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.

January 2, 2016...My 2 Cents: Think Pink!

  • 2 January 2016
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January 2, 2016...My 2 Cents: Think Pink!

January 2016 My Two Cents: My New Years Resolution is to always think Pink!

January 5, 2016...TCFF Fly Tying Group- UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

The Villages Sumter County Service Center

  • 5 January 2016
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January 5, 2016...TCFF Fly Tying Group- UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

Come tie your favorite fly, show off your latest creations...

Learn and share new fly tying techniques...

February 18, 2016... Club Freshwater Trip to the Upper St John's River for Shad

C.S. Lee Park- Geneva, FL

  • 6 January 2016
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February 18, 2016... Club Freshwater Trip to the Upper St John's River for Shad

 The spawning runs of the anadromous American and Hickory shad will commence during this quarter with fish migrating into the upper St. Johns River as far south as Melbourne.  The river sections from SR46 to SR528 continues to be the more productive region to target these fish.  Shad anglers typically launch at SR46 (C.S. Lee Park and Hatbill Park) or SR50....more information to follow

February 11, 2016... Club Saltwater Trip to Kings Bay- REPORT & PHOTOS

Crystal River, FL

  • 6 January 2016
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February 11, 2016... Club Saltwater Trip to Kings Bay- REPORT & PHOTOS

As far as I can tell, only 3 Club members showed up for the Kings Bay outing; Jim Bellinghieri, Jim Lovegrove and Larry Nazzaro. We arrived at The Plantation boat ramp around 8:30am and were on the water by 9:00am. There was a group headed up by Doug who went over to the St Johns River for shad today as well.

A little about the facility at The Plantation. As I said we arrived around 8:30am and walked over to the Adventure Center Dive Shop and paid our launch fee of $5.00 each. Parking in the lot with a trailer is free and there is plenty of parking. We backed down the ramp and unloaded our kayaks and loaded up our gear. We never felt rushed to get off the ramp which is nice. The staff seemed nice and answered any questions we had. The restroom facilities are great also! If anyone is interested, kayak rentals are available and are as follows: 1-2 hours- $20.00; 2-4 hours $40.00 and 4-8 hours is $50.00.

So, after we loaded up and set up our kayaks we paddled up river towards Pete’s Pier in the Bay. Once we reached our desired location, I dropped anchor and tied on a White & Red Clouser Deep Minnow and began searching for fish. It wasn’t long before I had several hits, 3-4 feet below the surface. I hooked up with a nice Ladyfish measuring out at 21”-22” inches. Jim B. hooked up shortly thereafter and it was game on. From then on we had pretty steady action for several hours. The flies we used were mostly Red/White Clouser Minnows, size 4 although Jim B. caught a few fish on a Chartreuse Clouser as well. We tried Pink/White also but the fish were not interested. All of our fish caught were Ladyfish in the 20”-22” range and we managed to land 26 or 27 fish total on the day…and 1 pesky pelican. Jim B. broke off a Chartreuse Clouser just under his wing after he dove for one of his Ladyfish. We were off the water around 2:00pm and headed for home.

January 6, 2016..Monthly Business Meeting Recap with Pictures and names!

Pennbrooke Fairways Grill

  • 6 January 2016
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January 6, 2016..Monthly Business Meeting Recap with Pictures and names!

MEETING RECAP:

After a hearty breakfast, the meeting began at 8:45 am with Larry recognizing any new members and guests. We had 2 new members present and each person gave us a brief introduction about themselves.

Secretary, Joe Manjoine, read the minutes from our last meeting and the minutes were approved. Chris Lyndrup, gave the treasurers report and Jim B. reported on our current membership which stands at 85 total members with 36 paid up for 2016. As previously noted, members may begin paying their 2016 membership dues and that all monies should be collected by the March 2, 2016 business meeting. Any member not paid in full will be dropped form the roster and access to the “members only” section of the website will be denied.

Larry outlined the upcoming evening programs and reported that the trip coordinators would be meeting that afternoon to outline the upcoming Fresh & Salt Water Fishing & Field Trips. Preliiminary information and registration can be found on the website blog and will be update in the next day or so.

Upcoming Programs

  • January 20 – Winterfest Holiday dinner to be catered by Oakwood Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

  • February 17 – Louisiana trip presentation by Mike Benrud & company

  • March 16 – open

  • April 20 - open

  • Club Outreach

  • February 27th & 28th, 2016... The Villages 15th Annual Outdoor Expo, La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center, The Villages
    • Sent in our application
  • March 19 ''Dad’s for Boy’s Ranch mentoring 

Upcoming Events               

  • January 13 - TCFF Fly Casters Group at Venetian Gardens, Leesburg…Bob
  • January 13 – FWC Snook Symposium…The last day to register for the Jan.13 Snook Symposium in Orlando is Jan. 6. Anyone interested in attending must register at MyFWC.com/Snook2016. The day-long discussio

February, 2016..."Giants in our Sport"... Dave & Emily Whitlock

reprinted from : http://davewhitlock.com/

  • 1 February 2016
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February, 2016..."Giants in our Sport"... Dave & Emily Whitlock

For the month of February, Dave and Emily Whitlock are featured as "Giants in our Sport". Dave and Emily combined their talents in 1991 and have lectured, instructed and fished together around the U.S. and abroad. A unique fly-fishing team, they are devoted to the world of fly fishing and conservation, both professionally and personally.

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January 29-31, 2016...Recap of The Fly Fishing Show, Somerset, NJ

Submitted by Larry Nazzaro

  • 2 February 2016
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January 29-31, 2016...Recap of The Fly Fishing Show, Somerset, NJ

The weekend of January 29-31 was The Fly Fishing Show at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ. I went up with Club members Blaine Richardson, Joe Manjoine and Frank Matousek. We left Orlando at 2:30pm on Thursday and arrived in Newark, NJ around 4:30pm. Our driver took us...

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February 3, 2016...Monthly Business Meeting RECAP WITH PICS AND NAMES!

  • 3 February 2016
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February 3, 2016...Monthly Business Meeting RECAP  WITH PICS AND NAMES!

MEETING RECAP:

After a hearty breakfast, the meeting began at 9:00 am with Larry recognizing any new members and guests. We had 2 new members present and each person gave us a brief introduction about themselves. For more either click on the Title, the picture to the left or the READ MORE tab. When you open this article, click on individual pictures at the bottom for members names!

 

February 17, 2016...Evening Presentation with Steve Lusen & Co. "Fly Fishing Venice, LA." ...UPDATED WITH PICS

Wildwood Community Center

  • 17 February 2016
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February 17, 2016...Evening Presentation with Steve Lusen & Co. "Fly Fishing Venice, LA." ...UPDATED WITH PICS

 Slide show presented by Mike Benrud, Mike Winter, Chris Lyndrup & Steve Lusen.They spoke about their recent trip to Loiusiana for giant redfish. Some pictures and 2 part article Michael Benrud wrote for his hometown newspaper. Also pictures taken at the meeting with names to match!

March 7, 2016...Beginning Fly Tying Class

The Villages Lifelong Learning College

  • 17 February 2016
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March 7, 2016...Beginning Fly Tying Class

If you've ever wanted to learn how to tie flies for that favorite trout stream, lake or ocean flat, this class is for you. The class is offered through The Villages Lifelong Learning College and is taught by TCFF member and pro tyer's Jack Neely and Larry Nazzaro. This is a 6 week class from March 7 through April 11. The cost is $52 for Villages residents and $57 for non-residents and is held in room 154 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm each Monday at The Villages Lifelong Learning College, 275 Buffalo Trail, The Villages.

Please bring a 3-ring binder to class. This class will include fly tying for fresh and salt water, basic entomology and a session at the lake to touch up on fly-casting. Participants will need to bring a vise, bobbin and a pair of embroidery scissors to class, if they have them. If not, those items will be provided for a few classes.

To register, please call 352/753-3035.  For more information on the class itself, please call Jack at 352/245-4492 or 352/207-6508.

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