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As members of Ozark, there are several things being offered in addition to the newsletter and a monthly speaker. Before the meetings Bill Armon, a FFF certified casting instructor, offers tips to help your casting ability or any problems you may have. You can find him in the grassy area before the parking lot on the left. Inside, Mike Ott, will be showing how to tie his fly of the month. Mike will also answer any questions you may have with tying technics. On Wednesday evenings, Mike Swederska , has fly tying classes for all skills levels at his place of business in Maplewood, give him a call to get details.

We have a few outings coming up which include Taneycomo (where, at anytime you could catch a World record fish) and Bennett Springs (our biggest, well attended outing of the year).

If you need more info about any of these events, please check the website. Can’t find what you need? Or want to comment on anything, call me.


Ozark Fly Fishers - General Meeting

Thursday, July 28th 2016  7:00 PM
Greensfelder Complex - Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011

This Month’s speaker is our own Gabe Schario who will be presenting his award winning school science project on the feeding habits of wild trout vs. hatchery trout.  Come out and show support for the next generation of Ozark Fly Fishers

Gabe Schario

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 ourGabe with trout 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:  gschario8@gmail.com 


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