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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 most basic concept . . .
For all who has not heard, we had the misfortune of Malcolm Royce
resigning from his position as president of Ozark Fly Fishers. He did
not quit the club he just had as much fun as he could handle. My name is Steve Antonic. I have accepted the nomination,
and will be the interim president until the next elections in December.
The board is working to keep things according to plan, as you are used
to seeing throughout the year. Having a main posted calendar will be
a goal to get done. I don’t know why it is as hard to do, but it is.
Please remember the club has numerous things to offer to its members that you may want to take advantage of. This month’s meeting, we will have certified casters to help you with your loops and a catered BBQ dinner in which to kick back and socialize. As a friendly reminder, please mark you calendars as the start time for the BBQ is 6:00 PM. On Wednesday evenings Mike Swederska has his tying group that welcomes all levels of tying skills. If you have never participated in a club outing, look into one that might fit your interest. If you have any questions or comments about anything the club has to offer, feel free to give me a call me at (314)401-8874.
I really dislike writing these President Messages, so if they jump around on subjects, use bad grammar and have misspellings, this is what you get.
Have a safe vacation season and I hope you get to fish somewhere special, this season.
The annual BBQ and Casting outing will be held at the pond in Tilles Park on June 23rd starting at 6:00 pm. Certified Casting Instructors will be available to help with your casting. Dinner with be catered by Craig Wicker, owner of Yo Dawg, with brats and chicken for the entree and water and soda provided. Bring your favorite rod and join us for dinner and the games.
September 17 – 20, 2015
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Who is that new guy on the stream? If you have been
paying any attention at the OFF meetings and outings you have noticed a
new fly fisher in our midst, Gabe Schario. I asked him to tell me a
little about himself and fly fishing and this is what he had to say . .
“I started at the age of eight spin casting for trout at the nearest park, Maramec Spring Park. I fished dough bait and jigs for two years catching trout every so every often. I started to lose interest, that was until I picked up the classic, A River Runs Through It at the town library (Gabe lives in Perryville, Missouri). I fantasized about buying my first fly rod as soon as the movie was over. I saved up every penny until a fly rod and reel was mine and I worked whenever I had the chance. Eventually, at the age of ten, I went fishing with it for the first time. I struggled wondering why I wasn't as good as the people I saw in the movies. As time passed, I progressed and my obsession with this wonderful sport grew making me spend almost all of my money getting into it. Since then I have been tying for two years and fishing every chance I can get.”
I am sure that you have seen Gabe tying at OFF meetings. Gabe has started a fly tying business – Ozark Hooks and Hackle. Here are just some of the flies that Gabe ties; Zebra Midges, Tube Midges, Caddis Larvae, Hare’s Ear Nymph, Prince Nymph, Copper John, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Dry Fly Beetle, Rainy Dragonfly, Parachute Adams, Matts Bug, Lowfat Minnow in a Bluegill variation, and many others.
If you would like to see a sample of Gabe’s handiwork you can have a peak by clicking HERE. I am sure that Gabe would like to hear from you, and if you would like to have him make up a few flies, he would appreciate the business. Gabe’s new email address is: email@example.com
If you are unsure of what Twitter is all about, please click on the attached link for more info, as explained by our club member, Jake Voss. CLICK! You can tweet directly from the embeded app, if you are signed onto Twitter.com and it will take you to a sign-on page, if you are not signed on. If you don't have a Twitter handle this app will take you to a sign-up page. There is no charge!
Our Ozark Fly Fishers Twitter handle is: @ozarkflyfishers