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President's Message

Steve Antonic

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Even though I’m getting ready to head down to Montauk for the FYAO outing, spring is around the corner. It doesn’t seem like we had much of a winter, but I know it all equals out in the long run. I really look forward to the FYAO outing each year, because of the weather, great fishing, good people (and the food they bring) and none hurried weekend to enjoy it all. Opening day is just three weeks away.

If anyone made it down to the White river for opening day, we sure would like to hear about it. It can be a crazy event for both man and fish.

I want to thank all of those that supported club by attending the annual Banquet this year. Jerry Kniepman and Bob Zagar did an outstanding job of putting together a great event that made for a nice evening. Jerry was able to put on a very profitable auction and raffle without the Club having to spend money acquiring items for the event. This means a lot when we are using this as a main fund raiser. Please remember to thank Hargroves, Feather- Craft, Cabelas (yeah, I know, who do you thank?), Lee Trap, Bob Temper, Marlan Graham, Joe Aimonette, Al Bourisaw, Mike Ott, Steve Garnett , Jerry Phelen and any one I forgot, for their donations. Thanks again Jerry.

Bill Armon was given the Marty King award that acknowledges his service through the years his has been with Ozark. This is a limited awarded honor that all that have received, feel very grateful to be part of this special group.

A special acknowledgment award was given to Bob Zagar who keeps helping whenever needed, where ever needed. Bob is always there to make sure it gets done and make sure I stay on track. Appreciation Awards, for service to the Club, were given to Malcolm Royce, Bill Todd, Bill Leslie and Paul Frank. Thanks guys.

The membership directory for 2017 will be mailed this year. All current members should receive one. If you don’t, are you sure you renewed. Please do not miss being listed in the directory. This is a great way for club members to contact each other. Remember, the late fee has been waved for this year’s renewal. Contact Al Bourisaw if you have any questions.

Hope everyone can make it to the all-day meeting with George Daniels.


George Daniel
 February 25, 2017 
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
1721 South Mason Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63131

Please join us on Saturday February 25 for our annual all day meeting.This year we are hosting Fishing guide and author George Daniel. The meeting will start promptly at 9:00 am at the Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park. George Daniel lives near State College Pennsylvania. He is the author of two books, Dynamic Nymphing and Strip Set. George is a former two time back to back US National Fly Fishing Champion. He is currently a Contributing editor for Fly Fisherman magazine.

George began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA and credits Joe Humphrey's for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international industry professionals. George has been seen on ESPN and OLN while competing in the Great Outdoor Games and the Fly Fishing Masters and is a certified IFFF Fly Casting Instructor. George’s passion is in Fly Fishing Education and teaching others to enjoy this leisure activity. He logs over 200 days a year on trout waters near and far from his home in Lock Haven, PA.

George currently resides in Lock Haven with his wife, Amidea and their one year old daughter, Evangeline along with their golden retriever, Madison.

Check out George’s web site at tcoflyfishing.com.

Saturday’s Agenda

Get to the museum a little early for coffee and donuts (donations accepted) and get a good seat.

Note the location again is at the Museum of the Dog.

The program is free to Ozark Fly Fishers members and open to the public for a $10 fee, which can be applied to the membership fee if you would like to join the Ozark Fly Fishers on Saturday.

Membership Application is available online.

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