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.

May 13, 2015--Tarpon fishing report and a lesson learned the hard way

  • 13 May 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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May 13, 2015--Tarpon fishing report and a lesson learned the hard way

Tarpon fishing report and a lesson learned the hard way.

I have been fly fishing with my brother in law for over 20 years.  Most of the first 15 years he tied all the flies...

Lessons Learned by Ed Rapisardi...June, 2015

  • 1 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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Lessons Learned by Ed Rapisardi...June, 2015

Lee Warrick had a question for Ed:

 

Ed, I know you enjoy fishing north Georgia, How about the Toccoa, Soque and Chatahoochee rivers for trout? Since these rivers are closer to our home base, wouldn't they be worth investigating?

 

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June Fly of the Month: The Gartside Gurgler

photo and tying credits: JackGartside.com

  • 1 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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June Fly of the Month: The Gartside Gurgler

This is a great top-water fly for bass or seatrout.

The Gartside Gurgler can be tied in both large and small sizes and on either fresh water or salt water hooks and in a variety of colors to suit conditions. In addition to the white Gurgler described below, I also tie some of my Gurglers in yellow and in black. I don't believe the fish pay much attention to the different colors, but I find that under certain light conditions it's easier for me to see yellow or black and this often makes a big difference when I'm tracking the fly.

June 2015 Presidents Message

  • 1 June 2015
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June 2015 Presidents Message

Welcome to all members who have chosen to be part of the Tri -County Fly Fishers Club. I think you would all agree that summer is upon us, albeit early. I hope you all are finding innovative ways to keep cool. For me, I try and head out to Colorado for the cool mountain air or, at the very least, head to the ocean on either of our coasts to enjoy the on-shore breeze. Of course, I always get some fishing in when I do so.  If all else fails, there is always my...

 

June 6, 2015...Fishing Report from Pittsburg, NH

Submitted by Jim Bellinghieri

  • 7 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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June 6, 2015...Fishing Report from Pittsburg, NH

TCFF Club membership chairman, Jim Bellinghieri headed north to Pittsburg, New Hampshire May 24th to fish the Connecticut and Androscoggin rivers.  Pittsburg is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire. It is the northernmost town in New Hampshire and the largest town by area in the state – and in New England as well – more than twice the size of the next largest town, Lincoln. Pittsburg shares an international border with Qu├ębec province, Canada to its west and north, and borders the states of Maine (to the east) and Vermont (a very small portion to the southwest).

Prided as both the largest river in New England and the longest river designated under the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program, the Connecticut River begins at the outlet of Fourth Connecticut Lake in the Town of Pittsburg, New Hampshire. It spans 255 miles, flowing along 26 New Hampshire communities and 27 communities in Vermont before entering Massachusetts where it continues its course towards Long Island Sound.

He took a float trip down the Androscoggin where he caught rainbows and brook trout. Jim included some pics of his stream side lunch. He said his guide knows how to treat hungry fishermen. The Androscoggin River is a popular fishing destination for anglers seeking brook, rainbow and brown trout, as well as landlocked salmon and smallmouth bass. The upper reaches near Errol, New Hampshire, are popular with local and visiting fly fishermen for the chance to catch landlocked salmon from a drift boat. Although the upper reaches contain some bass, the river warms as it flows into Maine, and smallmouth bass are the chief quarry in its lower reaches.

He also fished some of the small trout ponds. Fishing was good but the weather was BAD temps in the 40’s and rain every day. Caught many rainbows, brookies and some land locked salmon. The flies of the week were olive marabou streamers, golden demons and yellow hornburgs all size 8.

 

June 17 & 20, 2015...San Juan River, NM Fishing Report

Submitted by Larry Nazzaro

  • 26 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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June 17 & 20, 2015...San Juan River, NM Fishing Report

My wife and I traveled over to Durango, CO for the Four Corners Business Expo June 13-20, 2015. When not entertaining clients, I had the opportunity to float and fish the San Juan River Quality Waters for a half day on 2 occasions. I booked my trips with Abe’s Fly Shop in Navajo Dam, NM...

June 26, 2015...Fishing Report...on Turtle Lake in Minnesota

Submitted by Davey Ferris

  • 27 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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June 26, 2015...Fishing Report...on Turtle Lake in Minnesota

I usually read the paper with coffee watching the water now and then here in Shoreview, MN mornings. When there is action down at the shore...

July Fly of the Month: The Mighty Mouse by Ed Rapisardi

  • 27 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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July Fly of the Month: The Mighty Mouse by Ed Rapisardi

This is a top water fly Ed has tied and sent to his friends up in Georga and the Carolinas to use on bass and trout. After using them, they wanted him to tie a supply for their shop!!

Lessons Learned by Ed Rapisardi...July, 2015

  • 27 June 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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Lessons Learned by Ed Rapisardi...July, 2015

Ed,

If you did not get a question for next month, how about this one.  I have a few rods that I use for saltwater fishing and even being meticulous about washing them after each time that I used them in salt, I still have one that now has most of the guides rusted and some guides broken. What can I do to prevent this in the future??

Also, what to do if the sections won't come apart due to salt drying?

 

July 8th, 2015...Fishing Report from NW Oregon

Submitted by Barry Kent

  • 8 July 2015
  • Author: Super Account
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July 8th, 2015...Fishing Report from NW Oregon

I HAVE LANDED IN FLY FISHING HEAVEN!

- Barry Kent

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