Fishing & Boating News

Fly Fishing Stars Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor Headline 2014 Florida Fly Fishing Expo Oct. 10-11

The Expo returns to The Plantation on Crystal River with fly casting and fly tying workshops for men, women, and children of all skill levels

by: Bill AuCoin, AuCoin & Associates, Inc.

Photo by Bill AuCoin
Bill Clouser
Photo by Bill AuCoin
(May. 28, 2014 - Crystal River, FL)

Organizers for the fifth annual Florida Fly Fishing Expo have selected world renowned fly fishing experts Bob Clouser of Pennsylvania and Wanda Taylor of Georgia as special guest instructors at the Oct. 10-11, 2014 Expo at The Plantation on Crystal River.

Clouser and Taylor bring different insights and flyfishing strengths to their programs.

Clouser, an internationally respected fly fishing instructor and author, created the Clouser Deep Minnow, the most-used, most recognized fly in the world. He is renowned for his broad knowledge and experience in all areas of fly casting.

Taylor is the first ever woman certified as a master fly casting instructor by the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF). Her programs include just-for-women workshops and clinics. She is known for her skills as an instructor and her fly fishing and fly casting skills. Taylor is also co-founder of Casting for Confidence, a retreat for breast cancer survivors.

"Women and teens are increasingly attracted to fly fishing, so this year the Florida Fly Fishing Expo offers even more women?s and kids? fly fishing clinics, programs, and classes," said IFFF-Florida Council President Tom Gadacz. "Bob Clouser and Wanda Taylor will demonstrate and teach their fly fishing skills. In addition a team of some of the most knowledgeable and respected fly tiers, fly casters, and fly fishing guides in the Southeast and the entire country will provide excellent programs and clinics."

Special Expo programs will include IFFF-certified fly casting instructors and fly tiers teaching their skills. Hands-on clinics, demonstrations and workshops include instruction for beginning through advanced fly casters, outdoor photography classes, fly fishing techniques, building first-aid kits for boat and trail, tying effective new fly patterns, fly casting accuracy and distance and much more. The Florida Fly Fishing Expo also offers resource-awareness exhibits and indoor and outdoor and displays of the newest fly rods, reels, lines, clothing, kayaks, and other gear.

Admission to the family-friendly expo is $10, which includes both days. Admission is free to kids 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

Visit the fff-florida.org website for more information and to pre-register online.
Wanda Taylor
Photo by Bill AuCoin