I am happy to report that the line did not freeze to the guides and my reel never froze up. Larry Olson and I took advantage of our last opportunity to fish in 2017. There were more people there than we expected but we didn’t have to crowd anybody. We each caught a few. Most […]
December 2017 - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
In Larry Wegmann’s article, Midges, he writes, “I discovered the photo of an emerging pupa with gill filaments and added this to my new flies. I waited for the most difficult time to try the gilled midge, a clear blue sky at noon. The pool I was fishing provided 20 trout that morning. Jerry Jester […]
Go to MTFA’s web page and under the Resource tab, you will find the new folder – PDF Downloads and Ebooks in Pdf Format. Check it out.
Check out the new fly that have been added to MTFA’s Fly Tying Recipes on this web site. We have taken the Root Beer Midge and per Larry Wegmann suggestion, added the filaments. Larry said that this has been doing astoundingly good. Larry is planning on writing an article for the newsletter with full explanation […]
Nylon is a strong, lightweight, thin, single continuous fiber and does not absorb water. It is a great material for fly tying but you will have to search for it in other places than your local fly shop. Once you find it, you are going to have to take a little time and effort getting […]
I have just added a PDF download to our web site. If you would like to read about this company and their rotary vised, download it. Then maybe you can give me additional information on the Universal Vise Corporation.
Go to Fly recipes on MTFA’s web site and get this fly to tie. This is a fly that Mike Swederska developed during a hatch at Bennett Springs. I have made a few changes and that is why I call it a variant.
This is a very simple midge to tie; about the hardest thing is getting the tubing on. I have medium stretch tubing, tan and shrimp color. If you have Color Sharpie Permanent marks, your tubing can be any color, just use the Sharpie. John Bush and Todd Fecho were catching a lot of trout on […]
We held our Christmas party last night, Friday, December 15, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Sixty two of us attended. Several were there from the Branson chapter who have also joined or renewed memberships in our Springfield chapter for 2018. Thirty two members renewed their 2018 memberships on top of the fifty two who already […]
MDC is manipulating the stream bottom to improve habitat/fishing. There is a hole just where the main hatchery outflow stream enters the spring creek, some anglers call this the “Gut Hole”. It’s about 15′ in diameter and probably 10′ deep. It’s almost like looking into the spring itself. Lots of fish holding and feeding […]