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.

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

Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, FL

  • 1 January 2015
  • 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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TCFF Now Has a Facebook & Instgram Page

  • 2 January 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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TCFF Now Has a Facebook & Instgram Page

I'm not sure thast many of you know this but our Club has a Facebook Page and an Instagram page. For those of you that are computer savy, you can go on and post photos and comments if you so choose. Our Facebook page can be reached by simply logging on to Facebook and search Tri-County Fly Fishers

Our Instgram page can be reached by simply logging on to Instagram and searching #tricountyflyfishers

Additionally, Grand Oaks Resort's Facebook page can be reached by searching The Grand Oaks Resort and their Instgram page can be reached by simply logging on to Instagram and searching #grandoaksresort 

Tuckasegee River North Carolina Float Trip Raffles

Sylva, NC

  • 3 February 2015
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Tuckasegee River North Carolina Float Trip Raffles

Tuckasegee River North Carolina Float Trip Raffles

We will be raffling off 2 full-day guided fly fishing float trips (a $400.00 value & includes lunch & beverages) donated to the Club by Jason from Hookers Fly Shop out of Sylva, NC. Tickets are $5.00 each. We will begin selling the tickets September 4, 2019 and will draw the winners at the February 19, 2020 evening meeting. The winners will then contact Jason and book their dates in March - December.

The Tuckasegee, known as the “Tuck,” originates around Cashiers and runs through Sylva, Dillsboro and Bryson City on its way to Fontana Lake. The river is dotted with stone fishing weirs built by Native Americans; this practice may have preceded the Cherokee in the area. The weirs are most easily viewed when water levels are low.

A float trip on the Tuck is an exhilarating way to experience fly fishing in the Southern Appalachians. The river has areas that are as wide as many western rivers, offering plenty of room for back casting. The popular Delayed Harvest section is approximately five miles long and located between the small towns of Dillsboro and Sylvia North Carolina. It is heavily stocked by the state with brown, rainbow and brook trout.

NEW: FISHING LOCATIONS ADDED...TCFF Boat Buddy Group, Kayak Fishing Group, Bank Fishing Group, and Wade Fishing Group

Lake, Sumter,Marion & Citrus Counties

NEW: FISHING LOCATIONS ADDED...TCFF Boat Buddy Group, Kayak Fishing Group, Bank Fishing Group, and Wade Fishing Group

The following locations have been proven to catch fish. We've tried to divide the list between these groups. More will be added as we know more. Check them out! Also, For information on any of the above groups please look in Blog Archives on the right side of the blog page under Fishing Buddy Program.

January 2020 Presidents Message

by Bob Heinbach

January 2020 Presidents Message

First I want to wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I want to bring in the new year with a baby picture. He is big enough to be registered as a trophy catch weighing at 8 lbs even and 20” long.
This is Wendy and my first grand child. Mom and baby doing well. His real due date was 1/1/2020 Wendy and I are ecstatic …enough said.

As the new President of the TCFF I want to echo what our 3 term (6 yrs) out going president Larry Nazzaro said in his last Presidents message.  I know we often hear someone say we have many members but, only a few do all of the work. As you can see from Larry’s last presidents message that simply is not true with our club. We want to continue involving as many members as possible. Click the Read More Tab...

A Map Marking Where You Can Bank Fish in Our Tri-County Area

A Map Marking Where You Can Bank Fish in Our Tri-County Area

This map (NOT THE MAP ON THE LEFT) shows 34 ponds you can fish in The Villages, Florida. It also shows places you can bank fish outside The Villages.

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January, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."7 Tips for Fly Fishing from a Kayak"

Larry Nazzaro

  • 2 December 2019
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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January, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."7 Tips for Fly Fishing from a Kayak"

I realize that not everyone in the Club is a kayak fisherman. However, there are several of us that do kayak and fish. I thought it would be a good idea to post a monthly article that I am entitling "Kayaking Korner". Here, I will re-publish articles that I've read on kayak fishing that I think would be of interest to those of us who do kayak fish. You can expect to see kayak fishing tips and tricks, as well as kayak safety. You can read past articles in the archives under "Helpful Hints & Videos".

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February 11-13, 2020...Co-Op Outing to Alligator Alley with Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF)...LOGISTICS ATTACHED

Sunrise, FL

  • 2/11/2020 9:00 AM - 2/13/2020 12:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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February 11-13, 2020...Co-Op Outing to Alligator Alley with Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers (MCFF)...LOGISTICS ATTACHED
LOGISTICS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE GOING
PLEASE REGISTER SO WE CAN NOTIFY YOU WITH INFORMATION...
 
We are going to try a little something different for next year. I have been talking to John Weimer with MCFF about fishing for exotics in South Florida. This will be a kayak/small boat trip (sorry, no bank fishing as the location suggests the presence of alligators)...
 

February 22nd & 23rd, 2020...The Villages 19th Annual Outdoor Expo

LaHacienda Recreation Center

  • 2/22/2020 9:00 AM - 2/23/2020 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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February 22nd & 23rd, 2020...The Villages 19th Annual Outdoor Expo

Our annual participation at The Villages Outdoor Expo. We need volunteer tyers and casters for Saturday and Sunday. Please send me an email if you are interested in volunteering.

Larry Nazzaro

Lmnazzaro@comcast.net

March 3rd- 7th, 2020... Fly Fishing Travel Destination to Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge, GA

  • 3/3/2020 8:00 AM - 3/7/2020 5:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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March 3rd- 7th, 2020... Fly Fishing Travel Destination to Blue Ridge, GA

THIS TRIP IS FULL

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP, PLEASE CONTACT RON SCHAUSTER @ 401/527-3241 RSCHUSS@GMAIL.COM

Cohutta Fishing Co.   Blue Ridge,GA.   March 3-7.   $970.00 person.    1/2 day guided float trip, 2 full guided wading days.   Lodging on private stream.   No meals or guide tips included.

Georgia's Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia! According to Georgia Outdoor News, the Toccoa River is one of the region's rivers that hold the characteristics required for anglers to find excellent fishing for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout as well as the occasional Brook Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Serious trout fishermen know that there is serious trout fishing in Fannin County not only in the Toccoa, but in Rock Creek, Cooper Creek and Noontootla Creek.

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