen on our Gallery
have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle
on a philosopher's salary"
MONTHLY FLY TYING
Jeff Ward will be tying the Worm Hook Clouser
Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, July 3rd
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
Our July program will be presented
by our own Martin S. (Marty) Smithson.
Martys technical career began after leaving graduate school
in the mountains of Tennessee in 1978 to teach Marine Science/Oceanography
in a private school in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After 1.5 years
in paradise, he then worked for Olin Chemicals Corp. for 6 years
as an Environmental Scientist working around the country before
moving to Florida in 1986. In Florida, his past 28 years have
been focused on the Indian River Lagoon in several capacities:
Water Resources Director in private consulting, Director of
Brevard Countys first stormwater utility, Director of
the IRL National Estuary Program, and Director of the Sebastian
Inlet District for the past 10 years.
In 2007 the District dredged a 3,120 ft. channel to connect
the inlet with the ICW, a feat that had many stalled attempts
dating back to 1938. In the last five years the District Commission
has completed several large construction projects improving
the inlet and its management into the future
Marty lives in Melbourne with his wife LeAnn where they have
raised three children and he pursues his passions in home repairs,
yard maintenance, then fishing, boating and golf.
Florida Council of the IFFF released the following announcement:
Crystal River, Florida -- Organizers for the fifth
annual Florida Fly Fishing Expo have selected world renowned
fly fishing experts Bob Clouser of Pennsylvania and Wanda
Taylor of Georgia as special guest instructors at the Oct.
10-11, 2014 Expo at The Plantation on Crystal River.
Clouser, an internationally respected fly fishing instructor
and author, created the Clouser Deep Minnow, the most-used,
most recognized fly in the world. He is renowned for his
broad knowledge and experience in all areas of fly casting.
Taylor is the first ever woman certified as a master fly
casting instructor by the International Federation of Fly
Fishers (IFFF). Her programs include just-for-women workshops
and clinics. She is known for her skills as an instructor
and her fly fishing and fly casting skills. Taylor is also
co-founder of Casting for Confidence, a retreat for breast
Women and teens are increasingly attracted to fly fishing,
so this year the Florida Fly Fishing Expo offers even more
womens and kids fly fishing clinics, programs,
and classes," said IFFF-Florida Council President Tom
Gadacz. "Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor will demonstrate
and teach their fly fishing skills. In addition a team of
some of the most knowledgeable and respected fly tiers,
fly casters, and fly fishing guides in the Southeast and
the entire country will provide excellent programs and clinics.
Special Expo programs will include IFFF-certified fly casting
instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on
clinics, demonstrations and workshops include instruction
for beginning through advanced fly casters, outdoor photography
classes, fly fishing techniques, building first-aid kits
for boat and trail, tying effective new fly patterns, fly
casting accuracy and distance and much more. The Florida
Fly Fishing Expo also offers resource-awareness exhibits
and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods,
reels, lines, clothing, kayaks, and other gear.
Admission to the family-friendly expo is $10, which includes
both days. Admission is free to kids 16 and younger when
accompanied by an adult."
Make plans to attend. Perhaps the club can organize a group
trip for members to this EXPO.
The Club recently received the following letter, acknowledging
our $1000 donation in honor of Skip Mackey. This IFFF
program will provide an all expense paid fishing trip
to a deserving youth in 2015. Be planning ahead to nominating
a local youth, when the process opens in early 2015. It
sounds like a great program.
unlock the mystery of tarpon migration! In August of 2014,
join Front Range Anglers owner Steve McLaughlin, Adam Marton,
midwestern tarpon enthusiast and conservationist, Jerry
Ault, acclaimed Marine Biologist, and the legendary Stu
Apte, author, tarpon guru, holder of over 44 World Records
and inductee of the Fishing Hall of Fame at the famous El
Pescador Lodge in Belize. The objective of this unique tagging
expedition is to satellite tag and release adult fish that
are migrating to the Long Key region so that scientists
from the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine
and Atmospheric Science can study global movements, habitat,
and behavior of these fish.
Front Range Anglers (Frontrangeanglers.com)
is excited to be able to offer up a number of limited spots
in one of the two week-long fishing and information gathering
expeditions. You can choose from Aug. 9-16 or Aug. 16-23.
marked tarpon from the west coast of Florida.
have a contest for the oldest picture of a memberwith fish.
Heres mine, from about 1958. I am on the right and my
Dad is on the left.
Send your entries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org