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Welcome!

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The 2014 Gulf Coast FLY FAIR was held on

Sept. 12/13, in in the Ocean Springs MS

Civic Center and was a huge success!

Thanks to our show chairs and everyone

who worked so hard in putting on our

first Fly Fair!

 

Welcome to the International Federation of Fly Fishers - Gulf Coast Council. Check out the latest issue of our newsletter, the Gulf Streamer

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The International Federation of Fly Fishers - Gulf Coast Council (IFFF-GCC), is a  regional entity of the IFFF (the Federation), representing clubs and members in Louisiana, Mississippi and coastal Alabama.  As you peruse this site (and please do go through the pages listed on the left), you will see many pictures that will tell you more of who we are, what we do and the fish that we catch using long rods, feathers and fur. You'll quickly notice that these photographs show a large variety of habitats, along with 47 species of fresh and saltwater fish that we regulary take with flies!

Actually, these pictures represent a only a very small part of those individuals in the eleven clubs across the Gulf Coast Council whom we call "Federators".  We are the "Federation" and for over 50 years the Federation has been the "Voice of Fly Fishing though Education and Conservation".  We hope that you'll want to join with us!

Our home page is designed to be constantly changing with the updated posting of upcoming events and articles designed to be of value to all fly fishers, and especially to our members in the Federation. Therefore, this site should remain interesting each time you visit. 

Click on the "About Us" page to learn more about who we are and our mission; the Gulf Streamer brings you our latest newsletter - one of the best in the country; our "Calendar" page shows what's happening around the Council and beyond; "Clubs" gives a list of GCC Charter and Affiliated Clubs (and links to their websites); and the other links convey timely and positive information about how we accomplish our mission of supporting fly fishing.  

We believe that all these links are also worth your time to view, if only for the marvelous photographs!

To find the most current information about the Gulf Coast Council, please link to our Facebook Page:  Facebook - Gulf Coast Council 

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                 Upcoming Gulf Coast Council Events

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    The North Toledo Bend Rendezvous

                           Friday Oct. 31st thru Sunday. Nov.2nd

The GCC, along with the Texas Council of the IFFF, annually co-sponsors the "North Toledo Bend Rendezvous".  Held the first weekend of November at North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, LA, the 2013 Rendezvous was the 25th anniversity (since 1989) of this gathering of fly tyers representing fly fishing clubs from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and beyond.  With no planned activities, but plenty of fly tying, food, fly casting instruction and fly fishing, and with only a minimal fee to cover lodging and meals, the North Toledo Bend Rendezvous remains one of the top tying events held each year in the U.S.A.   http://pages.suddenlink.net/w/Rendez/indexR.html

If you have never attended the North Toledo Bend Rendezvous or haven't been in a while, your are hereby invited to attend... Hey, we haven't gathered on the shores of Toledo Bend and thrown this party for 26 years for nothing!!! We have a great time, and it is your chance to sit down and tie flies with some of the very best tyers in the Deep South! No matter if you are  beginner to tying or a master of this craft, you will learn a lot (or at least have fun tying with your friends &/or teaching others), and you will have fun!


 

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                     Upcoming Federation Events 

                                                


  
 
 

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USM Gulf Research Laboratory Receives the IFFF Conservation Award!

We are pleased to report that the Gulf Coast Research Lab was the 2014 recipient of the IFFF Conservation Award.  To view their nomination and to see the other National and Council Awards given this year, click on "GCC Awards" tab on the left..

 

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