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.

President’s Message – June, 2022 by Russ Kucinski

President’s Message – June, 2022 by Russ Kucinski

President’s Message – June, 2022

 

Summer is upon us and we can expect hurricane warnings and afternoon thunderstorms. Bass fishing is perhaps best done with dawn patrols. In past years, I’ve found that when lake water gets to 86 degrees or hotter that Bass fishing really slows down. When this happens, it’s best to go after fish that like it hot. Saltwater Snook come to mind, as well as freshwater Tilapia. The club is going to setup pay-to-fish outings for Barramundi at Osceola Outdoor Adventures in June and August. These fish love it hot and take surface flies, run, and jump. Lots of fun.

 

The club will remain active throughout the summer with some key functions. I intend to keep writing the weekly Newsletter and Fishing Plan but will make it much shorter and focus on fishing. Also, I usually take a break during the summer for about a month, usually towards the end of summer.

 

We will continue to hold our monthly Fly Tying sessions the first Monday or Tuesday of each month. We changed the venue to the Sumter County Library located in the Pinellas Plaza to make it more accessible to most members. You don’t have to be a tyer to enjoy the banter. These are fun two-hour events with like-minded people.

 

Have a good summer and let me know how your fishing is doing, including up north and wherever, even the south of France.

 

Russ

Getting Started Fly-Fishing Tips

  • 21 April 2022
  • Author: Robert Levin
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Getting Started Fly-Fishing Tips

We have a nice group of new members in TCFF. This article is directed at them. You long time veteran fly fishers are welcome to take a peek also, we never know when something worth while may pop up.

Getting Started - Selecting a Leader and Tippet

  • 22 April 2022
  • Author: Robert Levin
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Getting Started - Selecting a Leader and Tippet

Normally we will do one of these articles a month. Since this is so imortant to new fly fishers I am posting two articles this month.

One of the more mysterious aspects of fly-fishing to confront the new comer to the sport are leaders and tippets. There are seemingly endless choices of these items being offered and in different materials no less. How is one to know what is the correct one to use?

 

 

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July 11, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

Sumter County Library meets 2-4pm; Room 162

  • 7/11/2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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July 11, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

FLY TYING GROUP MEETS AT THE SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY - CORNER OF  CR-466A & POWELL RD IN WILDWOOD. 

The address is 7361 Powell Rd; Room 162, Wildwood, FL  34785

This is a monthly informal social gathering focused on those within Tri-County Fly Fishers that are fly tying enthusiasts of some level to meet up, learn, help one another, tie together, maybe do a monthly pattern swap, and on occasion maybe have a guest tier. Although this is not necessarily an instruction class, there will still be plenty of learning from each other. This is a meeting of the minds: an excuse to get out of the house, get behind the vise, have some fun and hang out and tie with fellow tiers.
If you’ve got an upcoming freshwater or saltwater trip and some patterns you want to crank out…great! If you’ve never even held a bobbin in your hand and want to sit and watch how it all goes down…awesome!

Larry Nazzaro, Fly Tying Coordinator

August 1, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

Sumter County Library meets 2-4pm; Room 162

  • 8/1/2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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August 1, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

FLY TYING GROUP MEETS AT THE SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY - CORNER OF  CR-466A & POWELL RD IN WILDWOOD. 

The address is 7361 Powell Rd; Room 162, Wildwood, FL  34785

This is a monthly informal social gathering focused on those within Tri-County Fly Fishers that are fly tying enthusiasts of some level to meet up, learn, help one another, tie together, maybe do a monthly pattern swap, and on occasion maybe have a guest tier. Although this is not necessarily an instruction class, there will still be plenty of learning from each other. This is a meeting of the minds: an excuse to get out of the house, get behind the vise, have some fun and hang out and tie with fellow tiers.
If you’ve got an upcoming freshwater or saltwater trip and some patterns you want to crank out…great! If you’ve never even held a bobbin in your hand and want to sit and watch how it all goes down…awesome!

Larry Nazzaro, Fly Tying Coordinator

September 21, 2022... Evening Presentation... “There Is More To A Pond Than Fish”

By Dan Daucheess

  • 9/21/2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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September 21, 2022... Evening Presentation... “There Is More To A Pond Than Fish”

Join TCFF Club member Dan Dauchess for his evening presentation entitled “There Is More To A Pond Than Fish”. Our September evening presentation at Grand Oaks should be a good one. Dan Duchess’ 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.