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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.

TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES

Submitted by the TCFF Board of Directors

  • 28 February 2015
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TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES

TCFF PROMOTES SAFE FISHING PRACTICES BY ALL OF OUR MEMBERS

This has been a topic of conversation in the Club this past year. We even had a presentation by Bob Colescott about boater safety.  The Board wants to make it perfectly clear that we, as a Club, DO NOT condone fishing alone, especially from any type of watercraft.

Fishing by yourself at Summerhill or Bonita Pond is one thing. There are lots of reasons not to venture out on your own in any type of watercraft be it a boat, raft, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or float tube. One can argue the point that’s its safe.

Sure it’s safe alone…

  • Until you have a medical emergency.  If you have a medical problem, it is always good to have a buddy there to help you out.
  • Until you are injured. Injuries, while rare, can occur and be life threatening on the water.
  • Until your leg gets wrapped up in your rod leash or anchor rope when you flip and you can't get it freed by yourself.
  • Until you are flipped from your kayak, and all 85 lbs. of it hits you on the head and knocks you out cold.
  • Until you slip on the algae at the boat ramp and smack your head or throw out your back.
  • Until you lose your paddle.
  • Until the fog rolls in and visibility drops to 3 feet or a rain storm descends on you in an instant.
  • Until the wind changes direction and starts blowing offshore.
  • Until an alligator grabs you by the foot and drags you under.

Get the point? At the end of the day, you are responsible for your own safety. We want you to be safe on the water at all times.

Thank you.

TCFF Board of Directors

 

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