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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.
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Welcome to spring 2017. The warmer weather has got a lot of people getting out and beating the water. Hope you are able to be one of them. The small lakes and ponds have bass ready to go, in the same breath, some really big fish are coming out of the large impoundments. A friend caught a five pound largemouth last Sat. in a farm pond. Time is close for the warm water fishermen.
I was able to fish the White River for 4 day days in mid-march with Joe Aimonette, Al Bourisaw and Bob Temper. We float the river in our personal pontoon boats for a week, twice a year. The catch was good, water flow was in our favor and the weather great. Good time had by all. Then there’s the North Fork. It’s hard to believe the size and quality of the fish in that river.
As always we seen people do some really stupid stuff in these two tail waters. You got to pay attention or you can get in real trouble. (as in DEAD)
Sorry about missing last month’s newsletter article and meeting. I want to thank Dave Crawford for taking care of my duties at the meeting. Many of us were at the Sowbug meeting in Mt. Home.
The club has an April outing coming up at the North Fork of the White. This is a great time to be out on the river. May has an outing at Montauk. September at Taneycomo. If you have not tried one of the outings, you’re missing a good time, friendship and you might learn something. Check the calendar for details or any outing questions, contact Ed Olander at 314-566-1422.
If you or someone you heard about having membership problems, please call Al Bourisaw, 314-952-9865 or myself at 314-401-8874. We are both dedicated to get and keep things going smoothly for everybody.
Next year winter classes at Queeny Park are being put together next month. We will let you know type of classes and dates when we know. Would you like to see a class on a particular subject? Let us know, we’ll see what can be done to accommodate your request. Contact Jim Gera, 314-846-0080.Remember what is available to all:
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Greensfelder Recreation Complex - Queeny Park
525 Weidman Road, Ballwin MO 63011
Starting at 7:00 PM
Please join me in welcoming Ben Havens the hatchery
manager at Bennett Springs who will be our guest speaker April 27th
2017. Ben will have the latest information on the Bennett Springs
trout management program which could be beneficial in your next
September 17 – 20, 2015
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