Sunday, November 30, 2014


The IFFF continues to promote conservation and the sport of fly fishing year after year.  It takes real money to keep this vital organization moving forward.  Take joy in helping the organization that helps you, the fly fisher.

The IFFF has partnered with Network for Good to help with the administrative function and processing of donations in a secure manner.  This is more efficient than bringing in more help and the worry of security.

Thank you for your generous donation to the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  We are a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible pursuant to the IRS rules governing donations to non-profit organizations.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


When you observe these fly tiers in action, one could make a strong case that fly tying is an addiction.  The more they do it the more they want to do it.  Can they stop, not likely.  Probably best to just surrender and go all in.  This pair of feather infected individuals have bravely stepped forward and bared their most recent offerings.  They have invited other fly tiers to do the same.  Once you have taken the first step it gets easier.  Send the photos in JPG format and have a nice background without shadows.

Pink Ghost tied by Dave Roberts

Canadian Green tied by Dan Kellogg

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


SFF at Ft. DeSoto with PHWFF

October 29, 2014 was a sunny and pleasant day and to be with 14 veterans was a special day not only for them but for those of us who helped.  

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is a national program between veterans and local fly fishing clubs to introduce veterans to fly fishing.  John Craig, Tom Gadacz,  Ken Hofmeister, Terry Kirkpatrick, Richard Oldenski, Ted Rich, and Alan Sewell of Suncoast Fly Fishers, a Charter club of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, assisted veterans at Bay Pines Veterans Administration Heath Care System at an outing at Ft. DeSoto, a Pinellas County Park.  

These and many other veterans have spent many hours with fly tying and rod building.  The trip to St. DeSoto gave the veterans on the water experiencewith fly fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. There was plenty of fly fishing, kayaking, and fly casting along with a great lunch.  VA staff member and Recreation Specialist, Peter Jonsson arranged for these veterans and members of their family to have a great time in the sun and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Be The Winner In Bend

The Fly Tying Chair for the IFFF 2015 Fair is busy making the mid August event a success.  Dave Roberts is tying some very special flies for the raffle.  The most recent is for a Fly Plate for the Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild.  Someone will be very happy to win this Fly Plate in Bend next summer.