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Matching the hatch at Bennett Spring

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


While fishing at Bennett Spring State Park, I tested the insect population in the outflow stream below the hatchery runways.  I used an insect seine that I got from Allen Gardner’s Insect Course.  I wrap this seine over the outside rim of my fish net, hold it in the water with the rim on the […]


Universal Rotating Fly Tying Vises

By Dennis Stead on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized, No Comments


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.


Stream bed manipulation at Bennett Spring

By Bob Randall on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in Conservation, Nature, Uncategorized, No Comments


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 […]


Branson Fly Fishing Expo, floor plan

By Bob Randall on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Branson Fly Fishing Expo, Uncategorized, No Comments


Harry Morgan, the president of the Springfield Chapter, and I met Howard Hawkins at the Lions Club building yesterday to plan out the layout of space for the Branson Fly Fishihg Expo on July 28th and 29th. You should have seen us moving tables and chairs until the room looked like a tornado had hit […]


MTFA shirt embroidery

By Bob Randall on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized, No Comments


Just an update for some of the new members. If you want the attached MTFA embroidery, just buy the shirts from your local stores. Bring the shirts to Missouri Embroidery at 1307 S Glenstone, Springfield, MO, and have them embroider it. Estimated cost last time I had one done was $15.00. Librarian: Dennis Stead – […]


01/21/2017 Roaring River State Park club fishing outing

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Social Events, Uncategorized, No Comments


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 […]


10/27/2016 Jolly Mill fishing trip

By Bob Randall on Friday, October 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized, No Comments


From John Bush: A little info about the upcoming club fishing outing. We’ll be going to Jolly Mill aka Capps Creek on November 5th. Jolly mill is approximately 7 miles west of Monett. I went out there a couple of weeks ago and ran into one of the people that run the park. The guy […]


10/03/2016, Bass Pro buys Cabela’s for $5.5B

By Bob Randall on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized, No Comments


I’m not sure whether this is good or bad but I always liked Cabela’s a little better than BassPro.  I also liked the idea of having an alternative.  Guess a trip to the nearest Cabela’s might be a good trip before the final change over.  Maybe they’ll have some good sales. http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2016/10/03/breaking-news-bass-pro-shops-buying-cabelas-5-5-billion-dollars/