Seven of us went to Roaring River State Park Saturday during the catch and release season. It was a beautiful day but the fishing was mixed. Attending was John Bush, Dick Solomon, Larry Olson, Dan Ditzler, Chuck Penland, Chuck’s guest, Mike, and myself. Dan was sporting a brand new split bamboo rod, fished for the […]
January 2017 - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
*Club Fishing Event, 1/16/2017, Bennett Spring State Park* Six of us fished Bennett Spring on Monday. Harry Morgan, John Bush, Dick Solomon, Mike Kidd, Larry Olson, and myself braved the cloudy January skies to stalk the elusive hatchery raised rainbow. There was a near drowning as one of us got a little water in […]
Our MTFA chapter participated in the Springfield Boat, Sport, and RV show this weekend, January 13-15, 2017, at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds. It seems that all of the Ozarks was anxious about the possibility of freezing rain. Attendance was low, but as the weather began to show promise more visitors came out to the event. I […]
Our MTFA member and MDC Naturalist Sam Stewart held two fly tying classes on Saturday, 1/7/2017. The morning class was for teens; the afternoon class was for families. Members of our club assisted teaching the participants. Sam started off with a little history and background about fly fishing. Our first fly was a white thread […]
The Kansas City Chapter of MTFA was planning a fishing trip to Taneycomo this coming weekend. They have cancelled it due to the possibility of bad weather. Good call on their part.
It’s busy at the State Capitol. I checked the Conservation Federation of Missouri’s Legislative site but they haven’t posted about this year’s mischief yet. I scanned through the list of the House bills and found a few. They’re just getting started so several bills are repetitive. I’m sure they will be melded together in some […]
Larry Olson and I went to Bennett Spring State Park on Monday, the 2nd. Arrived about 9 and went to the area between the spring creek and the raceways. As we were getting ready midges were flying all around us. I would say they were about a size 32 hook size. We both tied on […]