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
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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.
and Sherry Parker reported good fishing with high moving
water in the IRL south of Sebastian. On one trip they caught
tarpon, redfish and snook (they counted 38). Recent trips
have not been as good as the water level drops.
Marty Smithson referred to the Sebastian Inlet districts
website for individuals catching bonefish of the inside flats,
in addition to grouper, small snook and jacks.
Dale Sparling reported catches of tarpon in the feeder
creeks and rivers up to 30 pounds.
Jim Chell reported dirty water around Melbourne beach
and poor fishing. He reported catching jacks and seeing large
snook on the flats inside the inlet. He also found Spanish
mackerel outside the SB inlet on fly.
Don Perchalski also reported tarpon are active in the
creeks and rivers feeding the IRL. He reported good bluegill
catches in both the Stick Marsh and St. John areas, taking
fish on #8 poppers.
Don't forget to send us your photos to share with our members!
More photos can be seen on our Gallery
MONTHLY FLY TYING
For November, Jeff Ward will
the "Foam Face Diver".
Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, Nov. 6th
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
November program will be presented by Rob McAbee.
Rob was introduced to fly fishing at the early age of seven
on Spring Creek, PA. What seemed to be the most complicated
concept in the world, many years later, became his passion.
Growing up in south Florida, surfing, fishing and anything water
related became a way of life. Saltwater fly fishing was still
relatively unknown as it was still being pioneered deep in the
Everglades and in the skinny water of the Forida Keys.
Rob began fly fishing in the early 90's in Stuart, Florida.
Snook, Tarpon and an endless list of saltwater species were
readily available and more than eager to smash a fly.
Over the next 20 years, Rob expanded his fly angling to - fish
... any fish willing to eat a fly. The draw of the salt though,
still remains his passion within the passion.
In 2008, Rob combined his profession and passion into a clothing
line called Bug Slinger. Using influences from the surf,
skate and music industries, he has injected a modern cultural
feel into the world of fly fishing. Bug Slinger has been
featured in numerous magazines as well as Fy Nation, a television
series on WFN (episodes shot on location in Stuart & Amelia
After relocating back to Florida, Rob combined his two primary
interests - surfing and fly fishing by ulitizing a BOTE stand
up paddle board in the Fly Nation episode - SURF
SUP. Soon after the episode was aired, BOTE asked to have
limited edition Bug Slinger boards designed.
Rob is now the Creative Brand Director for BOTE boards, who
is solidifying their leadership in the fishing stand up paddleboard
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 8:00
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.
Winn attended and tied flies at the recent Florida Council
EXPO in Crystal River. Below, Bob Clouser demonstrates casting
at EXPO 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Suncoast Fly Fishers.)
is a fundamental right, privilege and responsibility of
a democratic society. That being said if any of you are
unfamiliar with Amendment 1 on the Florida Ballot please
familiarize yourself with the choice, before your vote
on November 4th.
For details on the BTT events in Dania, FL on November 7-8,
go to the web site at:
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 worlds
top anglers and instructors.For details on the both the
Festival and Symposium go to the website referenced above.
gobies, which live in intertidal pools in areas of Europe
and North Africa, can change color in seconds, camouflaging
themselves from predators and other threats, according to
a study published in PLOS ONE. When researchers placed the
tiny fish in waterfilled trays of different colors, they
would alter their skin tone to match the tray in under one
Dolphins are sensitive to magnetic fields, according to
researchers at the Universite de Rennes and Institut Universitaire
de France. "Dolphins are able to
discriminate between objects based on their magnetic properties,
which is a prerequisite for magnetoreception-based navigation,"
said Dorothee Kremers, coauthor of the study published in
Naturwissenschaften,The Science of Nature. Researchers say
this is the firststudy to prove magnetosensitivity in dolphins.
When tiny plankton swim together in massive groups, they
may have an effect on ocean currents, according researchers
at the California Institute of Technology. Using lab-raised
brine shrimp as a standin for krill, researchers measured
swirls of water created by the movement of the mass of sea
creatures, finding that they produced a fast moving jet
of water in their wake. "To me, an interesting aspect
of this work is to see animals that seem to be at the mercy
ofthe water play a role in shaping their own environment,"
said John Dabiri, co-author of the study published in Physics
of Fluids. National