Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Florida Council International Federation Fly Fishers EXPO 2014


The Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) 
will host the next Florida Fly Fishing Expo October 10 - 11, 2014, at the Plantation on Crystal River.

The Plantation is a beautiful facility that is well suited for the show with direct access to Kings Bay for fishing, plenty of green space for outdoor events, good food and many other amenities that include a 27-hole golf course. The general themes of the Plantation and the Crystal River area are recreation on the water, fishing and seafood…a perfect venue for our next Fly Fishing Show.

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.

5-27-2014 -  Announcing dates and location
7-18-2014 -  2014 EXPO Poster in PDF format
8-28-2014 - 2014 Printable Posters in pdf format 8.5" X 11" and 11" X 17"
9-10-2014 - Press Release in PDF format announcing all classes including those with Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor

Fishing Stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor Headline 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo Oct. 10-11

Crystal River, Florida-- Organizers for the fifth annual Florida Fly Fishing Expo have selected world renowned fly fishing experts Bob Clouser of Pennsylvania and Wanda Taylor of Georgia as special guest instructors at the Oct. 10-11, 2014 Expo at The Plantation on Crystal River.

Clouser and Taylor bring different insights and flyfishing strengths to their programs.

Clouser, an internationally respected fly fishing instructor and author, created the Clouser Deep Minnow, the most-used, most recognized fly in the world. He is renowned for his broad knowledge and experience in all areas of fly casting.

Taylor is the first ever woman certified as a master fly casting instructor by the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF). Her programs include just-for-women workshops and clinics. She is known for her skills as an instructor and her fly fishing and fly casting skills. Taylor is also co-founder of Casting for Confidence, a retreat for breast cancer survivors.

"Women and teens are increasingly attracted to fly fishing, so this year the Florida Fly Fishing Expo offers even more women’s and kids’ fly fishing clinics, programs, and classes," said IFFF-Florida Council President Tom Gadacz. "Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor will demonstrate and teach their fly fishing skills. In addition a team of some of the most knowledgeable and respected fly tiers, fly casters, and fly fishing guides in the Southeast and the entire country will provide excellent programs and clinics."

Special Expo programs will include IFFF-certified fly casting instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on clinics, demonstrations and workshops include instruction for beginning through advanced fly casters, outdoor photography classes, fly fishing techniques, building first-aid kits for boat and trail, tying effective new fly patterns, fly casting accuracy and distance and much more. The Florida Fly Fishing Expo also offers resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing, kayaks, and other gear.

Admission to the family-friendly expo is $10, which includes both days. Admission is free to kids 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult

Nikon Staff Pro Photographer Tom Dunkerton captures amazing images of Florida's outdoors -- the fish, the wildlife, the habitat.
His How To Shoot the Outdoors clinic at last years IFFF-FL Fly Fishing Expo was filed to capacity.
This year, weather permitting, you can take his Outdoor class and do an outside, hands-on workshop.

All free with your $10 paid admission at the 2014 IFFF-FL Fly Fishing Expo, Fri and Sat, Oct. 10-11.
Clinics for everyone, including new classes and clinics for women and teens

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

EXPO Chairman
Tom Logan

Council President & Co-Chairman
Tom Gadacz

Programs and Workshops

Fly Tying Chairman
Tom Logan

Casting Instruction, Demonstration and Certification
Pete Greenan
Dusty Sprague

Vendor Coordinator
Mark Benson
Dave Olson

Auction and Raffles
Kirk Burton

Media - Advertising
Bill Aucoin
David Lambert

Gerald Bell
M.E. DePalma

The Florida Council IFFF invites you to join us at the Plantation Inn in Crystal River, Florida for a meeting of all Florida fly fishers. Join with other fly fishers to celebrate the wonderful fishing experiences of our beautiful state. Learn the latest techniques, the best places to fish, which flies to use and meet new like-minded friends.

You can see the best fly tiers in the country, cast with some of the best instructors in the world and hear all about fishing opportunities and locations. You will be able to hear seminars from the best fly fishing guides and celebrities statewide and receive instructions from IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructors.

This is a social event so bring the whole family and all your friends. There will be a huge banquet on Saturday. You are all encouraged to attend. A money saving raffle will help you bring home all the latest equipment, take that trip of a lifetime or acquire those wonderful toys all fly fishers need.

Accommodations are beautiful and Plantation has shown their support by offering heavily discounted room rates to all who can stay. In addition they will be donating to the council for everyone who rooms with them. So... your stay will assist the council in bringing the services of the IFFF to all Florida anglers. Mark your calendars, down load the registration form and mail it in just as soon as it becomes available online.

Return to this site for more info
We will be offering seminars and programs for everyone. Some will be free and some you will need to register for. Your support of the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers is an important contribution to conservation and fly fishing education in Florida.

Kids under 16 are FREE.

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Saturday 10-11-2014



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