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2014 MCFF/CCA Fall Fly Fishing Challenge

Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and the Sarasota Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association will hold the 10th annual “Fall Fly Fishing Challenge” on Oct. 25, 2014. The catch, photo and release, fly fishing only event will feature an Open Division, for guides and guided anglers (all anglers are eligible to compete in the Open Division) and a Fly Angler Division (no guides).


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In the Open Division, eligible species include snook, redfish and spotted sea trout. Those in the Fly Angler Division will fish for a variety of species, including snook, redfish, spotted sea trout, bluefish, ladyfish, flounder, snapper, jack crevalle, pompano and permit based on a point-per-inch system. Entry fee is $50 and includes an awards BBQ following the tournament at the Meadows Community Association building, 2004 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235.

There will be an angler meeting at 7:30 PM on Friday evening, Oct 24 at Gecko’s, 351 N. Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL (formerly Trader Vic’s) with angler check-in beginning at 6:30 PM. Note that this is a new location for the angler meeting, which is close to I-75 and Fruitville Rd. Applications are available at area tackle shops or online at or .Call Brent Wilson at (941) 356-7691 for more information.

Contact Info:
Capt. Rick Grassett
FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Orvis- Endorsed Outfitter Guide
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters-2011 Orvis Outfitter of the Year
Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.

(941) 923-7799