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.

September 22, 2015...Fishing Report from Stick Marsh/Farm 13 Reservoir

Frank Matousek and Joe Manjoine

  • 22 September 2015
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September 22, 2015...Fishing Report from Stick Marsh/Farm 13 Reservoir

Frank Matousek and Joe Manjoine went to Sebastian for a couple days.

Day two we are off to Stickmarsh Farm 13, about 20 miles away.

September Fly of the Month: A Weedless Nymph and use of Knot Sense

Submitted by Bob Heinbach

  • 22 September 2015
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September Fly of the Month: A Weedless Nymph and use of Knot Sense

A little late for September's fly but, I wanted to show people the many uses of Knot Sense or Solar EZ.

These are UV activated eposy resins that work in many ways.
 

October, 2015... My 2 Cents: On Fishing Behind Someone or Stimulating Fish To Bite

Submitted by Bob Heinbach

  • 29 September 2015
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October, 2015... My 2 Cents: On Fishing Behind Someone or Stimulating Fish To Bite

My 2 Cents….on fishing behind someone or stimulating fish to bite. These are 6 things I noticed that may help when fishing gets slow.

Jon Cave's Performance Fly Fishing One Day Workshop Information

Class Date to be Determined

  • 30 September 2015
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Jon Cave's Performance Fly Fishing One Day Workshop Information

This is the information on Jon Cave's one day workshop. We have 8 people who are interested so far.

Bob Heinbach, Larry Nazzaro, Chris Lyndrup, Bob Levin, Rich Rasmussen, Tom Green, John Stahl, Felis Nieves and Bill Johnson

We will discuss it further at the next meeting but, if you are interested please contact Bob Heinbach raheinbach@gmail.com . We will be picking dates to go and setting up as groups of 4 if we have enough people. The dates will be after October 25th.

October, 2015..."Giants in Our Sport"... Joe Brooks

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Brooks_(fly_fisherman/writer)

  • 1 October 2015
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October, 2015..."Giants in Our Sport"... Joe Brooks

I thought it might be fun to begin a new blog entry each month entitled “Giants in our Sport”. Each month I will highlight a person who has contributed to the sport of fly fishing or fly tying in some way. I hope you find it interesting.

For the month of October the person is Joe Brooks, known as “The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”. If you are an avid fly fisherman and under the age of 50, chances are you have never heard of Joe Brooks, but you owe him a debt of gratitude. Click below to read more.

October 13-15, 2015... Venice, La Redfish Trip Report

Submitted by Michael Benrud

  • 13 October 2015
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October 13-15, 2015... Venice, La Redfish Trip Report

TCFF Club members, Michael Winter, Chris Lyndrup, Steve Lusen and Michael Benrud ventured to Venice, Louisiana area to fly fish for red fish on guided flats boats.  Before Venice and while in the area, they fished with a friend recommended to them, Ralph Use, who has a camp in the Louisiana bayous, at which they could bait fish for big drum and red fish. Because the first 2 days were bait fishing, it was not included in this report. Click below to read about our fly fishing adventure in Venice.

Tribute to TCFF Member Pete Smith

  • 17 October 2015
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Tribute to TCFF Member Pete Smith

To TCFF Club Members:

I wanted to let you all know that longtime Club member Pete Smith died this past weekend, October 17, 2015. Pete was a friend and a just a really good guy. As a Club member, he would readily volunteer to help as needed when time permitted. We will all miss him greatly. Below is a email Bob & I received from his daughter. She asked that we share this with the Club...Larry

 

Tri County Flyfishers-

It is with great sadness that I write this, but I'm thankful for the friendships my Dad developed within your group.  He cared for all of you and loved being a part of your Club.

Pete was in Colorado visiting his son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. He spent the entire day on Friday fishing with them.  They caught 8 trout.  He was having trouble breathing all day but ignored it because he just attributed his struggle to his asthma and high elevation. When the family returned home, Pete continued having some difficulty breathing so he was taken to the hospital. He went into cardiac arrest.  He died quickly, so he was in no pain.

His wishes were to be cremated, so those arrangements are being taken care of in CO.  Once his ashes are prepared, Marcia (his wife) will go to NY to have a memorial service and celebration of life reception.  She will then return to Florida with the ashes.
 
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.  My mom's ( Marcia Smith ) number is 631-603-8773 or you can reach me at 631-384-3062.
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Bernor ( Pete's daughter)

October 21, 2015... Steve Gibson with "Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing" UPDATED WITH PICTURES OF NEW AND OLD MEMBERS AND NAMES!

Fly Fishing for Snook in the Surf

  • 21 October 2015
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October 21, 2015... Steve Gibson with "Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing" UPDATED WITH PICTURES OF NEW AND OLD MEMBERS AND NAMES!

Join us for an evening presentation with Steve Gibson of Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing, one of the most experienced anglers in southwest Florida. Gibson has been fishing for 45 years and nearly 35 of those years in Florida. His presentation will be about Fly Fishing for Snook in the Surf.

 A professional outdoor writer and photographer,...

November Fly of the Month:...Gibby's DT Variation Snook Fly

http://gibbysfishingblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/good-fly-is-easy-to-tie-and-catches.html

  • 26 October 2015
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November Fly of the Month:...Gibby's DT Variation Snook Fly

Our October speaker was Steve Gibson from Southern Drawl Kayak Fishing. Steve demonstrated his DT Special Variation to the group so I thought I would post it for all to see. Per Steve:

"What I’ve discovered is that you really don’t want to give the snook (or any fish) time to study your fly. Let them see it, then try to get it away from them. When sight-fishing snook in the surf, I’ll strip the fly in front of the fish. When the snook turns to follow, I’ll speed up the retrieve to trigger the strike. This is where most anglers slow their retrieve."


"Big mistake. Try to get that fly away from the snook. If the fish wants it, you can’t strip too fast."

"I’ve spent the last 30 years sight-fishing snook in the surf and I’ve learned a thing or two. Your success is directly correlated to your ability to see the fish. If you can see them, you’ve got a chance to catch them.
I’ve tweaked the fly over the years to fit my needs, adding eyes, a touch of red and epoxying the head. My version is called Gibby’s D.T. Variation. I did not design or invent the original D.T. Special. I take no credit for that. My D.T. Variation is a little tougher and lasts a little longer than the original D.T. Both are effective flies for sight-fishing snook in the surf. Best of all, they take little time to tie."

November, 2015..."Giants in our Sport"...Carrie G. Stevens

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_G._Stevens

  • 28 October 2015
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November, 2015..."Giants in our Sport"...Carrie G. Stevens

For the month of November, Carrie Gertrude Stevens is featured as a "Giant in our Sport".

Carrie G. Stevens (1882-1970) was an American fly fisher and fly lure tier from Madison and Upper Dam, Maine, and the creator of Rangeley Favorite trout and salmon flies. Self-taught in the art of fly tying, (Click below to read more)

 

 

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