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 a Fly Tying Legend... Mike Martinek, Jr. (1947-2019)

Stoneham, MA

  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 380
  • 2 Comments
Passing of a Fly Tying Legend... Mike Martinek, Jr. (1947-2019)

Another extremely gifted fly tyer and legend of or sport passed away recently. Mike Martinek, Jr. a lifelong resident of Stoneham, MA, passed away on January 12, 2019, after a long illness. He was 72 years old. Many of you probably never heard of him but this guy was an awesome tyer! Being an avid fly tyer, especially one who loves tying feather wing streamers, this really is upsetting to me. I’ve followed Mike’s work for years. I never met Mike personally and hoped to run into him at a fly fishing expo one day but never-the-less.

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Passing of a Fly Tying Legend...Eric Leiser (1929- 2019)

Cape Coral, FL

  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 217
  • 4 Comments
Passing of a Fly Tying Legend...Eric Leiser (1929- 2019)

Another one of the Legends in our sport, Eric Leiser, passed on January 21, 2019. He was 89. I tried to find a little more information on Eric but had a hard time. Many of you probably don't know this but Club member Ed Rapisardi knew him personally when he lived in upstate New York and Club member Pete Zito was in business with him back in the day. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but have several of his fly tying books. Eric authored eight books on fly tying, the use and procurement of fly tying materials, and development of specific insect artificials. Eric also served fly tyers nationwide with complete instructions on preparation and care of natural materials, photo dying, and as a source of high, standardized quality of fly tying materials.  His Complete Book of Fly Tying (1977) is in its 23rd printing and has exceeded sales of 100,000 copies.

REMINDER: 2016 TCFF MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE MARCH 2nd

  • 27 February 2015
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1138
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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
  • Number of views: 724
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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
  • Number of views: 983
  • 2 Comments
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

 

 

“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: 892
  • 3 Comments
“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
  • Number of views: 1231
  • 1 Comments
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: 1269
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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: 2137
  • 0 Comments
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
  • Number of views: 1782
  • 2 Comments
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...

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