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.

Feb. 23rd Ed Rapisardi Fly Casting Tournament Results are in.

Feb. 23rd Ed Rapisardi Fly Casting Tournament   Results are in.

The results are in and the winner is Felix Nieves. See pictures below.

Report to follow.

Feb. 25th and 26th The Villages Outdoor Expo. Pictures

Feb. 25th and 26th The Villages Outdoor Expo. Pictures

Update and photos from the Expo

March 23, 2022 Club Spring Picnic was a success! Picture Proof

March 23, 2022 Club Spring Picnic was a success! Picture Proof

Tri-County Fly Fishers 2022 Picnic

 

The club picnic was held at Grand Oaks Resort on March 23 and what a Grand Event it was. The white Chapel is a stunning venue and the view was more than worth the cost of attendance. Some 70 members, family and spouses were in attendance. Barry Palmer orchestrated the picnic and had some 18 volunteers doing everything from grilling to fly casting to serving and clean-up. These sorts of events don’t just fall from the sky, they are planned and executed. Thank you to all who volunteered! You are the spine of the club. We feasted on teriyaki chicken, BBQ ribs, no less than five types of baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, and cakes in the Chapel to the east of the ponds. We started with the  Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and a prayer and tucked into the food. We had numerous activities and competitions during and after the feast. My wife, Joy, won the baked bean contest and is now in possession of a handsome trophy made by Steve Lusen. All I can say to the other competitors is “Told you,” LOL. Stuart Lane won the Davey Ferris Fly Tying competition and currently holds the exquisite ceramic Stanely Cup–like trophy for the year. Michael Benrud won the golf chipping contest and Barbara Ramsey was runner up. Casual fly casting on the grass was not a competition but rather an example of what the club’s fly casting competition is like. Larry ran the raffles and many prizes were awarded. The Jon Cave fly casting lesson was won by Jim Charewicz who just finished a 3 day class with Jon. The gift certificate to Orlando Outfitters was won by Ruthie Palmer who allegedly gave it to Barry. New member, Tony Velazquez, was the big winner in the 50/50 raffle. It took a while to run through all the prizes. Everyone had a good time and I’m already looking forward to next year’s picnic!

Russ

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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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Member Fishing Reports for May, 2022

  • 1 May 2022
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Member Fishing Reports for May, 2022

 

These will be brief fishing reports from members added daily to this article for the entire month. SEND REPORTS TO  ROBERT  HEINBACH   raheinbach@gmail.com OR LARRY. NAZZARO lmnazzaro@comcast.net Remember, to open either click on the Title, the READ MORE tab, or if there is a picture to the left click on it and the article will open to more information and pictures and comment section. Click on individual pictures for even more comments. Remember we need your reports! When you send pictures please send something to explain them! ie. when, where, who, and what. Just give me something with the pictures.  Thank you.

REMEMBER: If you click on the orange FISHING REPORT tab, you also get all previous reports.

These Monthly Fishing Reports were started over 5 years ago Feb 2016! Check our archives for all of them:)

Click on the READ MORE to see this months reports.

September 12, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

Sumter County Library meets 2-4pm; Room 162

  • 9/12/2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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September 12, 2022...TCFF Fly Tying Group

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. 

 Come and join us. Make sure to BYO tools, materials, snacks, drink (no alcoholic beverages please). Equipment and materials will not be provided but we may be able to accommodate a few items and vices if necessary.
Hope to see you there!

Larry Nazzaro, Fly Tying Coordinator

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