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January 24th 7 pm, Fleming Hall - Elections for 2017 officers

The January 2017 Club outing has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

KC Sports Show
The Kansas City Boat and Sports Show at the H. Roe Bartle Hall starts January 19th through the 22nd, 2017. We need members to represent MTFA at our booth. This is a great opportunity to showcase our club to people of the area that have not heard of the Missouri Trout Fishermen
s Association or the Project Healing Waters Chapter. If you have not signed up for a day and a time slot please do so, we need your help. Some members demonstrate fly tying while other members just hang out, answer questions and hand out flyers. By signing up this gives you free admission to the Sports Show. There will be plenty of time for you to wander around for yourself and view all the exhibits. Do not forget to sign up, MTFA/PHWFF thanks those who have already signed up





Happy New Year

We would like to wish all a very "fishy", safe and healthy New Year. Our club has had a very busy 2016 and we are looking forward to planning things for you in 2017. If you have an idea or request for a club program, please let us know.

The E-Board is recommending for 2017 that David Cook be our club President , Gary Davisson (Vice President), Ardith Haynes (Secretary), Darrell Durst (Treasurer), Sharon Beckman (Activities) and Carol Cook (Communications).

The main events that are in the clubs immediate future are the Sport Show, Fly Tying Classes and the Lunker Dinner. It’s important as a club member that you need to be involved. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun and bring a friend. Thank You for your support,
The E-Board

PHWFF Calendar:

Trout have been stocked in Coot Lake and Plover Lake at James A. Reed, as well as Fountain Bluff. Watch your inbox for emails regarding fishing outings. David (at right) took part in one of our earlier trips, and the group was treated to venison chili, courtesy of Steve Licata. Thanks, Steve!

January 4: KCVAMC, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Floor, 1 pm.

January 10: General Meeting, Fleming Hall, Lake Jacomo, MO, 7:00 pm.

January 17: General meeting, Rainbow Fly Shop, 4621 S Shrank Dr. Independence, MO, 5:00 pm. Food, fun, and fly tying with Matt.

January 25: KCVAMC, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Floor, 1:00 pm.






The spirit of Christmas was at the forefront of the MTFA Christmas party. The annual event always features a delicious array of food and, of course, a gift exchange. This years gathering included a $1000 donation to our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program from the Cowboy Up Triathlon. We are grateful to be the sponsored charity for the Cowboy Up Triathlon, and we appreciate their continued support of our Kansas City program.

Pictured from left are Program Lead Bob Barnett, Mike Powell and Chad Martz from Cowboy Up Triathlon, and Merril Miller of MTFA, a longtime triathlon participant.








Our program also is the feature in an outstanding short film by David Simmons of Thill Media. The video is sponsored by local PBS station KCPT leading up to the release of Ken Burnss documentary on the Vi-etnam War in the fall of 2017. You can see it on our Facebook page.

One of our volunteers, Ron Carruthers, was familiar with David through his work as a photographer and his interest in fly-fishing. David did a great job of summarizing the Project Healing Waters program, as well as introducing many of our participants. To thank him for his efforts, Bob (left) and Ron (right) presented David with a framed patriotic photograph.




Fly Tying Classes - Winter 2017


The Kansas City Chapter of MTFA will be holding fall fly tying classes beginning January 23rd 7 - 9 pm, with an introduction to fly tying. After that, classes will be held each Monday night for six weeks. No need to worry about your current level of fly tying experience, there will be something for everyone.



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

Missouri Fishing Licenses Online

You can purchase your fishing, hunting, etc. license’s on line through the Missouri Department of Conserva-tion web site or even from your smartphone using the Mo. Hunting app. Your valid permit will appear on the app Immediately after your purchase. You can carry your license with you where ever you go. Check out:




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