Flies Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

The Feather Thief

By Bob Randall on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 in Conservation, Flies, No Comments


The Feather Thief, Beauty, Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson A book review by Bob Randall Like to tie flies? Yes, then you like feathers. This is a book about the theft of museum quality feathers by an obsessed salmon fly tier. The theft was approximately 10 years […]


Larry Wegmann wins the 2019 Sowbug Roundup Fly Tying Contest

By Bob Randall on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 in Flies, No Comments


Larry is a long-time member of the Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association.  For the past several years he has tied some beautiful streamer flies, mounted them in frames, and donated them for the chapter’s annual fundraiser to help the students of Springfield’s Pipkin Middle School.  Congratulations, Larry!


Winter Dry Fly Fishing Tips

By Bob Randall on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 in Fishing Wisdom, Flies, No Comments


Winter Dry Fly Fishing Tips   by Allen Gardner The Winter Hatches including insects, sizes, colors and fly suggestions. When you can fish dry flies in winter? How you should fish dry flies during the winter months? Where you can find rising trout during winter? Time of Day For the best times of day, focus on […]


9.6.2018 Fly Tying Night

By Bob Randall on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Flies, Meetings, No Comments


This month we had a fly tying night instead of a regular presentation.  Everyone who attended enjoyed it and learned something.  Sorry I couldn’t get better fly shots.


Midge Fishing Techniques by Dave Tucker

By Dennis Stead on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Flies, No Comments


If you want to learn how to caught fish like the one Dave Tucker has in his hand, go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF format on this web site.  There you can read the article and even download it to your phone or computer.


12/29/2017, Bennett Spring just above freezing

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Flies, No Comments


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 […]


GILLED MIDGE PUPA BROWN

By Dennis Stead on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 in Flies, No Comments


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 […]