June 2016 IFFF E-news Edition
New Publications Now Available

Articles include Casting Stroke Explained by Bruce RIchards, Masters of the Sport, Charles Jardine The Gentleman of the British Fly Fishing by Paul Brown, 8-Weight Rod Shootout by Dusty Sprague and CICP Comes to South Africa. Click here to read more>

Tying Times 

Read Part 2 of Threads, How to Create a Video, Building Fly Plates and Folding Feathers.  Click here to read more>>

IFFF & Council News 

Registration Closes July 18

Don't Miss Out! Activities Galore! Again this year we have an awesome lineup of workshops, tying and casting demonstrations, Casting Clinic, Spey Doctor, hour-long seminars, the Iron Fly contest and more! Our evening events include great meals, entertainment, and of course fun! The if4 Film Festival is scheduled for 8/2 at The Buckhorn Theater, and don't miss our guest speaker Yvon Chouinard at the award dinner on Wednesday 8/3.  

Want to exhibit your wares or services to the fly fishing community, from novice to export level?  Sign up for a booth at the this year's Fair.  Exhibit hall open August 4-6, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click here for more details>>

IFFF Provides Fly Fishing Education in Florida

An IFFF-sponsored Introduction to Fly Fishing was recently offered to all Tampa Bay area residents interested in fly fishing.  Fifteen people attended the second class.  The program was designed to be an introduction to fly fishing and included topics on history, fly fishing equipment, knots, where fish live and what they eat, flies, some casting exercises (using a paint brush and water and noodles for the casting stroke), form rods for grass casting drills, conservation, and safety on the water and with the rod.  The students were paired and interacted after each discussion of the topic. Click here to read more about the event>>

Upper Midwest Councils Holds Fly Fishing School

The Upper Midwest Council is offering a fly fishing school over the weekend of July 22-24, 2016 in the Rochester Minnesota area.  This is the 2nd annual fly fishing school held at the Rochester Community & Technical College.  The UMC fly fishing school offers the opportunity to learn all things about fly fishing from beginning to advanced.  Those attending will be able to learn and enhance their fly tying skill, fly casting ability, and how to skills regarding knots, fly lines and leaders.  Instructors are all experienced fly fishers and casting instructors are all certified the IFFF.  For more information, see the Upper Midwest Council activities page on the IFFF web site or contact Todd Heggestad at


Bristol Bay Update
IFFF continues to support protection of Bristol Bay in Alaska.  Recently the Federation joined forces with other organizations to call upon Congress to keep protections in place.  Click here to read the letter>>

IFFF Voices Concerns over Asphalt Operation near Yellowstone River
On June 20, Montana DEQ hosted a public meeting to discuss the location of a gravel pit and asphalt mine near Yellowstone River.  The proposed location is close to a tributary that feeds into the Yellowstone River.  The IFFF submitted a letter of concern to the agency during public comment period.  Click here to read the submission>>


Fly Tying 

Join the FTG at the Fair in LIvingston!
The Fly Tying Group extends an invitation to join the activities at the IFFF Fair to be held in LIvingston August 2-6, 2016.  The annual meeting of the group will be held on August 2.  The business meeting will be held at Park High School from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00, a.m., followed by the Fly Tying Rendezvous.  Don't miss out and join the group for information and fellowship. Have an item you can donate to the auction, click here to read more>>
Happy July 4th!
Please stay safe during this holiday weekend!

Shad Fly - creator unknown
Guest Tier - Jerry Coviello.  This is a nice pattern for salt water and you can switch up the hook and use it for fresh water. Jerry originally saw the pattern on Bob Marriott's web site. Click here to see the pattern>>
Why Be A Member?
The IFFF is preserving the sport and passing on the skills of fly fishing to future generations. We work to protect the habitats and teach people how to engage in all aspects of the sport, including conservation of our resources.  We can only accomplish our mission through membership and donations.  If you have not joined or renewed your Federation membership please do so today.  Member benefits include Flyfisher magazine, access to the IFFF website, The Loop, Tying Times, discounted entry into IFFF events and membership card, patch and decal. Click here for more information>>

Beat the Heat!


Support the IFFF with a purchase from the online store.  We have water bottles, shirts, hats, educational DVDs, pins, decals, patches and more!  Proceeds help support IFFF programs. 
International Fly Fishing Fair August 2-6, 2016 in Livingston MT. Registration closes July 18.  Click here to register>>

July 2016

July 21-23, 2016, Certified Casting Instructor Preparation Course, Rochester Minnesota, UMWC Page  or contact Todd Heggestad

July 23, 2016, North Louisiana Fly Fishers 4th Annual "Masters Series - A Day with Bob Clouser", $40 admission - includes admission, lunch, coffee, and drinks. Contact Tom Bullock at 318-393-7729 or Scott Irwin at 318-469-0857, or click here for details.

July 22-24, 2016, Upper Midwest Council Fly Fishing School, Rochester, Minnesota UMWC Page or contact Todd Heggestad

August 2016

August 2 - 6, 2016, IFFF Fly Fishing Fair, Livingston, Montana. Click here

August 20, 2016, 12th Contraband EXPO - Sponsored by the Contraband Fly Casters/Tom Nixon Chapter, Moss Bluff United Methodist Church, Moss Bluff, Louisiana,

September 2016

September 16-17, 2016, Gulf Coast Council Fly Fishing Fair, Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi,

September 24, 2016, Louisiana's National Hunting and Fishing Day Outdoors Festival - 4 locations: Waddill Outdoor Education Center, Baton Rouge, LA; Badcau Wildlife Management Area, Bossier Parish, LA; OPSO Public Shooting Range, West Monroe, LA; Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, Woodworth, LA.

October 2016

October 7-8, 2016 Southern Council Fly Fishing Fair, Mountain Home AR, Arkansas State University "The Sheild",

October 8, 2016, Eastern Rocky Mountain Council Regional Expo, Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  Click here.

October 14-16, 2016, Oktoberfisch Fly Fishing Festival, Junction, TX.

October 14-16, 2016, Fly Fishing Faire, Bishop California,

November 2016

November 4-5, 2016, Florida Council Expo, Plantation in Crystal River, Florida, click here

November 4-6, 2016, 28th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous, (Co-Sponsored by the IFFF Gulf Coast and Texas Councils), North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, Louisiana, click here or visit  

November 5, 2016, SWCIFFF Inter-Club Tournament, Kernville, California,

For an extended calendar visit the IFFF website here.

Casting Instructor Certification Test 

For a listing of open testing events visit the IFFF website here.
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