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A St. Louis, Missouri based fly-fishing and conservation organization affiliated with the Federation of Fly Fishers whose primary objectives is to improve fisheries and promote the sport of fly fishing. Ozark Fly Fishers, Inc. was a 2005 winner of the coveted McKenzie Cup presented yearly by the Federation of Fly Fishers to the outstanding club in the nation.
Ozark Fly Fishers, Inc. meet at 7:00 PM. on the fourth
Thursday of each
month at the Queeny Park Rec Center
(unless noted differently - see Calendar of OFF Events).
A 501(c)3 not-for profit corporation.
The Tenkara Cast . . .
Hope everyone had a great Holiday season. As I write this, we are in our 15th day of below freezing temps. They say it’s a 35 year record,” O’Boy”, we sure are lucky to be going through global warming. If you get a chance to fish, it can be great time to get out of the house and be one with the weather. Winter time is can be outstanding if you don’t mind the cold, snow and ice. If you do go out, just make sure you dress for the weather. The type of material your clothes are made out of and how you dress can make all the difference in comfort or death. Don’t mess with low temperatures when fishing, you could get wet and in instant trouble. Losing a toe, finger or a patch of skin could slow you down on your next trip. Once you frost bite a finger it will get cold at 50 degrees. Next time you see me ask me how I know. The FYAO trip is coming up in Feb and can be one of these cold trips. Couple years back, Mike Swederska and myself were the only ones out fishing at mid-afternoon. Other years we fished in short sleeves, you never know year from year. It is always a good time with friends and great food. Come join us for an easy going weekend at Montauk Springs.
Do not miss the banquet! The items Jerry Kniepman has for the
auctions, both live and silent, are outstanding!
There will be several rods this year along with many other items including an amazing supply of flies. This one is not to be missed!
If you have not seen the list of items that will be available email me and I will be sure you get a copy. These auctions are our club’s main income source so please bid often and bid high.
February 24th is our all-day meeting with Jason Randall. This is another do not miss event. Jason is probably the top name currently speaking on fly fishing. He has many books and they will be available to purchase at the meeting. In fact, Jason has agreed to donate part of the sale of each book to our club. Save the date! Meeting will be held at a new location this year where we will be able to cast indoors. See you there!
• March we will have a guide from MO as our speaker. Brian Sloss from the Eleven Point River.
• April we have Capt. David Edens from St Simon Island, GA coming in to speak about redfish
• May is Al Bourisaw and MO flies. Please be sure to get the poll on your favorite flies back to Al
• June is our annual casting/BBQ meeting at Tilles Park.
February 24th, 2018
Community Christian Church
623 Meramec Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021
Mark your calendar for the OFF all day program on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Our speaker that day will be Jason Randall. Jason is an author and a member of Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) National Advisory Team. Program will be from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. and will be at the Community Christian Church.
HERE for a location map.
OFF recently subscribed to the eScrip network to help raise funds to help promote fly fishing and fly tying activities and programs.
There is neither hassle nor cost to OFF members and the funds are used to
enhance member activities and services.
Check it out at www.escrip.com ,
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If you are unsure of what Twitter is all about, please click on the attached link for more info, as explained by our club member, Jake Voss. CLICK! You can tweet directly from the embeded app, if you are signed onto Twitter.com and it will take you to a sign-on page, if you are not signed on. If you don't have a Twitter handle this app will take you to a sign-up page. There is no charge!
Our Ozark Fly Fishers Twitter handle is: @ozarkflyfishers