Gulf Coast FLY FAIR
Sept. 16-17, 2016
Sponsored by
The Gulf Coast Council - International Federation of Fly Fishers

Auctions & Raffles for rods, reels, equipment and artwork

Proceeds benefit the USM - Gulf Coast Research Lab

Gulf Coast FLY FAIR – General Events, Indoor Presentations and Classes 
Ocean Springs Civic Center, 3730 Bienville Blvd. (Unless otherwise indicated.)

Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday is the best opportunity for one-on-one casting instruction, and more personalized time with the invited tiers. We start with specialized and continuing education classes, with great programs and individual instruction throughout the day.  Of course everyone wants to attend our buffet dinner, auction, and party.  

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Saturday will be non-stop with wonderful programs, some of the best casting instruction in the nation, a host of phenomenal tiers specializing primarily in Gulf Coast and warm water tying, and, of course, auctions and raffles. There will be so many choices you won't know what to choose!

Sampling of Events (More to come!)
(Schedule is currently tentative and subject to change)

Friday, September 16, 2016

9am ~ 2pm – Continuing Education for certified casting instructors – David Diaz, MC – by arrangement with Mr. DiazDownstairs Classroom and Outdoors

24pm Open Casting Instructors Available (CI's and MCI's) "Work on Your Problems"Outdoors

3 – 5pm CCI Exam Review – Keith Richard, MCI, IFFF Casting Board of Governors. A special class for those wishing to take the CCI Exam.  Limited class size / $30.  Prior arrangement with Keith Richard necessary ( Upstairs Classroom and Outdoors10 participants***

1 – 2pm Managing Your Club: A great New Excel ProgramSteve Oliver

7pm – 'til – Casual Buffet, Auctions and Awards*** – Fly Tackle, Guided Trips, Award Winning Fly Plates, etc.  Donation for supperOcean Springs Civic Center


Saturday, September 17, 2015

8:30am – Registration – Sign up Ocean Springs Civic Center

9am – 5pm – Auctions and Raffles throughout the dayThe Main Room

11 2pm As of now, Open Lunch.

3:30pm – Closing Auctions and Raffles

4pm – Business meeting Open to all federators. All federators are urged to attend this meeting.

8:30am – Registration for Casting Courses – Sign up Ocean Springs Civic Center

910am Casting with the Non-dominant Hand – Dwight Yoder Southeast Lawn 10 participants***

              Casts for the Gulf Coast – Tom Dempsy – Southwest Lawn 4 participants***

1011am Basic Fly Casting Beginner's Class David Diaz and staff – North Lawn 24 participants***

                Switch CastingJonas Magnusson – Southwest Lawn 5 participants***

11 12 noon Saltwater Quick Cast Jeff Ferguson Southwest Lawn 10 participants***

                Double HaulSyd Smith North Lawn 10 participants***

9 – 10am Fishing Peacock Bass in Brazil – Bob Korose

10 – 11am – Panhandle 'Poon Capt. Hugh "Unk" Smith (Best tarpon guide on the North Gulf Coast!)

              Introduction to Fly Tying*** – Beginner's Class Jamie Franklin (Facebook) with Scott Irwin and Bud Buthea – downstairs classroom – 20 participants.

12 1pm – Iron Fly Tier Contest – open to all contributing tiers – main room.

1 2pmCity Trout of the Chattahoochee – Capt. Chip Smith

2 – 3pmFishing Campech Bay – Capt. Cody Wells

*** Asterisked events have limited attendance. Please pre-register to reserve your place and help us plan. You do not need to print a ticket. Thank you!