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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May, 2022...Presidents Message

by Russ Kucinski

  • 2 January 2022
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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May, 2022...Presidents Message

President’s Message – May, 2022

We just had our last business meeting before the summer hiatus. The next business meeting will be in September. Club finances and membership appear to be solid and I am looking forward to more fishing and fewer meetings. We plan to continue holding future meetings and other functions at Grand Oaks Resort and intend to support them in their endeavors. However, keep your eye open for other possible venues where the club can hold meetings for 30 to 40 people and have breakfast.

The club will remain active throughout the summer with some key functions. I intend to keep writing the weekly Newsletter and Fishing Plan but will make it much shorter and focus on fishing. Also, I usually take a break during the summer for about a month, usually towards the end of summer.

We will continue to hold our monthly Fly Tying sessions the first Monday or Tuesday of each month. We changed the venue to the Sumter County Library located in the Pinellas Plaza to make it more accessible to most members. You don’t have to be a tyer to enjoy the banter. These are fun two-hour events with like-minded people.

The club is going to try a Tilapia Fishing Derby behind Freedom Pointe on May 18 from 3 to 5 PM. Participants will ante up $5 each and the fisher with the MOST Tilapia wins all. If things go well and everyone enjoys it, we’ll have similar monthly events. If you haven’t fished for Tilapia before, a dark colored nymph, like a wooly bugger or one of Dr. Bob’s “Trash Flies”, work very well fished slowly on the bottom. Larger Tilapia are dogged fighters and fun on a light rod. The club will have cold soft drinks and water on hand.

Last, but not least, our Vice President, Dave Rambow, is going to setup one or two Barramundi fishing trips to Osceola Outdoor Adventures this summer. Barramundi are exotic New Zealand fish that Osceola has the only license to raise in Florida. They raise the fish in a series of three ponds according to size. They are a hot water/weather fish and fun to fish for during the summer. These fish take streamers or poppers and fight very well with runs and jumps. Sort of like catching fish in a barrel but fun for a change. I will announce the dates and particulars as they arise.

Have a good summer and let me know how your fishing is doing, including up north and wherever, even the south of France.

Russ

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. Release Form

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

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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:...