Gulf Coast Council
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Awards & Recognition
The GCC-FFI Awards & Recognition  Program ...
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... began in 2007 with the presentation of various awards to recognize individuals and clubs for their accomplishments in conservation, education, service, and other areas that promote the goals and ideals of the GCC and the FFI overall.
   Description of GCC Awards
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Man of the Year - Awarded to a man who has demonstrated unusual devotion to the sport of fly fishing, and through his devotion, has benefited the Gulf Coast Council, the FFI and/or his club. 
 
Woman of the Year - Awarded to a woman who has demonstrated unusual devotion to the sport of fly fishing, and through her devotion, has benefitted the Gulf Coast Council, the FFI and/or her club. 
 
Fly Tyer of the Year - Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the art of fly tying, through any combination of innovation, enhancement of the art or education of others.  
 
Junior Fly Angler of the Year - Awarded to an individual 18 years of age or younger who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of our sport to his peers, or to his club or community, or the sport in general, either in the form of fly tying, casting, conservation, education or other achievements. 
 
Education Award - Awarded to an individual or club that has made outstanding contributions to passing along the art of fly fishing to others, whether in the form of fly tying, casting, or any of the other fly fishing arts and sciences. 
 
Conservation Award - Awarded to an individual or club that has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of our fisheries resources, either through projects or activism. 
 
Community Award - Awarded to a club that has been very active outside its own membership, and as such, has made outstanding contributions to the community at large, through participation in external activities and/or with other organizations.  
 
Fellowship Award - Awarded to a club that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their membership through activities and gatherings, and effective communications such as newsletter and/or website. The GCC recognizes that fellowship is the seed for increasing membership in both clubs and the FFI. 
 
Friend(s) of the Gulf Coast Council - An award or awards given to an individual, individuals, group or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the Gulf Coast Council in some way. Nominees must not be a member of the GCC and need not be a member of the FFI. 
 
President's Award – Each year, the President of the Gulf Coast Council choses one or more recipients who are subsequently recognized nationally by the FFI for their outstanding contributions to the Council, to the FFI and the sport of fly fishing. This award(s) is (are) presented at the FFI's National Fly Fair.
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     Gulf Coast Council 2017 Awards
Man of the Year
Fly Tyer of the Year
Community Award
Participation
Cody Wells
Stephen Robert
Club Award
Contraband
Fly Casters

Devotion
Fellowship Award
Education Award
Club Award     North Louisiana
Fly Fishers

Club Award New Orleans
Fly Fishers Club

2017 Awards 
President's Award
2016 Awards 
2015 Awards 
2014 Awards 
2013 Awards 
2012 Awards 
2011 Awards 
Mike Jackson
New Orleans
Fly Fishers Club

2010 Awards 
2009 Awards 
2008 Awards 
2007 Awards 
Click for a list of FFI awards given
to Gulf Coast Council members.
FFI Awards