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 a family,and $10 for a student. If you have joined from
May on in 2015 you do not have to renew for this coming year,
but if you joined before May in 2015 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
We will have a club fishing outing on Saturday,
December 12 at Lake Washington. Start fishing as early as you
wish and assemble at the ramp by 11:30 for lunch of Brats and
other good stuff.
This has been a popular outing in the past and is agood opportunity
to visit and trade stories with fellow club members.
the the Outings
page for details on past events.
Don Perchalski reports recent success on the east
side of the lagoon, north of the inlet. He report trout
and snook in Snag Harbor, flounder near Honest
Johns and ladyfish in the back of the inlet.
Sherry and Paul Parker report: We just got back
from NC fishing in the mountains for a week. Caught lots of
trout! Had a great time and enjoyed the cool temps.
Louis Gaudet reports that wind has been a problem,
but that but that catches of snook, trout and tarpon
have been reported from sheltered areas.Don't forget to
send us your photos to share with our members!
* See PHOTOS and reports on our Gallery
Jef Ward will be tying a
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inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia
and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.
They seldom hit top water flies, as they live at depths between
600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft). The pressure there is
60 to 120 times as great as at sea level, which makes gas
bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the
flesh of the Blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with
a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to
float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming.
Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily
swallows edible matter that floats in front of it such as
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invited to contribute pictures, stories, fishing or conservation
news or other items for BackCast. Just email them to Frank
Perkins. Ideas for future coverage are also welcome.
Monthly Dinner Meeting:
Thursday, December 3rd 6:30 PM
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
year for the holidays the club has a party where we all take
the time to enjoy the season and exchange gifts. Members and
guests may participate in the gift exchange if they bring a
wrapped gift valued at around $20.(The gift swap is optional.)
The fun begins when we draw numbers and the winner selects a
gift from the table, or from those already selected and unwrapped.
The object of the game is to have the last number picked, as
then you get your choice of all the gifts. The Honorable Bruce
Jacobus will act as master of ceremonies, assuring a good time,
but with judicial decorum.
To avoid license problems, the restaurant requests that no alcoholic
gifts be opened. The club contributes to the cost of the meal
as a gift to ourselves for having a successful club.
Dinners for members are $7.00, with family members entitled
to two meals for $7.00 each. Guests can purchase a meal for
the regular price of $14.00
Come and have a great time!
Some of my most enjoyable trips have been combination Earthwatch-fly
fishing trips Try one next year.
What is Earthwatch? Its a non-profit organization which
finances scientific research expeditions to spots around the
world. Funding comes from share of expenses donations
by by laymen who earn the right to participate in a selected
expedition as a volunteer.
Locations, areas of study and living conditions cover a wide
spectrum. How about studying coral communities in the Seychelles?
You are not expected to bring any expertiseonly enthusiasm.
You may not relish tent camping in Africa, but its only
for two weeks. Or you can select an expedition with more civilized
The personal rewards include the technical learning experience,
meeting interesting people, and temporary immersion in a new
location and culture, all enhanced by the tax-deductible nature
of your travel costs and share of expenses.
A less obvious virtue is the ability to take advantage of a
unique fly fishing experience. The local immersion often provides
unique channels to local fishing expertise and , or you can
pursue opportunities of which you have read. I have fished for
trout in the
Falkland Islands, and salmon in Alaska as adjuncts to Earthwatch
trips. (Make sure you segregate your fishing and personal expenses
from your tax-deductible volunteer expenses.)
Get started by visiting the Earthwatch web site, http://earthwatch.org/expeditions,
or calling 1-800-776- 0188, or contact Frank Perkins.
have had some good local rainstorms this year.
Some record rainfalls around the globe:
Most in one minute: 38 mm (1.5 in); Barot,
Guadeloupe, 26 November 1970.
Most in one hour: 305 mm (12.0 in) in 42 minutes, Holt,
Missouri, United States, 22 June 1947.
Most in 12 hours: 1,144 mm (45.0 in); Cilaos,Réunion,
8 January 1966, during tropical cyclone Denise.
Most in 24 hours: 1,825 mm (71.9 in); Cilaos,Réunion,
78 January 1966, during tropical cyclone Denise.
Most in 48 hours: 2,493 mm (98.1 in); Cherrapunji,Meghalaya,
India, 1516 June 1995.
Most in 72 hours: 3,929 mm (154.7 in); Commerson,Réunion,
2426 February 2007.
Most in 96 hours: 4,869 mm (191.7 in); Commerson,Réunion,
2427 February 2007.
Most in one year: 26,470 mm (1,042 in);Cherrapunji,
Meghalaya, India, 18601861.
Highest average annual total: 11,872 mm (467.4in); Mawsynram,
of the traditions of the club has been an old day presentation
by some expert in the fly fishing community. This year we have
invited Chico Fernandez to speak to us on January 9, 2016. The
member only event will be held at Memaws and will get under way
with breakfast at 8:30 AM and will conclude about 4:00 PM. Cost
is $20, including breakfast and lunch. See or call Ron Winn to
reserve a place.
Chico Fernandez was born in Cuba and moved to South Florida at
a young age. With him he brought his love for fishing and began
Fly fishing in Miami after meeting Flip Pallot. Chico began his
career as an Accountant and Budget Director for Burger King but
after a short time he left the corporate world to become involved
in the outdoors and fishing fields. This included writing, teaching
and consulting on all things saltwater Fly fishing. He has broken
and held several world records including the largest Redfish taken
with a Fly rod and the first angler to land a White Marlin on
Fly. Chico is a steward of conservation and is a strong supporter
of the CCA and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. He currently lives
in Miami, FL and spends his time teaching others the joys of saltwater
5th Fly Fishing & Rod Building Fair at Renzettis is
scheduled for Dec. 4th and 5th of this year, at the Renzetti
plant at 8800 Grissom Parkway in Titusuville
This event is organized and sponsored by Renzetti Inc.
and its sister company, R Distribution LLC. with the
sole mission to promote the sport of fly fishing and rod building
as well as to benefit specific non for profit organizations.
The proceeds from the 2015 Fly Fishing and Rod Building Fair
will benefit the Florida programs offered by Casting for Recovery
(an educational program for breast cancer survivors in a setting
that helps lessen isolation, while providing a recreational
activity with both physical and emotional benefits) and Project
Healing Waters Fly Fishing (a fly fishing program designed for
wounded military service members).
As in the past, some of the most legendary fly fishing celebrities
will attend and present a program. Among the guests will be,
Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Jon Cave, Flip Pallot, Nick Curcione,
Bob Popovics, Pat Ehlers, John Stumpe, Curtis Baker just to
mention a few. Renzetti will also be welcoming and introducing
their Fly Tyer Ambassadors Chris Kincaid, Dave Schmezer, Jeff
Ward, Ron Winn and Jay Murakoshi.
Many artists, fly fishing and boat manufacturers will be also
attending and showcasing their latest gear. It is truly an unique
and great opportunity to see what is new, to meet these dedicated
and talented anglers, as well as to raise awareness and funds
for the two organizations benefiting from this two days event.
The Friday session runs from 12 pm to 4 pm. and features
fly tying, casting and fly fishing destinations demonstrations
by Bob Popovics, Steve Farrar, Capt. Scott Hamilton, and David
The Saturday session will start at 9 am at Renzettis
factory and continue until 3:30pm, a day filled with programs,
fly tying, rod building demonstrations, company tours, raffles,
silent auction and just a great day promoting the sport. The
company tours feature state of the art machine tools which automatically
produce vice parts from raw material without human intervention.
Entry Tickets for Friday Dec 4th are $10.00. Tickets for Saturday
Dec 5th are $15.00, and $20.00 for both days. Children under
15 are free. . For information email firstname.lastname@example.org,
visit the web site at
http://www.renzetti.com, or phone: 1-321-267-7705.
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