Blog - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter
By Mike Kidd On Saturday September 15, 2028 Ron Ward and I departed from Springfield/Branson airport en route to Dallas/Ft Worth and then to Seattle via American Airlines. In Seattle we boarded Alaska Airlines to Ketchikan Alaska. We stayed at Super 8 in Ketchikan and the next day boarded a Beaver float plane to our […]
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.
Good article about catch and release techniques as related to fish survival. I have permission from the author, Jeff Rivera, to post it. https://agreateroutdoors.com/blogs/news/catch-and-release-fishing-best-practices-for-handling-fish Here are the bullet points: Use Barbless Hooks or Bend Down Your Barbs Don’t Drag Your Fish Onto Land or Across Rocks… Wet Your Hands and Use a Proper Net (some […]
The MTFA State Council Derby went off pretty well. This was the 72nd annual Derby. We had a little rain, but I didn’t see anybody melt. Fortunately, the rain held off while we were cooking fish in hot oil. We were able to serve up the food for Saturday night’s picnic without getting wet. I […]
The closest place to Springfield to fish for steelhead is at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between Gary, Indiana and Michigan City, Indiana. I had known about it for some time but just couldn’t muster the determination to try it out. One day, my fishing buddy Larry Olson said that a bucket list item for him […]
Spent eight days at a vacation home at Belle, MO with the family, including my son from Calgary and his family. Place had a nice pond in the back yard. About an acre plus. Yesterday. I caught 42 fish. 30 crappie, eight bluegill and four bass. I am attaching some pix from the first day […]
Do you have this Fly Tier’s Gauge. Check it out. Go to PDF Downloads and eBooks in PDF Format on this web site.
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.