The Federation of Fly Fishers

The Federation of Fly Fishers (now known as Fly Fishers International or FFI)

Fly Fishers International (formerly known as the Federation of Fly Fishers) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1964. Its mission is to ensure the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters. To achieve this, the FFI focuses on three main pillars:

  1. Conservation: FFI is heavily involved in conservation efforts to protect freshwater and saltwater fisheries. They actively support policies and practices that ensure the sustainability of fish populations and their habitats.
  2. Education: FFI offers a wide range of educational programs, aiming to introduce and educate both beginners and experienced fly fishers. Their programs include casting, fly tying, and other related workshops.
  3. Community: The organization promotes a sense of community among fly fishers. They provide resources for clubs, hold international events, and publish literature (like the "Flyfisher" magazine) to keep members informed and connected.

The FFI has numerous councils and clubs across the U.S. and other parts of the world, and it's possible that there are regional councils such as one for the Gulf Coast. These regional councils and clubs often work on local conservation projects, host events, provide education, and serve as a local hub for fly fishing enthusiasts.

If you're interested in the FFF GCC or any recent developments related to the Federation of Fly Fishers, I would recommend checking their official website or reaching out to Fly Fishers International directly for the most current and detailed information.