Welcome to the Gulf Coast Council
Fly Fishers International
On April 1st, 2017 the International Federation of Fly Fishers
changed names to the Fly Fishers International. For a full
explination for this change please read the article at:            
 IFFF Changes Name to FFI 
In the coming weeks, the GCC will change the artwork and logos on this site to reflect these changes.

The Gulf Coast Council - Fly Fishers International (GCC-FFI), is a  regional entity of the FFI, representing clubs and members in Louisiana, Mississippi, lower Alabama and northwestern Florida.

Please use the page links listed on the left this site and you will see over 600 photos that will tell you more of who we are, a bit of 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 over 50 species of the 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 fourteen (14) clubs across the Gulf Coast Council. The FFI 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 Fly Fishers International. 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 newsletters - 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 & Facebook Pages); and the other links convey timely and positive information about how we accomplish our mission of supporting fly fishing in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and western Florida.  

We believe that all these links are also worth your time to view, if only for the marvelous photographs.  Most likey you will see a least a few folks that you already know!

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

 Upcoming GCC Club Events 


 9th Annual Rio Grande Rodeo  

   Sponsored by the New Orleans Fly Fishers Club

Saturday, October 7, 2017   8:00am to 12pm (weigh-in)

Registration Headquarters - The intersection of Henry Thomas Drive and Palm Drive. Between I-610 and Christian Brothers School. Look for the NOFF sign under the oak trees across from the Blue Rose art sculpture. 

Registration Fees will be Donated to CASTING for RECOVERY.  CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME!
 To see CFR's programs for women with breast cancer by visiting their website.

Rio Grande Cichlid is an invasive species. The LA Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries has requested that no Rio's be returned to the water. This will be a “kill” tournament.
Information and Rules:

•    Open to all fly fishing aficionados. You need not be a club member, however, one of the best ways to learn about all things fly fishing is to join your local fly fishing club. Information on area clubs available at registration. 

•    Registration, coffee and donuts:  7:30 am
•   $10 registration fee that includes lunch and drinks!
 •   Participants must be registered by 8:00 am and have their fish measured or be in line for measurements by noon

•    Legal entries are limited to fish only caught with artificial flies on fly rods. 
•    Longest Rio Grande Cichlid wins top prize and bragging rights for the year! 

•    First place prize is a Fly Rod combo, with prizes for 2through 5th places. 
•    Regardless of size, enter a fish a weight-in, as your fish as it may qualify for one of the prizes.
•    Tie-Breaker: The award will go to the fish checked in at the earliest time.

•    Maps of approved fishing areas available.  Legal fishing area is bounded on the south by City Park Avenue, the west by Marconi Blvd, the North by Filmore Ave. and the east by Bayou St. John. Fishing is allowed in Bayou St. John between Robert E. Lee Blvd and Lafitte Ave. The bayou that runs along Marconi Dr. between Robert E. Lee Blvd. and Harrison Avenue is also legal fishing grounds. Fishing is not allowed in any areas of the City Park golf courses. Any participant fishing these area will be immediately disqualified.
•   Entrants may only enter one fish and win one prize! 

•    Participants should bring a chair, sunscreen and insect repellant

To pre-register, for a registration form or any questions: or 504-410-7223.,%20Sue,%20Bob,%20Joe,%20Scott.jpg

29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous  

 Co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Council and Texas Councils - FFI

Nov. 3 - 5th, 2017 

Held the first weekend of November at North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, LA, this will be the 29th Rendezvous (since 1989) of this gathering of fly tyers representing Federation clubs from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, 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.