Welcome to the Ozark Fly Fishers


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


President’s Message - October 2019

A big Ozark thank you to Doc Bohigian for his talk on first aid. I thought it was a good overview of some medical issues we could encounter while landing those lunkers! Bringing the EMT’s was a bonus and my ancient knowledge of compressions has now been updated.

The White River Trip was an absolute blast! I cannot remember having as much fun on another outing. We are looking to push this back a month next year when the browns are active, but the trip was great.

I created and displayed a powerpoint presentation of our club at Oakville Senior High (my alma mater) from a teacher’s request to explore our conservation efforts. Jim Gera tied a fly and I added an overview of our Water Quality Management efforts. Several students had fishing experience but just a tiny bit with a fly rod. Gave a few cards and pamphlets out.

I joined the Veterans at Suson with a fishing trip for Project Healing Waters, and a chance to honor them for their service. My last ‘customer’ was thrilled to catch a catfish on a glowball.

Our next outing is the Eleven Point, and Ed is looking into a June smallmouth trip to the last ten miles of the Current River in Missouri next year.

May all your stories be fishy!

Dan Rasch, President, Ozark Fly Fishers

Next Member Meeting:

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011

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October Guest Speaker

John Bilotta

“Destination Fly Fishing featuring Argentina Sea Run Brown Trout on the Rio Gallegos with John Bilotta”

John Bilotta of Madison Connecticut hosts domestic and international trips through his Georgetown Fly Fishing Company. On October 24th he will present fly fishing for Sea Run Brown Trout on the Rio Gallegos at Estancia Las Buitreras, Argentina. Big river, big fish, big scenery, and big rigs.

John is a Fly Fishers International Certified Master Casting Instructor and Two Handed Casting Instructor. While in St. Louis, John agreed to give Ozark Fly Fishers two casting clinics at Creve Coeur Lake.

Two-Handed Casting Clinic
Friday, October 25th, 9:00am to 2:00pm

John will supply the two-handed rods. Bring your own waders. You will be in the water. 5 students. $110 each.

Advanced Casting Clinic
Saturday, October 26th, 9:00am to 2:00pm

The group can whether you want single or two-handed. Bring your waders. 5 students. $110 each.

Call or email Dave Crawford to sign up for the clinics. 314-614-6443. dcrawford@crawfordiplaw.com