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
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 2013
you do not have to renew for this coming year, but if you joined
in 2013 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
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)
Don "Shogun" Davis
Bob Harvey of Palm Bay
view all of our 2013 - 2014 new members
seem to like the new name tags used last
month. It is nice to put a name on the interesting chap
sitting across the table.
Work is continuing on a method to ease finding your
tag at the beginning of the meeting.
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
We will have an outing on the 14th of December, at
Lake Washington. Come early and stay for lunch at
around 11:30 am.
Go the the Outings page for details.
Can be seen on our Gallery page.
Don't forget to send us your photos!
MONTHLY FLY TYING
MONDAY, December 16th, at 6:15 P.M.
MELBOURNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Jeff Ward will be tying a Bunny Needlefish"
View the details on the fly we will tie in December
miss the opportunity to hang a genuine Tim Borski
painting on your wall! The painting, about 24
by 30 in size, will be raffled off to a lucky
member. A limited number of tickets be sold for $10.
See Ron Winn for tickets. Winner will be announced when
all tickets are sold
Reproductions of the painting are featured on the fishing
shirts are also offered by the club. See Don Davis or
Ron Winn for details.
Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, December 5th,
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
year for the holidays the club has a party where we all take
the time to enjoy the season and exchange gifts. Members and
guests may participate in the gift exchange if they bring a
wrapped gift valued at around $20.(The gift swap is optional.)
The fun begins when we draw numbers and the winner selects a
gift from the table, or from those already selected and unwrapped.
The object of the game is to have the last number picked, as
then you get your choice of all the gifts. The Honorable Bruce
Jacobus will act as master of ceremonies, assuring a good time,
but with judicial decorum.
To avoid license problems, the restaurant requests that no alcoholic
gifts be opened. The club contributes to the cost of the meal
as a gift to ourselves for having a successful club. Dinners
for members are $7.00, with family members entitled to two meals
for $7.00 each. Guests can
purchase a meal for the regular price of $14.00
Come and have a great time!
friend and long time member Arthur J. (Skip) Mackey Jr.
died in Fort Lauderdale on November 19, 2013, after a long
struggle with Leukemia.
Skip studied engineering at Dartmouth (because they didnt
offer training as forest ranger.) He worked for NASA at the
Cape for many years, most famously, during the 60s and
70s, as the Voice of NASA,
broadcasting countdown and launch reports to a worldwide audience.
He also put in some time commercially fishing for Kingfish
out of Port Canaveral. Once he combined these talents to save
a launch, by warning off an errant boat in the danger zone,
using a Citizens Band (CB) radio.
Skip was also a skillful recreational angler. In the 1968
national fishing contest sponsored by Field and Stream
magazine, he won first place in the fly division for
cobia and dolphin and first place in the open division in
Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, spotted seatrout and barracuda.
Later, in the 1977 Florida ToDay newspaper contest,
he caught a 44¼ lb king and a 60 lb amberjack.
that his ashes be scattered on 8-A reef, where he spent so
many happy days out on the "Rynchops" and
the "Laura Ann", trolling for King Mackerel.
Skip's wife, ME DePalma Mackey writes: "We invite you
to join us celebrate his life from 2 PM to 6 PM at the family
home in Cocoa Beach. If you are unable to attend, and wish
to take part, raise a glass in his honor at 6 PM and we will
play "Danny Boy", the song Skip requested, to lead
this Irishman to rest. If you want to do something in his
honor, he asked that you take a kid fishing and do something
beneficial for the environment."
Goode, 71, father of member Richard Goode Jr., passed away
on November 1, 2013. Dick was born in Melbourne, FL on February
16, 1942 to Harry and
Katherine Goode. Dick was a descendant of the first
family to settle in Melbourne. He enjoyed an ideal childhood
exploring Melbourne and fishing in the local rivers, the Sebastian
Inlet and the ocean.
Dick was a graduate of Melbourne High School Class
of 1960, Brevard Jr. College and attended the University
He was respected as the owner of Harry Goode's
Outdoor Shop for 50 years before retiring in 2012 and
was well known for his knowledge of freels as well as
for his gentle and kind nature with customers, friends
Dick enjoyed traveling, NASCAR races, bowling, golf and watching
college football games. He was an avid Florida Gator fan.
He is predeceased in death by his father Harry C. Goode, Sr.
and mother Katherine Goode. He is survived by his beloved wife
Penny (Walker) Goode of 50 years, son Richard Goode, Jr., grandson
Mac and granddaughter Maddie, brother Harry C. Goode Jr., sister
Kathy Guilday, nieces, nephews, cousins and the family cat Buddy.
Dick will be greatly missed and never forgotten
Fair in December
has the best and largest collection of Fly Fishing legends that
I have ever seen.
Make your plans to attendit is always a great show, and
it benefits two great charities.