By Tom Gadacz
The President's Message
November 2016 PDF format
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Submitted: February 15, 2016
FLORIDA Newsletter 10-2015 PDF
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Florida Council Board
President: Tom Gadacz
1st Vice President: Tom Logan
Treasurer: Ron Winn
Secretary: Ken Hofmeister
Directors at Large
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Florida Fly Fishing Expo returned to
ON CRYSTAL RIVER
annual event, which showcases new fly fishing gear and
skill instruction, was held Nov. 4-5.
Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly
Fishers 2016 Fly Fishing Expo was held at the Plantation
in Crystal River, FL. We had a great Expo with 3 featured
speakers. Blane Chocklett from Virginia and a Renzetti
Legacy Fly Tyer highlighted his innovations with articulated
flies. The articulations allow the fly to undulate in
the water and increases the strike rate. Andy Mill gave
us an impressive talk on how to attract, hook, and land
tarpon. He shared the details of his successful practices
in the pursuit of the silver king. Andy is the second
angler to win 5 Gold Cup Tarpon Tournaments and a Triple
Crown winner in tarpon fishing. Jon Cave runs one of the
oldest fly fishing schools in the country. He is the winner
of the IFFF Silver King award. Jon had two casting sessions
which were well attended and helped many improve their
casting skills. Women were treated to great programs by
Brittney Novalsky from Melbourne. She shared her fly fishing
experiences and the advantages for women in fly fishing.
We had a great group of IFFF Certified Casting Instructors
who helped many attendees from first time initiates to
those wanting to improve distance casting, casting into
the wind, and those who needed specific casting remedies.
We are very thankful to Captain Pete Greenan who organized
a great team and included Captains Dave Olson, Pat Damico,
Jimmy LeMert, David Lambert, and several others. The attendees
had many additional benefits including great fly tyers,
raffle items, silent auction items and several treasures
at the live auction at the Saturday evening banquet.
The support from volunteers was incredible and made for
a very successful event. Our thanks to Tom and Patti Logan,
David Olson, Pet Greenan, Rick and Karen Warfel, Ron Winn,
M.E. DePalma, Bill AuCoin, Ken and Ann Hofmeister, George
Haseltine, Brian Clark, and Roger and Joanna Williams.The
contributions by vendors made our raffles and auctions
The Plantation provided a great and relaxing venue for
our event and the food was great.
Make you plans to attend our Fly Fishing Expo next year
and enhance your fly fishing experience!
Tom Gadacz, President, IFFF-FL Council
Photos from EXPO 2016 "CASTING
THE PERFECT WEEKEND" are available on our
Facebook page - You do not have to be a member
of Facebook to view them - just follow this link https://www.facebook.com/International-Federation-of-Fly-Fishers-Florida-Council-146437518751967/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1285489414846766
of the IFFF Fly Fishing Fair 2016
Master Casting Instructor (MCI) Dayle Mazzarella demonstrating
Here to Access the Fall 2015 Edition of The Loop
* Casting Masters Then and
Now: Mel Krieger -- #4 in our
series on Casting Icons-
a look back at one of our most beloved and ...knowledgeable
instructors, by The Loop's Bruce Morrison.
* New Approved Casting Definitions for All IFFF Instructors
by Tim Lawson
* Bruce Richards writes on Flyline
Stretch, why, how, does it affect your casting. . .and
your hook-up rate.
* The Dry Fly Spey By Christopher Rownes
and Juergen Friesenhahn, includes
a video of the cast.
* Line-Hand Control by Dave Cleaves.
* CBOG Chair Rick Williams writes
on the State of the CICP and the EDP
* Getting Better at Getting Better, Aussie George
Forster's Two Day Clinic on Improving How You Improve.
Florida Council Membership and Board meeting was
held on April 24 at the Plantation in Crystal River
If you want to read the Annual Report download this PDF
For the minutes of the meeting you can download this PFD
the Newsletter of The First Coast Fly Fishers May 2016
the IFFF- Florida Council Newsletter
in which you will find:
* Article on Boys Home of Virginia hosting a "Teach a Man
to Fish" event featuring renowned instructor Dusty Sprague
introducing young men to the art and skills of fly fishing.
* Article on how Casting For Recovery's Fly fishing program
benefits Florida breast cancer survivors.
International Federation of Fly Fishers’ Florida Council
presented CfR-FL with a check for $500.
Download the NEWSLETTER
today and share
it with your members.