About Us

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Welcome to the Great Lakes Council

of the

International Federation of Fly Fishers

The voice of fly fishing in Michigan, Indiana and Southwestern Ontario.

The International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) and its Councils are the only organized advocates for fly fishers on the national and regional level. The IFFF is an organization was founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1965. It was formed to give fly fishing a unified voice, to promote fly fishing as a method of angling and to protect and expand fly fishing opportunities. The IFFF is now international in scope with active memberships throughout the world. The IFFF has hundreds of member clubs and thousands of  individual members.

GREAT LAKES COUNCIL CONSERVATION COMMITTEE UPDATE February 1, 2017

GREAT LAKES COUNCIL CONSERVATION COMMITTEE UPDATE February 1, 2017 Little Manistee Weir Proposal The GLC recently took a strong stand against a U.S. Forest Service proposal to grant a permit requested by the Little River Band of the Ottawa Indians to install an anchoring system in the Manistee River which will be used to anchor …

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Opposition to the Back Forty Project Letter

January 29, 2017 MDEQ Back Forty Comments Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals 1504 West Washington Street Marquette, Mi 49855 DEQ-Mining-Comments@michigan.gov RE: Opposition to the Back Forty Project Dear Sir/Madam: We are writing on behalf of the Great Lakes Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. The Great Lakes Council is the voice of …

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Forest Service Weir Letter to District Ranger Thompson

  December 21, 2017 Jim A. Thompson District Ranger USDA Forest Service Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District 412 Red Apple Road Manistee, MI 49660 Dear Ranger Thompson: I am writing on behalf of the Great Lakes Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. The Great Lakes Council is the voice of fly anglers in Michigan, Indiana …

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