Guests are always welcome to attend our regular meetings which include an informative presentation on a subject related to fly-fishing.
Back by popular demand, please join Scott Hennet, formerly of Bass Pro Shops, Orlando. Joining Scott will be Capt. Jonathan Moss of Go CastAway Fishing Charters.
Due to the present state of the Indian River Lagoon system, Scott is changing his presentation to Fly Fishing Crystal River. Included in the presentation, he will discuss a selection set of flies and a quick demo on tying one of his favorite patterns for that area.
Captain Mark A. Benson grew up in Orlando fishing, swimming and boating the lakes, creeks and coastal waters with his father. Mark’s interest in fishing has taken him around the world – from the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands in the warm Caribbean to the icy snowmelt waters of British Columbia and New Zealand. He has stalked German brown trout in their birthplace, chased “rainbows” from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies and fought sharks off the mid-Atlantic coast. Mark has fly-fished remote, high mountain streams in Asia for gobies, and the deep blue waters of Central America for marlin. Yet his true passions remain the stalking of tailing redfish and bonefish in Florida’s shallow coastal waters and large mouth bass, deep in freshwater swamps.Mark actively supports local, state and national fishing organizations that responsibly promote the sport and the stewardship of our natural resources. He is a 2014 recipient of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) President's Pin. Mark has been featured nationally and internationally in dozens of articles in multiple publications and on the radio and in television. Mark will be speaking on how and where to fly fish for American Shad on the St Johns River.
Jon Cave’s Fly Fishing School is one of the premier programs in the country. It’s designed to take both beginning and experienced anglers from the fundamentals of flycasting to the most advanced techniques.
The casting demonstration will begin promptly at 4:00pm out on the lawn at the Wildwood Community Center. Following the demostration, Jon will have a powerpoint presentation in our meeting room.
YOU SHOULD PLAN TO BRING YOUR OWN ROD TO USE FOR THIS DEMONSTRATION
WE WILL SERVE PIZZA & BEVERAGES FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND GUESTS AFTER THE DEMONSTRATION
Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon are premier fishing destinations located just 45 minutes east of Orlando and offer fly-fisherman an opportunity to sight fish Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Black Drum and Tarpon (seasonal). The Mosquito Lagoon is located within the boundaries of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. This provides anglers traveling a chance not only to catch fish, but also to experience wildlife (many endangered) within their undeveloped natural environment.
IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A COPY OF JOHN'S BOOK "FLYRODDING FLORIDA SALT" SEE LARRY (while supplies last, limited quantity available)
Presentation on fly fishing for Peacock Bass and Cichlid's on the fly in South Florida. The butterfly peacock (also called peacock bass) were introduced in 1984 by the FWC. They were imported from Brazil, Guyana and Peru and spawned at the FWC’s Non-Native Fish Research Lab. Scott will show us where and how to catch these fish in this exciting presentation! UPDATED WITH PICTURES FROM HIS PRESENTATION!
JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST MEETINGS ARE CANCELED!
A monthly business meeting is held at on the first Wednesday of each month at the Penbrooke Fairways Country Club Restaurant. Club members as well as guests and prospective new members are invited to attend. Buffet breakfast is optional and costs $11.00 At this meeting, the "goings on" in the Club are presented and discussed and voted on. After the meeting casting clinics are held at where members can hone their skills.
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