June 5th Meeting
John Bottko

Meeting Location and Time

7:00 PM Meeting

Southpoint Marriott

Founding member of the First Coast Fly Fishers Capt John Bottko has been a fixture of the fly fishing scene in northeast Florida for over 25 years. For nearly 15 years John was the proprietor of The Salty Feather. John has created numerous saltwater fly patterns, five of which appear in the book and CD ROM, Flies for Saltwater (Stewart and Allen). Additionally, he demonstrates fly tying in A.J. McClane's New Standard Fishing Encyclopedia CD. He has taught fly fishing at Jack-sonville University and he holds an FFF certified casting instructor certificate. John is a very experienced travel host and has been hosting exotic fly fishing trips around the world: Argentina, Chili, Russia, Amazon, Venezuela, Baha-mas, Scotland, Mexico, Central America, Alaska and Canada. The summer of 2012 he guided in Alaska for three and half months. Since closing The Salty Feather two years ago, John has kept busy guiding and hosting trips to some of the best fly fishing destinations in the world. On Saturday mornings, John co-hosts the Florida Sportsman’s Radio program from 7 to 9 am on WFXJ 930 AM. After the show you can usually find John helping out at the Blackfly Outfitters. Join us on Monday, June 5th at the Southpoint Marriott as John discusses how to safely and effectively fish the First Coast. Over the years John has developed a number of techniques and fly patterns to target redfish. One of his most successful patterns is known as the Surfin’ Wooly.

Hope to see you there!