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
  • Number of views: 6518

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
  • Number of views: 3932
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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September Presidents Message

by Russ Kucinski

  • 27 August 2021
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 67
September Presidents Message

President’s Message – September 2022
Fall weather is coming and I’m hoping things will cool off a bit. It’s been a long hot summer. It’s that exciting time of the year to wake up the club and start holding monthly meetings and functions. Larry is setting up our calendar with some great speakers. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and doing some fishing.
Some good news is that Grand Oaks Resort is no longer for sale and its business as usual. The Bistro is scheduled to re-open on September 3rd with reduced hours. I highly recommend we give the Bistro as much business as we can to keep them in the black. As in the past, the club will hold Business and Presentation meetings at Grand Oaks both in the Bistro and the Bridge Room. The new hours at the Bistro are listed below:
Sunday Brunch: 9 AM to 3 PM.
Closed Monday and Tuesday:
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 AM to 8 PM.
The September Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7, in the Bistro at Grand Oaks Resort starting at 11:00 AM. I’d like to hold a single general meeting with all members present. If we are unable to do so due to other patrons, we will hike down to the Bridge Room for more privacy.
The club will hold a fly-tying session on Monday, September 12, in the library at Pinellas Plaza from 2 to 4 PM. Please note that the monthly dates of these sessions vary with room availability. We are holding these get togethers at Pinellas Plaza instead of Grand Oaks to make them more available to most members.
The September Presentation meeting will be held on September 21 at 2:00 PM in the Bridge Room at Grand Oaks Resort. Our very own Dan Dauchess will be giving a presentation entitled “There Is More to A Pond Than Fish.” The presentation will feature all sorts of birds, animals, butterflies, and plants, etc., that live around a pond.  It should be of interest to both non-fishers and fishers who enjoy nature. The pictures come from 20 years of living on a pond and keeping a camera handy. Expect to see something you have not seen before. There will be fly tying demonstrations and fly-casting tips starting about an hour prior to the meeting.
Bob Levin is stepping down as both Membership and Outreach Program
Chairs. We’ll miss seeing Bob and hearing his not so brief briefs – only kidding, Bob. Don Phillips has volunteered to be the acting Membership Chairman until his position can be voted upon by the Board. The club is looking for someone to take over our Outreach Program, which currently is mostly with the Boy Scouts of America. Let me know if you’re interested.

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

  • 21 January 2015
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1647

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Tri-County Fly Fishers Club of Lake, Sumter and Marion Co., Fl. Release Form

General Release Form

  • 7 October 2020
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1774

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


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:...