About Us


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.



Save This Date! East Kentwood High School, 6230 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan Show Hours: 9 am to 4 pm ADMISSION Adults $10.00 12 to 17 years: $5.00 11 or younger: free FEATURING: Five Free Seminars on Fishing Rivers in Michigan Raffle Package @10.00 per ticket. 5 winners given choice to select a Guided …

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GREAT LAKES COUNCIL. INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING SCHOOL & CONCLAVE June 17-19, 2016 JOIN US TO LEARN, HAVE FUN AND FEDERATE The GLC FLY FISHING SCHOOL & FAIR is held at the R.A. MacMullan Conference Center located on the north side of Higgins Lake near Roscommon and Grayling, Michigan. Adjacent to the …

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February 2016 Flyline

Hot off the press, the February 2016 Newsletter is now available.

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House Bill 5255, hearing scheduled Tuesday, February 2

Hello Folks! Introduced just today, HB 5255 (Bumstead) is going to have a hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, February 2, likely at 9 AM and will be at the House Office Building (124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933). And we are thankful to learn that it has been referred to the House Natural Resources …

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Aquaculture Update

As reported in the previous issue of Fly Line, the fish farming industry wants to establish cage pen fish farms in Lake Michigan similar to those used in Canada, Europe and South America. The Great Lakes Council passed a resolution opposing the establishment of these cage pen farms in the Great Lakes as well as …

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GLC-IFFF Written Comments on Cage Pen Aquaculture

Testimony on Net Pen Aquaculture and Fish Farms Presented to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources November 30, 2015 We are presenting these comments on behalf of the Great Lakes Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers. The Great Lakes Council represents the interests of fly fishing anglers in Michigan, Indiana and Northwest Ohio. …

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