On November 24, 1971, a group of twenty ardent trout fishermen met and discussed the details to organize a chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association.

They elected their first officers December 7, 1971 to serve for 1972. On December 6, 1972, the 1973 officers were elected on March 17, 1973. The officers met with members of the State Council of Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association and received a favorable vote to become a Provisional Chapter.

At a State Council meeting on May 5, 1973, the Provisional Charter was presented to our chapter. On December 4, 1973, the 1974 officers were elected. On May 4, 1974 the state Council of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association declared that the Provisional Charter of the Springfield Chapter be declared permanent and that the members of this chapter be welcomed as duly constituted chapter of the Association in good standing, entitled to all the privileges accorded an affiliated chapter and each member thereof.

Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association serves as a group of fishermen coming together to enjoy and share the sport of fly fishing. We hope to leave the waters and resources in better condition for you and the generations to follow. We support the Conservation Federation of Missouri and Missouri Conservation’s effort to protect and restore our waterways and to educate ourselves and others, so that we may understand their successes and concerns to problems that exist and methods by which these problems can be resolved.