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Welcome!

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The 2014 Gulf Coast FLY FAIR was held on

Sept. 12/13, in in the Ocean Springs MS

Civic Center and was a huge success!

Thanks to our show chairs and everyone

who worked so hard in putting on our

first Fly Fair!

 

Welcome to the International Federation of Fly Fishers - Gulf Coast Council. Check out the latest issue of our newsletter, the Gulf Streamer

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The International Federation of Fly Fishers - Gulf Coast Council (IFFF-GCC), is a  regional entity of the IFFF (the Federation), representing clubs and members in Louisiana, Mississippi and coastal Alabama.  As you peruse this site (and please do go through the pages listed on the left), you will see many pictures that will tell you more of who we are, what we do and the fish that we catch using long rods, feathers and fur. You'll quickly notice that these photographs show a large variety of habitats, along with 47 species of fresh and saltwater fish that we regulary take with flies!

Actually, these pictures represent a only a very small part of those individuals in the eleven clubs across the Gulf Coast Council whom we call "Federators".  We are the "Federation" and for over 50 years the Federation has been the "Voice of Fly Fishing though Education and Conservation".  We hope that you'll want to join with us!

Our home page is designed to be constantly changing with the updated posting of upcoming events and articles designed to be of value to all fly fishers, and especially to our members in the Federation. Therefore, this site should remain interesting each time you visit. 

Click on the "About Us" page to learn more about who we are and our mission; the Gulf Streamer brings you our latest newsletter - one of the best in the country; our "Calendar" page shows what's happening around the Council and beyond; "Clubs" gives a list of GCC Charter and Affiliated Clubs (and links to their websites); and the other links convey timely and positive information about how we accomplish our mission of supporting fly fishing.  

We believe that all these links are also worth your time to view, if only for the marvelous photographs!

To find the most current information about the Gulf Coast Council, please link to our Facebook Page:  Facebook - Gulf Coast Council 

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                     Upcoming Federation Events

 

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This year’s Southern Council Fly Fishing Fair ought to hook

you good! Pre-registration Aug. 15-Sept. 15

 

Mountain music, fly tying, spectacular speakers, informative classes, a wide variety of vendors, raffles, auctions,
 food and good friends.
 
Don’t miss a free chance to win a Sage rod valued at $775!!!
 
Meet author Jason Randall.
 
See fly patterns by Michael Schmidt.
 
Hear adventure stories from Chad Johnson and others.
 
Tie with Davy Wotten.
 
As always casting instructors and guides, both male and female, are sharing throughout the weekend.
 
There are programs and activities for the whole family.
 
Check out the VIP package and make your reservation to join us in beautiful Mountain Home Arkansas, October 3-5.  
 
http://www.southerncouncilfff.org/index.php
 
Camile “Pepper” Wyllia
SOC IFFF VP Membership

 



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The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) 
will host the next Florida Fly Fishing Expo October 10 - 11, 2014, at the Plantation on Crystal River.

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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 course. The general themes of the Plantation and the Crystal River area are recreation on the water, fishing and seafood…a perfect venue for our next Fly Fishing Show.

Planning is underway for a show that will 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 about fly fishing and more.

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Fishing Stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor Headline 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo Oct. 10-11

The Florida Council IFFF invites you to join us at the Plantation Inn in Crystal River, Florida for a meeting of all Florida fly fishers. Join with other fly fishers to celebrate the wonderful fishing experiences of our beautiful state. Learn the latest techniques, the best places to fish, which flies to use and meet new like-minded friends.

You can see the best fly tiers in the country, cast with some of the best instructors in the world and hear all about fishing opportunities and locations. You will be able to hear seminars from the best fly fishing guides and celebrities statewide and receive instructions from IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructors.

This is a social event so bring the whole family and all your friends. There will be a huge banquet on Saturday. You are all encouraged to attend. A money saving raffle will help you bring home all the latest equipment, take that trip of a lifetime or acquire those wonderful toys all fly fishers need.

Accommodations are beautiful and Plantation has shown their support by offering heavily discounted room rates to all who can stay. In addition they will be donating to the council for everyone who rooms with them. So... your stay will assist the council in bringing the services of the IFFF to all Florida anglers. Mark your calendars, down load the registration form and mail it in just as soon as it becomes available online.

Return to this site for more info
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We will be offering seminars and programs for everyone. Some will be free and some you will need to register for. Your support of the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers is an important contribution to conservation and fly fishing education in Florida.

Kids under 16 are FREE.

IFFF Florida Council EXPO

 Order tickets via Eventbrite

 

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                     Upcoming GCC Club Events  

                                                       Check back soon!

   
 
 

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USM Gulf Research Laboratory Receives the IFFF Conservation Award!

We are pleased to report that the Gulf Coast Research Lab was the 2014 recipient of the IFFF Conservation Award.  To view their nomination and to see the other National and Council Awards given this year, click on "GCC Awards" tab on the left..

 

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Casting Events and Schools coming up in the GCC


Note: The GCC utilizes this space to announce upcoming casting events, both by clubs and by GCC member Certified Casting Instructors (See: "Certified Casting Instructors - GCC" above in the left hand column.) Any GCC Charter or Affiliated club representative, CI, MCI or THCI in good standing with the Council and the Federation who wishes to have a notice posted on this location, please contact:  Kyle Moppert:  Bowfin47@gmail.com 

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                   Friends and Supporters of the GCC
 
 
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The Gulf Coast Council would like to thank Temple Fork Outfitters, its owner, management and staff for their years of generous support of  educational outreach programs and GCC EXPO's/Fly Fairs, as well as our Charter and Affiliate clubs.
 
 
 
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Currently, the GCC has three (3) IFFF - Retail Level Members: 
 
    Spencer Johnson's Church Mouse Fly Shop in Fairehope, Alabama. Website:  The Church Mouse
 
    Luke McCoy's On the Vise web site, New Orleans, LA is a GCC based fly tying website: On the Vise
 
    Beverly Vidrine, Lafayette, LA, is an author of children's books, long time supporter of the Federation and a marvelous lady. Her fly fishing themed children's book will be released in the Summer of 2014.  We all wish her great success!
 
The GCC would like to thank these folks for their support of the GCC and the Federation.
 
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