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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.
Practice makes perfect . . .
Just got back from our Annual Barbecue at Tilles Park, and a big
thank you to all who organized this event! I was impressed
watching the casting instruction at the lake, and as a reminder, it has
always been a great opportunity to ramp up those skills. As the weather
heats up, I am hoping to see the water levels go down. What a Spring!
It was sad to hear Brian Flinchpaugh has passed away. I remember him teaching my son to tie at Bass Pro Shops. I also learned our Secretary, Dan Ehlmann, has stepped down, and we wish Dan well. The request
to fill that position was answered by Rick Brasington, and I look forward to working with him.
I will be on vacation for most of July, missing the Montauk WQM and July meeting, which I leave in the capable hands of our Vice-President, David Crawford. See you all in August.
July 25th, 2019, 7PMGreensfelder Recreation Complex
Brian Waldrop from Stream Team will be our speaker for the July Membership
Meeting. Stream Team is about more than removing trash from our rivers.
One of the primary activities of a Stream Team is water quality
monitoring, including macroinvertebrate surveys. As fly fishers, we
should be aware of the kinds of bugs along the stream bottom the fish
are likely to be seeing and eating. By participating in a Stream Team,
we can become training to identify those bugs and hopefully improve our
chances of catching fish.
Although Missouri has 110,000 miles of streams potentially providing habitat for fish, the streams are under constant attack from both human and natural causes. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages citizens to form Stream Teams to mitigate the attack on our streams. Ozark Fly Fishers sponsors one such team. Learn about the need for and activities of teams. Find out how you can join a team and participate in a variety of activities to improve our waters.
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Our Ozark Fly Fishers Twitter handle is: @ozarkflyfishers