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 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)
Don "Shogun" Davis
to new members
Joe Sherer of
Biebo Jayne and family of
Melbourne Beach and South Caicos.
operates the unique air boat bonefishery in South Caicos
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.
Winn reports a lot of bait (greenies, glass minnows, finger
mullet) in the surf with tarpon, bonita, etc feeding in close
to the shore.
Don Perchalski also confirmed schools of bait off shore
and lots of bonita around the inlet.
Dale Sparling picked up a couple of small reds in the
Ron Smith reported good fly fishing in Alaska with
good catches of salmon, rainbows and Dolly Vardins.
Not many reports from the St Johns river as the water level
Send us your reports and 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 "Dub Fly"
Monthly Dinner Meeting:Thursday, Sept. 4th
6:30 PM, Memaw's Bar B-Q, Eau Gallie Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach
September program will be presented by our member and Sebastian
resident, Tom Pierce. He will show a dramatic video on
Sailfishing, followed by a talk on knots and leaders for big
Tom guides locally and also spends time guiding in the keys.
will be presenting an all day program to the
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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
Many members will recall his interesting, informative presentation
to the club in 2006.
Hold the date and stand by for more details for a program
you wont want to miss!
those of you who dont know, our club treasurer, Ron Winn,
is in his fifth year as the treasurer of the International Federation
of Fly Fishers. In August, he attended the annual gathering
of the IFFF in Livingston, MT. His report follows:
The fly fishing fair in Livingston was a well attendedand very
well run event. Livingston is the home of the federation and
that helped make the event a bit less stressful for the staff.
It was well attended with most of the events taking place at
Park High School. There were many workshops given by knowledgeable
presenters. The gym had 20 to 25 tyers going throughout the
day along with many vendors and authors. The local merchants
were very happy to see us and put on a free concert one evening
featurin gRodney Crowell and John Mayer. Florida fly tyer Oscar
Felieu won the coveted Buz Busek award given annually to a deserving
Next year, for the 50th anniversary, the IFFF fair willbe held
in Bend, Oregon where the first was held.There are a few members
still attending that were at that first one. That will be the
week of August 12th.
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:
slate officers for the coming year is:
Chairman of the Board: Don Davis
President: Bryan Hatfield
Vice President/Programs: Dominic Agostini
Sec/Treasurer: Ron Winn
Conservation: Bill DeLuccia
Education/Fly Tying: Jeff Ward
Auction: Frank Catino
Outings: Mike Reynolds
Newsletter: Frank Perkins and Dave Hackett
Webmaster: M. E. DePalma
For details on the BTT events in Dania, FL on November 7-8,
go to the web site at:
recently conducted a Traveling Angler program in Belize.
The goal was catch and tag as many Permit as possible as
part of a project to track the movement of Permit. One of
the main questions they hoped to answer with the tagging
program is are the existing protected areas (Paynes
Creek and Port Honduras Marine Reserves) large enough to
protect the permit population?
Another goal, an ambitious one at that, was to catch a permit
larger than 18 pounds so they could fit it with a mini-satellite
tag. (In 2013, they tested whether a permit of this size
could physically handle the tag by fitting a tag on a permit
that was kept in a large tank, and it handled the tag without
a problem.) The tag records light level, time of day, water
temperature, and salinity, so will provide some clues about
the permits daily movements onto and off of the flats,
and in and out of the estuaries.
Eight permit were caught during the week, each one of them
tagged with a spaghetti tag. One captured permit was estimated
at 25 pounds, but unfortunately the chase boat with the
satellite tag was too far away. This healthy permit was
released with a spaghetti tag. Details of the Traveling
Angler Program can be found on their website.
Frank Perkins has decided that his boat needs an new home
that will provide it with more exercise...The particulars
are as follows:
Boat: 1975 Lucraft. 138, 375 pounds, 68
Motor: 2005 25 HP Johnson
Trailer: 1987 Harding
Trolling Motor: 2006 Minn Kota, Model 35T,
27 pound thrust
Great fishing boat. $2900
Frank Perkins, 676-0863 or firstname.lastname@example.org