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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 Five Essentials . . .
Here to report that our annual banquet was the success that we had hoped for. (good weather and we made some money). Thanks to Jerry Kneipman and Bill Armon all the parts came together for a great night.
As I write this the truck is packed and ready to head for the FYAO outing at Montauk. This outing is always pretty low key and enjoyable. Fishing is reported to be good and the comradery is always memorable. Looking forward to it. Will report on it next month.
The all-day meeting is Feb. 24 with Jason Randell as our speaker. The location is new to us, but I believe you will find it very accommodating for the meeting. Want to thank Marlan Graham for making the arrangements. There should be a map in this newsletter to help you locate it.
This is a busy time of the year for us. Check the calendar for the dates of the upcoming events, all-day, Chili tie-in, Sowbug, St Louis Co. Intro to Fly Fishing class all happening in next 4 to 5 weeks.
This year our own Bob Temper will be the official to fire off the cannon at Maramac Springs opening day. We will be there to mark this historic event. Hopefully pictures will follow in next month’s letter.
Warmer weather is coming.
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.
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