Fly Fish the Gulf Coast

A few easy lessons can become a lifetime passion.

Certified Instruction

Enjoy Nature

time to get unplugged.

So many Fish!

seek new challenges!


start creating your own.


But in a good way. Learn to Fly Fish!

Live Life Well. Fly Fish!

GCFFS is now offering Guided Fishing Trips for a variety of Gulf Coast fishing experiences. Get off that couch and come enjoy a fishing experience sure to hook you!!

Angler’s Information

Do you need information and advice on fly fishing?  Contact us for information on locations, guides, species, tackle, solving casting problems, lessons, clothing and any other topic that you have questions about.

Lessons & More

Monthly Meeting - Open to the Public!

Eastern Shore Fly Fishing Club holds meetings at 6:30 on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the upstairs conference room at Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort. 
Come join us!

Individual Lessons

Sometimes a one-on-one lesson with one of our FFF Certified instructors will help you absorb the techniques and nuances for the newly avid fly fisher.

Group Lessons

Group lessons can be a great way to get the basics, brush up on rusty skills or introduce this wonderful sport to your entire family.

NEW!! Guided Trips!

Let GCFFS get you on the water. We can arrange fishing trips for targeted species including bass, bream, speckled trout, redfish, and fresh water trout. Fishing rates vary depending on the type of fishing and local. Please contact GCFFS for rates.

FFF Qualified

Dino Frangos, Tom Dempsey and Dwight Yoder are each Fly Fishing Federation Certified Instructors (CCI). They have fished locally, nationally and internationally for a myriad of fishes. Let them share their insight with you.

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