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What Has The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Done For Me?

By Skip Hosfield This is a question we often hear among club members when they are approached to join the Federation. I suppose it is an attitude to be expected in an age when fly fishing has expanded far beyond … Continue reading

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Casting Mechanics

Courtesy of Dusty Sprague 11.04.08 Principles in Casting Tension against the rod tip. Before you bend (load) the rod, you should have line tension against the tip by removing slack. The weight of line extended beyond the rod tip will … Continue reading

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Line Ratings

Information Courtesy of Capt Fly rods are classified by line weights, a designation of how strong the rod is. Your choice of rod weight will be dictated by two items: 1) The size of the fish you will fight and … Continue reading

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Labeling Line

By Tom Herrington – Taken from the Historic Ocean Springs Flyfishing Club Newsletter Have you ever forgotten what fly line is on which fly reel? Do you want an even more secure connection for the ends of your fly lines? … Continue reading

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Captain Frank Ciurca

Captain Frank Ciurca 941-347-8700 captfrankc@comcast.net Capt Frank Ciurca has been an outdoor writer, fly designer, charter captain and light tackle guide in the Chesapeake Bay and Ocean City MDfor over 20 years. He now fishes the waters of Charlotte Harbor … Continue reading

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Captain Michael Manis

Captain Michael Manis 941-628-7895 flatscaptain@comcast.net Hi, I am Captain Michael Manis, a native Floridian and since I was a young boy the shallows or flats of our inshore estuary systems have been my favorite place to be. Some of my … Continue reading

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Captain Matt Crouse

Captain Matt Crouse 941-875-5051 MCrouse44@aol.com Area Fished: Charlotte Harbor/Pine Island Sound. Launch Site(s): I launch out of a few ramps depending on tides and weather conditions but I usually launch at a tiny local ramp and pick up either at … Continue reading

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Captain Rod Walinchus

Captain Rod Walinchus 941-350-0525 RodWalinchus@aol.com

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Captain Ralph Allen

Captain Ralph Allen 941-637-1496 captain@kingfisherfleet.com

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Captain Jamie Allen

Captain Jamie Allen 941-628-9031 jamiesoutfishin.com

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