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.

March 2016 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1606
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March 2016 Presidents Message

Welcome to our Tri-County Fly Fishers website. February proved to be a very busy month for the Club and March isn’t much different. I am pleased to report that as of our deadline for dues renewal, our membership for 2016 continues to be strong. Currently, including our life, honorary and over 85 members we are 70 strong! Our 2016 membership dropped by approximately 15 so not too bad considering and that is exciting! Thank you!

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The Story Behind Florida's Coastal Water Polution

Introduction reprinted from the Huffington Post...web link cited below

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1044
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The Story Behind Florida's Coastal Water Polution

"RED ALERT"

I HOPE YOU ARE AS DISGUSTED BY THIS AS I AM!

Guys...we touched on this in last Wednesdays business meeting and several of you were concerned with the dumping of toxic waste from Lake Okeechobee into our waterways. This has actually been going on for years but has come to a head over the past couple of months. This is serious and the dumping and resulting polution of both coasts is putting a lot of people who depend on fishing and tourism to make a living, out of business, not to mention killing off habitat, fish and wildlife.  I came across an article that pretty much explains what is going on and where it stems from. The article is entitled "When Charity That Begins at Home, Wrecks the Home: US Sugar Corporation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation'' published 02/29/2016.

 Here  is an excerpt and to read the entire story, please visit:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-farago/when-charity-that-begins_b_9341662.html

"The vast toilet in Florida called Lake Okeechobee is overflowing. The lake is the largest in Florida and also defines the political geography of one of the nation's most politically influential states. Historic January rainfall elevated lake water levels a foot above the safety zone in the middle of winter, the season the lake is normally allowed to dry down in anticipation of coming rains. Because of concentrated drainage basins upstream and downstream, too, where sugarcane is grown, a foot of rainfall translates to a four-foot rise in lake levels. After unprecedented winter rainfall and to relieve pressure on the aging dike, the state and the US Army Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates of hell on downstream communities. Beginning in late January, more than 60,000 gallons per second of filthy water began spewing towards billions of dollars of downstream real estate and tourism-dependent businesses on both Florida coasts."

Kayak Angler

A great resource for our new kayaking and boating members

  • 15 April 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1305
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Kayak Angler

For every hobby or pastime there are any number of magazines on the newsstand. The kayak fishing members of our club are no exception. We have Kayak Angler.

May 2016 Presidents Message

By Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 May 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1837
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May 2016 Presidents Message

Welcome to our Tri-County Fly Fishers website. I think it’s safe to say, while not official, summer weather is upon us. While it’s been hot and somewhat steamy here, I just returned from a short trip to Colorado where it was 33 degrees and dumping up to 2 feet of snow in the high country! With this hot weather comes the annual migration north of...

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June 2016 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 June 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1251
  • 1 Comments
June 2016 Presidents Message

Welcome to our Tri-County Fly Fishers website. This month, I thought I would take a few minutes and recap the Club’s first 6 months of the year. I like to do this for a couple of reasons. First, it gives recently joined members the opportunity to see what we’ve been up too and to get excited for what’s to come. Second, it gives the public some insight as to what our Club is all about and to possibly get involved. (click the "read more" tab to continue)

September 2016 Presidents Message

  • 1 September 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 1130
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September 2016 Presidents Message

Welcome back!  I sure am glad summer is winding down and it will be nice getting this sweltering heat behind us with cooler fishing days upon us soon!  It will be nice getting back into a somewhat normal Club schedule as well.   After a brief ...

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October 2016 Presidents Message

  • 1 October 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 958
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October 2016 Presidents Message

Welcome back!  Can someone please tell me where the year went? It seems like just a couple of months ago we were planning the Club events and outings for the 2016.  And so it begins again. The board is already meeting to strategize and begin planning for 2017 activities, events and trips. So, we’re back at it again in full swing. Stay tuned.

My wife and I just returned from a 16 day vacation in Tuscany, Italy in which...

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December 2016 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 December 2016
  • Author: Super Account
  • Number of views: 769
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December 2016 Presidents Message

 

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holiday’s! Welcome and thanks to all members who have chosen to be part of the Tri -County Fly Fishers Club.  It was an honor to serve as your President for a second term. Thank you.  As I’ve said in the past, I am surrounded by a great Board of Directors and coordinators that are all very passionate about our sport and our Club and I’d like to take this opportunity to personally say “thank you” for all their hard work again this year.

I always like to take the time at the end of the year to reflect on the successes of the Club. Our focus this year was not...

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April 2017 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 April 2017
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 990
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April 2017 Presidents Message

Welcome. I’d like to begin this month with personally thanking Bob Levin for putting on a terrific TCFF Picnic at Wooten Park in Tavares late last month. While I could not attend the event, I’ve spoken to several Board members and each one had high praise for the event. It went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. I would also like to thank those involved in helping Bob as well. He couldn’t do it without ...

 

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May/June 2017 Presidents Message

by Larry Nazzaro

  • 1 May 2017
  • Author: Larry Nazzaro
  • Number of views: 1534
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May/June 2017 Presidents Message

Welcome. Well, it didn’t take long for the weather to heat up around here. It’s May and it feels like summer is upon us already! With the heat comes the exodus of our “snowbird” members heading back from whence they came. We are seeing the effects of this exodus at our meetings with probably half the expected attendees on hand. Having said that, this is a quick reminder that the monthly morning breakfast meetings and evening presentations will be suspended during June, July and August. The regularly scheduled breakfast meetings (1st Wednesday of the month) will be replaced during these months with our leisurely “Bass n’ Breakfast” outings over at Grand Oaks Resort and will resume again at Pennbrooke Fairways on the 6th of September. The evening presentations will be suspended altogether during these months and will begin again on September 20th. I’m working on contacting a quality speaker for that date...

 

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