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:
an active Member Club
of the International Federation of
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
IFFF Florida Council Expo - Will be at the International
Game Fish Association (IGFA) museum in Dania Beach (Fort Lauderdale),
Florida October 23-24, 2015.
Tom Logan and David Olson are putting together a great program
and already have commitments from Chico Fernandez, Flip Pallot,
Jon Cave, Pat Ford, David Lambroughton and Sam Root.
Online registration will
on August 3 and close on September 27.
To attend the banquet you must register online.
A block of rooms at the Courtyard (next to the Museum) are reserved
under Fly Fishers Room Block @ $179/night.
Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
400 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone number 954-342-8333
More later and check our web site
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 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
Tails and Cocktails benefiting Casting for
Recovery, the Breast Cancer recovery organization will be
held in Jacksonville on Friday, October 3.,sponsored by
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
Please help support this program.
(*mark your check for Florida Chapter)
President Brian Hatfield says....
I may have a few vices
to our new members,
team from Melbourne
Diane and Asher Wieder
View our list of 2015
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
None in July
the the Outings page for details on past events.
Don't forget to send us your photos to share with our members!
can be seen on our Gallery page.
Catino reports good fishing in the Keys during his annual
trip there, except for lots of windy days in May. Locally
he reports some tarpon and snook. in the IRL. Lots of activity
reported along the beaches
Sebastian Inlet report:
Fishing this week has been hit or miss, most of the action
has been taking place in the evening hours and low light periods.
We're seeing a lot of Snook suspended in the water, they're
not very active during the day. Nights have been more productive
for C/R Snook and oversized Reds. Tarpon and Permit have been
hitting in the evening hours as well. Daytime fishing has
been on the slow side but Mangrove Snapper have been keeping
anglers coming back. A few Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and Lookdowns
have come over the rails and a few Flounder have been landed
on the south side.
From Paul Parker
Caught a few trout and snook just north of the inlet Wednesday.
Hooked a nice red but came unbuttoned at the boat. Water is
at 90 degrees by early afternoon. Fish shut down by then.
Seems like the best fishing is really early. Tight lines!
Florida Today reports the catch of a 34.25 inch sea trout
from the Indian River between Melbourne Beach and Fort Pierce,
on a live mullet.
MONTHLY FLY TYING
Jeff Ward will be tying a Bunny Crazy Charlie
Monthly Dinner Meeting:
Thursday, July 2nd 6:30 PM
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
Summer Film Fest
This month we will have a special program
of video clips on tarpon, snook and other familiar
species, selected by Dominic Agostini.
To aid in
our understanding of the various Indain River Lagoon restoration
projects, I have studied one, the Eau Gallie River muck dredging
project. This is nearing the end of the permitting phase. The
dredging permit will cover muck removal down to hard sand for
the area of the Eau Gallie River from its mouth west to the
Control dam, and Elbow Creek to the Laurie Street bridge, to
within 15 feet of natural shorelines and 35 feet to bridge abutments.
[This is the outer boundary of work and may be limited by access
and other considerations.]
resulting from dredging will be pumped by pipeline to a DMMA
area for dewatering, with water content later pumped back to
the Eau Gallie River. Dried sediment will be trucked to to the
Sarno Road Landfill for final disposal. Gravity settling is
the primary dewatering technique, but various chemical and mechanical
techniques are available if necessary. It is anticipated that
the project will generate 567,000 cubic yards of sediment.
Permits are required from the US Core of Engineers, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Melbourne.
Permits for the DMMA construction are expected in September,
2015, and for the dredging by early 2016. Plans are to begin
DMMA construction in the fall of 2015, with dredging
beginning in winter-spring 2016, with project completion in
is great at forwarding profound emails. Some recent examples:
1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one
useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or
more is a congress.-- John Adams
you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you
do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain
you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain
contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity
is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself
up by the handle. -- Winston Churchill
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow
man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-- G. Gordon Liddy
7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --James Bovard,
Civil Libertarian (1994)
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.--
Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.
9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic
Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)
By Frank Perkins
ago I received a phone call out of the blue from Tim Borski
(who has supplied the club with beautiful artwork) to comment
on my book Rainbows, Cuthroats and the Prince of Bhutan,
Fly Fishing Adventures Around the World, which he enjoyed.
call eventually led to an invitation to speak at the Florida
Outdoor Writers Association Conference in Lake City in August,
which I was happy and flattered to accept.
Perhaps there are members of FOWA who would make good speakers
at a club meeting. Any suggestions for people to approach about
this while I am at the conference?
One of the topics of my conversation with Tim was a book on
which he is working. I explained the huge advance that Print
On Demand (POD) publishing has made in personal books like remembrances
or autobiographies. Until recently, the cost of printing a book
was very sensitive to the quantity being printed, so a book
intended for a few close friends and family would be very expensive.
Now, POD technology allows small quantities (down to one) of
a book to be printed and bound from a computer file. An organization
called Create Space, a division of Amazon offers
the publishing service free from easy to produce PDF files (or
you can pay for particular services). I recently published a
book on the history of Radiation, Inc. through Create Space.
It turned out well and has generated favorable comments from
old Radiation associates. I have donated copies to local libraries,
so it is a
reasonably permanent remembrance. You can look at a copy at
various Brevard County libraries, or on Amazon.com (just search
in books for me as author).
I urge everyone to consider a book on family history or memorable
experiences. I wish my parents had been able to leave behind
such a book. Create Space has a well-organized web site explaining
the process, and prices of resulting books, at
A Request from Frank
Many of you are aware that I worked for Radiation and Harris
for some 30 years. Recently the Florida Tech Dean of Libraries
announced the establishment of a Radiation Inc. archive. This
will include material
relating to the history of the corporation and the community
for the period from 1950, when the company was established,
to 1973, when use of the name was discontinued (after the merger
of Radiation and Harris Corporation). If you have any documents
or other material relating to this period, please contact me
so that it might be preserved for posterity.