Monday, April 15, 2013

CCFC is now GCC

At the April meeting, our club voted unanimously to switch our council affiliation within the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), from the Southern Council to Gulf Coast Council. As the map shows, we were already within the geographic boundary of the newly-reformed GCC, which consists of clubs and individual members in Louisiana, Mississippi, and coastal Alabama.  Previously, clubs in south Texas were also part of the Gulf Coast Council, and clubs in north Texas were part of the Southern Council.  Because of changes in the way the FFF is allocating educational, conservation and other resources, it behooved all Texas clubs to unite into one council, and in January, the Texas Council was formed.  Likewise, it behooved our club to be part of the GCC, for which we already had many ties and friendships.  We look forward to being a big part of this young council and working to promote fly fishing and conservation in the region!