August Presentation

August 14, 2014 No Comments

Our longtime member Ron Whiteley will present a program at the August Meeting on “How to catch Fish”.   Ron is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF).  He has served as president of fly fishing clubs, watershed associations, and the State Board […]

Early August Outing

July 14, 2014 2 Comments

As I am going to be on vacation from July 13-27, we will have our July outing on Saturday, August,2nd. WHERE: Caspersen Beach ( Walking the beach for snook, etc. ) TIME: We will meet at 7:00 AM to avoid some of the beach traffic and take advantage of the cooler time of day. We […]

June: “Rise”

June 23, 2014 No Comments

Join us June 24 at Twin Lakes Park when we host a screening of the acclaimed fly fishing movie Rise. Following the film, we’ll have plenty of conversation about the film and other topics. This month we’ll be selling raffle tickets for a trip with Capt. Andy Cotton. Winners will be drawn during the July 22nd […]

Our May Meeting: Tarpon Forum

April 29, 2014 No Comments

Tuesday, May 27 at Twin Lakes Park Join us as the area’s top fly fishing guides tell us how, when, and where to hook up with tarpon on the fly. One of the best tarpon fisheries on our coast is surprisingly close by. An all-star cast featuring Captains Pete Greenan, Rick Grassett, Andy Cotton, Al […]

April 22: Boca Grande Primer by Capt. Pete Greenan

April 14, 2014 No Comments

Tuesday, April 22nd Please join us as founding MCFF member and longtime area fishing guide Capt. Pete Greenan gives us his Boca Grande primer—everything you always wanted to know about fly fishing around Boca Grande.* As always, meetings start at 7pm, with an informal casting clinic outside on the grass beginning around 6:30. *(But were […]

Two April Outings

April 9, 2014 No Comments

I. Saturday, April 19: Durante Park, Longboat Key 10 AM- 2PM There is a kayak launch and wading flats available. From Sarasota: Cross the Ringling Bridge, toward St. Armand’s Circle. Follow signs to LBK. Cross the bridge over New Pass and continue North on Gulf of Mexico Dr. Durante Park will be on your right, approximately […]

March 15: Capt. Jamie Allen & Gang in Cuba

March 8, 2014 No Comments

Meeting Date Change: March 18 Our March meeting will feature Captain Jamie Allen, who will present on his recent trip to Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina. As Ron Whitely once described this region of flats, mangroves, and archipelagos, it’s like the Florida Keys and Florida Bay were before the 1950s, when the canalization and slow […]

Club Outing: March 8th: Emerson Point / Snead Island

March 1, 2014 No Comments

MCFF OUTING Join us on Saturday, March 8th 9:00 am -1:00 pm Emerson Point / Snead Island Refreshments to follow. Directions: From Sarasota: Take route 75 North to Exit 224 FL-43 S US 301 South. Stay on this as it turns into 10th St. W and then 13th St. W. Turn right onto 48th St., […]

February 25: Guide Tips & Tricks with Capt. John Hand

February 7, 2014 No Comments

This month I’ll present “Guides tip and tricks.” It will be a mixture of powerpoint and props. Bring your questions, everyone. Tuesday, February 25 at 7PM.   About Capt. John Hand Capt. John Hand’s Redfish Landing is located on the banks of the Little Manatee River in Ruskin, Florida. He’s a fourth generation Florida native […]

Club Outing: February 15: Vamo Park

February 5, 2014 No Comments

Wading and Paddle Fishing, Jim Neville Preserve & Environs Saturday, February 15 9:00AM- 1:00PM Directions: (From Sarasota) Beneva Road (South) To  S. Beneva Road Cross S. Tamiami Trail (Rt. 41) Becomes Vamo Rd. Take right on Vamo Dr. End at Vamo Park On Google maps Parking is limited. Perhaps we can double park behind each […]

January 28: Capt. Ray Markham on Fishing Terra Ceia & Lower Tampa Bay

January 17, 2014 No Comments

Our January meeting features Capt. Ray Markham, who will speak on fly fishing the Terra Ceia/lower Tampa Bay area. Capt. Ray’s donated trip will also be drawn at the meeting, which begins at 7PM on Tuesday, January 28th at Twin Lakes Park. WIN A TRIP WITH Capt. Ray Markham  Tickets are $5 each or 5 […]

Our October 22nd Meeting: Steve Gibson on Fishing for Carp

October 18, 2013 No Comments

Fly fishing for carp is skyrocketing in popularity. Often referred to as “golden bonefish,” carp actually look like redfish in the water, take flies readily and make long, fast runs. One of the top places in the world to sight-fish big carp with a fly rod are the fertile, shallow, gin-clear flats of Grand Traverse […]

Saturday, October 26: MCFF/CCA Fall Fly Fishing Challenge

September 26, 2013 No Comments

9th Annual Event of This Fly-Fishing-Only Tournament  Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and the Sarasota Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association will hold their 9th annual Fall Fly Fishing Challenge on Oct. 26, 2013. The catch, photo and release, fly fishing only event will feature an Open Division, for guides and anglers fishing with guides (all anglers are eligible […]

September 7th–Ringling/New College Flats

August 21, 2013 No Comments

September’s outing was held at the Ringling Museum/New College flats on Saturday, 7th at 7AM. There is a great launch for kayaks found just south of the Museum near the harbor off Ringling Point Dr.  Waders need to meet at the west end of Edwards Drive, just north of New College off US41.  Be sure […]

August 27: Capt. Jamie Allen on Louisiana Redfish

August 7, 2013 No Comments

Capt. Jamie Allen is our speaker this month. He plans to speak about redfishing he did in New Orleans last December. Our guide for August and September will be Capt. Rick Grassett, who is offering the next raffle trip.

Win a Trip with Capt. Rick Grassett

August 4, 2013 1 Comment

MCFF’s Capt. Rick Grassett will donate the August/September guide trip, to be drawn at the September meeting. Trip Description A six-hour coastal Gulf or flats fly fishing trip for one or two anglers with Capt. Rick Grassett, an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Guide & FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor in Sarasota, FL, on his 1720 Action […]

August 3: Nokomis Beach

July 31, 2013 4 Comments

Our August outing at Nokomis Beach was held at 7AM-11AM to avoid as much of the heat as possible. Stay tuned for our next outing.

July 23: Bryon Chamberlin on DIY Bahamas Fishing

July 19, 2013 No Comments

Our July 23rd meeting speaker will be Capt. Bryon Chamberlin on D.I.Y. Bahamas fishing.   WIN A TRIP WITH Jeffrey LeMieux Our guide raffle this meeting is for a trip with Jeff LeMieux. More about Jeff: I grew up in Southern Vermont, hunting and fishing as often as I could. In 1990 I joined the United States Marine […]

Casting Instruction: Saturday, June 8 (Twin Lakes Park)

May 28, 2013 No Comments

Open to members and non-members, all ages and experience The Mangrove Coast Fly Fishing Club is happy to offer a Fly Casting Clinic for all ages and levels of experience on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Twin Lakes Park from 9:00 am to 1:00pm. International Federation of fly Fishers Master Certified and Certified Casting Instructors […]

CCA Florida Inter Chapter Challenge–June 21 & 22, 2013

May 27, 2013 No Comments

The 10th Annual CCA Florida Inter Chapter Challenge (ICC) is scheduled for June 21st and 22nd, 2013 at River Palm Cottages and Fish Camp in Jensen Beach. The ICC was started in 2004 to bring members together from all over the state to share ideas, talk about their individual chapters and have a great day […]