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Download 2018 PRESS RELEASES IN PDF FORMAT
Press Release- Announcing dates, location 10-26-2017
Press Release - Legendary Guide Steve Huff Headlines Florida Fly Fishing Expo 1-6-2018
EVENT INFORMATION IN PDF FORMAT
Guides - a list of 10 guides with their contact information who guide in the Crystal River area. 1-6-2018
EXPO Programs - Friday and Saturday- subject to change updated 1-6-2018
our registration* includes 2-day access to seminars, guest speakers and the Exhibition Hall . . . PLUS admission to Friday’s Social onsite. Raffle tickets are available to compete for some of the latest in fishing and outdoor equipment and merchandise . . . drawings will be held throughout Friday and Saturday.
Early Bird Registration Bonus - Register by Dec.15th to get 15 free raffle tickets!
Friday 2/09/18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Social 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with food & beer is included in your ticket.
Saturday, 2/10/18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Annual Banquet 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. cost: $45.00
* Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE to the Fly Fishing EXPO when accompanied by an adult.
This year’s banquet will feature a prominent Keynote Speaker and a live auction. Seating is limited and banquet tickets will only be available for purchase on-line until registration closes on Sunday, 02/04/2018 at 6 p.m. After that date you must register in person at the Expo Registration Desk for admission to the event. All times shown are Eastern Time.
Expo Hotel Reservations
The Plantation is located at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail in Crystal River, FL 34429, where rooms have been reserved at a group rate of $114 /night plus tax. for a mini with 2 beds or 1 king
Tom Logan and Dave Olson
Council President & Co-Chairman
Programs and Workshops
Fly Tying Chairman
Casting Instruction, Demonstration and Certification
Jim Harter, Frank Catino
Auction and Raffles
Auctioneer - Brynn Summerlin
Press Media - Advertising
Rick and Karen Warfel
Photo courtesy of Crystal River
Join us at the Plantation on Crystal River. What a great place to spend a winter weekend! Bring your family. Meet old friends and make some new ones.
Canoeing and kayak trips are available as well as manatee watching tours, 27 holes of championship golf, scuba diving, tours of Kings Bay, boat and kayak rentals, and spa.
The Fly Fishing Expo which showcases new fly fishing gear and skill instruction as well as other topics - kayak fly fishing, paddle board fly fishing, salt water, fresh water, new fly fishing gear, also features resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing, kayaks, flats boats and more.
We will be offering seminars and programs for everyone. Some will be free and some you will need to register for. Your support of the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers is an important contribution to conservation and fly fishing education in Florida.
Nationally-recognized fly fishing and fly tying professionals will hold Small Group Programs : each day for 1 hour and 45 minutes - one morning and one afternoon - with different instructors and limited attendees for $20. per session. Your selection can be made when you register online.
"The Fly Fishing Expo is the only event of its kind in Florida and we welcome fly fishers at all levels of interest throughout Florida, our neighboring states, and across the country to join us in Crystal River in February, " said Tom Gadacz, president of the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.
"The Plantation on Crystal River is an expansive hotel and conference facility that is perfect for all of the new gear and boat displays and also for our casting and tying classes on the water and in the meeting rooms," said Gadacz.
Your support of the Florida Council of Fly Fishers International (FFI-Florida) is an important contribution to conservation and fishing education in Florida. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in February!
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FFI-Florida Council's Facebook page.
The Plantation on Crystal River
Discover Crystal River, Florida
Professional Fly Casting Classes
"Casting Challenge" Fly casting to the "V", under the dock, through the hoop. John Hand and Jim Patchet
Paddle Board Fly Fishing with David Olson
Fly Fishing the Flats with Leigh West
Fly Fishing for Tarpon. Florida East Coast and Mexico by Jim Harter and Jen Ripple
Small Class Fly Casting and Tying. $20. Led by Eric Cook, Pete Greenan, Leslie Holmes, David Olson, Tom Rueping
Introduction to the FFI Fly Casting Instructor Certification Program, with Dayle Mazzarella, Master Casting Instructor.
Fly Casting Programs for Women with Jen Ripple and Mona Brewer
Fly Fishing Opportunities for Warm Water Fishes in North Florida with Tom Logan
Saturday Youth Program. 9-17. Fly tying, knot tying, fly casting. Saturday. David Lambert and staff
Fly Fishing the Everglades with Ed Tamson
Emergency Casting Clinic. Pat Damico and staff
Best Practices for Catch and Release. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
DIY Bonefishing in the Keys & Bahamas with Capt. Bryon Chamberlain
Effortless Fly Casting with Joe Mahler
The Turnover in Fly Casting with Jon Cave
Fly Fishing for Baby Tarpon in the Indian River Lagoon with Capt. Eric Davis
Fishing Mosquito Lagoon with Capt. Frank Catino
Art Work, Guided Fishing Trips and More!
VENDORS & SPONSORS
The Florida Council of Fly Fishers International FFI EXPO 2016
Expo 7 was held on November 4-5, 2016 at the Plantation on Crystal River in Crystal River, FL
More Photos from EXPO 2016 can be viewed on our Facebook page - to view them - just follow this link:
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