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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 . . .
Just got back from the 26th annual Catch and Release outing at
Bennett Springs. Weather was pretty good for all four days. Friday
morning was a little cold from the wind, but by noon it was comfortable
without gloves on. Fishing was, from all reports, good to great. They
put in 500 to 1000 fish, depending who you talked to, the week before.
Friday morning, Ken (the hatchery manager) drove down the side of the
river throwing in lurker fish. I was in zone 1 and seen him put in 7
wall hangable fish in one location. Bob Temper and Dan Curran each
caught one of these fish. Saturday and Sunday were great days for dry
fly opportunities. Al Bourisaw placed a winter midge pattern on Youtube
that was working as a dropper behind his dry fly. Make sure to take a
look at it.
We had dinner Sat. night at The Gathering Place and all went well. I wanted to thank those who donated boxes of flies for the door prizes. Al Bourisaw. Larry Hummel, Dan Ehlmann, Mike Swederska and Harry Bresler. This year everyone in attendance got flies that had a money back guarantee to catch fish.
Our next meeting is on Dec 14 at Queeny Park. It is our fly swap meeting. Bring a dozen wrap flies and get a dozen flies in exchange. Al Bourisaw will be showing some of his most effective rigging methods that he uses in North and South America. Knot tying questions will be answered and several of our members will be demo tying different patterns. It has become a custom to bring a finger food or snack, desert pot luck sort of thing, please feel free to bring anything or nothing. The club will furnish soda and water.
Please stop by the knot tying table and say hi.
Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Greensfelder Recreation Complex - Queeny Park
525 Weidman Road, Ballwin MO63011
Starting at 7:00 PM
Our next Meeting is the combined November/December meeting. On
December 14th Ozark Fly Fishers meeting will be held at the Greensfelder
Complex at Queeny Park at 7:00 pm.
This meeting will be the holiday fly swap and fly-tying meeting.
Bring a dozen flies and get in on the fly swap. Bring your flies in a wrapped box (with or without your name included). Everyone who brings a box will be entered in the drawing to get flies from another club member.
Several of the clubs awarded fly tiers will be tying and explaining how to tie one or more of their favorite patterns. As well there will be information on rigging, knots, and other miscellaneous fly fishing topics.
This meeting is our Holiday celebration. The club will provide drinks – soda and water (only). Optionally, please bring a food item to share. In the past we have had everything from main dishes to desserts. Holiday theme is also optional but Santa Claus has been known to attend.
Saturday January 20, 2018
Sunset Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center
13366 West Watson Road
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Click HERE for details and reservation form.
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