Fly Fish the Gulf Coast

A few easy lessons can become a lifetime passion.

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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!

Give a unique gift of Fly Fishing Lessons!

You don’t have to wait until a “special” day for the unique gift of fly fishing lessons.  Often times that person in your life is itching for a new experience or to tune up a stale fly-fishing stroke.  Make it happen for them.  Give a lesson or better yet a set of lessons in fly fishing. 

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!!

Casting For Recovery 2019

Casting For Recovery is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 in Manchester, Vermont, by a breast cancer surgeon and a fly fisher. The goal is to provide, at no cost to women with breast cancer, retreats where they may find inspiration, renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. Why fly fishing? For women who have had radiation or surgery, the gentle movements in fly fishing can offer a soothing method of physical therapy. Couple that with nature and you have a powerful medicine.  

There were 14 women and at least twice as many volunteers for the 3 day retreat at Steelwood in Loxley, Al. Richard Miller, owner and developer of Steelwood, was a gracious host in a beautiful setting at the club house on the lake. Susan Gaetz, the national program director for CFR and a 20 year volunteer made sure every minute during these 3 days provided something that everyone could take back home to enrich their life. Currently CFR offers 60 retreats across the country serving some 800 women.  The Gulf Coast Fly Fishing school was honored to participate in this event. For more information go to Casting For Recovery online at

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!

The next meeting is January 16, Thursday night at 6:30, 2nd floor conference room Bass Pro Shop Spanish Fort. The speaker will be Bass Pro guide Richard Schmidt, Gulf coast fishing. 

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

The Gulf Coast Fly Fishing School is honored to announce that Ed Chamberlain, master casting instructor, is joining the team as an instructor. Ed is a retired U.S. Army ranger who has fished extensively in the continental U.S., Patagonia, Mexico, and the Bahamas. He lives just outside of Atlanta and is an active member of the Atlanta Fly Fishing Club. He has taught fly fishing for many years in the Atlanta area and published articles on the “Loop”, the online magazine for the Federation of Fly Fishing.

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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