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.

REMINDER: 2016 TCFF MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 2nd

  • 27 February 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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REMINDER: 2016 TCFF MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 2nd

We are asking that those who wish to renew their TCFF Club membership for 2016 be paid up by the March 2 business meeting. Those not current will be locked out of the website and membership roster. Dues for 2016 are $40 payable to Tri-County Fly Fishers. Three ways to pay...You can pay by check, PayPal (at the meeting) or good old cash! Thank you!

If you wish to mail a check, please mail to:

Chris Lyndrup

8797 SW 83rd Ct Rd

Ocala, FL  34481

 

3 Reasons You're Not Catching Bass

by Dave Parsons...reprint from https://flymenfishingcompany.com/blogs/blog/3-reasons-why-youre-not-catching-bass

  • 27 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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3 Reasons You're Not Catching Bass

Another timley article on catching bass that I thought you would find interesting...Larry

 It’s no secret fly fishing started as a trout fishing sport. Over the decades it's spread into several other arenas of fishing: saltwater, warm-water, carp… just about anything that swims.

But suffice it to say, even here in the Southwestern United States where the only cold running water within a 3-hour drive comes from a faucet, the trout is still the king of the fly rod world.

However, cold-water trips are far and few between unless you happen to be gifted with unlimited vacation time and free gas. So, being blessed with fishable year-round weather, it is inevitable that even the most die-hard trout purist will eventually try their skills at fly fishing for bass.

Most cold-water veterans go into it with the attitude...

 

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TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES

Submitted by the TCFF Board of Directors

  • 28 February 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES

TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS

This has been a topic of conversation in the Club this past year. We even had a presentation by Bob Colescott about boater safety.  The Board wants to make it perfectly clear that we, as a Club, DO NOT condone fishing alone, especially from any type of watercraft.

Fishing by yourself at Summerhill or Bonita Pond is one thing. There are lots of reasons not to venture out on your own in any type of watercraft be it a boat, raft, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or float tube. One can argue the point that’s its safe.

Sure it’s safe alone…

  • Until you have a medical emergency.  If you have a medical problem, it is always good to have a buddy there to help you out.
  • Until you are injured. Injuries, while rare, can occur and be life threatening on the water.
  • Until your leg gets wrapped up in your rod leash or anchor rope when you flip and you can't get it freed by yourself.
  • Until you are flipped from your kayak, and all 85 lbs. of it hits you on the head and knocks you out cold.
  • Until you slip on the algae at the boat ramp and smack your head or throw out your back.
  • Until you lose your paddle.
  • Until the fog rolls in and visibility drops to 3 feet or a rain storm descends on you in an instant.
  • Until the wind changes direction and starts blowing offshore.
  • Until an alligator grabs you by the foot and drags you under.

Get the point? At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own safety. We want you to be safe on the water at all times.

Thank you.

TCFF Board of Directors

 

 

Tribute to Former TCFF Founding Member Oscar Feliu

reprinted from various internet sources

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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Tribute to Former TCFF Founding Member Oscar Feliu

THERE WILL BE A "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15 AT 2:OOPM AT THE SHARON IN SPANISH SPRINGS IN THE VILLAGES

This note came in from the Morse Family and they requested that we share it with you:

Dear Villages family,

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our dear friend, Oscar Feliu.

As many of you know, Oscar came to The Villages with our family from Brownwood and has been part of our Villages family for many, many years. Oscar personified the heart of giving back to the community, always first in line to volunteer for a fundraiser or go the extra mile to help residents and children alike grow and develop exciting new talents. A man of so many talents and interests, from music to fly fishing. Oscar is best remembered as a devoted family man, always focused on the success and happiness of his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, November 15th – 2:00 pm, at The Sharon L Morse performing arts center.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that you please make a donation to either.

"For the love of music, Oscar Feliu scholarship", by visiting Buffalo Scholarship Foundation website.

Or by mail to:

The Buffalo Scholarship Foundation

251 Buffalo Trail

The Villages, Florida 32162.

Or the "Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program" which may be mailed to:

Opera Club of The Villages, Inc.

P.O. Box 1128

The Villages, Florida 32158.

Cards may be mailed

Bobbye Feliu

2746 Cutters Corner

The Villages FL 32162

Sincerely,

Tracy, Mark, Jennifer and families

____________________________________________________________________________

Former founding member and President of TCFF Oscar Feliu passed away while hunting in upstate New York on November 9, 2015 of an apparent heart attack. As I receive more details, I will pass them along.

Oscar Feliu, a native of Chile, came to the United States in 1969. Here in the states be became master fly fisher and fly tier. As a student in Michigan, he conducted aquatic studies in several of the states' rivers. His innovative fly patterns became well known throughout the Great Lakes region and were the subject of several newspaper and magazine articles. These publications include: Lansing State Journal, FFF Magazine, Trout Canada, "Fly-fishing Magazine", Scientific Anglers Quarterly, American Angler, Field & Stream, Fly-fish America and Michigan Out-Of-Doors. Oscar was an expert fly tyer and his flies have been the subject of many articles on fly fishing. Oscar has 4DVD’s on fly tying and has presented Workshops and Demonstrations for IFFF for over 36 years. He is the recipient of the 2014 Buz Buzek award.

“Death in Every Direction,” The State of Florida’s Waters

article written by Jacqui Thurlow- Lippisch

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 342
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“Death in Every Direction,” The State of Florida’s Waters

Here is the latest...check this out.

reprinted from:

http://jacquithurlowlippisch.com/2016/03/21/death-in-every-direction-the-state-of-floridas-waters-slrirl/

New Restaurant Location Before Wednesday Evening Meetings

4:30 pm

  • 17 May 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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New Restaurant Location Before Wednesday Evening Meetings

At the suggestion of Doug Dombek, we are going to try a new restaurant location in Wildwood.  Please join us for good food and comradery before each Wednesday evening meeting at 4:30pm. The new location is the Oakwood Smokehouse & Bar-b-Que in the old T-Westons building. The address is below. See you there!

 

Oakwood Smokehouse & Bar-b-Que

1210 N Main St

Wildwood, FL 34785

Helpful Hints Video (How to Add Your Profile Photo)

  • 4 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 633
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Helpful Hints Video (How to Add Your Profile Photo)

Short video  showing how to place your photo on your profile page.

Helpful Hints Video (TCFF Website Messaging Feature)

  • 11 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1007
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Helpful Hints Video (TCFF Website Messaging Feature)

A short video about using the website's messaging feature.

November 2015 Presidents Message

  • 1 November 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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November 2015 Presidents Message

“Do you keep them?” Invariably, that is the question I’m asked when I tell people that I fly-fish. “No, I like to practice catch and release” is my usual response. With a puzzled look on their face, the follow up question…here it comes…“Well, if you’re not going to keep and eat them, why...

December 2015 Presidents Message

  • 1 December 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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December 2015 Presidents Message

Happy Holiday’s! Welcome and thanks to all members who have chosen to be part of the Tri -County Fly Fishers Club.  It was an honor to serve as your President this past year. Thank you.

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