Welcome to the Tri-County Fly Fishers Club Website.
Tri-County Fly Fishers Club is a not for profit Club whose members have a true love for fly-fishing. We welcome anyone who wants to learn how to fly fish and gain experience in the art of fly tying; and become an active member of the fly-fishing Club.
This Club is made up of about eighty members from beginners to those with 50+ years of fly-fishing and tying experi-ence. Fishing interests range from bluegills and bass to redfish and tarpon, with an occasional rainbow or brown trout from up north or out west thrown in. Today, membership is drawn from permanent and seasonal residents of those in and around the Florida counties of Lake, Sumter and Marion.

May 2021 President's Message

May 2021 President's Message

May 2021 President’s Message

Top Left: Barry Palmer presenting plaque to winning Chucker  Lou Thomnas for the Bass Tournament

Picker Warren Rasmussen was not present. 

Top Right: Bob Heinbach presenting plaque to winner of the Casting Tournament Dave Rambow

Bottom L-R. Mike Carragher organizer of the Davey Ferris Fly Swap, Russ Kucinski winner this year, and Davey Ferris



I want to thank everyone who participated in the Barry Palmer Invitational Bass Tournament on April 16th.

It was a fun time and we had  20 teams.

There were a lot of positives about the tournament:


The number of members involved (35) was fantastic. We never had that many involved in a tournament before.

2 weeks before the tournament we had 7 members signed up. It took beating the bushes Calling, going to members homes, website announcement, and many email reminders to get a response. It was worth it!


 if the forecast would have come true we would have been wiped out with thunderstorms. The front stalled and we were blessed with great weather.

After a very slow start we actually caught fish. Lou Thomas was the winner as the top team chucker for the tournament. His picker was Warren Rasmussen. They also won the alternative species


We ended the tournament in the Bistro for a nice lunch and drawing for several prizes. 


The winning bid for Dick Curtis”s kayak was made by Paul Thomas.


Mike Carragher announced the winner of our Davey Ferris Fly Swap. It was a close competition among 11 members tying a snook pattern. Congratulations go to Russ Kucinski for taking home the prize. There was a drawing for a package of each of the flies tied for this 2021 competition and the 2020 competition. 

A special thanks to all those who came to watch. We had over 40 people enjoy this event.


What’s happening over the next few months??

We will have our regular Business and 3 Evening Presentations In May

Mark you calendars with these club meetings


May 3 monthly fly tying. 2-4pm. Bridge rm

May 5th Board meeting 9-10 Bridge Room

May 5 Morning Business meet. Bridge rm  10-11am

May 11th & 12th. Evening Presentation Art Palmer 6-7:30  rod building and repair Bridge room

May 19 Evening Presentation. Dave Rambow Knots for Fly Fishing

  Bridge rm. 6-8pm


June, July, and August 

No Regular morning Board/Business meetings and no Evening meetings are scheduled

 These are very slow months.  WE WILL HAVE:

June, July, and August twice monthly fishing events:


Monthly Tilapia Derby at Freedom Pointe  between 9-11am as the ponds heat up. Dates to be determined. They will be posted in Russ’s weekly club news and fishing planner email.


Bass, Bistro, and Beer  A monthly Evening Fishing/Social at Grand Oaks  June,16th July 13th, and August 19th.  Come and fish the early evening hours and the winner gets a beer at the Bistro. If you don’t fish you can still come and have a beer or dinner and socialize.



We will restart our Morning Business meetings and our Evening Presentation Meetings.

We will update you  when our guest speakers are rescheduled.

 Oct 13. Fall Picnic.  11-2pm Ribs and stuff with Baked Bean cook off with Celebration of Life for Ed Rapisardi 

Nov 10th  Fall Fest.  5-8pm. Bridge Room  this is a catered event

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