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.

President’s Message – June, 2022 by Russ Kucinski

President’s Message – June, 2022 by Russ Kucinski

President’s Message – June, 2022


Summer is upon us and we can expect hurricane warnings and afternoon thunderstorms. Bass fishing is perhaps best done with dawn patrols. In past years, I’ve found that when lake water gets to 86 degrees or hotter that Bass fishing really slows down. When this happens, it’s best to go after fish that like it hot. Saltwater Snook come to mind, as well as freshwater Tilapia. The club is going to setup pay-to-fish outings for Barramundi at Osceola Outdoor Adventures in June and August. These fish love it hot and take surface flies, run, and jump. Lots of fun.


The club will remain active throughout the summer with some key functions. I intend to keep writing the weekly Newsletter and Fishing Plan but will make it much shorter and focus on fishing. Also, I usually take a break during the summer for about a month, usually towards the end of summer.


We will continue to hold our monthly Fly Tying sessions the first Monday or Tuesday of each month. We changed the venue to the Sumter County Library located in the Pinellas Plaza to make it more accessible to most members. You don’t have to be a tyer to enjoy the banter. These are fun two-hour events with like-minded people.


Have a good summer and let me know how your fishing is doing, including up north and wherever, even the south of France.