Please join the First Coast Fly Fishers on Saturday, February 18, 2017 as we welcome renowned Florida Keys fishing guide, and Master Casting Instructor, Captain Bruce Chard. Capt. Chard has guided anglers to bonefish, permit and tarpon out of the lower Florida Keys since 1992. In addition to logging upward of 220 days a year on the water, Bruce is the host of popular fly fishing schools and adventure trips for bonefish, tarpon, permit, GT’s and sailfish throughout the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Christmas Island and Guatemala.
Bruce is currently a top saltwater prostaff member with Hatch Fly Reels, Airflo Fly Lines and Echo Fly Rods. He is an FFF Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor and a former American Fly Fishing Trade Association Board Member – AFFTA. Bruce is also on the Simms Pro Team where he helps extensivley in the design, promotion, and testing of future fly fishing products.
The banquet weekend will begin Saturday morning with a free casting clinic presented by Captain Chard. This is your opportunity to learn some tricks and techniques from one of the premier guides in the Keys. Bruce will be talking about lines, leaders and what you can do to up your game on the water whether you are chasing tarpon in the Keys or redfish on the grass flats. Saturday evening join the Club as we host a banquet dinner at the Southpoint Marriott. The banquet will include a buffet dinner to be followed by a presentation by Bruce on Fly Fishing the World. As a sought after speaker and regular contributor to magazines and television programs, Bruce’s programs are entertaining as well as informative.
Questions or for more information, please contact at Banquet Chairman Richard Clark