Welcome to the Ozark Fly Fishers


Founded 1971
A Missouri 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation


President’s Message - September 2019

Our rivers are finally back to normal! I saw enough brown water. Really looking forward to our White River outing, with room for two more according to Ed. Let’s make this a sell-out, like the Eleven Point outing in October.

I think Ed Heist gave an excellent talk on how wild and hatchery trout interact. Reconciling the put and take desires of fishermen and its associated economic benefits with keeping wild trout strains is a challenge I guess I never realized. Another topic I liked was how different strains evolve at certain water depths in lakes. Thank you, Ed

The Passport for Clean Water at Greentree Park was a good opportunity to meet kids and tie safety pin flies. Several parents showed interest in the club, too. I did a quick casting demo and tied a fly for Cub Scouts in West County. Never sure how much interest this will bring, but I always look forward to engaging a young audience. Another request for a presentation came from Oakville High School, where there is also an associated fishing club. Dates to be determined.

Dan Rasch, President, Ozark Fly Fishers

Next Member Meeting:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011


Next Month’s Speaker:
Dr. George Bohigian

“First Aid and Survival Emergency Medicine for the Fly Fisherman

George Bohigian M.D. will present “First Aid and Survival Emergency Medicine for the Fly Fisherman“ on September 26. Some of the topics to be covered are CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), lacerations, snakebite, signs of a stroke, removal of a fish hook embedded in the skin, tick removal, what to carry in your vest. Also communications, safety in deep fast water, broken bones, how not to get lost and much more.

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Remembering Dan Ehlmann

To honor the memory of our late member Dan Ehlmann, Ozark Fly Fishers is collecting donations to benefit Reel Recovery.

Members wishing to make a donation are welcome to make their checks out to “Ozark Fly Fishers,” and mail their checks to:

Ozark Fly Fishers, Inc.
Attn: Steve Lekich - Ehlmann Memorial
PO Box 31473
St. Louis, MO 63131

Amounts will be collected and a donation from the club will be made to Reel Recovery in Dan’s name.

You can read about Dan’s experience with Reel Recovery by clicking here