Miscellaneous Links

Miscellaneous Links is a catch all for interesting websites, articles, videos, and other helpful information related to MCFF and fly fishing

For the list of clubs of the Federation of Fly FishersFlorida Council, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Florida Council of the IFFF Facebook link

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Gibby’s Blog
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“Fishy” Websites provided by Evan Jones
Whether you are new to fly-fishing saltwater or a seasoned pro, we all need a little help sometimes. Below is a brief list that includes some of our favorite fishing-related websites. Some are purely dedicated to fly-fishing, others are more diverse, but all are great tools to help you catch more fish.

Fly-specific Sites

General Fishing Sites

Local Maps

Tide/Lunar Schedules



Knotless fly-line rigging instructions


Wool Bugger video link: This is a Youtube video showing how to tie a Wooly bugger by “Louie the Fish” a friend of Ron Whiteley’s

Member guide Capt. Bob DeKeulenaere has set up his website with several useful links that MCFF members may find useful. Visit http://www.coastlinefishing.net and click on the “weather & tides page” for live weather at Boca Grande, a moon phase, and tide chart (can be customized for location, current, etc.,) and other useful items.

Good link about fishing the Everglades from Ron Whiteley…

Learn about the launch of Sarasota Bay Watch, Inc., (www.sarasotabaywatch.org) and its annual event, the Sarasota Bay Great Scallop Search.

Steve Gibson’s Florida freshwater fly fishing website. Check it out at: http://floridaflyfishing.ning.com

Visit Club Board Member Tony Saviano’s fly fishing site….

Check out the fly tying web site by Craig Smothers www.SaltFlys.com

The Marine Fish Conservation Network announced its new website at http://www.conservefish.org The Marine Fish Conservation Network is the largest national marine coalition with nearly 200 members, including environmental organizations, commercial and recreational fishing associations, aquariums, and marine science groups dedicated to promoting the long-term sustainability of marine fish.

Florida’s Designated Paddling Trails – great maps and other details on Florida’s canoe/kayak trails, including the Florida circumnavigational saltwater Paddling Trail, which is divided into 26 segments. A great site submitted by Tony Saviano…thanks Tony! http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/paddle.htm

Other links from Tony Saviano…

FishBuzz TV: For some great videos, on all sorts of fly fishing subjects, visit www.fishbuzz.tv Lefty Kreh offers some of his great fly casting tips on the Fly Fishing Channel. From Ron Whiteley– To see how to tie the Estaz Marabou fly, by selecting “Fly fishing”…”Flys”…then “Estaz marabou.” It’s a fly that works great in our local waters. Here is another great site provided by Ron:http://saltwaterflytying.blogspot.com

Now you can sign up for regular communications with other club members…subscribe to MCFF’s Yahoo Group….

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CCA Florida has implemented a new grassroots advocacy communications system designed to launch and manage grassroots lobbying campaigns and other governmental affairs activities. More participation with less delay – that’s the benefit. Access the CCA FL Grassroots Action Center through the CCA FL website (http://www.ccaflorida.org/) and click on the “Grass Roots Action Center” link.

View the Sarasota Water Atlas here: http://www.sarasota.wateratlas.usf.edu/

Check out the site that Steve Gibson mentioned at our April 2007 meeting for catching Barramundihttp://www.osceolaoutback.com/

To view the Club’s 2006 Photo Contest winners and entries, click here…

For up-to-date Florida fishing regulations and other useful information, visit this page…this page… To report fishing or wildlife VIOLATIONS call 1-888-404-3922 (404-FWCC) or on cell phones #FWC or *FWC

START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide) is a grass roots, non-profit, citizen organization dedicated to funding and promoting efforts for the prevention, control and mitigation of ed tide and to increase public awareness of the risks and concerns of red tide and to communicate what is being done about it. http://www.start1.com/

A web site that actually displays animated fishing knots.
Find the knot and click on it! Find the site here…

Visit the New Florida FFF Council Website: www.FFFFlorida.org

A new Florida Fly Fishing directory: www.FloridaOnTheFly.info

Links from Pete Greenan’s October presentation on Georgia Trout Fishing
Unicoi Fly Shop: www.unicoioutfitters.com
www. NorthGeorgiaFlyFishing.com

Here are a few of MCFF Club President Bob Parker’s favorite websites.
www.mangrovecoastflyfishers.com and www.fedflyfishers.org.
Obvious choices.

It’s just that.

Contains many patterns and ideas.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. Web site: http://www.lcv.org
TO check scores of our legislators, (Scores for Florida Sorted by Last Name) Click here…

To Learn about Florida’s Top Polluters: Click here…

To view the PDF of the “Fishing Lines” Fish Identification Report that Ron Whiteley refers to in his March 28th presentation to the MCFF Club Meeting, click here…

Animated Knots
For a great site that shows animation on how to tie common fishing knots, check out this great site submitted by Ron Whiteley… Click here…

Link for Kayak Fisherman

Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders Web site
Bob Popovics has updated it with lots of video footage and tying demo’s. Check it out!


Florida Council, Clubs of the Federation of Fly Fishers

Backcountry Fly Fishing Association – Melbourne

Backcountry Fly Fishers – Naples


EMAIL: bffinfo@flyfishingnaples.com

Backcountry Fly Fishing Association –
Altamonte Springs

Calusa Fly Fishers – Ft. Myers
Email: gmallen@ufl.edu

Emerald Coast Flyrodders – Ft Walton Bch
WEB: http://www.emeraldcoastflyrodders.com
EMAIL: emeraldcoastflyrodders@yahoo.com

Florida Big Bend Flyfishers – Tallahassee
WEB: http://www.fbbflyfishers.com
EMAIL: libertyj@nettally.com (Gerald Bell, President FBBF)

Fly Fishers of Northwest Florida – Pensacola
Email: jwmsmdjd@aol.com

North Florida Fly Fishers – Gainsville

Sanibel Fly Fishers – Sanibel Island
Email: gpittard@golfnet.com

South Florida Fly Fishing Club – Hollywood / Ft Lauderdale
WEB: http://www.sfffc.org
EMAIL: gladesflybum@netscape.net

Stuart Flyrodders Club – Stuart
Email: pjharter@adelphia.net

The Suncoast Fly Fishers -St. Petersburg
WEB: http://www.suncoastflyfishers.com
Email: KHOFMEISTER@tampabay.rr.com

Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club – Brandon
WEB: http://www.tbffc.org/

Tri-County Fly Fishers Club – Serving the counties of Lake, Marion and Sumter.
WEB: http://www.tcflyfishers.com
EMAIL: contacttcff@aol.com
George Hintz – President