From Mel Krieger and Lefty Kreh . . .
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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.
From Mel Krieger and Lefty Kreh . . .
I hope you all are
well and fishing. I was able to fish the Current River this last
Wednesday, with a friend. The floods have created some very new scars
and cuts. In places the river has moved a great deal. The fishing was
good and the company was better. I was glad to be back on the river, she
is an old friend.
The Annual Meeting and Fund Raiser was well attended and we made our budget and some. Thank you all who came and shared the evening with us. Ozark Fly Fishers was honored to present the 6th Marty King Award to Larry Carli. Marty King was on hand to present the award to Larry. Congratulation to Larry Carli on receiving Ozark Fly Fishers Highest Award, for being a great leader, and friend. We also were honored to present the Legends of the Ozark Fly Fishers to Chester “Chet” Smith. We lost Chet last year, but he will not be forgotten.
The Ozark Fly Fishers raised enough funds to allow the board to add a second All Day Event, on September 24, 2016. We will let you know more details as they become available. Thank you all for supporting your club.
Ozark Fly Fishers Board still needs 1 director, to handle Ways and Means. This position handles the raffles and the auction. The Ozark Fly Fishers will be we managed with the new board, and each of these volunteers can always use help. This is a good use of a few of your volunteer hours. And remember to be kind to OFF volunteers, these people are not being paid, and they are only human.
Well, I am packed and leaving for the FYAO Outing at Montaulk. I will see you on the river, waiving a stick.
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