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
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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”.

July 2020 President’s Message What’s been happening in this heat!

July 2020 President’s Message  What’s been happening in this heat!

What’s been happening in this heat.

Larry had the first fly tying meeting at Grand Oaks since the shutdown.
All went well with 3 members present. We will continue these monthly meetings. The next one is July 6th, 2-4pm in the Bridge Room . If you go please wear a mask and continue social distancing.

We had our first evening presentation on June 17th and 22 members were there. Proper social distancing was maintained.
Dave Rambow gave a great talk with an introduction to fly fishing.
His next presentation is planned for July 15th and will be in the Bridge Room. The subject will be “Fly Line Leader Strategy and Knots”  We will continue to maintain proper social distancing.

July 1st Tom Warrnier VP of GOR had Fish stocking of the ponds.
They stocked 600 small Warmouths in the ponds. These are in the sunfish family. They are very similar to rock bass and green sunfish only they get a little bigger. They were placed to give us another fish to catch and hopefully provide another food for the largemouth bass. We are working on an article with video of the stocking and some of our plans for the ponds.

warmouth can grow to 10-12 inches.

We are not having any business meetings until September. At that time we will present to the members our updated By Laws proposal done by Barry Palmer and his committee.  

The bass fishing has really slowed down in central Florida.  We still have a few die hards getting a few. Other options in this heat are fishing waters near springs or saltwater for snook. Pond fishing for Tilapia is always an option in this heat. Blue Tilapia do well in water up to 104 degrees! So, in our hot ponds they are not stressed like bass when caught. Red Tilapia can survive in water up to 108 degrees. Have you ever been in a hot tub with water over 103?

For those of us still in Central Florida:
Remember while Tilapia may like 104 degrees, we may not do as well. Stay safe and fish when it is cooler in the early mornings and evenings. Keep well hydrated, cover up and don’t forget your sun block!   Or, just stay home and tie flies:)
For those of us who went north….from us still here. We are very jealous.

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

Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, FL

  • 1 July 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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