Welcome to the Tri-County Fly Fishers Club Website.
Tri-County Fly Fishers Club 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.

Who We Are

  • 5 July 2016
  • Author: Super Account
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Welcome to our Tri-County Fly Fishers website. Our Club is an organization of men and women with many different backgrounds and convictions. Our connection is an intense interest in the sport of fly fishing. We have varying degrees of expertise in the sport and are eager to learn and teach as we continue to develop our skills. Many members have immense fly fishing knowledge and skills, and they are happy to share.

Our main focus of course, is fishing. Our Club organizes and conducts informal weekly outings. We target warm water fish species here in Florida, and salt-water species on the Gulf, East coast and South Florida. Many of us fish in the far reaches of the United States and the world for that matter.

Another huge aspect at the heart of our Club is the teaching and instruction of fly fishing, not only to members, but to children as well. This includes: tying flies and fly casting mostly. We started the TCFF Fly Casters and the TCFF Fly Tying groups which meet monthly and always have a great turnout. We are involved in various community outreach activities where we donate our time and resources to organizations requesting our help and expertise.

Another major focus is providing good quality speakers and presentations at our evening meetings. Our informative and educational presentations have included presentations on fly fishing Louisiana for bull redfish, kayak fishing Crystal River and fly fishing for Shad on the St. Johns River. Communication is also very important and I feel that In addition to providing “what’s happening” in the Club, our website is one of the best fly fishing Club websites on the net in providing excellent information related to our sport to our members.

Lastly, our Club social activities build comradery and it’s always a fun time when we get together. We kick off the year in January with our Winterfest social. Club members and wives enjoy a catered dinner and prize raffle and entertainment. We hold our Club picnic and bar-b-que typically in March complete with door prizes and a Club casting competition. I invite you to come check us out! Meeting locations and times can be found on our home page under “Meetings”.

New Home for Tri-County Fly Fishers Beginning February 19, 2020

Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, FL

  • 31 August 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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New Home for Tri-County Fly Fishers Beginning February 19, 2020

New Home for Tri-County Fly Fishers Beginning February 19, 2020

We have some exciting news! Grand Oaks Resort is now the Home of Tri-County Fly Fishers. Because of our unique relationship with Grand Oaks Resort, our Board of Directors and Grand Oaks Resort management have a reached an agreement to provide the Club the use of their meeting rooms and facilities for all of our business and breakfast meetings, evening meetings and presentations, our monthly fly tying sessions, and other events as identified. We believe this will be a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the Club and Grand Oaks Resort.

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President's Message October, 2021

President's Message October, 2021

President’s Message October 2021

I was talking to the oldest member of our club recently and I want to share his recent story and how he is dealing with covid 19.

After hearing that Art contracted covid in August I called him to find out what happened. Art told me he was doing well until mid August when he began to feel weak and had loss of appetite. He did say he was not as careful about the virus because he had the vaccine in January.  August 18th he got tested and when he got the positive results for covid he went into the hospital for infusion (antibodies) on the 24th.

When I talked to him on Sept. 15th he still had a feeling of weakness in his legs. “They feel like jelly” and continues to have a decreased appetite. 

Art wanted to let me know  several months ago he had booked a Salmon fishing trip in Maine for  the end of this month. He did not want to give up the trip. He contacted them to see if he could get a wheelchair. He is still going on the trip! He said it may be the last chance he gets to go to Maine. He promises to send me pictures of his trip to post in our fishing reports. You just can’t keep a good man down…..Art is 95!

I know things have been slow over the last 18 months but things are picking up. Please send me  or Larry Nazzaro you fishing reports so we can post them.  Dave Rambow and Malachy Horan posted great reports and they are appreciated. You don’t have to make them long. Just let us know where you’ve been fishing and how you did good or bad. If you looked at the reports last month and this one you know that the tilapia are biting at Freedom Pointe. I have a report on my fishing in Tennessee. We appreciate reports even if you are not in Florida. When you read an article please read the comments at the bottom of the articles. Make a comment and maybe you will win a prize:)

Below is an updated calendar for the rest of this year.

Friday morning casting/fishing clinics at Grand Oaks 

October 4th Monday  Monthly Fly Tying the bridge room 2-4pm

October 6th Wednesday Business Meeting. Breakfast in the Bistro served 8-9am with Meeting at 9:30am in the Bistro

October 20th - Evening presentation by Dave Rambow. “Life, Liberty, and Fly Fishing the Kenai…the pursuit of happiness” This will be in the Bridge Room from 7-8 PM. We will continue to practice social distancing.

October Fishing Derby date to be determined 

Nov 1st Monthly Fly Tying 2-4pm in the Bridge Room

Nov 3rd Wednesday Business meeting Breakfast in the Bistro 8-9am followed by the meeting in the Bistro at 9:30am

Nov 17th – Evening presentation by Mike Winter and Michael Benrud. They will discuss their trip to the Green River Utah below Flaming Gorge. This will also be held in the Bridge Room from 7-8 PM.

Nov Fishing Derby   Date to be determined

Dec 1st Wednesday Business meeting   Breakfast 8-9am in the Bistro Meeting to follow at 9:30 in the Bistro

Dec 6th Monday Monthly Fly Tying   2-4pm in the Bridge Room

Dec 15th Evening Presentation Open

Dec Fishing Derby Date to be determined

Bylaws of Tri-County Fly Fishers Club of Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties, Florida

  • 21 January 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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Tri-County Fly Fishers Club of Lake, Sumter and Marion Co., Fl.

General Release Form

  • 7 October 2020
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Tri-County Fly Fishers General Release Form revised 10/2020

Articles of Association of Tri-County Fly Fishers of Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties Florida

1/3/21

Articles of Association of Tri-County Fly Fishers of Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties Florida 

To further common of Fly Fishing, the members agree to organize under these Articles of Association and Bylaws, 

Article One. Name 

This organization shall be called “Tri-County Fly Fishers Club of Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties, Florida," and is referred to in the Bylaws as the “Organization." 

Article Two. Principal Office The principal office of the Association shall be at 886 Chapman Loop, The Villages, FL 32162. 

The Association may have such other offices as from time to time may be designated by its members or by its executive committee. 

Article Three. Purposes This Organization is a not for profit membership based social club. Funds will be raised from its members and used for the benefit of its members for meetings expenses, subsidizing social events etc. and the conduct of its business activities. Other purposes as follows:...