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2009 FFF Gulf Coast Expo - May 15-17 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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2009 FFF Gulf Coast Expo - May 15-17 in Lake Charles, Louisiana


The biggest fly fishing event in the Coastal Deep South this year takes place NEXT weekend in southwestern Louisiana (that's just a few miles over the line from TEXAS).


The 3rd Annual Federation of Fly Fishers Gulf Coast Expo, hosted by the Gulf Coast Council FFF, takes place in southwestern Louisiana at the Lake Charles Civic Center beginning Friday evening, May 15 and continuing all day Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.


Some of the biggest names in fly fishing and fly tying will be on hand, including: Stu Apte, Bob Popovics, Wanda Taylor and Nick Curcione!


There are numerous presentations: Fly Casting Seminars; Fly Tying Demos - by a dozens of the best tyers in the country, including many of Texas's very best! Check out some of the tyers bio?s at: http://www.gulfcoastfff.org/uploads/...2024%20apr.pdf ;

workshops covering fly tying, casting, kayak fishing and rigging, shooting lines and leaders;

opportunities to test fly cast and compare rods (to find that sweet stick that fit ya' just right!);

casting instruction by FFF Certified Casting Instructors, including FFF Certified Master Casting Instructors - http://www.fedflyfishers.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4454

(and most likely from the speakers, if ya' want - I know that last time Nick was here, he spent a great deal of his time helping anyone who wanted assistance);

test paddle kayaks - a number models by different brands;

Raffles and Door Prizes;

Product Exhibitors with great products, deals and information about fishing and species;

great south Louisiana food - it does get any better!;

Live and Silent Auctions - including great deals!!;

a Cajun Feast Banquet plus a Crawfish Boil!;

World Class Inshore fishing for Reds and Specks; and

Casinos and Entertainment... if that's your thing....


Some of the Workshop Descriptions are found here: http://www.gulfcoastfff.org/uploads/...scriptions.pdf

while the Fly Tying Demos are here: http://www.gulfcoastfff.org/uploads/...scriptions.pdf


The seminars are free, most of the novice workshops are also free, and the remaining workshops are of nominal fee... in fact, about 1/4 the price you'd pay for a commercial class.


There's the Crawfish Boil on Friday night, the Cajun Feast Banquet on Saturday night, and fishing right on the premises for speckled trout and redfish. You know you always wanted to catch a red...


For registration and information, including complete list of activities by date/time, go to www.gulfcoastfff.org and click on "Conclave", or view the event flier at: http://www.gulfcoastfff.org/expo09/G...Expo_Flier.pdf


This is a great event sponsored by a great group and you're invited!!


I know that if you come, you?ll learn a bunch and have a wonderful time?


Oh, yeah, bring the kids because there will be Youth Activities including: fly tying, casting, and programs - all free of charge!


So, how much is the admission?just $10.00!!!


Hope to see ya? there!If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: [email protected]

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