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.

November, 2019...”Kayak Korner”

By Larry Nazzaro

  • 23 November 2019
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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November, 2019...”Kayak Korner”

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 "Kayak 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. I'd like to get your feedback on this if possible.

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

Larry Nazzaro

  • 2 December 2019
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 82
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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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Hurricane Tarpon 14 Sit on Top Kayak

  • 5 December 2019
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Hurricane Tarpon 14 Sit on Top Kayak

THE PHOTO SHOWN IS FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES AND NOT THE KAYAK  FOR SALE

Hurricane Tarpon 14 Sit on Top Kayak- this kayak when new retailed for $1059

selling for $600

length 14 feet

width 28 inches

weight 68 pounds

hull material polyurethane

has storage hatch

one owner and is 12 years old but is in great shape

comes with a kayak paddle & wooded truck hauling rack

COME TRY IT OUT ON MY 7 ACRE POND BEHIND MY HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE OF TALL TREES

Call Dave Rirdan @ 352/430-0328

Eskimo 17 Kevlar Kayak with Outrigger, Batwing & Spinnaker sails - $5000

  • 27 January 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Eskimo 17 Kevlar Kayak with Outrigger, Batwing & Spinnaker sails - $5000

Versatile Eskimo 17 Kevlar Kayak with Outrigger AND 24 sq.ft. reefable Batwing AND Spinnaker Sails PLUS SO much more in accessories! Separately $5,000 - but BUY "His and Hers" to become Catamaran capable PLUS get the trampoline, moveable storage rack, and car racks! The recreational possibilities are endless! Fish! Sail! Bird watching! Float rivers, lakes, and coastline! Interior storage allows you to take all the gear you need for great camping trips on the Suwannee, Peace or Ocklawaha Rivers! You can do it all in from these kayaks! You can tell how well-cared for the kayaks and equipment are by the vibrant colors of the decking and sails! Coolers on trampoline not included ☺
CONTACT: Barbara or Clair Ramsey ramsey@alaska.net

February, 2020... Kayaking Korner...The Best Safety Gear for Your Kayak

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 29 January 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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February, 2020... Kayaking Korner...The Best Safety Gear for Your Kayak

The Best Safety Gear for Your Kayak

Kayak fishing is surprisingly safe, and it can be even safer with the correct safety gear. Hopefully, you will never need any of the following items, but you’ll never regret bringing them on every trip. Pack a five-liter dry bag with a safety kit and keep it on the boat. Better yet, carry these items in the life vest in the event you are separated from the kayak.

Knives and tools aren’t just for fishing. Keep a river knife clipped to the outside of the PFD. In an emergency, cut fishing line, anchor rope or rod leashes.

The blade is sharpened on one side and the thick metal and through-tang allow a river knife to double as a pry bar or hammer.

Lights and beacons help rescuers find you in low visibility. Look for a pocket-sized, waterproof strobe light to

March, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."How 6 Pros Are Catching Redfish on the Fly"

By Kayak Angler Staff

  • 2 March 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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March, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."How 6 Pros Are Catching Redfish on the Fly"

How 6 Pros Are Catching Redfish on the Fly

Feathers and fur to fool spot tails

Like peas and carrots or mac and cheese, red drum and fly fishing are perfect together. Redfish live in shallow water, making them an ideal target for sight fishing. Best of all, reds are ultra-aggressive, rarely passing up a meal.
Don’t be fooled, fly selection is crucial for the correct presentation. Each region has favorite bait for specific conditions.
Instead of dumping your life savings into the fly box, choose a few go-to patterns and include a couple variations. Redfish may not be picky but matching the local prey and correctly presenting the fly are the best way to attract the fish’s attention.

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April 2020...Kayaking Corner... 10 Easy Steps to Properly Catch-Photo-Release A Fish

Kayak Magazine

  • 3 April 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 49
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April 2020...Kayaking Corner... 10 Easy Steps to Properly Catch-Photo-Release A Fish

10 Easy Steps to Properly Catch-Photo-Release A Fish

Scientifically proven ways to make sure you don't harm the fish

 

 Anglers often brag about catch and release fishing. But watching a newbie handle fish makes me slap my forehead. Swing the fish into the boat, grab it by the lip, drop it on the deck, chase it around like a greased pig then hold for a photo and flip it back overboard, you might as well toss the poor thing in the cooler.

After years of research, conservationists have developed the best method to release a fish. Richard Abrams, a biological administrator in Florida, has been spreading the message through outreach and education. Follow these rules for a safe and effective release.

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Passing of a Fly Fishing Legend... Ed Shenk, January 17, 1927- April 10, 2020.

  • 24 April 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
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Passing of a Fly Fishing Legend... Ed Shenk, January 17, 1927- April 10, 2020.

Ed Shenk, a Pennsylvania icon and a man who left a lasting legacy on the sport of fly fishing passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020. He was 93 years old.

Almost all fly fishers have been impacted by Ed Shenk in some way, whether they know it or not. His home water was Letort Spring Run where he shared the water, and ideas, with other leading fly fishers of the day such as Vincent Marinaro and Charlie Fox.

He wrote 18 articles for Fly Fisherman magazine starting with “The Cress Bug” in the January 1972 issue. He was a great observer, and most significant contributions were transferring what he saw in nature to his fly-tying vise. He created and wrote about the Letort Hopper, Letort Cricket, Shenk Cress Bug, Shenk Sculpin, and Shenk White Minnow. And while many of these flies have since evolved into more complex variations with synthetic materials, Shenk and his peers laid the groundwork for how we imitate trout food sources both at the vise and in our on-the-water presentations. Stories like “Sculpinating Trout” (March 1985) started trends that we are still following today. The last story he wrote for Fly Fisherman was the obituary for his friend, fishing companion, and another legend of the sport. His story “Charles K. Fox; 1908-1997” was published in the July 1997 issue.

He wrote one book Fly Rod Trouting (Stackpole Books, 1989).

To read more, click on the link below:

https://www.flyfisherman.com/editorial/ed-shenk-influenced-us-all/375119

May, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."Why It Is Important To Practice Flipping Your Fishing Kayak"

reprinted from Kayak Angler

  • 2 May 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 37
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May, 2020...Kayaking Korner..."Why It Is Important To Practice Flipping Your Fishing Kayak"

Why  It Is Important To Practice Flipping Your Fishing Kayak

My eyes popped when I read 59 percent of Kayak Angler readers have never fallen out of their boats. I find this alarming for one simple reason. Every paddler needs to fall out of his boat. On purpose. More than once. It could save your life.

I guarantee Jens Rasmussen never cast from a kayak, but we can learn a lot from his research. A Danish professor of risk management, Rasmussen was hugely influential in industrial safety. He is best known for his introduction of risk...

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FOR SALE... Custom Fly Displays by Flatirons Timber

Larry Nazzaro

  • 3 May 2020
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 45
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FOR SALE... Custom Fly Displays by Flatirons Timber

So fly tyers... my son is a talented custom woodworker and made this fly display piece for my birthday! It is wonderful and I love it!! If any of you would like one they are VERY reasonably priced at pine display $20...hardwood $30 plus shipping. Show off your creations!

If you are interested, please let me know!

Larry

352-552-7968

Lmnazzaro@comcast.net

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