By Tom Gadacz
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
GOOD FLY FISHING
GUIDES OR INSTRUCTORS IN FLORIDA
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Florida Fly Fishing Expo returns to
on Crystal River
is lovated at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail in /crystal River,
FL 34429, where rooms have been reserved at a rate of
$109/night plus tax. It is best if you make your reservation
by calling their reservation line
- Saturday between 9am - 7 pm and
"Florida Council Federation
Fly Fishers 2016"
you book on-line, make certain that you mention "Florida
Council Federation of Fly Fishers Expo"
in the special notes section.
Once that request comes through, the hotel can then link
to the group for the group rate offerf
fly fishing and fly tying professionals will lead hands-on
sessions for fly fishers at all levels, organizers said.
The stars include tarpon tournament winner Andy Mill,
Jon Cave of the Jon B. Cave Complete Fly Fishing School,
and innovative fly-tier and trophy guide Blane Chocklett.
Fly Fishing Expo is the only event of its kind in Florida
and we welcome fly fishers at all levels of interest throughout
Florida, our neighboring states, and across the country
to join us in Crystal River in November, " said Tom
Gadacz, president of the Florida Council of the International
Federation of Fly Fishers.
Plantation on Crystal River is an expansive hotel and
conference facility that is perfect for all of the new
gear and boat displays and also for our casting and tying
classes on the water and in the meeting rooms," said
Gadacz. The 2014 Fly Fishing Expo was also held at The
Plantation on Crystal River.
said the 2016 Florida Fly Fishing Expo will feature hands-on
clinics, demonstrations and workshops for beginning to
advanced fly fishers. The Fly Fishing Expo will also feature
resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and
displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing,
kayaks, flats boats and more.
fly fisher Andy Mill of Boca Raton, Florida, also well
known also for his alpine skiing medals in the Olympics,
has won more tarpon tournaments than any other fly fisher.
He authored the best-selling book, "A Passion
for Tarpon", in which he shares his insights
about catching the silver king.
Cave started and is the lead instructor of the Jon B.
Cave Complete Fly Fishing School in Oviedo, Florida. He
shares techniques for gaining fly casting distance and
accuracy, building leaders, and techniques for catching
big gamefish in fresh and salt water.
Chocklett of Blue Ridge,Virginia is well known for his
fly-tying techniques and for creating innovative flies
that have caught trophy muskies, smallmouth bass, brown
trout, and striped bass. In addition to his guiding and
fly tying credentials, Chocklett owns and manages a full-service
retail shop in Roanoke, Blue Ridge Fly Fishers, and is
a member of the Renzetti Vises pro-tying team.
to the family-friendly expo is $25 which includes admission
on both days including the pizza reception on Friday evening.
Admission is free for those 16 and younger when accompanied
by an adult.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW - For more information on EXPO - how to purchase a ticket,
reserve a room, speakers, workshops etc.please go to the
Florida Council Expo 6 - was held at the International
Game Fish Association (IGFA) museum in Dania Beach (Fort
Lauderdale), Florida October 23-24, 2015.
Photos from EXPO 2015 are
available on our Facebook page - You
do not have to be a member of Facebook to view them -
just follow this link
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.