Branson Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

May 20, 2017 State Council votes to allow Branson Chapter

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Branson, Meetings, State Council, No Comments

At the MTFA State Derby Howard Hawkins, Harry Morgan, and I submitted the documentation required for making the Branson Group of MTFA-Springfield a separate club with its own provisional charter. The MTFA-State Board of Directors voted to grant the charter and it is now MTFA-Branson. Next year, provided that everything continues to go well, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

12-06-2016 Branson meeting, a good one!

By Bob Randall on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 in Branson, Fishing reports, Meetings, No Comments

Well, all I can say if you missed the meeting at the Lion’s Club Hall of the Branson MTFA – you missed a Great one. Caroline Parker from River Run Outfitters, told us where to fish, when the water is running and when it is not running. She showed and talked about the flies that […]

12/03/2016 By-law change at State meeting

By Bob Randall on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 in Branson, Meetings, No Comments

We succeeded in changing the MTFA-State Council By-Laws at the meeting at Montauk State Park on Saturday, December 3.  The changes which concern the formation of new chapters will provide a clear pathway to becoming a Provisional Chapter, and then a full chapter.  Of course, this is good news for what I call our Branson […]