Welcome to the Tri-County Fly Fishers Website.
Tri-County Fly Fishers, Inc. is a not for profit Club whose members have a true love for fly-fishing. We welcome anyone who wants to learn how to fly fish and gain experience in the art of fly tying; and become an active member of the fly-fishing Club.
This Club is made up of about eighty members from beginners to those with 50+ years of fly-fishing and tying experi-ence. Fishing interests range from bluegills and bass to redfish and tarpon, with an occasional rainbow or brown trout from up north or out west thrown in. Today, membership is drawn from permanent and seasonal residents of those in and around the Florida counties of Lake, Sumter and Marion.

June 2018 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 2 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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June 2018 Presidents Message

Welcome! Well, I guess you could say I'm back in the saddle again after 7 glorious weeks out in Colorado at my cabin fishing on the Pine River. By the way, here is a little fun fact that I bet you didn't know. Although the song "Back in the Saddle Again" has long been associated with Gene Autry, the original version of "Back in the Saddle Again" was written by Ray Whitley for the film Border G-Man (RKO Pictures, June 24, 1938) starring George O'Brian, Laraine Day, and Ray Whitley. Thought I'd clear that up. But I digress...

So, looks like a lot has been going on in the Club since I last reported in. Jon Cave made his annual visit to our Club to demonstrate and teach fly casting in April and Gina Russo gave her catch and release techniques presentation in May. We formed...

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TCFF Boat Buddy Group

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  • 2 December 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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TCFF Boat Buddy Group

We are forming a new sub-group in the Club called the TCFF Boat Buddy Group. We are doing this in an effort to give those of you that wish to fish and don’t have a kayak, the opportunity to do so. If you have a boat and are willing to take other Club members with you to fish, please email me at Lmnazzaro@comcast.net  or Bob Heinbach at raheinbach@gmail.com  Please include your name, email, phone number and number of people you can accommodate on your boat. Include any other pertinent information as well. The TCFF Boat Buddy Group will replace our previous Fishing Buddy Program.

So far we have the following:

Boat Owner: Daniel Booth, 303-594-6138     booth.daniel.j@gmail.com

Boat Owner: Gary Christie, 406-600-9638   garylchristie@gmail.com
Boat Owner: John Neidow 352-751-1667

Boat owner:  Lowell Gossell  707-330-6774

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TCFF Kayak Group

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  • 2 December 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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TCFF Kayak Group

Russ outlines local kayak fishing opportunities via email each week. Locations typically include many of the lakes in and around the Ocala National Forest, local lakes such as Lake Deaton, Lake Okahumpka, the Withlacoochee River or Hilochee WMA, among others.  If you are interested in going on any of these outings or want to get on his email routing list, please contact Russ at kucinski@gci.net

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TCFF Wade Fishing Group

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TCFF Wade Fishing Group

Mike Carragher is going to head up the TCFF wade fishing group.  He will be setting up dates and locations he or other members will be planning to wade fish in and around the Central Florida area.  Bob Murray, member now living up north, just sent a lot of information on wade fishing Central Florida, including the slide show article I posted by Walt Durkin in Wade Fishing Tampa Bay(see helpful hints archives).  If you have any good info contact Mike, he is open for suggestions.

If your are interested in joining this group and want to be put on the email list to recieve information contact

Mike Carragher    mikecarragher51@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Donated Materials Find A Home

The storage box

  • 4 May 2018
  • Author: Robert Levin
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Donated Materials Find A Home

An update on organizing some of our stuff. Read more.

June 2018…My Two Cents: Is Fly Fishing a Spectator Sport?

June 2018…My Two Cents:  Is Fly Fishing a Spectator Sport?

How many times have you been casting a fly only to look over your shoulder and see someone watching you?  Ed Rapisardi was first mesmerized by  Ted Williams over 65 yrs ago.  I can’t count the times someone came by and set down on a park bench and just watched me casting.

July, 2018...Summer Break...No Meetings

  • 7/1/2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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July, 2018...Summer Break...No Meetings

We won't have any breakfast or evenings meetings but we may just get together to socialize somewhere. We'll see?

Probably will be at the Bistro at Grand Oaks...see Bob's post on "Bass n' Breakfast" dates

July 9, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

Sumter County Service Center

  • 7/9/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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July 9, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

This is a monthly informal social gathering focused on those within Tri-County Fly Fishers that are fly tying enthusiasts of some level to meet up, learn, help one another, tie together, maybe do a monthly pattern swap, and on occasion maybe have a guest tier. Although this is not necessarily an instruction class, there will still be plenty of learning from each other. This is a meeting of the minds: an excuse to get out of the house, get behind the vise, have some fun and hang out and tie with fellow tiers.

 

If you’ve got an upcoming freshwater or saltwater trip and some patterns you want to crank out…great! If you’ve never even held a bobbin in your hand and want to sit and watch how it all goes down…awesome!

Bottom line, we’ll be there. Come and join us. Make sure to BYO tools, materials, snacks, drink (no alcoholic beverages please). Equipment and materials will not be provided but we may be able to accommodate a few items and vices if necessary.

 

Hope to see you there!

Room 162 Sumter Co. Library Pinellas Plaza

 

August, 2018...Summer Break...No Meetings

  • 8/1/2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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August, 2018...Summer Break...No Meetings

We won't have any breakfast or evenings meetings but we may just get together to socialize somewhere. We'll see?

Probably will be at the Bistro at Grand Oaks...see Bob's post on "Bass n' Breakfast" dates

September 19, 2018..."Fly Fishing the Chassahowitzka River System" with Scott Hennet

Wildwood Community Center

  • 9/19/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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September 19, 2018..."Fly Fishing the Chassahowitzka River System" with Scott Hennet

We are kicking off the fall with another great presentation. Join TCFF Club member Scott Hennet for an evening presentation on fly fishing the Chassahowitzka. The Chassahowitzka holds many species of fish because there is an abundance of food for them to eat. The natural springs of the Chassahowitzka River feed nutrient rich water to the flats, mangroves and oyster bars. This makes for the ideal habitat for game fish. Chassahowitzka and the Chassahowitzka River backwaters hold a large variety of Florida game fish including Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, Spanish mackerel and Sheepshead. You don’t want to miss this one!

 

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