TBFFC MEETING DATES
TBFFC meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 9 pm. This month’s meeting is April 5, to be followed by May 3.
Please watch this space for any changes.
TBFFC UPCOMING EVENTS
Cypress Park Outing: We will offer an outing to this great flat on 8 April for wade fishing. We will provide lunch. Meet at 0700 AM. Sign up at the next meeting or email me.
Sarasoat CCA Photo All-Release Challenge:
Tournament dates are April 28th (angler meeting) and April 29th (fishing day). The tournament will again be held at Mote Marine. Rick Grassett is seeking flies: 24 identical flies for the tournament? He’ll need them by April 15th if possible. Please let him know if you are able to donate and what pattern you are thinking of. Flies should be mailed to Rick or dropped off to Doug Forde at CB's Saltwater Outfitters. This is really appreciated and your support helps make the fly division of this tournament successful. We've got some new tournament committee members from Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and we're hoping to build the fly division up. Thanks very much.
Rick Grassett, 2447 Waneta Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
Fly Fishing Film Tour. No Tampa event yet, but 13 May in Clearwater at Empire Oyster?
TBFFC NEWS AND NOTES
Club Flags Ready to Deploy. Patty Anderson has completed our club flag project and we have six flags ready to travel the world on your next fly fishing adventure. Take pictures showing our flag, your location and a great catch on the fly. Request a flag at any meeting to borrow for your next trip.
Brazil Peacock Bass report: Frank, Buddy and I enjoyed another super week in Brazil on the Rio Negro river chasing peacock bass. The weather was overcast and we had a little rain, which kept things cooler. Frank and I caught the most fish on the fly and the plug casters got the bigger ones up to 14 lbs. Nine anglers all enjoyed the trip and the boat, food and guides were all excellent. And, we had a good supply of cold beer to ease our tired bones each night. Manaus is and easy five hour flight from Miami, but you do need to get a Brazil visa in advance.
CALENDAR OF FUTURE 2017 EVENTS IN BRIEF
•13 April CCA Banquet
•7 May: Annual Banquet – Hunters Green
•June Beginners Clinic
•July Lake Calm Freshwater Outing
•Oct 7-8 Florida Sportsman Show
•TBD FFF Enclave
•Oct 21 – 28 Mexico: Costa de Cocas trip
•Oct 21 Carl Hanson Outing, Hillsborough River
•Nov Big Gun, Picnic Island
•Dec 6 Members Year End Party
•Dec 8 Play Hooky at the Hatchery
•Dec 16 Don Coleman Outing, Ft Desoto
SUNCOAST FLY FISHERS.COM
Regular Meetings: 6:30pm on the Third Thursday of each month, except December, at Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7883 26th Ave. N., St. Pete.
MANGROVE COAST FLY FISHERS.COM
Location for MCFF Club meetings: Twin Lakes Park. The entrance to Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota is located on Clark Road, just 1/2 mile east of I-75, on the south (right) side of the road. Contact website above for details and directions.