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  • New name, new logo, new website, new blog

    FlyFishersInternational Jul 8, 2017 | 06:13 am

    Many things are still evolving as we move through our new branding.  One of these changes is the blog.  We now have a totally different style blog that is within the website.  To find the blog use this link http://flyfishersinternational.org/Resources/Publications/Blog/tabid/761/Default.aspx.  Should this fail go to the website and click Resources then Publications then Blog.

  • BC Flyfishers “simply tie” with guide flies

    FlyFishersInternational Apr 10, 2017 | 17:25 pm

    BC Flyfishers “simply tie” with guide flies BCFF Broome County, NYThe BC Flyfishers (BCFF) chapter of IFFF just completed another innovative fly tying class. But unlike the previous two classes the chapter has offered, this one focused on very simple flies. Fly tying, after all, doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or arduous and time-consuming. And contrary to what some might think, the best flies are simple in design and less than perfectly imitative. These flies are often termed “guide flies”. Why, you may ask?Frank Sawyer’s Killer Bug is an example of an extremely simple fly that was designed to catch greyling in English streams. The BCFF Guide Fly Tying class included a U.S. version of this fly, called the Utah Killer Bug.In order to be effective, guides must be efficient. The rigs they tie for clients must work, and the flies used must catch fish for all clients, even for those with little to no fly fishing experience. While a guide can’t promise fish, repeated trips with poor results will mean less referrals and less income. As is said with any kind of business; no margin – no mission. So guide flies make for quick, inexpensive ties that catch fish. And the BC Flyfishers last tying class focused exclusively on these fly fishing marvels.The Guide Flies fly tying class consisted of four weekly tying “chapters”, each taught by different tiers: John Trainor (BCFF board member and local angler), Tim Barrett (BCFF board member and NY State Guide), Joe Cambridge (Local angler and author), and Kevin Gilroy (Local angler and commercial tier). The classes ranged from a refresher on tying basics to tying simple nymphs, wets, streamers, and a few more involved dry flies. In addition to the lead fly tiers for each class, up to seven helpers – BCFF members with fly tying experience – were on hand[…]

  • IFFF in London

    FlyFishersInternational Apr 9, 2017 | 07:12 am

    IFFF in London An IFFF team of 19 strong, including 10 MCI's and 5 THCI's, ran a booth, provided free instruction all day and put on 15 demonstrations at the inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair ("LFFF") on March 10-11, 2017.  The team, whose members travelled from as far as Scotland and Switzerland, was also assisted by some trusted colleagues from GAIA and AAPGAI.  The IFFF team also made presentations on becoming a certified instructor in the LFFF talks area and answered many questions from members of the public about casting, the instructor program, fishing and tackle.  The LFFF is the brainchild of the visionary father and son team of entrepreneurs John and Fergus Kelley.  It is the only major UK fly fishing fair to be held in Western Europe's largest city.The IFFF demonstrations at the Fair were:Power - Brian McGlashanRoll Casting - Bryan MartinTip Path-On the Straight and Narrow - Phil Ratcliffe Two Handin' it - Ally Bremner, Phil Ratcliffe, Chris Hague Saltwater Casting - Chris Hague, Sekhar Bahadur Single Handed Spey Casting - Christopher Rownes Switch Rods - Christopher Rownes When the Wind Blows - Paul BrownOn Sunday March 12, the day after the Fair, the team held an IFFF Instructors' Day at Sportfish in Reading, England, about a 45 minute drive west of London.  Around 30 people attended.The day started with 5 short workshops and then the participants fortified themselves with bacon sandwiches expertly grilled by Rob Doyle, APGAI before open casting and mentoring sessions in the afternoon.The workshops were:Presenting with Impact - Phil RatcliffeDistance Casting - James Evans and Tracy Thomas, British Fly Casting Club Skagit Casting - Alun Rees The Five Essentials Over Time - Sekhar Bahadur Who Am I? A Two Handed Game of Charades - Ally Bremner(Picture captions left to right or up to down.) Photographs by Paul[…]

  • Welcome New Affiliate Clubs

    FlyFishersInternational Mar 16, 2017 | 08:31 am

    Welcome to these new affiliate clubs that have joined over the past several months.  Fidalgo Fly Fishers           Anacortes           WA http://www.fidalgoflyfishers.com/Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers     Wenatchee        WA http://www.wenatcheeflyfishers.comDelaware Valley Fly Fishers         North Wales       PAhttp://www.delawarevalleyflyfishers.org www.facebook.com/delaware.fishersKisatchie Fly Fishers       Boyce    LAhttp://www.kisatchiefly.org

  • Public Lands Position Statement

    FlyFishersInternational Mar 2, 2017 | 06:55 am

    International Federation of Fly Fishers Policy on Public Lands and Waters of the United StatesAndPosition StatementInternational Federation of Fly Fishers is a global organization dedicated to the support, enhancement and protection of the recreational opportunities and enjoyment of fishing with the artificial fly.  We do this through teaching all aspects of fly fishing and most importantly through our advocacy, demonstration and voice for conservation of our natural resources.   Clearly, conservation of fishes and their habitats is fundamental to our opportunities and those of our children to fly fish.  Those habitats largely are the connected waters of the United States, the streams, lakes, rivers and estuaries that must remain clean, healthy and functional.  Just as important are the health and wellbeing of the watersheds that recharge, nourish and protect the function of our wetlands. These habitats collectively reside by ownership, law and public policy as public resources and lands.  Many are managed and protected by state or federal agencies or environmental law on the public behalf, while others are protected by private interests or environmental organizations in perpetuity as conservation easements.  Regardless of ownership or legal designation, they collectively are much more valuable than simply as wetlands, watersheds and fish habitat.  These are the habitats of a vast array of wildlife, plant and insect species, including those that may be threatened or endangered with extinction across our country.  What must not be forgotten is that these very landscapes of minerals, waters and plants are essential to our own quality of life as human habitat.  These are the landscapes that grow the plant communities that produce the clean air we breathe and process carbon dioxide into oxygen.  The wetlands that clean and recharge our sources of fresh water are necessary to our lives.  There is no question that these lands must be[…]

  • Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden

    FlyFishersInternational Feb 9, 2017 | 08:08 am

    Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden shared by Thomas Berggren.Last weekend February 4th - Thomas Berggren (IFFF MCI and Two-Handed CI) represented the IFFF on the Sport fish cruise. He shares some great photos of the event.Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for :  The Swedish Sportfish Fair is as you know 17-19 Marchhttp://www.easyfairs.com/…/medverkande-foeret…/stand/656190/ 

  • Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show

    FlyFishersInternational Feb 8, 2017 | 13:07 pm

    Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show Make plans to attend the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show in Iowa City, Iowa on February 17-19, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.  We will be talking paddling Iowa's rivers to get fish with Orlan Love and other regional presenters. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy our two main speakers (Lori-Ann Murphy and Fishy Fullum), other regional presenters, an Iowa DNR visit, fly fishing and tying vendors, fly tying demos, silent auctions, and some great bucket raffles! Bring friends and family or meet new angling friends at this year's show. All are welcome. As always, proceeds go to benefit conservation and outdoor education efforts. More athttp://www.facebook.com/fly.fishing.iowa/ andhttp://hawkeyeflyfishing.com/

  • The Rogue Goblin

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 17, 2016 | 09:13 am

    The Rogue Goblin MY MEMORIES OF BOB ROBERTSBy Ed Morphis I was never in Bob’s tying class, but he gave me individual instruction in his workshop. When I had questions about tying his flies, he insisted I come to his home where he taught me how to tie a Vernille Caddis Fly that is a killer (I think he called it the Extended Body Caddis), and his patented Roberts’ Rogue Hopper (which is marketed by Umpqua Feather Merchants). He was very generous with his time, knowledge and energies. I was fortunate to take his rod wrapping class and help with it the next year (which means I got to experience the class again without paying for it). I am enriched because I knew him. He was a more valuable person than he realized.Bob Roberts was a prime mover in developing the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers club, and determining the nature of it. He saw to getting world class presenters for the programs. He also served it in various capacities, both official and informal. He had, for many years, served the fly fishing community with guiding, providing materials; tying flies, building rods, etc. I have been attempting to build the history of Bob’s steelhead fly, the “Rogue Goblin,” which he developed. Because Bob was always humble and low key about his accomplishments, I have been unable to retrieve much history from the memory of others about the fly. The only facts I have, come from John Shewey, Steelhead Flies, pp. 75 and 204; a column by Dick Adams in the Newsletter of the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, May 2002 with a Spey version of the fly, with no attribution; and two different versions of the fly from estates of deceased members of the club (these only in my memory, as they were auctioned off, but[…]

  • Livingston, Montana

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 13, 2016 | 08:43 am

    Livingston, Montana Livingston Montana was the gathering place as fly fishers around the world descended on the city in early August 2016 to take part in the International Fly Fishing Fair.  The week-long event brought some of the best fly fishers in the sport together to share their skills and learn new ones.  A group representing Fishing Vision LTD attended and filmed portions of the event so that others in Japan and around the world could learn about the many activities of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  Credit for the production include FISHING VISION Co.,LTD, www.fishingvision.tv , President Ryo Arisawa, Executive Director Junya Miyaji and 3 other production staff members. Click to watch the trailer." https://fishingvision.tv/video/event/2016-international-federation-fly-fishing-fair.phpLivingston will once again be the host of the International Fly Fishing Fair.  It will be held August 1-5, 2017. 

  • Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 7, 2016 | 09:57 am

    Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017 Hello to 2017Closing out a calendar year usually brings up sooner or later these two thoughts for me.  Income tax must be paid and I hate the process.  I feel very liberated once it is over.  Thought number two is that I didn’t fish enough and I should make a plan to fish more in the coming year.  This is an annual process that never seems to change.Lets move on to our current daily business.  Today the water is too high and the temps are so cold that fishing won’t work for me.  I loose my fishing courage when my fingers begin to look like cherry popsicles.  So now what do I do?  I could tie some flies but some other things could possibly be more time sensitive.  Here is what I came up with for consideration.·      Renew or join the IFFF·      Renew or join your local club·      Renew your fishing licenses·      Renew your Park Passes·      Inspect and replenish your fishing gear·      Consider a donation to the non-profits that do conservation work·      Reassess your fishing and conservation values·      Ask your local club to display their IFFF affiliation on their website homepage along with a link·      If you use Instagram, use these hashtags, #fedflyfishers #ifffmember #catchandreleaseThese are just some of my ideas.  I would love to hear yours.  Down at the bottom of each posted article is a place to post a comment. Tom Collett, your IFFF bloggerSteelhead catch and release


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