Friday, March 15, 2024

Registration now open for 2024 Gulf Coast Classic

2024 Gulf Coast Classic
Friday-Saturday, May 3-4, 2024

Gulf State Park – Learning Campus
Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Gulf Coast Council (GCC) of Fly Fishers International (FFI) will hold their 2nd annual Gulf Coast Classic back again at the Learning Campus of Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  The GCC is a regional entity of FFI, representing members and clubs in Louisiana, Mississippi, south Alabama, and northwest Florida.  While the Classic is not considered a fundraising event, any net revenue goes to conservation efforts within the council.

The event is open to the public, and admission fees are only $10 per day adults and $15 per day for families.  There are also workshops available, some free, some at a nominal cost, which seats can be reserved at registration time.

The Classic website is up and lists current sponsors, exhibitors, demonstration fly tiers, speakers, instructors.  More will likely be added over the next 2-3 weeks.  This year's title sponsor is No Wake Outfitters out of Metairie, LA.  NWO specializes in fly fishing, paddle sports, outdoor apparel and gear, and services.  Check them out at

Other activities associated with the Classic last year are back again for 2024, including the Mixed Bag Challenge, with a few improvements. Also back is the 2024 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) on Saturday evening. In fact, tickets are already available online.

There are special lodging opportunities for volunteers, demo fly tiers, speakers and instructors.  These VIPs get first shot at booking dorm beds at the special rate of $50 per night.  Starting April 1st, all attendees will have a chance to book any remaining dorm beds at that same rate.  

For those coming as strictly attendees, now is the best time to book lodging in the Foley and Gulf Shores area. Check out the LODGING page on the Classic website for details.

Again, bookmark the Classic site at and visit often as updates will be posted routinely.