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.

2018 Club Membership Dues

  • 1 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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2018 Club Membership Dues

Club membership dues for 2018 are now being collected. Membership is $40 per calendar year and are due January 1 and payable in full by February 7 to avoid being locked out of the Club website. Please see Jim Bellingheiri or any Board member.

Thank you!

December 2017 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 2 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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December 2017 Presidents Message

Happy Holiday’s! Welcome and thanks to all members who have chosen to be part of the Tri -County Fly Fishers Club. Once again, it was an honor to serve as your President these past 4 years and I’m looking forward to another successful term for 2018-2019. Thanks. We are surrounded by a great Board of Directors that are all very passionate about our sport and our Club. We were able to grow our membership to 96 at years end and going into 2018, we have (as of December 6), 40 renewals. I’m confident that we will have many more members renew by the February 7th deadline. Many thanks to Jim Bellinghieri for the difficult task of keeping our membership roster up to date and accurate, ordering name tags for new members, keeping track of applications and release forms and ensuring our members are paid up fully each year. I am proud to say that today our Club is as strong as it has ever been thanks the hard work of several. As always our focus this year was not only on catching fish but also on education, conservation and community outreach.  Click "read more"

A Letter From Lefty

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 3 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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A Letter From Lefty

I received this letter via email yesterday from a blog I subscribe to and thought I would share this with you all. I had the opportunity to meet Lefty at the Renzetti Expo in 2015. This was truly one of the highlights of my fly fishing career! Certainly a legendary "giant in our sport" not to mention a really great guy!

 To my friends,

I was 92 in January and had a carotid artery operation. During testing the hospital determined my heart was only pumping 35% and must limit my physical activities followed by a rest. The industry was extremely helpful and last season was able to attend the shows, clinics, etc.

Several weeks ago, I realized I was developing ...

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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

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.  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 

 

 

 

Bass and Breakfast Dates Through December at Grand Oaks Resort

Bass and Breakfast Dates Through December at Grand Oaks Resort

These are the dates we will have our Bass and Breakfast at Grand Oaks Resort for the rest of 2017.

Dec 12 Tue

Dec 19 Tue

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Wade Fly Fishing the Tampa Bay by Walt Durkin

Wade Fly Fishing the Tampa Bay by Walt Durkin

This is a great slide show article about wade fishing the Tampa Bay. It was done by Walt Durkin for the Tampa Bay Fly Fishing club. It is strictly a slide show. Click on the picture to open the article and read more.

Wade Fishing: Fishing You Can Walk To

sent in by Peter Yuskevich

Wade Fishing: Fishing You Can Walk To

Wade Fishing near St. Pete Area

December 20, 2017...Holiday Break- NO EVENING PRESENTATION

Wildwood Community Center

  • 12/20/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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January 8, 2018... TCFF Fly Tying Group...2pm-4pm...Room 162

Sumter County Service Center

  • 1/8/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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January 8, 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

 

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