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

The Davy knot and the Guru

By Bob Randall on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 in Social Events, No Comments

Larry Olson and I went to the Sow Bug Roundup yesterday. Since we are handling the raffles and auctions at the Branson Fly Fishing Expo in July, we didn’t pay much attention to the fly tiers. I didn’t watch a single fly being tied. We did learn a lot about raffles and auctions. Then over […]

Update on jet boat proposal

By Bob Randall on Friday, March 24th, 2017 in Branson, No Comments

I received a return call from PO1 Curran of the US Coast Guard in SL today. He hadn’t heard of the jet boat issue but he told me there was another guy in his office who would be the one who should know. Of course, he was out for the day. Curran assured me he […]

Proposal for jet boat thrill tours at Branson Landing

By Bob Randall on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in Branson, No Comments

There is a proposal to let a jet boat company operate out of Branson Landing They have a facebook page at However, it doesn’t say much in terms of the tour route. Their website says they will travel “at speeds up to 30 mph up & down Lake Taneycomo”. KOLR 10 TV had this […]

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 – […]

3/11/2017 State Council pre-derby meeting

By Bob Randall on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in Meetings, No Comments

Yesterday, Saturday the 11th, the MTFA-State Council held its pre-derby meeting. The State Council is the “administrative glue” that makes the St Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and (soon to be) Branson chapters into a single club. Its primary fund raiser is a trout fishing derby held at Bennett Spring State Park. This year it will […]

Planning meeting for July Fly Fishing Fair

By Bob Randall on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in Branson, Meetings, No Comments

From Chapter President Harry Morgan: We are inviting all of our club members who can to go to Bransons Lions club for a planning meeting for the July 28-29th fly fishing expo. The meeting is Wednesday, the 15th of March at 6:30 p.m. We would like to see a good turn out for this meeting […]

A fly fishing fair

By Bob Randall on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in Branson, Social Events, No Comments

The Springfield Chapter of the MTFA will partner with the Branson Group/Chapter to hold a fly fishing fair in Branson on July 28 and 29, 2017. We are in the early stages of planning and even though we’ll need to hustle to pull it off, we feel confident that we can do it. We plan […]