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Family Fun Day - June 25th

Our annual Family Fun Day will be on Saturday June 25th starting at 10:00am and ending around 2:00pm at Fleming Hall. Meat and Drinks will be furnished by the club. There will be indoor and outdoor games to challenge you during the day. Bring your own lawn chair and one of the following: a side dishes or dessert to go along with the meat.

If your last name starts with an "A" through "N" bring a side dish, and "O" through "Z" bring a dessert. Bring a hearty appetite and a guest and join in on the fun!

6th Annual KC Chapter Derby at Bennett Springs State Park - August 13th, 2016

Our chapter will once again host a tagged fish derby at Bennett Spring State Park. This years derby will be sponsored by Jim Rogers, the park concessionaire. Friday night a total of 100 tagged fish will be released in zones 1, 2 & 3 Rules will be provided at the derby registration table. Registration will begin on Friday evening from 8:00 - 10:00 pm and again on Saturday morning from 6:00 - 7:00 am. The derby will begin and end with the park whistle. Prizes will be awarded at the registration desk at the park store shortly after the derby ends. We need club members to help at the registration desk and at the check-in table. We will be seeking a $5.00 minimum donation as a registration fee. This club derby is smaller than the state derby that was held in May, but is every bit as much fun. Catch a tagged fish and have the opportunity to win a prize. Lodging in the area fills up quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible. We will see you at the registration table or out on the stream.


One Fly Tournament - James A. Reed Wildlife Area - July 23th

Ready for some fun! We are going to hold our 2nd Annual one fly tournament and breakfast. Yes, I said BREAKFAST!!! We will be setting up at the shelter house adjacent to the original headquarters building. You will need to register in at the shelter house.

The rules: 1.) You and your fly must be registered in. 2.) You may fish anywhere inside James A. Reed where allowed. 3.) You can only use one fly, if you lose your fly you may purchase (for $5.00) the opportunity to use a second fly BUT you will start your fish entry over. 4.) Derby Time span: Gates open (6:30 am to 11:30 am) 5.) Breakfast served at 9:00 am at the Shelter House. 6.) This tournament is a fun tournament and we are all on the honor system. 7.) There will be two winners: Biggest Fish and the Most Fish. The total of the entry fees will be divided by 3, biggest fish winner (must be legal), most fish winner and the MTFA Club.

Master chef Marvin Allison and his Su-chef Bill Otis will be needing a head count for those attending the tournament and breakfast.

Please contact Marvin Allison at 816-358-9820 or 816-289-4707 or email him at:

Hope to see you there! 

Fly Tying Classes - Fall 2016

The Kansas City Chapter of MTFA will be holding fall fly tying classes beginning September 12th with an introduction to fly tying. After that, classes will be held each Monday night for six weeks. No need to worry about your cur-rent level of fly tying experience, there will be something for everyone. If you would be interested in an Intermediate Level or Advanced Fly Tying class you need to sign up in advance. Please call Merril Miller at (816) 254-3631 to sign up.

I am asking for donations. We are looking for materials such as hackle, pheasant tail, turkey tail, hares mask, elk, deer body hair, zonker strips, hooks, thread and beads. If you have any extra materials lying around, we will greatly appreciate your donations. If you have any questions, please contact me at: or call (816-673-9863) if you would like to donate.

Thank You




Officers for 2016:
President - Bill Beckman         (913) 341-3260
Vice President - Gary Davisson (816) 896-5221
Secretary - Ardith Haynes
Treasurer - Diana James
Membership Chair - Carol Cook 

Members at Large:
   Marvin Allison
   Merril Miller
   Roger Theroux
   David Cook


Replacements for Felt Soles

Have you been wondering what to do with your felt-soled boots that are no longer allowed in Missouri trout streams? Club member, Vic Smedley, has found a shoe repair shop that can replace those felt soles with a non-porous sole. Vic also reports that the shop’s rates are reasonable, too.

Shoe Express,19321 E. US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO   816.795.6655