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
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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 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)
a change in the air and the water
to new member
View our list of 2014
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
Go the the Outings page for details.
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..
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
Don't forget to send us your photos!
More photos can be seen on our Gallery
MONTHLY FLY TYING
The fly will be tying will be
the "Streamer Brush Minnow"
Click here for
your new club hat, with this artistic logo.
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
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
will be presenting an all day program to the
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Memaws
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.
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
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:
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 clubs 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