October Meeting – Fly-Fishing Memories In A Digital World
From blogs, You Tube, Vimeo, and Flickr; sharing memories with fellow fly-
fishermen has become instantaneous. The amount of technology available
to fly-fishermen can be overwhelming at times; but it doesn’t have to be.
Learn some of the tips and hints to be better prepared to capture the
memory on stream and ways to easily share them with others. Make the
most of your new-age fly-fishing memories by attending this program.
About the Speaker: photo courtesy of Matt Tucker
Matt Tucker is an Ozark fly-fisherman who has chronicled his passion for fly-fishing and photography on his website
OzarkChronicles.com over the past decade.
By Mike Swederska Sr.
As you all should know by now, we have an election have volunteered and have been nominated for positions
coming up. As it stands at the time of my president’s will not change with either candidate’s victory.
message we only have a race for the position of the Vicky and I along with several other members just
president. We will be mailing out a ballot to all the returned from the Southern Council Conclave. We had
members for them to vote and return just after the great time fishing while the water was way down and very
December meeting. Please do your homework on the wade able. I happen to hit a hopper hatch if there ever
person you would like to vote for. I have asked the two was such a thing and had an incredible time. The tiers that
candidates to put a bio of their self together and submit it they had were just a blast to sit in front of, watch and ask
to this news letter. I also have asked them to stand up in questions. I know that Steve and I left with some new
the next meeting to introduce their self to the ideas on tying and I am now building warm water poppers.
membership and give a short speech on themselves and They had a lot of great stuff for the live auction this year
why they should be president. At the end of both their but it was just a little different for some of us since Johnny
speeches I am going to allow questions from the audience was not calling, yet still lots of fun. Shoot, they had a 14’6
to the individual candidates for five minutes. This meeting mahogany hand built flat bottom boat for the auction. All I
is going to be a fun start to the campaigning of both said to Vicky was “it sure would look good leaning next to
candidates. If I were a member of this club I would the new stone fire place in the new house in Sullivan” that
definitely make it to the next meeting just to meet and is at this time only a foundation. Bam, Boom her plate
hear what these two candidates have to say. went up and I now am trying to figure out how to get a
The voting will take place after the December meeting boat back to St Louis in my Denali. Great times were had
with the results being announced at the 40 anniversary by all and I look forward to the next outing down in
banquet. This is going to be a lot of fun. Remember this is Mountain Home. I believe it will be the Sow Bug.
your club and now you even get a vote on who leads it for
the next two years. One other thing, the members that Mike Swederska
President - Ozark Fly Fishers Inc
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Fly of the Month
by Earl Schenberg, Fly tying Chairman
San Juan Worm:
The San Juan worm is a simple fly, easy to tie and has many variations. These variations were tied
by Joseph Aimonette at the Sept. Ozark meeting and are presented here as tied to demonstrate the
versatility of this pattern. The main difference in this pattern is the use of a Sz. 12 red Gamakatsu
C12-B hook. Credit for this unique difference is to be given to Tom Hargrove, who now ties all of his
worm patterns as well as many glow ball patterns on this red hook. The fly is tied in as many colors
as there are colors of ultra chenille. The most popular colors vary by season, but Red and Cherese
(pink) were hot patterns, as told by the guys on the white river while at Conclave this October.
Hook: Gamakatsu C12-b #12, Thread: Danville Red 6/0, Body: Red Ultra Chenille, Weight; Red Wire.
(Alt. to wire is a tungsten bead)
How to tie:
1. Attach the thread about one eye length behind the eye. Secure a ribbing wire and wrap the
wire along the top of the shank to the midpoint of the bend.
2. Tie in a 2 inch length of ultra chenille at the rear of the hook behind the wire. Make sure it is about one inch past the hook
to imitate the end of an aquatic worm.
3. Move thread forward and pull the body material over the top of the hook. Secure the body material with the wire wraps.
4. Pull the chenille back and complete a small thread head, singe ends and tie off using a whip
finish. Apply head cement and get it done.
How to fish:
Doesn’t matter how, as long as it is deep and on the bottom. Can be fished below another fly or alone. Get it down, get a good
drag free drift and watch the action.
The San Juan Worm originated with Jim Aubrey in the 1970's. It imitates many worms depending upon the colors selected. The
actual San Juan Worm is about two inches and resides with the silty river bottom of the San Juan River, New Mexico. It was the
impetus to the infamous "San Juan Shuffle", in which flyfishermen used to scuff along the bottom to dislodge the worms and
create a feeding frenzy. This technique has become "unsporting" and is not looked upon favorably by most flyfishermen. In the
Sierra's, it imitates the blood midge and is also used as a midge larvae patterns within most of the Sierra streams.
Text and photographs by Earl Schenberg, Fly Tying Chairman.
Casting – Tip of the Month
By Bill Armon
Slack is your enemy!!!! This month’s tip – keep all slack out of your cast. Any time slack is introduced the rod will tend to
unload. The most efficient cast will be when the rod is fully loaded at the time of your final stop.
We will again be shooting video this month for analysis this winter. If you do not want to be on camera just tell us - no one has
to be in the movies but it will improve your casting to see yourself on “film”.
Please come to our club casting practice sessions beginning an hour before the meeting. Bring your rod and line and we can
work on any problem you are having, or we can work on a new skill. If you have never cast before we love to teach people
without bad habits. Larry Carli and I will both be there to help. We will stop early enough that everyone can get to the meeting
in time to get raffle tickets and a good seat.
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Nominating Committee Report – Candidates Statements
Editor’s Note: At the request of OFF President Mike Swederska, the two candidates for President have submitted the following
profiles. They have been printed in alphabetical order, as they could not be printed side by side due to varying lengths.
What a Position to Be In!
A few short weeks ago, I found myself in just that: A Position! That position is of being a candidate in an election for the
President of our organization, now known as Ozark Fly Fishers, Inc. Within minutes, of this announcement, I heard this being
described as a “great thing….”, as OFF has not had a “real election” in over 15 years. When I later asked how that could be, it
was explained to me that in all of those years, there has only be one person at any one time picked as a “nominee” who was
asked to fill any of the “elected” positions of office, within this club, whenever someone stepped down.
As the minutes past that same evening, I was approached by several different persons, all with obviously varying views of my
nomination. Questions were asked of me such as “Why would you run for president?” and “Do you understand what you’re
getting into?”. More than one person, expressed concern that this “election” could “split the club…. forcing friends to take
sides….”. I was quickly identified after the meeting as the “person from the other faction….”, though I never knew I belonged to
I will say, that from that day on, it has been a roller coaster of emotions in figuring out my own response to all of this “Who-Ha”
. Along the way, things have continued to happen that have only increased my own questioning of my “sanity”, and coming
from a mental health professional, that is a scary thing! There have been some common themes that keep coming up that I
struggle with: the time that it will take away from all else that I do; away from the family and what little “free time” I really
have. Can I expect the Club to take a back seat to my career and family? Why is it important to consider the seat as
“President”? Do I have the confidence in myself to do all of this? Then, throw in all of the other questions that have come from
other members: “What platform are you running on?” “Where do you stand….. ” (This is usually followed by a screening of
questions on whatever issue that the person feels the need to bring to our conversation).
To tell you the truth, I’m not sure I have a platform, or for that matter, that I need a platform. I will say that I belong to an
organization that has impressed me since the day I first visited a meeting, nearly eight years ago. And, that this organization
has given me way more entertainment than any other program that I invested $40 per year into! In that time, I’ve watch this
organization grow and spread in too many ways to list here. Most often, those “ways” have been recognized as representing
the whole of our membership; our expectations and our goals as a club and as friends. And, while it hasn’t happened near as
often, I’ve seen the “issues” that are all too common in any organization, pop up a “ugly head” to freak out the strongest of
members, testing to the limits, friendship and logic alike.
So, here I am, Patrick Hummert, to some, Pat to most, Patti’s husband, and to yet, to others, in fly tying around the world,
“FliTrap”. For as long as I can recall, I have always enjoyed fishing. Early in life, it was the stories told by my dad about the
swampy back sloughs of the Kaskaskia River, in Central Illinois, where he would solo venture, gun on his hip and often with a
heavy stick on standby, as he beat off the giant snakes, just to wet a line. While I was always wrapped up in the adventure at
hand, my dad saw it not as a means to escape the” rat race”, but as a way to add to the little food we had for a big family table.
As I got older, the fishing adventures shifted to my brother and I, sharing long nights rowing an old Jon boat around a lake,
playing tag with catfish, in the art of “jug fishing”. We were still fishing for food, and like the market fishermen of the 1800’s,
we caught many and released few!
I was about 18 when I first found an old fly rod. It had busted guides, no markings, just a simple “long rod” to which I fitted a
busted real and filled that with a fly line that I found at the local Western Auto Store….. They sold everything there, including
“foam spiders”! The game, as I saw it, was to figure out how to stand in the canoe in the middle of a pond, and fling that line to
land a spider up under the overhanging trees, catching oversized bluegills.
AS I married Patti (more than 31 years ago!) and started raising a family, we often packed up the kids and would hike and fish
the edges of our local waters. I can remember our son at age 2+, sitting on a foot bridge where he hoisted his fist bluegill; how
our daughter, later on, watched from a backpack seat, as we continued our adventures. It wasn’t until I resigned from a ten
year stretch with the Boy Scouts some time later (the last 4 years as Scout Master), that I ventured back into fly fishing.
While, over the years, our involvement in fishing, has shifted “flavors” many times (type of gear, travels, or even our reason for
doing it), our core values have shifted little. As a family, we all live for the thrill of outdoor adventures! For us, that has become
a means of finding the Spirit of Life; that we can be better persons with it and for it!
My personal core values are deep rooted, coming from a truly conservative family background, (spell that “Scrubby Dutch
German” with a flare of Norwegian / Irish), where life depended on how wisely you use your resources. And to share a few
quotes from a true old Dutchman, my Grandfather, “You never humble a man for what he does not have…. You extend your
hand and offer him the best that you can give…. Don’t bet on dead horses…… they win few races…”. While I learned from my
elders, I have also learned from my wife and kids! Quoting my daughter: “Don’t be stupid… everyone is different… just like
you….”. And my son as he sat on the driveway with all my tools scattered around a broken old lawn mower (about age 8): “I
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might not be able to fix it…. but if I take it apart, at least I’ll know what’s inside…”. From my wife, Patti: “I will always love you….
Do you have any of them cute flies?”
In looking at OFF, I think of where we have been and I hear the ideas of where some want us to go! I feel that the Club has and
will continue the support it extends towards such other programs as “Casting for Recovery”; “Project Healing Waters”; MDC’s
“Go Fish”; “Project Stream Team”, along with the many other educational programs, both inside and outside the Club. It is
through all of these programs that we find ways to “give back” within our community and promote our sport. To be able to do
so means that we all need to work together, with patients, and the courage to share our differences in ideas while realizing the
importance that each person can and will be respected for which ever part they can contribute, big or small. As an
organization, I feel we can make the biggest difference with our efforts if the “energy” we have can be focused on “getting
things done….”, and not on whose idea is best. And just as important as “starting projects” is finding ways to keep our efforts
moving forward! Why start something that cannot, in time be maintained?
So, to clarify where I stand, let me just say, I’m not running for or from anything! I was asked to stand up! I did so, with pride of
being asked. And in doing so, I respect that some feel the need, for whatever reason, to have a “choice”. I give each of you
that choice. Use it as you each see fit.
My plan is simple, for the coming years in this club:
1) Maintain my family values; they will always come first.
2) Fish any day that I can, with my wife, kids and grandkids! Then make plans with others!
3) Support those programs that I find of value to our club and our community.
4) Encourage others to find the meaning of loving a sport, (no matter what rod they choose to carry), while promoting
the responsibility that we all must take, if we are to see future generations have the choice to do so!
5) Extend my hand often and offer the best that I can give.
6) And thank, Joe. You give me courage. Love, you, Man!
My name is Malcolm Royse and I have been nominated for President of the Ozark Fly Fishers. It would be an honor to be your
president, as this is such a great group of people.
First, this is a fishing club. MORE FISHING, MORE FUN. This being our fishing club, it would be nice to see the number of days
on the water increase for everyone.
We also have a great number of opportunities to get involved in, if that is something you wish to do, but it is not the reason I
joined this club. I love to fish and wanted to hang with people who wanted to fish. I have been blessed to fish with many of
you and hope to fish with many more. Therefore, my plan for our club is for us to fish, often. I want to see this club be a place
to talk fishing, go fishing and then lie about the fishing we have done.
I have been asked to discuss my qualifications for the office of president, so here goes. I have none, and do not plan to spend
one minute developing some presidential qualities. The qualifications that you know I have are that my “yes” is yes and my
“no” is no. You also know that when I say I will do something, it gets done.
Finally, Pat is a friend of mine, and will be a friend after this election. Pat would also make a great president for our club, so in
the end, the Ozark Fly Fishers win.
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By Mark Thalhammer
The Fall Chili Tie – In – 10/23
The Fall Chili Tie--In at Marlin's club house will be on Oct 23th. The clubhouse located at: Countrylane Woods II,
851 Country Stone Dr., Manchester, 63021, has been totally renovated and now has more table space and brand
new amenities. Get to your vises and begin practicing your favorite flies of the season. The Fall Chili Tie-In is your
chance to show off your very best flies. It is also one of your best opportunities to learn new tricks and how to tie
the fly that will fool the big one in the clear cold waters of winter. Don’t forget to bring your rods, you can get in a
little casting practice and pick up some pointers.
Volunteers are needed to bring a dish/pot of your favorite recipe, chili or otherwise. Any food contribution will be
greatly appreciated. Please contact me so that I can co-ordinate the items for a well rounded offering and a
delectable variety of tangy hot and cold foods. Thanks for your help.
Contact Earl Schenberg at 314 434-5282; 314 434-7622 (home); 314 609-3442 (cell)
Bennett C&R Be a Mentor – Be Mentored
Once again, by popular demand, at the Bennett C&R outing, you will have a chance to pick up some pointers from
our club members that are in the know. If you are new to fly fishing or just want to polish your technique this is the
opportunity for you. Give Malcolm Royse a call h. 636-329-1504 c. 314-220-8121, email:
email@example.com and he will set you up with your own personal mentor. There is a limited number of
mentors available so don’t delay, call now. This is your chance to learn from some of the best so don’t miss out on
this opportunity. Also, for those that would like to be a mentor, please give Malcolm a call.
Last Call For November Bennett Spring Outing
By Russ Hill
It looks like another crowd of OFFers so far planning to attend our 19th annual opening of the winter catch and
release season at Bennett Spring Nov. 12-14. As this is written early October, we still have some rooms available.
By the time you receive this newsletter I will probably have turned the reservations in to Sand Spring for room
assignments, so if you decide to join us at the last minute, please call me first to see if we can still get a room. We
have been able to in the past. Details in previous newsletters. If an extra person stays in your room at the last
minute, please use the honor system and settle up at the office. Remember, Sand Spring does give us a break by
charging us the off-season weekday rate instead of the week-end rate. Room assignments should be mailed late
October or early November. TAKE NOTE: Bennett Spring and Montauk are open for catch and release on MONDAY
also! If this appeals to you, call Sand Spring when you get your room assignment and see if you can get a room for
Sun. night also. Their number is 1-800-543-3474. Also the restaurant will be open for breakfast on Friday
morning. The new hours are:Friday , Saturday 7am til 6pm(then close for our banquet) and Sunday 7am til 2pm.
Remember, you’ll need a $7.00 Trout Permit available everywhere Mo. hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
Questions? or last minute room call Russ Hill @ 314 275 2673. No need to press “1” for English. Reservation forms
can be downloaded from previous 2 newsletters.
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Ed Story Memorial
by Larry Carli
My memories of Ed go back to my early days of fly fishing. were related to fly fishing. We talked about cooking which
I had decided that I needed to find out about the guys with is a passion of mine and an area of interest to Ed. We
the long sticks and the line swishing through the air. At the talked about our various afflictions which are the bane of
time, I was a bait fisherman extraordinaire, at least in my senior citizens. Mostly we talked about the joys of life in
own mind, and I needed a new challenge. Little did I know which we both took pleasure. I miss our talks.
what was in store for me. I signed up for the Intro to Fly
Fishing class offered at Queeny Park by the Ozark Fly When Ed departed this life Ozark decided that we needed
Fishers. Dave Barron was the Education Director at the to do something to honor our friend and ardent supporter.
time and I thought he knew everything. I bought a Sage Various ideas were proposed and we finally settled on a
Discovery fly rod on his recommendation and fondled it streamside bench at Bennett Springs State Park. I
daily. After purchasing some flies and casting them up in contacted the Park Naturalist who for some unknown
trees I decided that I needed to learn how to tie flies and reason is the person who handles these matters. I was
“save some money.” So I took a trip to Feather-Craft on provided with a map of the possible bench sites available
Manchester, walked into the old store which was on the and I checked them out when I was at last year’s Catch &
other end of the current building and told them why I was Release Outing. In my opinion, none of the available sites
there. A gentleman by the name of Ed said he would help was desirable. I got no help from the Naturalist and
me out and we sat at an old, rectangular blue table where considered going to another park. I finally contacted the
there were some vises set up. He showed me how to tie a Park Superintendent and he suggested a picnic site. This
Wooly Worm, a pine squirrel nymph and a crackleback. I possibility had never been broached by the Naturalist. I
was hooked (no pun intended) and before I left I had happened to be in the area again at a Casting for Recovery
purchased the Renzetti Traveler on which I still tie most of event and I looked over the available picnic sites with help
the time even though I have acquired other vises since from Patti Hummert. We settled on one and then decided
then. Of course, I also bought scissors, a Matarelli whip that the park plan for that site didn’t fit our needs so we
finish tool, a bobbin, thread and the materials for the changed to another. That site will be a new picnic site with
above mentioned flies. Ed couldn’t have been more concrete pad, picnic table, grill and trash container. Ed’s
helpful even though he didn’t know me from Adam or name will be placed on an engraved plaque in the Nature
Aimonette. Center. We also will place a plaque at the picnic site which
will acknowledge Ed as a “long time member and friend of
I always looked Ed up when I was in the store and he Ozark Fly Fishers.” We are hoping that the site will be
always had time to chat with me. When the club had been completed in time for a dedication ceremony during the
nominated for the Mackenzie Cup Ed was first in line to 2010 Catch & Release Outing. If you have any questions,
write a letter in support of our nomination. We became contact me.
friends and talked about a lot of things not all of which
Taneycomo Outing Report
by Jo Thalhammer
The second annual Taneycomo outing began with sunshine seemed to have a good idea of what the trout really
and zero generation. Bill and Jerry were the first to get wanted.
their lines wet on Thursday afternoon. Mark & I dropped
in right behind them. It was slow until around 3pm when Friday evening we all met at the patio-pavilion at Lilley’
the horn blew signaling that a generator was coming Landing. This area has been recently renovated and
online and the water was going to rise. Those of us willing overlooks the lake. We handed out the 2 Annual Taney t-
to wait it out just followed the rise up the shore and shirts that several lucky members preordered. All were
continued to fish. Waiting proved to be a good decision as impressed with this year’s design. Mark also called on last
the fish started biting. I added a grey scud dropper to my year’s winners of the ‘Big Fish’ contest, Bill Todd and Mel
trusty red San Juan worm and had a great time. We were Bagley to oversee this year’s contest; they both accepted
lucky; only one horn blew so we had plenty of wading the challenge. We were then treated to a talk by our
room. Mark landed a beautiful bow that was so colorful
that it looked as if it had been painted. gracious host Phil Lilley. He talked about the advantages of
fishing Taney from a boat vs. wade fishing. He mentioned
Friday dawned a beautiful day for fishing. Mel & Miles had several ‘hot spots’ that are only accessible by boat and he
scheduled a guided trip, and Al & Glen rented a boat for told us that scuds were the prime source of the food that
the day. The rest of us headed to the dam to wade. the trout consume, and advised us to use larger flies than
Everyone had varying degrees of success, but no one we would normally.
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Taneycomo Outing Report (continued from p 6) Saturday evening, we all headed out to Shorty Small’s for
dinner with some sporting their 2 Annual Taney Outing
shirts. Shorty’s put us in a room all by ourselves; I guess
Saturday several members opted to try their hand at they realized that we would be a noisy bunch. After
fishing from a boat as Phil had suggested. Those that chose dinner we met in our room for fly-tying or just telling
to wade headed out to areas they had not previously stories of past fishing adventures.
fished. At noon, everyone met under the pavilion at the
dam. As we arrived, Mel was handing out ‘truth’ cards for Sunday morning, some stayed to wet their lines again,
us to fill out. These were going to be used to determine while others headed for home. Mark and I opted to stay
this year’s ‘Big Fish’ winner. Mel gave the Lilley’s staff and had a great time with cracklebacks above outlet 2. Just
credit for designing and printing the cards. He and Bill as we left the water the horn blew again. We timed it right
came up with the idea of the cards and the office staff and deemed this another successful trip. If you missed it
made it happen. The winners of the contest were this year, do consider giving it a try next September. We
declared: Glen took first place, and AL came in second. have rooms booked and they are sure to fill up fast with
Final measurements--well we need to have some secrets those that know the fun and challenge of fishing the
don’t we? We had a delicious lunch that was provided by Missouri tailwater called Taneycomo.
our host/hostess Phil & Marsha Lilley; it was complete
with homemade chocolate chip cookies from Marsha’s If you missed the outing this year and don’t think you can
kitchen. After lunch, everyone headed for the water. Just wait until next year Phil has told me that he is running a
as the fish were starting to bite, the horns – I did say horns Fishing Buddy Special -- during the months of November
as there were four of them, blew. The water rises pretty through February. Weekdays only, 2-night minimum and
fast when that happens and very little wade water was only up to 3 people per room. They pick the rooms you
left, basically none. With four generators running stay in. $29 per night. Other restrictions apply. Email
balancing on boulders at the outlets with short lines, and reservations only--contact Phil Lilley at
big flies are the keys to success. With the rise of the water firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Please do not call
also came the fog. Mark and I stayed near the steps at their office for FBS reservations. See their website for
outlet 2 and watched as our ‘boaters’ roared past us, up to openings at http://lilleyslanding.com. Be sure to tell them
the cable and then they quickly drifted down stream you are an OFF member
casting and catching as they floated.
See outing pictures on the Yahoo group. Thanks
everyone for a great week end.
Project Healing Waters and the Lt. Dan Scholarship Fund join together for a great weekend
By Jim Wallace
Fireworks exploded over the campground while the guitar wailed the Star Spangled Banner, a testament to the
sacrifices that our veterans have made so that we can be free to enjoy the woods and the streams. 130 people
gathered on the weekend of Oct 8-10 to raise money for the Lt Dan Scholarship Fund at Vianney High School and
for our Project Healing Waters program.
Thanks to those Ozark Flyfishers who contributed their time, energy and fly tying skills to help us raise $3,500 for
these 2 worthy causes. God bless you! If others wish to give back to those who have made sacrifices for our
freedom, please contact Jim Wallace at 314-452-9904.
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OFF Stream Team #31
“STREAM TEAM DOUBLE HEADER”
By Scott Darrough and Malcolm Royse
Current River and Mill Creek
October 23, 2010
7 a.m. at the Hen House, Bourbon, MO
The Current River and Mill Creek will both be monitored jointly on the same day. After breakfast we will first
monitor Mill Creek and then head over to do the Current. At Mill Creek, we will be doing both sites. This will be a
full work-up, so everyone will get a chance to really work on all parts of the water quality program.
Remember it is not a requirement to have taken the Stream Team trainings in order to help out. Trained
individuals will be on hand and will be eager to answer all questions and explain details pertaining to the Stream
Team program. Whether you have attended the monitorings in the past or not, keep in mind that you will be
welcomed among friends. We always have a good time!
Once monitoring is completed, we will be free to fish the rest of the day.
Remember to bring your waders, sack lunch, water, etc.
Please notify if you plan to attend. Your name will be added to the list of participants. In the event of an
unforeseen cancellation, I will know who to call. Anyone interested in participating, please call Scott Darrough at
314-560-1335 or email email@example.com.
Interested in the Missouri Stream Team Program? Learn more at http://www.mostreamteam.org/
Stream Team Equipment
We all know that funds are really tight for everyone, and the Stream Team Program is facing the same budget cuts
as everyone else. We know that there are some members in the club who for many reasons, are not able to us the
equipment they received. First, and foremost, we hope you do get involved and use the equipment you trained to
use. But if that is not going to happen, we are collecting the equipment to turn it back over to the state to be re-
issued. Did you know that the net used to collect bugs cost the state $50.00? These things are sitting in garages
and really need to be in the streams. Please do not think we are being judgmental or harsh, things change. Thank
you for your support in this most important effort we are making.
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By Malcolm Royse
MEMBERS ONLY CLASSES
The Members Only Classes will begin in November and run thru March, at Powder Valley [same as last year]. Class
times will be from 6:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. This year we will work with the theme of “back to basics”, taking on the
flies that work in Missouri streams and some of the changes made to them to catch more fish. The club will
provide all materials for each class, but bring your tools and the basic threads. The schedule is as follows;
November 2 – Midges
December 1 – Hares Ear and Pheasant Tail
January 4 – Streamers
February 1 – T.B.A.
March 1 – T.B.A.
The last two classes are open to any good ideas, so if you have ideas, please call Malcolm Royse @ 636-329-1504
or Earl Schenberg @ 314-434-7622.
“GO FISH” TROUT PROGRAM
The “Go Fish” program will be having the trout fishing programs starting in November. We will be having an hour
of casting practice before each 2 hours of fishing at Busch Wild life and at Forest Park. The dates and times will be
coming out in the next few weeks, but I just want you to think about helping where and when you can. All
equipment is provided for the kids and we will teach basic casting. Look for more information on our web page
and yahoo site.
Safety Pin Flies
We are still collecting safety pin flies for our youth programs. If you find yourself at the vise one evening, please
tie up a few for the kids. The spring programs are just around the corner and we see several thousand kids each
year. Thank you to those of you who have been so supportive of this effort in the past.
Database Report to Members
By Dave Haas - Membership Committee (Database & Directory) Ozark Flyfishers welcome the following new members:
Last reported membership on 9-9-2010 285 Victoria & Andy Barton Marvin Loopstra
Former members re-joining since 9-9-2010 1 Ellisville, MO Oakville, MO
New memberships since 9-9-2010 2
Total memberships as of 10-14-2010 288
A year ago 324
Annual gain or (loss) (36) (11.1%)
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Federation of Fly Fishers
By Bob Temper
JERRY CLARK CASTING GAMES
Once again the Jerry Clark Casting Games were the same judges for everyone. There were no
hosted at the Southern Council Conclave by the excuses about not having the correct rod because all
Ozark Fly Fishers. A 60 ft. casting pond was equipment was provided by Sage, Temple Fork and
constructed Thursday for use throughout the Hendrix. Even if you didn’t win the contest
conclave by everyone for demonstrations, trying everyone was a winner because not only did they
new equipment, practice and classes, but the games receive the flies, they had an opportunity to practice
took place Friday afternoon at 1pm. All contestants casting, using equipment they might not have
registered by 4pm were allowed to finish the games otherwise experienced and enjoyed the luck of the
which we concluded this year by 4:30p.m.. We wind. Yes, we had wind in every direction.
want to thank Sage, Temple Fork and Hedriix for
providing their new top of the line equipment for WINNERS – May I have the envelope please!!!
participants to use in the games. In the Men’s division OFF dominated when Brian
Flinchpaugh finished 2nd in distance this year and 1st
The accuracy contest was held at the pond with 4 in accuracy. Joseph Aimonette (“the wind is my
target rings spread over about 60 feet of the pond. friend”) finished tied for 2nd in the original round of
Each contestant had 5 attempts at each ring starting accuracy casting and then lost the cast off narrowly
at the closest ring. Scoring was 2 points to line the by a sudden unfortunate gust of wind. The youth
ring and 5 points to place the indicator yarn in the division was Dominated by Bob Zagar‘s grandson and
ring. The distance event was judged by the best of a friend of his. They swept first and second place in
three attempts with the distance off of the target both Youth accuracy and distance.
line subtracted from the total length. We did the
distance contest on grass (it makes it easier to The ponds were disassembled Sunday morning and
measure). stored until next year. Another big thank you to
those fine OFF folks for all their support in
The top contestants in each category received a assembling and disassembling the ponds as well as
trophy presented at the banquet on Saturday judging the games..
evening. Everyone that participated was a winner
since all participants received a canister of flies Start practicing now for your shot at a trophy next
supplied by Ozark members. Ozark members year; or wait until next year and see what a new rod
provided not only participation prizes, but supplied may do for you without all the practice. For either
situation we will be back with participation prizes
again in 2011. See you at the pond!!!
There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm.
Patrick McManus—"Never Sniff a Gift Fish," 1979
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A Message from the FFF President
Raise Your Voice for the Great Outdoors!
Recently, I traveled to Washington, D.C. for the White House Conference on
America's Great Outdoors. Although conference participants came from all
parts of the country and represented different perspectives, there was nearly
universal agreement that now is the time to act if this generation is going to
ensure that the next generation is healthier and better connected to America's
wonderful, natural recreational resources.
For 45-years, the Federation of Fly Fishers, of which I am Chairman of the
Board, has used educational programs to not only teach fly fishing skills, but
also create support for conservation for all fish and all waters. We have
learned that inspiring stewardship among young fly fishers is essential to
sustaining our sport.
The leadership and support of Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, for programs
like the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other conservation initiatives
is greatly appreciated. These programs protect our land and water, provide
recreational opportunities, and boost local economies. But most importantly,
they give us all a chance to take the next generation outdoors and enjoy
America's diverse landscapes.
Secretary Salazar and the Administration are hosting a nationwide series of
"listening sessions" to encourage public discussion about America's Great
Outdoors this summer. FFF members will engage in those discussions. I hope
others will join us, as these conversations are critical to sustaining fish and
wildlife habitat, and inspiring the next generation of outdoorsmen and women.
President & Chairman
Federation of Fly Fishers
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Support Our Sponsors!
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Membership Renewal for 2011
by Dave Haas
Renewal time is here again--time to renew your membership in Ozark Fly Fishers.
Being a member of Ozark is a great way to participate in our club’s efforts to promote fly-fishing and
conserve and protect our public fisheries, and you surely don’t want to miss out on any of the
outstanding programs and outings planned for the coming year. 2011 marks the fortieth anniversary of
our club, and the annual banquet on January 22 will be an especially gala affair. Planning for the 2011
line-up of speakers and outings is well underway, and the all-day meeting with Kelly Gallop on April 2 is
not to be missed. If you haven’t participated in these events in the past, make plans to do so next year;
it’s a great way to meet fellow club members. Perhaps you might want to participate in some of our
free classes for members on various aspects of fly-fishing or take advantage of our free video loan
library. Also, many of our members feel that the camaraderie and friendships developed within the club
are one of the best benefits of membership in Ozark Fly Fishers.
Dues amounts remain the same as in the past, but please remember that because of our two-tier dues
structure you can save money by renewing your membership before it expires on January 1. If you
procrastinate until January 2 or later your renewal will be considered late and will cost an additional
$5.00 for an Individual, Senior, or Family membership. Please remember that if you wish to receive a
paper copy of the newsletter through the U. S. mail you must check the appropriate box on the
renewal form, otherwise you will be informed by e-mail (if you have provided us with your e-mail
address) when the newsletter appears on the Ozark web site. We encourage everyone to give up the
paper copy and access the newsletter on the website because the cost of printing and delivering the
paper newsletter nearly equals the membership fee. But the choice is yours.
DON’T PROCRASTINATE! Take advantage of the timely renewal rate by filling out the
membership application found elsewhere in this newsletter and mailing it in with your check a.s.a.p.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE RENEWAL FORM AND WRITE YOUR CHECK NOW! As an alternative, you can bring
your checkbook to our next meeting on October 28 and renew at that time. MEMBERSHIP IN OZARK IS
ONE OF THE BEST BARGAINS OF THE YEAR.
Ozark Fly Fishers October 2010 Page 14
Ozark Fly Fishers Membership Renewal / Application
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City, State, Zip __________________________________________________________
Phone Numbers: Home _______________________ Work ______________________
Cell ______________________ E-Mail Address _______________________________
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reminder when the monthly club newsletter appears on our web site, check here. _____
Other Club Memberships (check all that apply)
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* F.F.F. members who are Illinois residents should request membership in the Southern Council on their
F.F.F. membership application or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dues (check only ONE item below)
TIMELY renewal (January 1st or BEFORE)
Individual--$25 _____ Senior (65+)--$15 _____ Family--$30 _____
Commercial--$50 _____ Corporate--$250 _____
NEW member, or LATE renewal (January 2nd or AFTER)
Individual--$30 _____ Senior (65+)--$20 _____ Family--$35 _____
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(NEW members joining in October or later are automatically renewed for the following year.)
Mail this form and a check payable to Ozark Fly Fishers
Ozark Fly Fishers to: Membership Committee
P.O. Box 440181
(PLEASE do NOT attach check to form.) Saint Louis, MO 63144
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Cleaning my fishing gear after fishing in a known Didimo
By Mike Swederska Sr.
I know that this subject has been talked about in the past but this is something that needs to always be mentioned
keeping it in the far front of our thoughts when traveling. “Cross contamination occurring in our streams from other locations
in the world from traveling fisherman”.
The more our club participates in the projects of Stream Team 31 it places us a lot more in the jewels of Missouri's
steams. This really ups the chance of introducing these invasive spices in these areas. This is something that we really need to
be careful of.
I have had many of conversation with fellow members about how I treat my equipment to prevent transfer of
contamination. To clean everything is really easy; it is just a matter of doing it. Please don't get lazy on this issue. Take the
responsibility of not spreading anything to our streams by doing your part. Don’t make excuses for why you don’t need to do it.
Implying that one fisherman cannot make a difference in the much larger picture. It only takes one of us to pass a germ and we
all get a cold.
Once I got home I unloaded the car and relaxed for a couple of days. Then I unpacked my gear that I know came in
contact with anything in the water. I wash all my fishing clothes including my hat since I wipe my fingers off on it after dressing
my dry fly. I don’t fish with a vest. I keep an empty plastic bucket that Vicky's kitty litter came in outside next to my trash cans.
My wading boots fit nicely in it for soaking and it has a lid for control of evaporation. I fill the bucket 1/2 way with the garden
hose and two caps full of regular bleach. After the boots are in the solution I make sure they are fully covered in the solution by
at least a ½ inch. I am very careful to not to splash this on my clothes. I also do it on my driveway because the bleach will turn
my grass. I soak my boots in this solution for however many days I take to get back to them. I am in no hurry at this point in the
cleaning. Let the bleach do it's thing on any contamination.
Since I own one of Steve’s contraptions for drying waders and boots I put my waders on it and spray them down with
a product for cleaning algae from hot tubs. Again being careful not to kill my grass, I really soak them down and rinse with a
hose. This stuff foams up like soap so it gives me some sign as to where it is cleaning and when I have it rinsed off. I then rinse
my boots and put them on the dryer also. Even if it takes a week for this stuff to dry in the sun I feel I have cleaned them darn
I then take the bleach water from the boots and use it to clean the bag that I transport my gear in along with the
plastic mat in the back of my car. I feel I have covered everything that has any possibility of transfer of contamination.
I know that there is a multitude of different ways to clean your gear and I hope that everyone has their way. I have
learned that if I keep it easy on my part. I will never have to make myself do the job that needs to be done to protect the jewels
that I love so, so much.
Just my two cents.
By Tim Wade
Fall and early winter are prime time for anglers wanting to catch big brown trout. Even though this is being written the second
week of October, big browns have been coming to the net more frequently as the urge to spawn begins for this specie of trout.
The last part of September, on the North Fork of the Shoshone, I saw several pods of brown trout, the female already on the
nest and ready for the dominant male. Two huge hens, 27 and 31 inches, have already been caught by two lucky anglers. The
smaller was photographed and released, hopefully without any damage other than wounded pride. I also hope the same was
done with the larger hen.
Usually, browns don’t get into the spawning mode until water temps cool way down, the rivers and streams have dropped to
their winter time levels and the nights are much longer than the days. That’s why I was surprised by the behavior several weeks
back but not by the catch reports. I checked water temps and darned if the thermometer didn’t show 42F, September 24. Cold
enough for the big browns to be leaving Buffalo Bill and finding spawning gravels in both forks of the Shoshone.
There are anomalies in nature, the environment being one of them. Since the weather had been providing freezing nights (and
wonderfully brilliant fall foliage!), below normal daytime temps since mid-August, this could have provided an “A” run of big
browns, with the “B” run to follow once Indian summer has lost its grip. The lucky anglers fishing in shirt sleeve weather and
catching a brown trout of unbelievable size probably don’t realize their accomplishment is something rarely seen the first of
October, let alone the peak time to catch them, November-January, and even more rarely done in a lifetime of fishing!
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Chasing big browns in the fall has been my passion ever since I hooked my first really big one as a young man in California .
Chasing steelhead in the fall had been my passion before that one life-changing experience. Finding good brown trout water in
areas noted for steelhead, rainbows and salmon was difficult.
Now, I cast in hope of hooking a huge gnarly brown. You know the type. You’ve seen them on all the fly fishing mag covers. A
huge male with teeth a barracuda would be jealous of, its jaws so mangled from years of kyping, its head looks more reptilian
I want to hook, land and photograph a brown as big, or bigger, than any fresh run steelie I’ve ever caught (it’s my fantasy) – 37”
long and 24 pounds. A brown so huge, my rod guides are grooved from its scorching runs; my reel’s drag so frazzled the reel’s
useless and I have to haul in the line by hand, worried the entire time about my knot and hook’s ability to handle the strain.
That’s what I am after. And I have chased big browns all over the US where they were rumored to be found. Too many states,
too many nights in crappy motels and sometimes even crappier guides, to count at this stage of my life have gone by since my
madness first struck.
I became spoiled fishing the lower Shoshone River ( Cody , WY ) tailwater back in the early 80’s, when a 20” brown trout was,
believe it or not, common. But – there were some so big they were frightening. The size of a beaver is the best way to give one
an idea of length and girth. After experiencing that a few times, I soon forgot I should be in Northern California or Oregon
chasing steelhead instead of fishing for trout!
The same holds true for the river today although browns measuring more than 20” are less frequently caught, there are still
enough left that will pop 0X tippet like kite string over that size to keep trying. Like I mentioned earlier, chasing big browns
could be a disease.
The Shoshone and Bighorn Rivers are close enough to jump into when at home for a chance at a double digit, yard stick long
trout. When I get the itch to travel for big browns in the fall, my travels lately have taken me to the North Fork of the White in
Missouri , or to the White River and Red River system in Arkansas , another Mecca for big browns on a fly.
I have landed some big, even truly gnarly ones in these limestone rivers and tailwaters on nymphs, trout pupae, SJ worms, and
streamers, but I have yet to land the one that prods my travels and haunts my dreams. I have seen them that size in these
waters, though, and they haunt my dreams when the big brown runs are over.
If you have never experienced the tug of a big brown trout on the end of your line on a bone-numbingly cold fall day, which is
typically when the really huge ones manage to get caught, or even on a balmy day, you ought to try, or at least get it on your
Forget about the NFL’s standings, or tying flies in a heated house when there are mega brown trout waiting not far away. Grab
a stout 6-8 weight fly rod, heavy duty reel, and a box of assorted streamers and one filled with big, webby looking nymphs with
rubber legs, then head off to your nearest brown trout fishery. Fall is here.
You can explore fisheries locally, or you can plan a trip to hit a brown trout run somewhere else in these United States , Canada
or wherever it’s fall. Oh, better pack several stout 7 weight rods, some different sink rate fly lines, extra reels and extra heavy
tippets, while packing Cliff’s Bugger Barn. One never knows what will happen when Leviathan takes the fly!
“The greatest losses an angler can sustain are those of his patience and good temper; they are worth a cartload of salmon.”
Thomas Tod Stoddard - The Art of Angling as Practised in Scotland - 1835
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SELECTING A FLY ROD
BY JOHN BERRY
I received a new fly fishing catalogue in the mail yesterday that heaviest. A 0 weight fly line could cast a tiny fly and a 14 weight fly
featured no less than fourteen different brands of fly rods. For each line could cast a huge fly. When I am wade fishing, I use a four
brand there were dozens of different models, lengths, weights and weight as it easily casts the small flies we fish here. When I am
number of pieces. I thought to myself, how any new or even fishing from a boat I generally use a five weight because I fish larger
experienced angler could make a decision with so many options. Of flies in heavy water. When I am fishing for smallmouth, I use a
all of the decisions facing the fly fisher, this is easily the most seven weight to cast the big Clouser minnows or crayfish imitations.
complicated. With the cost of some rods exceeding several I use an eight weight to throw huge hair bugs at largemouth bass.
thousand dollars, making the wrong decision can be an expensive
mistake. There are a lot of criteria to consider. The length of a fly rod can vary greatly. The standard one handed fly
rod can range from as short as six feet to ten feet. While a two
It all starts with a simple decision. What you will be fishing for. The handed Spey rod can be fourteen feet or longer. Though there are a
rod you need for largemouth bass is quite different from the rod few local anglers that have and fish with Spey rods, the norm here is
you need to fish for small brook trout in high mountain streams. It is the conventional one handed rod. A short rod is best in tiny
not the size of the fish you expect to catch but the size of the fly you mountain streams that have a lot of overhanging trees and tight
will be casting and where you will be casting it. casting conditions (similar to Dry Run Creek). A longer rod can
generate more line speed and cast further. The extra length is also
Fly rods are made from three basic materials. Bamboo is the an advantage when mending line. The norm for fly rods here is nine
traditional choice. Made from carefully planed triangular sections of feet with a few anglers opting for ten foot rods. A longer rod will be
split bamboo carefully glued and wrapped together, these rods are a bit heavier than a short rod. I fish a seven foot rod in the Smokys
individual works of art. Since they are handmade and labor and a nine footer here.
intensive they can be very expensive. They are a bit heavy, feature a
soft action and require regular maintenance. I own an antique one You can buy fly rods that come in a variety of number of pieces.
that I use to fish for native brookies in the Smokys. Fiberglass rods There are two piece rods, three piece rods, four piece rods five
replaced the bamboo rods in the 1950s they were less expensive piece rods, etc. The more pieces, the shorter the length of the
but were still heavy and maintained the softer action of bamboo. individual pieces and the shorter the rod tube that they will fit into.
They are still manufactured and have their fans but to the most part A four piece rod will easily fit into a standard duffle bag making
been replaced by graphite rods. Today the most popular material them perfect for travel. A six piece rod can fit into a brief case or
for fly rods is graphite. A byproduct of the space race, it is lighter, motorcycle saddle bag. I actually do most of my fishing with an old
more responsive and can be formulated to provide slow or fast two piece that fits easily in my ancient Volvo station wagon.
actions. However I must add that all of the rods that I have purchased for
my own use in the last twenty years have been four piece rods.
A slow action rod will bend lower in the blank toward the handle. It They are just easier to travel with. A few years ago the trend was for
will generate less line speed and will roll cast well. The slow action the major manufacturers to make three piece rods. I always thought
rod will be more forgiving when casting and will bend easily that they were not a good idea because when broken down they
protecting light tippets in the process. They cast well at short could not fit in most luggage. I thought that they presented no size
distances and are suitable for fishing dry flies. A fast action is stiffer advantage over two piece rods.
and will bend closer to the tip of the rod. It generates more line
speed and allows you to cast further. The timing on a fast rod is Finally there is cost. I have not been able to make a direct
more critical and it will not protect small tippets. This is the action correlation between cost and casting quality. That does not mean
you would use for casting streamers or fishing grasshoppers. A that I do not own any expensive rods. The top quality rods we have
medium fast action is a compromise between a slow action and a today are handmade in the United States and the least expensive
fast action. I personally prefer a slow action rod and my wife, Lori, ones are made off shore. The more expensive rods are more
prefers a fast action rod. carefully finished and just look a bit nicer.
The weight of a rod signifies its ability to cast a fly line of a given What I recommend is that you think about how you will fish and
weight. The weight of a line is determined by the weight of the first consider all of the variables. Go to your local fly shop. Cast a lot of
thirty feet of the line in grains (as specified by the American different ones until you find one that meets your needs and just
Sportfishing Association). The first thirty feet of a five weight fly line feels right.
is 160 grains. Fly line weights vary from 0 to 14 with 14 being the
John Berry is a fly fishing guide in Cotter, Arkansas and has fished the local streams for over twenty five
years. John can be reached at (870) 435-2169 or http://www.berrybrothersguides.com
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Casting for Recovery
The Casting for Recovery Retreat took place September 6-8. In addition to sponsoring 2 participants, OFF
provided several of the River Helpers. These are a few of the thank you notes received from the participants.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you SOOOO very much for your generous donation to Casting for Recovery.
I had such an amazing time on my trip and it was an opportunity for me to bond with other survivors as well
as take a moment to breath in the fresh air and beauty of nature while learning something so amazingly fun!
I can not begin to tell you just how therapeutic that was for me! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
I want to thank you and your organization for your donation of money and River
Helpers to my CFR experience at Rockbridge this past September. It was
phenomenal. What a great group we had and such fun and laughter and tears.
I had never fly fished before so having a personal helper on the water was so
great. You and the others have converted me and I am looking forward
to fishing with some used equipment I bought.
Casting for Recovery is a wonderful thing and you help make it happen.
I just wanted to write a note and say thank you for your support in money and providing the river
helpers to the Casting for Recovery group. I was one of the 13 participants in this year’s program
(September 6-8) at Rockbridge, MO and we all had a wonderful time learning to fly fish, sitting
in the counseling groups, and just getting to know each other. I would never had guessed I would go fishing,
but I am very glad I went. Fly fishing is very enjoyable and nothing like the regular fishing I grew up with.
The fly’s were very beautiful and intricate. I would love to be able to learn to make them myself some day.
It was a beautiful day on the river on the 8th and I would never had guessed we would see so many trout,
or even catching them! The River Helpers were a great bunch and I want to thank them for their time
and knowledge (and patience!) in helping us ladies to fly fish. Thank you also for supporting the ladies
who hold the Casting for Recovery in the Missouri area. They are a great group and I hope that someday
I can help with the organization myself.
Thank you again!
CFR Participant 2010 I want to thank you for your donation to the Casting for Recovery retreat
as well as send a special thanks to the River Helpers who so graciously donated their
time.I recently attended the retreat and totally enjoyed it. What a fabulous program!! It
truly is helpful in recovery to make the connections this retreat provides. Thanks again
for your support of this program.
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Ozark Fly Fishers Calendar of Events
October 23, 2010 Mill Creek WQM (contact Malcolm Royse)
October 23, 2010 Chili Tie In (contact Earl Schenberg)
October 28, 2010 General Membership Meeting – Queeny Park7:00 pm
November 2,2010 Members Only Class - Midges Powder Valley 6:30pm-9:00pm(contact Malcolm Royse or Earl Schenberg)
November 12 – 14, 2010 19th Annual Catch & Release Outing – Bennett Springs (contact Russ Hill)
December 1,2010 Members Only Class – Hares Ear and Pheasant Tail Powder Valley 6:30pm-9:00pm(contact Malcolm Royse or Earl Schenberg)
January 4, 2011 Members Only Class – Streamers Powder Valley 6:30pm-9:00pm(contact Malcolm Royse or Earl Schenberg)
Jan 22, 2011 40th Anniversary Banquet The Crown Plaza in Clayton
Feb , 2011 Members Only Class – tba Powder Valley 6:30pm-9:00pm(contact Malcolm Royse or Earl Schenberg)
Feb 19, 2011 Trivia Night (Contact Patti Hummert)
March 1, 2011 Members Only Class – tba Powder Valley 6:30pm-9:00pm(contact Malcolm Royse or Earl Schenberg)
April 2, 2011 All Day Meeting with Kelly Gallop - Creve Coeur Gov’t Center
Affiliate Member Federation of Fly Fishers
Conserving ~ Restoring ~ Education Through Fly Fishing
OZARK FLY FISHERS OBJECTIVES
To promote fly fishing as the most sportsmanlike and enjoyable way of fishing and the method most consistent with the preservation
and wise use of our game fish.
To practice conservation of natural resources and to support efforts for environmental quality and pollution control.
To provide advice, education, and assistance to promote the art of fly fishing.
To demonstrate applied techniques in fly fishing, tying, casting, and related subjects.
Ozark Fly Fishers meet at 7:00 PM. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Queeny Park Rec Center (unless noted differently -
Officers: Directors: Chairs:
President – Mike Swederska Conservation – Wallis Warren Fly Tying – Earl Schenberg
Vice President – Steve Antonic Education – Malcolm Royce Webmaster: Al Bourisaw
Secretary – Patti Hummert Membership – Kevin Miquelon Casting – Brian Ellis
Treasurer –Bob Zagar Ways and Means – Pat Hummert
Past President – Bob Temper Communications – Bill Leslie
Outings – Mark Thalhammer
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The newsletter is published eleven times each year (no December issue) and can be found on the club’s website or is mailed to
members who request a mailing. The Ozark Fly Fishers newsletter is published the 3nd Thursday of each month. Article deadline is
the 2st Thursday of the month. Newsletter articles can be submitted by sending to Bill Leslie at email@example.com
Feather-Craft is having its’ 2010 Fall Fly Fair - November 6th, 2010.
Join them for a full day of fun.
They will have all of the hot new 2011 model fly rods lined up and ready
for your inspection and test casts.