January 2017 - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

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 […]

01/13-15/2017 Springfield Boat, Sport, and Travel Show

By Bob Randall on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 in Flies, Social Events, No Comments

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 […]

01/07/2017 MDC Nature Center fly tying classes

By Bob Randall on Friday, January 13th, 2017 in Conservation, Flies, Social Events, No Comments

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 […]

01/04/2017 Legislative mischief

By Bob Randall on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Conservation, No Comments

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 […]

01/02/2017 Bennett Spring fishing

By Bob Randall on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Fishing reports, Flies, No Comments

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 […]