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President's Message

Malcolm Royce

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“One of the best things about trout fishing is going back to a familiar place. Then the woods welcome a man. It is not like being alone on a strange river.”
—Gordon Macquarrie

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.

Ozark Fly Fishers Annual All Day Meeting

Saturday, February 20th 2016
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog
1721 South Mason Rd
Saint Louis, MO  63131


Wet Flies Presentation, Wet Flies Tying Session, Matching the Hatch and Trout Stream Nymphs……See our newsletter for details…Feb. Newsletter

January Banquet News

Larry Carli was presented with the sixth Marty King Award
Legends of the Ozark Fly Fishers was presented to the family of Chester “Chet” Smith.

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OFF recently subscribed to the eScrip network to help raise funds to help promote fly fishing and fly tying activities and programs.

There is neither hassle nor cost to OFF members and the funds are used to enhance member activities and services. Check it out at www.escrip.com ,

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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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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