The most important concepts in casting . . .
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 important concepts in casting . . .
“Every man has a fish in his life that haunts him”
- Negley Farson
This is my first message of my second term as President of the Ozark Fly Fishers. My name is Malcolm Royse. I have been married to my wife, Marushka, for 31 years and we have 2 wonderful daughters [no grand kids]. As president of Ozark fly Fishers, I also am member of T.U., Trout Busters, C.F.M., Stream Team #31, Federation of Fly Fishers and a Confluence Master Naturalist.
It is good that everything in our club is moving in the right direction. I am still amazed that after 44 years, Ozark Fly Fishers is a “Great Fly Fishing Club”. The fact, that for all these years, different people have come together to be involved with fly fishing, friends, food, and fun. I have come to know that some that join are looking for help fly fishing, some are looking to get involved and some have strong feeling about current events in conservation and education. Good for all of you, the Ozark Fly Fishers can be all things to all people, because we are a great fly fishing club. We bring people together and you find things that are important for you. Over the years, Ozark Fly Fishers have been at the leading edge of Stream Team, habitat repair, fish planting, education and conservation activities. Not every one will be involved in every part of our many activities, but a few years ago, a hand full of Ozark Fly Fishers members, took on the Mill Creek Project. They found something important, went and made a difference. This was not an Ozark Fly Fishers action, though we have raised a large amount of money to help with the land purchase. This was our great club members, doing great things. We have a long history of coming together to learn, share, and give. I look forward to the next two years as President, and hope that all of you will receive all you need from this” Great Fly Fishing Club”.
As with everything in life, there are times of change, and Ozark Fly Fishers has come to one of those times. This last election we had a problem filling all the board positions, and still have Outings Director unfilled. I am looking into the process to down size the board, to a more manageable size. There are going to be those for and against these changes. I have asked Mark Harris, to Chair the committee looking into this possibility, and to begin taking comments from everyone who has an option on this topic. The comments need to be constructive and not hurtful towards those who may disagree. The board has 11 positions and, I believe, 5 or 6 should be adequate. Not everyone who joins a club wants to be on the board. We have also changed from 12 board meetings a year to 6. In addition, we have technology to be understood and used for the good of the members and the Club, but that will be another topic for another day. See you on the river waiving a stick.
If you missed the September Taney outing, you missed a great one. Taney is always beautiful this time of year and fishes great; this year was one of the best. Steve Antonic won the #1 Big Fish with a 22 inch brown and John Furlong won the #2 Big Fish award for something less.
If you were at Taney but did not stay to fish Sunday, you missed out on a picture perfect day. Blue skies and smooth as glass water. See the picture of the “Rocking Chair”. Of course the fish were too busy enjoying the views to bother with a silly fly.
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