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Thank you to all who attended our Florida EXPO 2013

The Banquet was SOLD OUT and our classes were at full capacity.
Make plans to pre-register and join us again next year.
We promise to increase our services and make it an even bigger and better event for all.


President's Corner
By Tom Gadacz
October 2013

Ron Whiteley

Newsletter By Ron Whiteley
FFF- Newsletter 3-2013 PDF

Win1ter 2013 Volume 3 Number 34
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2013-2015
Florida Council Board

President
: Tom Gadacz
1st Vice President:
Tom Logan
2nd Vice President: Roger Maler
Treasurer:
 Gerald Bell
Secretary:
 Joanna Williams
Directors at Large
   
  Andy Mill
Chico Fernandez
Flip Pallot
Ron Whiteley
Directors (2 years)

Pat Damico
Dave Olson
Web Master: M.E. DePalma
Directors (1 year)

Roger Williams
Dave Lambert
Jack Neely

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The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and the Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers  jointly hosted the Florida Fly Fishing Expo 2013 on October 18- 19, 2013, at the Plantation on Crystal River.   Mark your calendar and join us October 10-11, 2014 when we will return to the Plantation with an even bigger and better EXPO 2014

Our Winter Newsletter is online for download
Headlines include:

President's Message ( also on the web - see link)
States Authorized to Remove Salmon-Eating California Sea Lions
Suncoast Fly Fishers hosts another Casting Clinic for IFFF members
Suncoast Fly Fishers, a Charter member of the Federation of Fly Fishers, has the opportunity for a joint project with Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum for a fly fishing project which consist of three activities.
WILLIAM T. HORNADAY GOLD MEDAL ROBERT J SOUSA, Ph.D. ( also on web site)
Hobe Sound NWR Receives Grant for Conservation Ethics Clinic
South Florida Restoration Project to Benefit Fish, Anglers
Tarpon, Bonefish Catch-and-release Only
Billfish Conservation Act Moves Toward Total Ban on U.S. Mainland Billfish Sales
FL Council Members at the IFFF Fly Fishing Fair (with photos)
Pictures of Florida EXPO 2013 ( with photos featured in the above slideshow)
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) at Bradenton Yacht Club ( also on Conservation page)
2013 Sportfishing Summit Brings Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Together to Discuss Our Collective Future
A Map with the locations of Fly fishing Clubs in Florida ( also on our Florida Member Club's page)
The EPA is taking comments right now on whether or not to move forward to protect all our waterways. (see link)

Catch and Release Regulations for Bonefish and Tarpon
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.

The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) reviewed the staff recommendations that were presented to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during their regular meeting on April 17,2013,to implement catch-and-release regulations for bonefish and tarpon. The Commission met on June 12, 2013, and voted unanimously to approve the proposed rule amendments that will go into effect September 1, 2012, making bonefish and tarpon catch-and-release species in Florida with a special Tarpon Trophy Tag to allow limited "take" of tarpon for IGFA records only. Read the complete report on the rule ammendment: June 28, 2013 by Tom H. Logan, Florida Councilo 1st Vice Present of Conservation on our Conservation page.

Florida Council Clubs helping our honored Veterans

Veteran Bob Schum  with Captain Rachel Nobbe-Cato's
Many of our clubs work with organizations within their communities to provide an educational experience for others.

Recently, at an event sponsored by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) at Bradenton Yacht Club, m
embers of Backcountry Fly Fishing Association of Orlando, Gulf Shore Fly Fishing Club, Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers, Mid Coast Fly Fishers, Suncoast Fly Fishers, and Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club donated their boats and guides to make this event very successful and honor our veterans.

How did the day go? Read the article written by our Council President, Tom Gadaz and the heartfelt letter from the wife of a Vet on our Education page.


Renzetti Fly Fishing & Rod Building Fair

Andy & Lily Renzetti, Frank Catino and staff hosted a benefit for Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Titusville on December 7. Lefty Kreh, Jon Cave, Flip Pallot Bob Popovics and many others supported the event with casting, fly tying and lecture sessions. Lefty had two great fly casting sessions and several brave volunteers took center stage with personal lessons from Lefty. It was a great time to see friends and get to know several other fly fishing enthusiasts and support two great programs (CFR-FL and PHWFF). Ruth Stokes coached a group of budding women fly fishers and Dave Olson gave lessons in two hand fly casting. The Florida Council IFFF had a booth and promoted IFFF and Florida fly fishing clubs. Several SFF members attended including Jeff Heer, George Haseltine, Pat Damico and me...Tom Gadacz
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