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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.
Tenkara . . .
Thanks to everyone who made it to the March meeting on a soggy
Thursday night at our temporary location at the church. Jeff Trigg had
an excellent presentation and I hope to fish the Niangua with him soon.
The smallmouth discussion was a nice alternative to our usual
trout-based talks. His story about the river levels is so true, as we
have the opposite problem this year. Our upcoming April 25 Meeting is
back at the usual spot in Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny
As I write this, our club is scattered between the Sow Bug convention in Arkansas and the Spring River outing. The rain slowed down the Spring River and the guiding was cut back, but our members still had some successes.
Reminder, Wetland for Kids is Saturday, April 6 at Busch Wildlife. We are still looking for volunteers. Our new (sold out) Taneycomo trip is later this month and is followed by the Montauk outing is May 17-19.
Thanks to Jim Gera and Dianne Ellis for helping at Cabela’s for Ladies Day Out in late March and teaching casting skills. We only had just a few that participated, but we also spoke to others and handed out a few cards.
Dan Rasch, President, Ozark Fly Fishers
April 25, 2019, 7PM
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
550 Weidman Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
Think fishing a pond is easy? Not all
ponds are created equal, and fly-fishing success on ponds is dependent
upon understanding what makes a good fishing pond and how to best take
advantage of the circumstances, whatever they may be. Illustrations and
photos enrich the viewer’s knowledge of where, when, and how to target
bass, bluegill, and other species in public or private ponds and lakes.
Fly selections and presentations for bass and bluegill are discussed.
Terry and Roxanne Wilson are regular contributors to the Fly Fishers International magazine. Their most recent book, The Bluegill Diaries: A Fly Fishing Chronicle, was published in January of 2018. They also authored Crappie Fly Fishing: A Seasonal Approach (2013), Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing: A Practical Guide (2007), Largemouth Bass Fly Fishing: Beyond the Basics (2001), and Bluegill Fly Fishing & Flies (1999). The Wilsons are ProStaff members of Sage, Redington, and Rio, and their original patterns are distributed by Orvis. They were presented the Dr. James Henshall Award for their many contributions to warmwater fly fishing by Fly Fishers International in 2017, and named Fly Fishers Educators of the Year in 2014.
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Our Ozark Fly Fishers Twitter handle is: @ozarkflyfishers