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.

Passing of TCFF Member Jack Neely

  • 31 January 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Passing of TCFF Member Jack Neely

It is with great sadness that long time TCFF Club member Jack Neely passed away peacefully  this morning, February 6, 2018.

You are invited to a Memorial Gathering to remember Jack Neely on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at The Clubhouse at Stonecrest, 11560 SE 176th Place Rd, Summerfield, FL.  Jack was a founding member of Tri-County Fly Fishers of Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties of Florida, a Daiichi Pro, and a Master Fly Tyer.  He started tying flies for Fly Fishing when he was five years old.  He died on the morning of February 6 ay 82 years old. 

February 2018 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

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

We are off to a great start this year. Jim reports that membership for 2018 so far has been strong with dues collected from about 72 of our current membership base along with several new members joining as well. So that is exciting! As a reminder, those who wish to renew their TCFF Club membership for 2018 be paid up by the February 7 Business Meeting. Those not current by then will be locked out of the website and membership roster. Dues for 2018 ...

 

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TCFF Kayak Group

contact info below

  • 2 December 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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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

contact info below

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

 

 

 

 

Fly Swap & Raffle... April 4, 2018 Breakfast Meeting

Pennbrooke Fairways Grill, Leesburg

  • 4/4/2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Author: Robert Heinbach
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Fly Swap & Raffle... April 4, 2018 Breakfast Meeting

The “Davey Ferris Commemorative” Fly Swap and Raffle is about to begin.  All fly tiers are welcomed and encouraged to join.  The MORE people that join, the better for the success for both the Swap and the Raffle.  It works like this:  click the picture to the left to read more.

Build a Sculpin

For bank fishing at Grand Oaks Resort

  • 13 December 2017
  • Author: Robert Levin
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Build a Sculpin

For all you Bank Fishermen at Grand Oaks Resort. Here is a little more detail on the fly Dr. Bob has been promoting. 

February 2018 Book Review by Mike Carragher: "Casting A Spell"

February 2018 Book Review by Mike Carragher: "Casting A Spell"

CASTING A SPELL, with the subtitle of “The Bamboo Fly Rod and the American Pursuit of Perfection”, is a small book (250 pages) that explores the history of the bamboo fly rod in the United States. It covers a timeline from circa 200 A.D., when Macedonia fishermen fashioned the first artificial flies to catch trout, to 2006, when Glenn Brackett and the infamous “boo boys” at R.L. Winston Rods, broke away from Winston to form their own company of handcrafted split-cane fly rods, Sweetgrass Rods, in Twin Bridges, Montana. It is a study of what makes a good bamboo fly rod, and the tools developed in pre-Civil War America to make a stick that would be used to catch trout, and have it become, thru the skills and inventiveness of various craftsmen, an American artifact, “a useful thing, beautifully made”.

February 24th & 25th, 2018... The Villages 17th Annual Outdoor Expo

LaHacienda & Rohan Recreation Centers, The Villages

  • 2/24/2018 9:00 AM - 2/25/2018 3:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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February 24th & 25th, 2018... The Villages 17th Annual Outdoor Expo

Casting and Fly Tying volunteers needed to participate in The Villages Outdoor Expo. More information to follow. 

March 5, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

Sumter County Service Center

  • 3/5/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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March 5, 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

 

March 21, 2018... "Fly Fishing with the Katmai Trophy Lodge"...King Salmon, AK

Wildwood Community Center

  • 3/21/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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March 21, 2018... "Fly Fishing with the Katmai Trophy Lodge"...King Salmon, AK

Join TCFF Club members Mike Winter and Chris Lyndrup  for a presentation on their recent trip to fly fish the waters in and around Bristol Bay with the Katmai Trophy Lodge. The lodge is a custom log lodge on the banks of the World Famous Naknek River in Bristol Bay, Alaska, located at the edge of Katmai National Park and permitted to access much of Katmai’s amazing Salmon and Trout fishing waters. The Naknek River boasts major runs of King (Chinook), Sockeye (Red), Silver (Coho), and Chum Salmon along with Monster Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling. The Naknek River and the surrounding Katmai National Park are also excellent habitat for bears, bald eagles, moose, wolves, caribou and other Alaskan wildlife.

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