Welcome to the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) Gulf Coast Council (GCC), 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, while the "Tippets" page gives information about all things of interest to fly fishers around the GCC, in neighboring councils or in the IFFF, and a click on the "Gulf Streamer" brings you to our latest newestletter - one of the best in the country!
Our "Calendar" page shows what's happening around the Council or elsewhere, while a click on "Clubs" gives a list of IFFF Charter and Affiliated Clubs within the Council, along with links to take you to their websites.
Additionally, we continually post 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.
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22nd Annual Red Stick Conclave Saturday, March 8, 2014
8:30am to 4:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4142 N. Flannery, Baton Rouge
Open to all ages, families welcome!
The Red Stick Conclave is a celebration of fly fishing featuring programs, fly tying demos, casting demos, kayak demos, exhibitors, and more. Guest speakers this year include Tom Jindra, Pete Cooper Jr, Larry Offner, Richard Evans, and Roger del Rio. Guest tiers include Fred Hannie of Lake Charles, Bob Boese of Broussard, Stephen Robert of Houma, Kirk Dietrich of Arabi, Marc Pinsel of Hammond, Jerome and Dena Hebert of Henderson, Kyle Moppert of Baton Rouge, and Mike Jackson of New Orleans. The Backpacker
of Baton Rouge will be onsite for free on-the-water kayak demos from 11a.m. to 1p.m. There are free refreshments during the day. A jambalaya lunch with salad will also be available for just $7.00.
For more details on this event you can view the 2014 RSFF Red Stick Day article: http://www.rsff.org/uploads/info/2014_RSFF_Conclave_Leaflet.pdf
The Acadiana Fly Rodders will host their 27th annual Fly Fishing Seminar at Grace Presbyterian Church in Lafayette on Saturday, March 15th from 9 am until 2 pm.
The program will address tackle needs and fishing techniques. The seminar will also include fly tying demonstrations, fly casting demonstrations, and lectures from local experts.
Throughout the day, the club will hold silent auctions and raffles. In addition, equipment dealers will display their wares and sell their items.
The event is free and open to the public.
The GCC is proud to announce the formation of our newest Charter Club, The Chickasaw Fly Fishers!
Based in Tupelo / Saltillo, Mississippi, The Chickasaw Fly Fishers is the first Federation club in northern Mississippi! Their initial gathering was held Oct. 10th, and their paperwork with the Federation was completed in late December. Tom Jindra, MCI, Past President of the IFFF and IFFF Casting Board of Governers Emeritus was able to meet with Russ Hutcheson prior to that meeting and to attend the intial gathering, where about 20 folks came together to form this club.
These new Federators have easy access to a multitude of warm water ponds, rivers, streams and lakes in northern Mississippi. They also have access to nearby tailwater, coldwater trout fishing in Tennessee and Alabama. So, their interest mirror those of so many of us across the GCC. I am also told that they have strong base of fly fishing/tying knowledge amonst their members.
The GCC Board encourages our Federation members across the Council to contact The Chickasaw Fly Fishers and offer to assit them with programs and with invitations to attend our various club showes and outings.
Casting Events and Schools coming up in the GCC
The Camp Fly Fishing School's 2014 Annual Clinics
Introduction to Fly Fishing Beginner's Class Saturday - April 26th. Learn what you need to be well on your way to practicing the skills necessary to begin fly fishing. Want to learn how to choose the right equipment? Let us get you started.
Advanced Fly Casting Skills Saturday - May 24th. This clinic starts off where the Introductory clinic left off. Learn to get more distance and learn some specialty cast that will have you reaching out farther and casting more efficiently.
Advanced/Instructor's Prep Saturday - June 28th. If you are interested in further advancing your skill level with some techniques for getting more distance, handling the wind and more, this is the class for you. At the same time you will be exposed to the skills you need to become a casting instructor. This is a great review course to see if you are ready for the FFF's Certification exam.
For more details contact:Keith Richard, MCI: www.thecampflyfishingschool.com or call: 337-344-0908
Note: The GCC utilizes this space to announce upcoming casting events, both by clubs and by GCC member Casting Instructors. Any club representative or CCI, 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
Note: We are awaiting the logo from the Chicksaw Fly Fishers.