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.

Who We Are

  • 5 July 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 3662

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”.

May 2020 President's Message... What’s been happening with our Club during the shutdown?

by Bob Heinbach

May 2020 President's Message... What’s been happening with our Club during the shutdown?

What’s been happening with our club during the shutdown?

We’ve still been fishing with social distancing precautions.
There are 4 places that several of us have been fishing.

One:  Grand Oaks Resort is open and the bass bite has been getting better. We are starting to see several along the edges of the big pond but, fish have been taken in all three ponds.

Two:  A group of us have been fishing the Withlacoochee River (picture above) East of Bushnell and have success catching bass, blue gills, and a few Bowfin (mudfish). It is a very scenic area of the river with giant cypress trees and areas with lily pads that probably have a record bass waiting for you.

Three: A few members have been fishing fishing Crystal River Fort Island area catching redfish, speckled trout, and snook.

Four: Bank fishing at its finest for Tilapia has been happening at the pond behind Freedom Pointe in The Villages. Members are catching Tilapia in the 15 to 17 inch range with a few topping out at 19 inches (Steve Lusen, Larry Nazzaro, and Mike Winter). Fish are caught anytime of the day. You don’t need to be there at first light! Just bring a 3-5 wt rod or what ever you have with some small black flies like a woolybugger on a 10-12 hook and some weight to get it on the bottom and you have a good chance of catching one of these fighters.

Our plans for future meetings??

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

Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, FL

  • 30 April 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 406
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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