Social Events Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

2018 MTFA Derby

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, State Council, No Comments

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 […]

Christmas Party, 2017

By Bob Randall on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 in Social Events, No Comments

We held our Christmas party last night, Friday, December 15, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Sixty two of us attended.  Several were there from the Branson chapter who have also joined or renewed memberships in our Springfield chapter for 2018.  Thirty two members renewed their 2018 memberships on top of the fifty two who already […]

2018 Chili Feed coming up soon

By Bob Randall on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in Social Events, No Comments

Next MTFA-Springfield event: annual chili feed Yes, Branson Chapter is invited, as well as, your personal guests. Saturday, October 14, noon, at the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery pavillion below Table Rock Dam. Come early and fish. Bring side dish or dessert. Bring lawn chairs. If you’re not a club member, we’ll have applications.… Photos […]

6/10/2017, James River Float Trip

By Bob Randall on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Nature, Social Events, No Comments

Text by John Bush: On Saturday, June 10th, Harry Morgan, John Dozier, and John Bush got together to float the James River from the Delaware town access down to Shelvin Rock. The water level was almost perfect, and the river had cleared up a lot from the rains. The temperature wasn’t bad most of the […]

June 10 upcoming Float Trip on James River

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, No Comments

We’ll be floating/fishing from the Delaware Town Access between Nixa and Clever down to the take out at Shelvin Rock Access on Saturday, June 10. We’ll meet at Shelvin Rock to drop off our take out vehicles and then convoy up to Delaware Town to launch. Last year we did the Shelvin Rock to Hootentown […]

May 19 & 20, Derby camp out

By Bob Randall on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in Fishing Trip, Social Events, No Comments

The derby didn’t get washed out but it was almost blown away.  I arrived about 2 pm on Friday, and set up my tent. I had difficulty deciding where to put it because of the anticipation of rain. The flattest spot was also in the apparent wet spot. I finally picked a spot that would […]

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 […]

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 […]