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.

September 2018 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

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

Welcome! Ahhh, September. What could be better than football and TCFF? We’re finally back into our regularly scheduled Club meetings, events and activities through the end of the year. For those of you that have returned from your summer lairs, welcome back and I hope that you all had a great summer. For those of you not here yet, hurry up and get down here, we miss you!

 

We’re kicking off the fall with our business breakfast meeting on Wednesday, September 5 at Pennbrooke Fairways. I’ll run down what’s going on in the next few months and what we have to look forward to in 2019 at the meeting.

 

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TCFF Boat Buddy group, Kayak Fishing Group, Bank Fishing Group, and Wade Fishing Group

For information on any of the above groups please look in Blog Archives on the right side of the blog page under Fishing Buddy Program.

October 1, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

Sumter County Service Center

  • 10/1/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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October 1, 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

 

October 17, 2018..."Fly Fishing the Chassahowitzka River System" with Scott Hennet (TENTATIVE)

Wildwood Community Center

  • 10/17/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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October 17, 2018..."Fly Fishing the Chassahowitzka River System" with Scott Hennet (TENTATIVE)

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!

 

October 20, 2018... The 19th annual Florida Wildlife Festival

Umatilla, FL

  • 10/20/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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October 20, 2018... The 19th annual Florida Wildlife Festival

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CASTERS AND FLY TYERS FOR DEMO'S TO THE PUBLIC...REGISTER BELOW PLEASE!

The 19th annual Florida Wildlife Festival
will be held on

When: October 20, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Umatilla, FL
Cadwell Park
4 Cassady St. Umatilla, FL.

Festival Mission: Through the Florida Wildlife Festival we intend to increase awareness and promote safe coexistence of humans and wildlife by fostering community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native Florida species, as well as, Florida’s unique ecosystems that serve as wildlife habitat.
 
Est. Attendance: Historically 3 – 5,000 in attendance at the festival.
 
In its 19th year, The Florida Wildlife Festival is a free, family-oriented educational event.  Some activities include but are not limited to:  Field trip along the Black Bear Scenic Byway and to the Carr Cabin

November 6, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

Sumter County Service Center

  • 11/6/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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November 6, 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

 

November 21, 2018...Bamboo Fly Rod Building Basics with Art Palmer

Wildwood Community Center

  • 11/21/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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November 21, 2018...Bamboo Fly Rod Building Basics with Art Palmer

Join TCFF Club member Art Palmer as he explains the basics of building your own bamboo fly rod. Art has a passion for bamboo fly rods. Art’s presentation will give a short history of bamboo rods and what makes them ideal fly rods. He will include vintage rods from his collection as well. This one will be fun!

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

Sumter County Service Center

  • 12/4/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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December 4, 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

 

December 7 & 8, 2018... Renzetti Fly Fishing & Rod Building Fair

Titusville, FL

  • 12/7/2018 9:00 AM - 12/8/2018 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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December 7 & 8, 2018... Renzetti Fly Fishing & Rod Building Fair

Get ready for the 2018 Fly Fishing and Rod Building Fair at Renzetti Inc.! If you've ever been before you know what's in store but if you haven't get ready for two days of classes, demonstrations, and presentations from some of fly fishing's best. There's already a big roster and there's definitely more to come so stay tuned!

December 19, 2018...No Meeting...Holiday Recess

Wildwood Community Center

  • 12/19/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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We will begin again in January ...Happy Holiday's!

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