Welcome to our Web Site. We are Suncoast Fly Fishers, a charter club of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  I am glad you are here. Did you meet some of our members tying at Marine Quest, Florida Sportsman or other event? We are there every year where we really cater to kids.

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Fly Fishing is Fun

Did a neighbor take you along on one of our outings: Pinellas Point, Weedon Island, Lake Maggiore, Fort Desoto, Hillsborough River, or night dock fishing for Snook? Did you share a club provided lunch with us? Or, did you just stumble upon us. Either way, you are welcome.

We promote member and visitor involvement in Fly Fishing, Fly Casting, Fly Tying, and Marine Conservation in a family fun atmosphere. We practice “catch and release” fish conservation. We encourage you to spend a few minutes with us on this site.

Ours is a form of fishing that differs from conventional spin or open reel fishing. The weight of the line is what casts the almost weightless fly to the fish. The coordinated movement of arm, rod and line is an art form unto itself.

Click on the menu items to the left and get an overview of where and when we meet, who we are and what we do. You’ll find that our newsletter is the best publication of its kind and our editor, Bill AuCoin, really presents a beautiful picture of fly fishing and those of us who enjoy it so much.

Then, come and see for yourself. But, BEWARE. Fly fishing is an addictive sport. There are vises, hooks, thread, feathers, fur, and other materials that may have a mesmerizing effect on you. You may find yourself wandering through a fly shop for hours looking at rods, line, flies, tools and materials. It may even get your son or daughter away from the video games for a while. If you’re already infected then you’ll love it here!

Our meetings always provide an expert presentation in conservation and restoration, locating, identifying and catching different species of fish as well as fly tying and casting before every meeting. We don’t have a monthly dinner meeting but, twice a year we have FREE PIZZA. Oh, and our Annual Hog Roast Banquet! Food, fun, prizes, auctions, raffles, nationally known speakers; definitely a good time.

I promise that you will feel at home as we get the chance to fellowship and build lasting friendships. We welcome beginners and experts alike. Men, Women & Children. If you are working toward retirement fly fishing will give you something to do after retirement. If you are retired then it will get you off the couch and onto the water. And, no young person can get into trouble when concentrating on fly fishing.

Mark your calendar. The third Thursday of each month. Come see us. We’ll be looking for you.

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George Haseltine, SFF President (2016-17)



SFF is a non profit 501(C)3 organization.

SFF is a charter member of Fly Fishers International (FFI)

SFF is a member of the Florida Council of FFI

The Suncoast Fly Fishers, Inc. (SFF) is an organization of fishing enthusiasts who love fishing with the fly rod. We welcome all people of all ages with similar interests;regardless of their fly fishing skill level. We enthusiastically teach those that wish to learn or improve their fly casting, fly tying and related fly fishing skills. SFF meets monthly where we talk fly fishing, tie flies and most months feature a speaker with a program highlighting local fly fishing opportunities.

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Come and enjoy our functions and outings, or just tie a few on with us!