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:

BFFA is an active Member Club
of the
International Federation of Fly Fishers

Become a Member of the IFFF

Only $35.00 Membership fees 1 year
senior (65+) - US - $25.00

Join the International Federation of Fly Fishers


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 2014 you do not have to renew for this coming year, but if you joined before May in 2014 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 phone number(s)

casting for recovery

“Fish Tails and Cocktails” benefiting Casting for Recovery, the Breast Cancer recovery organization will be held in Jacksonville on Friday, October 3.,sponsored by Blackfly Outfitters.
For information,contact Robin Folsom, 321-258-1913

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 of illness.
Please help support this program.

(*mark your check for Florida Chapter)

                                Marlin off the menu

Take action today to make sure that no billfish will end up on grocery store shelves or on restaurant menus again.
Click here:
Do your part to Take Marlin off the Menu!

Limit your kill, don’t kill your limit !

Please practice Catch and Release

President Don "Shogun" Davis
September 2014

Welcome to new members

Joe Sherer
of Titusville

Biebo Jayne and family
of Melbourne Beach and South Caicos.
Biebo operates the unique air boat bonefishery in South Caicos

View our list of 2014 new members

Member Information:

club history

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

next outing

Go the the Outings page for details.

Ron Winn reports a lot of bait (greenies, glass minnows, finger mullet) in the surf with tarpon, bonita, etc feeding in close to the shore.

Don Perchalski also confirmed schools of bait off shore and lots of bonita around the inlet.

Dale Sparling picked up a couple of small reds in the Banana River.

Ron Smith reported good fly fishing in Alaska with good catches of salmon, rainbows and Dolly Vardins.

Not many reports from the St Johns river as the water level is high.
Send us your reports and Don't forget to send us your photos!

More photos can be seen on our Gallery page.

fly tying

September 15th
, 2014
The fly will be tying will be called
the "Dub Fly"

Click here for more details

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported on a
Black Labrador with an extraordinary skill--finding
Orca scat up to a mile away. Scientist examine the scat
for DNA, toxins and hormones. The DNA allows
them to trace the health and histories of individual

Get your new club hat, with this artistic logo.

Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, Sept. 4th
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach

Tom Pierce

Our September program will be presented by our member and Sebastian resident, Tom Pierce. He will show a dramatic video on Sailfishing, followed by a talk on knots and leaders for big fish.

Tom guides locally and also spends time guiding in the keys.

will be presenting an all day program to the club on
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mill was America's top downhill ski racer in the mid-1970s. After his ski racing career concluded, Andy Mill found another passion - tarpon fishing. He won five Gold Cup Tarpon tournaments and was a triple crown winner in tarpon fishing (Gold Cup, Hawley, and Golden Fly). Mill has also hosted an outdoor show on Outdoor Life

Many members will recall his interesting, informative presentation to the club in 2006.
Hold the date and stand by for more details for a program you won’t want to miss!

For those of you who don’t know, our club treasurer, Ron Winn, is in his fifth year as the treasurer of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. In August, he attended the annual gathering of the IFFF in Livingston, MT. His report follows:

The fly fishing fair in Livingston was a well attendedand very well run event. Livingston is the home of the federation and that helped make the event a bit less stressful for the staff. It was well attended with most of the events taking place at Park High School. There were many workshops given by knowledgeable presenters. The gym had 20 to 25 tyers going throughout the day along with many vendors and authors. The local merchants were very happy to see us and put on a free concert one evening featurin gRodney Crowell and John Mayer. Florida fly tyer Oscar Felieu won the coveted Buz Busek award given annually to a deserving fly tyer.

Next year, for the 50th anniversary, the IFFF fair willbe held in Bend, Oregon where the first was held.There are a few members still attending that were at that first one. That will be the week of August 12th.

Don’t forget to plan for the IFFF Florida Fly Fishing Expo October 10 - 11, 2014, at the Plantation on Crystal River. The Plantation is a beautiful facility that is well suited for the show with direct access to Kings Bay for fishing, plenty of green space for outdoor events, good food and many other amenities that include a 27-hole golf course.

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. The show will also include fly tying demonstrations by some of the best in the southeast, casting clinics by FFF Certified Casting Instructors, many programs and workshops on fly fishing and related topics, an auction and raffles, a banquet and several days of visiting.

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

The slate officers for the coming year is:

Chairman of the Board: Don Davis
President: Bryan Hatfield
Vice President/Programs: Dominic Agostini
Sec/Treasurer: Ron Winn
Conservation: Bill DeLuccia
Education/Fly Tying: Jeff Ward
Auction: Frank Catino
Outings: Mike Reynolds
Newsletter: Frank Perkins and Dave Hackett
Webmaster: M. E. DePalma

For details on the BTT events in Dania, FL on November 7-8,
go to the web site at:

BTT recently conducted a Traveling Angler program in Belize. The goal was catch and tag as many Permit as possible as part of a project to track the movement of Permit. One of the main questions they hoped to answer with the tagging program is – are the existing protected areas (Paynes Creek and Port Honduras Marine Reserves) large enough to protect the permit population?

Another goal, an ambitious one at that, was to catch a permit larger than 18 pounds so they could fit it with a mini-satellite tag. (In 2013, they tested whether a permit of this size could physically handle the tag by fitting a tag on a permit that was kept in a large tank, and it handled the tag without a problem.) The tag records light level, time of day, water temperature, and salinity, so will provide some clues about the permit’s daily movements onto and off of the flats, and in and out of the estuaries.

Eight permit were caught during the week, each one of them tagged with a spaghetti tag. One captured permit was estimated at 25 pounds, but unfortunately the chase boat with the satellite tag was too far away. This healthy permit was released with a spaghetti tag. Details of the Traveling Angler Program can be found on their website.

Frank Perkins has decided that his boat needs an new home that will provide it with more exercise...The particulars are as follows:
Boat: 1975 Lucraft. 13’8”, 375 pounds, 68” beam
Motor: 2005 25 HP Johnson
Trailer: 1987 Harding
Trolling Motor: 2006 Minn Kota, Model 35T,
27 pound thrust
Battery charger
Great fishing boat. $2900
Frank Perkins, 676-0863 or

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