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 June, July, and August 2021

President's Message June, July, and August 2021

President’s Message June 2021 

Several weeks ago former member Randy DiSanto text me and said he just got back from a pond in The Villages with a Caddis Hatch and bass and bluegills were having a feeding frenzy.  He was going to get his fly rod out. This last week Russ, Larry, and Mal were kayaking in the Ocala National Forest and enjoyed a Mayfly hatch catching many bluegills and bass. The picture shows a bass stuffed with mayflies.

Even though we are getting into the hot months of summer there are still opportunities like this to make fishing exciting.

When it heats up some say the bass are harder to catch. I believed it, because I wasn’t catching any. Then I read an article by someone who said he caught his biggest bass in the heat of the summer. He went where the bass were…under the heavy vegetation mats in the ponds. We just have to figure out how to get a fly under those mats and hook a bass and land it ;(  

Some of us switch to saltwater and go for snook at night under the dock lights. Don’t forget this is the best time of the year to catch a tarpon in the Crystal River and  Homosassa areas.

Our ponds in Central Florida can get very hot and that’s when the Tilapia get going. Did you know they do very well in temperatures up to 104 degrees! 

Our Summer Calendar (Check closely some dates have been changed)

June, July, and August 

No Regular morning Board/Business meetings and no Evening meetings are scheduled These are very slow months.  

WE WILL HAVE:

Monthly Fly Tying at Grand Oaks in the Bridge Room from 2-4pm on June 7th,  July 6th, and August 2nd.

Monthly Tilapia Derby at Freedom Pointe  between 9-11am as the ponds heat up. Dates to be determined. They will be posted in Russ’s weekly club news and fishing planner email.

Bass, Bistro, and Beer  A monthly Evening Fishing/Social at Grand Oaks  June16th, July 14th, and August 19th.  Come and fish the early evening hours and the winner gets a beer at the Bistro. If you don’t fish you can still come and have a beer or dinner and socialize.

September 

We will restart our Morning Business meetings and our Evening Presentation Meetings.

We will update you  when our guest speakers are rescheduled.

Oct 13. Fall Picnic.  11-2pm Ribs and stuff with Baked Bean cook off with Celebration of Life for Ed Rapisardi 

Nov 10th  Fall Fest.  5-8pm. Bridge Room  this is a catered event

 

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:...