Welcome to the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) Gulf Coast Council. We are a regional entity of the IFFF representing clubs and members in Louisiana, Mississippi, and coastal Alabama.
Click on the "About Us" page to learn more about who we are and our mission.
Click on the "Tippets" page to get information about all things of interest to fly fishers around the GCC, or in the IFFF, or in neighboring councils.
Click on the "Calendar" page to see what's happening around the Council, or elsewhere.
To get a list of IFFF Charter and Affiliated Clubs within the Council, click on "Clubs". The links provided will take you to their websites.
Learn more about what the IFFF has to offer by visiting our "Conservation" and "Education" pages.
Natchitoches Fishing Expo - May 4, 2013
The newest member of the Gulf Coast Council - the Cane Country Fly Casters - will host the first-ever "Natchitoches Fishing Expo" on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Prather Coliseum and Chaplin Lake on the campus of Northwestern State University. The event will be held from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Admission is free. This event covers both conventional and fly fishing, with experts of both giving presentations on everything from Arkansas trout to Louisiana redfish to bass and crappie to kayak fishing to what fish sense and much more. With over 35+ vendors, and 35+ fly tiers, the Expo is the biggest event of the year in the Red River Region. There are also Ladies Classes, on cooking and art, as well as kayak demos, raffles, and much more. Natchitoches is a great place to visit with many fine galleries, stores, and restaurants. For all details on this great event, go to www.canecountry.blogspot.com.
IFFF Conservation Grants Now Available
Did you know... each club or council within the International Federation of Fly Fishers is eligible to apply for as much as $1,500 for a viable conservation project. Not every grant application gets approved, but with the help of the Gulf Coast Council, your application can be reviewed and guided by us to better meet the criteria required by the IFFF. Grant applications for the 2013 funding cycle are now being accepted. The due date is June 1, 2013. For more details, click on our CONSERVATION page.
IFFF Code of Angling Ethics
1. Fly anglers understand and obey laws and regulations associated with the fishery.
2. Fly anglers believe fly fishing is a privilege and a responsibility.
3. Fly anglers conserve fisheries by limiting their catch.
4. Fly anglers do not judge fellow anglers and treat them as they would expect to be treated.
5. Fly anglers respect the waters occupied by other anglers so that fish are not disturbed.
6. When fishing from a watercraft, fly anglers do not crowd other anglers or craft or unnecessarily disturb the water.
7. Fly anglers respect other angling methods and promote this Code of Angling Ethics to all anglers.
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