Guests are always welcome to attend our regular meetings which include an informative presentation on a subject related to fly-fishing.
Back by popular demand, please join Scott Hennet, formerly of Bass Pro Shops, Orlando. Joining Scott will be Capt. Jonathan Moss of Go CastAway Fishing Charters.
Due to the present state of the Indian River Lagoon system, Scott is changing his presentation to Fly Fishing Crystal River. Included in the presentation, he will discuss a selection set of flies and a quick demo on tying one of his favorite patterns for that area.
Captain Mark A. Benson grew up in Orlando fishing, swimming and boating the lakes, creeks and coastal waters with his father. Mark’s interest in fishing has taken him around the world – from the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands in the warm Caribbean to the icy snowmelt waters of British Columbia and New Zealand. He has stalked German brown trout in their birthplace, chased “rainbows” from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies and fought sharks off the mid-Atlantic coast. Mark has fly-fished remote, high mountain streams in Asia for gobies, and the deep blue waters of Central America for marlin. Yet his true passions remain the stalking of tailing redfish and bonefish in Florida’s shallow coastal waters and large mouth bass, deep in freshwater swamps.Mark actively supports local, state and national fishing organizations that responsibly promote the sport and the stewardship of our natural resources. He is a 2014 recipient of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) President's Pin. Mark has been featured nationally and internationally in dozens of articles in multiple publications and on the radio and in television. Mark will be speaking on how and where to fly fish for American Shad on the St Johns River.
Monthly Breakfast Meeting. The Pennbrooke Grill of Pennbrooke Fairways, Leesburg. (See Directions at bottom of page.) Social starts at 8:00am. Breakfast served, Buffet Style at 8:30am in the Main Dining Room, consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits and gravy and coffee. All for $11.00 tax and gratuity included. (Orange juice and hot chocolate extra.) Monies will be collected at the door.
The Meeting will start around 9:00am.
Casting Clinic will take place after the business meeting.
Visitors and guests welcome to attend.