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TO FIND GOOD FLY FISHING GUIDES OR INSTRUCTORS IN FLORIDA
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Florida Fly Fisher Newsletter
Federation of Fly Fishers Florida Council
Winter 2013 Volume 3 Number 4
is now avaiable for download
It contains the following articles:
- President's Message
- Florida Fly Fishing Expo
October 17-20, 2013,
at the Plantation on Crystal River
- Annual Meeting
- Slate of Nominations for the Florida Council
- Bradenton Yacht Club Hosts Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Saltwater Event Nov. 17, 2012
- FLORIDA GULF COAST CENTER for FISHING and INTERACTIVE MUSEUM - SUNCOAST FLY FISHERS
- SunCoast Fly Fishers Receive Grant from IFFF
- Hobe Sound NWR Receives Grant for Conservation Ethics Clinic
- An invitatation from Stu Apte
- Lake Wales - Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge
- AFFTA Personnel Change
submitted by: American Fly Fishing Trade Association
- New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
submitted by: American Sportfishing Association
- Abel Reels Acquired by Mayfly Group
submitted by: The Mayfly Group
- The Bottom Line: A Better Way to Manage Fish
Lee Crockett, Director of U.S. Fisheries Campaigns for the Pew Environment Group
- Menhaden Matter: A Huge Win for a Small Fish
- International Fly Tying Symposium Harbinger of Great Year to Come
submitted by: Bennett J. Mintz PR
Don't forget to check out our Event Calendar to see what is going on in Florida.
Remember to send your events to our webmaster and post them on the Federation of fly Fishers Florida Council Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Federation-of-Fly-Fishers-Florida-Council/146437518751967
The 2012 Florida Council Award of Excellence
Normally, we award the Florida Council Award of Excellence at the FFF annual meeting if the winner attends the national meeting, or the Expo here in Florida. Since there is no Expo this year, wel take the opportunity to announce this year's winner here.
The 2012 Florida Council Award of Excellence goes to a long time supporter of FFF. This person has a long history of participation, work and support of FFF long before settling in Florida. And, though their efforts, the Expo has become a major success as this individual took on some of the most time consuming tasks of our Expo including pre-registration, making all the name tags, checking people in day of the events for the past few years, and setting up Florida Council with the ability to accept credit and debit cards for payment which increased the financial success of the 2011 Expo exponentially.
It's with great pleasure and Appreciation that we share with you all that this year's Florida Council Award of Excellence goes to Tracie Maler. Tracie, thanks so much for your dedication, hard work and continued support. Your efforts helped make Florida Council and our Expo a model event which will be copied by other councils as we move forward with our national expo series. ome of the most time consuming tasks of our Expo
FWC : Potential Rule Changes for the Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries
FWC has been gathering public input regarding potential changes in the tarpon and bonefish rules to make them catch-and-release only fisheries throughout Florida's state and federal waters.
Possible changes include:
*Eliminating the tarpon bag limit and allowing the harvest and possession of a single tarpon in conjunction with a tarpon tag only when in pursuit of an IGFA record
*Modifying the tarpon tag program, including reporting requirements and calendar year, and
*Discontinuing the bonefish tournament exemption permit that allows tournament anglers to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale.l
For more info go to FWC
The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) has reviewed the staff recommendations that will be presented to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) during their regular meeting on April 17,2013,to implement catch-and-release regulations for bonefish and tarpon. Read our comments on our Conservation page.
Five Steps to a Successful Fishing Vacation
By Pete Greenan - CBOG
|The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and the Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers will jointly host the next Florida Fly Fishing Expo October 18- 19, 2013, at the Plantation on Crystal River. |
Planning is underway for a show that will include fly tying demonstrations by some of the best in the southeast, casting clinics by FFF Certified Casting Instructors, many programs and workshops on fly fishing and related topics, an auction and raffles, a banquet and several days of visiting about fly fishing and more. So, reserve those dates now, plan to attend watch for more information regarding reservation details and a full program.
2013 - 2015 FLORIDA COUNCIL OFFICERS AND BOARD
President: Tom Gadacz
1st Vice President: Tom Logan
2nd Vice President: Roger Maler
Treasurer: Gerald Bell
Secretary: Joanna Williams
Directors at Large
Directors (2 years)
Web Master: M.E. DePalma
Directors (1 year)
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