Club outings are emailed weekly. We fish the many freshwater lakes and rivers in the Tri-County area. These are usually kayak or boat trips. The Club also holds bank and wading trips; however, places to wade for freshwater fish are limited. Freshwater target species are largemouth bass, crappie, tilapia, bluegill, and other panfish. Additionally, weekly saltwater outings are planned as well. Being centrally located in the State, Club trips are made to the Gulf Coast as well as the East Coast. Fishing can be accomplished by wading, kayak or boat with target species of redfish, snook, sea trout, tarpon, ladyfish and others that are found seasonally on the flats.
The Club periodically holds trips to more distant fishing locations. They usually require one or more overnight days. Trips may include locations such as the Florida Keys or Belize for saltwater fishing. South Florida locations are chosen for exotic freshwater species. Trips are also made to Georgia, the Everglades, North Carolina, Virginia, and other locations.
We kick off each year with our Winterfest dinner in January and our TCFF Club picnic usually takes place in March. Food and beverages are provided by the Club followed by a raffle and casting competitions. Other annual events include The Ed Rapisardi Memorial Casting Competition, the Barry Palmer Bass Fishing Tournament and the Ferris Commemorative Fly Swap. During the year we also hold casual Bass fishing tournaments at the Grand Oaks Ponds as well as other locations.
This is a monthly informal social gathering focused on those within Tri-County Fly Fishers that are fly tying enthusiasts. Club members meet up, learn, help one another, tie together, and maybe do a monthly pattern swap. Although this is not necessarily an instructional session, there is still plenty to learn from each other. These gatherings are usually held at the Sumter County Library.
If you are new to fly fishing, our weekly casting clinics and workshops taught by our TCFF designated casters can help you learn the basics. For the intermediate caster, these clinics will help you hone your casting skills. These usually take place at the Grand Oaks ponds each Friday. In April, Performance Fly Casting instructor and TCFF honorary Club member Jon Cave, visits our Club for an annual refresher casting clinic for all members to participate in.