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 September 2021

President's Message September 2021

President’s Message - September, 2021

 

Due to the increasing spread of the Delta Variant of COVID19, along with several other reasons, our upcoming meetings and events for this Fall have changed.

 

The September 15th evening meeting with guest speaker Leigh West will be rescheduled for early 2022. We felt this meeting would be poorly attended for a guest speaker at this time. So, there will be no September 15 evening meeting.

 

The October 13th Fall Picnic will be postponed until March 23rd, 2022. It involves a lot of food with a baked bean competition and would likely be much better attended in the spring when all our snowbirds are back. 

 

The Fall Fest which was to be on November 10th will be rescheduled for January 26th, 2022. Again, we feel it will have better attendance when more members are back. This also works better for Grand Oaks because they have had some difficulty staffing for events recently.

 

Many of us who have been fully vaccinated are getting to the point of decreased vaccine efficacy and we don’t know when we will be able to get the booster. More recently studies have shown fully vaccinated people initially had a viral efficacy of 90% but, after 6 months, have a viral efficacy of around 60%. The vaccine is still effective in preventing serious illness. We feel it is better to delay these fall events and err on the side of caution and hope we get a much better turn out when they are rescheduled for early 2022. In the meantime, we will continue to have our meetings that we feel can be done with proper social distancing. 

 

These include:

 

Monthly fly tying  

Monthly Fishing Derby (to restart in October)

Friday morning casting/fishing clinics at Grand Oaks 

 

At this point we will have:

 

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.

 

Nov 17th – Evening presentation by Mike Winter and Michael Benrude. 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.

 

The picture shows the mask Mike Carragher gave me a year and a half ago. It is very stylish but I sure hope it does not become a permanent fixture in my wardrobe:(

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

  • 21 January 2015
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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

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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:...