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 Brian Hatfield
There's a change in the air and the water
October 2014

Welcome to new member

Stephen Moon of Cocoa

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.

Recent reports indicate good activity at Sebastian Inlet. Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Snook and Jacks have all be reported.

Ron Winn and others report good and varied activity in the surf, often close-in..

Dick Pettit - My 10 year old grandson , Sam wanted to catch afish on one of the flys he had tied . Well, on Friday (9-12-14) he did it big time , he landed this well over five pound bass. See the picture of Sam and his bass on our Gallery page.

Don't forget to send us your photos!

More photos can be seen on our Gallery page.

fly tying

October 20th
, 2014
The fly will be tying will be called
the "Streamer Brush Minnow"

Click here for more details

Get your new club hat, with this artistic logo.

Our condolences to member Ned Scheerhorn. His father, Bernard Scheerhorn, passed away on Sunday, Sep 14. He was 92 and lived a full life. He was an
excellent fisherman, outdoors man, and mentor to Ned. He had numerous “Field and Stream” awards for trophy spotted sea trout.

Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, Oct. 2nd
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach

Brett Fitzgerald

Our program for October will be presented by Brett Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of The Snook & Gamefish Foundation. Brett served as Chairman from 2009-2011, and as Regional Director (SouthEast) for three years prior. He is a contributing editor to Florida Sportsman Magazine, and a special education instructor in the Palm Beach County school system for 12 years where he has promoted an academic curriculum of environmentalism and resource conservation. Brett served in the United States Army in both Intelligence and as a Paratrooper with Special Forces Operations. He attended University of South Florida and holds a Bachelor's and a Masters degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders. He is an expert guitar player, fly tier, photographer and fisherman. Brett was chosen as Snook and Gamefish Foundation's 2009 Person on the Year for his accomplishments on behalf of inshore fishing, and in that year he also completed the book, Sportsman's Best: Snook.

He reports that he will be talking about snook biology and behavior, and how that
relates to pattern selection, plying new waters, etc.

He will also speak on conservation matters, including the Angler Action Program.

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

Our annual all-day sessions with distinguished guests have been popular, entertaining and informative. This year, in addition to our regular spring program, we have planned a special fall event, featuring Andy Mill, who some may remember from his presentation here in 2006.

Andy will be presenting an all day program to the club on Saturday, November 22, starting with breakfast at 7:00 AM at Memaw’s BBQ, our regular meeting place.

He 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 Network.

See or call Ron Winn to reserve a place.

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:

Hello Everyone, I know many of you in the club but not everyone, that being the case I just wanted to provide you with a quick introduction. My name is Bill DeLuccia and I am the the club’s new Conservation Director. Currently my list of other non paying conservation gigs include the being the Ocean Friendly Garden Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation and an active member of the Florida Native Plant Society. I try to act as resource for those interested in utilizing native plants and “zero scaped” landscapes to minimize negative storm water impacts on the Indian River Lagoon and our beaches and to provide habitat restoration for wildlife. I have worked on projects with local municipalities, schools and homeowners.

If any of you are interested in speaking to me about any of these or any other conservation topics feel free to reach out to me at a meeting or call me at
321-986-7864. Thanks, tight lines.....Bill DeLuccias

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

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is having two events in November at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania, FL. On Friday, November 7th, and Art and Film
Festival will be held, and on the 7th and 8th the Fifth International Bonefish and Tarpon Symposium will be held.

The Art and Film Festival includes an art gallery that will feature some of today's biggest names in saltwater art and photography displaying and selling their art with portions of the proceeds going directly BTT.

The Symposium features presentations by scientists, and fishing and casting clinics taught by some of the world’s top anglers and instructors.For details on the both the Festival and Symposium go to the website referenced above.

Two separate studies have found evidence that some marine animals have multiple internal clocks -- one lunar and one tidal. Scientists at the University of Vienna found evidence of a circalunar clock in a marine creature called a ragworm, while researchers at England's University of Leicester discovered a tidal clock in the marine crustacean Eurydice pulchra, a relative of the pill bug. National Geographic News (9/26)
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