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Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF)
hosted Florida Fly Fishing Expo October
10 - 11, 2014, at the
Plantation on Crystal River.
Pre-registration was available online at Eventbrite:
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.
The showl included 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
2014 PRESS RELEASES IN PDF FORMAT
- Announcing dates and location
- 2014 EXPO Poster in PDF format
- 2014 Printable Posters in pdf format 8.5"
X 11" and 11"
- Press Release in PDF format announcing all classes including those
with Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor
10-3-2014 - Press Release in PDF format announcing Phil Greenlee, Fly
Fishing Federation President,will speak at Florida EXPO
Stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor Headline 2014 Florida Fly Fishing
Expo Oct. 10-11
River, Florida-- Organizers for
the fifth annual Florida Fly Fishing Expo 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 brought 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 offered even more
women's and kids ; fly fishing clinics, programs, and classes,"
said IFFF-Florida Council President Tom Gadacz. "Bob Clouser
and Wanda Taylor demonstrated and taught 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 provided excellent
programs and clinics."
Special Expo programs included IFFF-certified fly casting
instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on
clinics, demonstrations and workshops included 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 was $10, which included
both days. Admission was free to kids 16 and younger when
accompanied by an adult
Greenlee, Fly Fishing Federation President, Will Speak at
Florida Fly Expo in Crystal River
The number of fly fishing enthusiasts is growing worldwide,
but nowhere so quickly as Florida. The man who has presided
over much of that growth will outline a path for continued
growth by inviting all women to join the fly fishing movement.
River, Florida -- Phil
Greenlee of Redding, California, president of the International
Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), will speak at the 2014
Florida Fly Fishing Expo in Crystal River, Florida Oct.
10-11 and issue an invitation for all women around the world
to take up fly fishing.
spoke to Florida fly fishers and other anglers attending
the two-day Expo at Plantation on Crystal River. IFFF's
Florida Council sponsored the event. It featured new product
displays by fly fishing gear companies plus skill improvement
workshops by more than 50 experts including classes by Bob
Clouser of Clouser Deep Minnow fame and Wanda Taylor, the
first woman to be certified as a Master Casting Instructor
by the IFFF.
Greenlee is untiring in his pursuit of advancing the sport
of fly fishing worldwide," said Tom Gadacz, president
of IFFF's Florida Council. "Phil's coming to our fifth
annual Expo puts a terrific exclamation point on Florida's
amazing fly fishing story which is a story of a half-century
of steady growth in saltwater and freshwater fisheries."
a retired businessman and a committed fly fisher all of
his adult life, has been president of IFFF since 2009. Founded
by Lee Wulff, Ted Trueblood, Ed Zern and others in 1965,
IFFF has grown to 13,000 dues-paying members. In 2010 he
was awarded IFFF's Federator of the Year Award, an award
presented annually to one person who has demonstrated unusual
devotion to the Federation and its goals including advancing
the art, science and sport of fly fishing.
is expected to underscore points made by Taylor at Saturday's
Women's Breakfast with Wanda and her closing dinner
speech, Hey, Honey, Would You Like to Go Fly Fishing?
will taught Beginner Casting and Rigging Class for Women
on Friday and Saturday morning. Instruction covers how to
match fly reel and line to the rod as well as basic casting
techniques. Her 90-minute afternoon class was Intermediate
Coed Casting. It was for fly fishers who want to take their
casting to the next level and her instruction included how
to make five trick casts to catch more fish.
90-minute workshops at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
weretitled How to Cast Weighted Flies and Lines.
His 90-minute afternoon workshop -- Tying the Clouser
Minnow and More with Bob Clouser -- started at 1 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday.
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 could 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
Thank you to all who accepted our invitation to EXPO 2014
Looking forward to 2015!
- 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
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
under 16 are FREE.
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