Nice August trip to Chandeleur

Somewhat new member, Jeff Sasser, made his first trip with us out to the Chandeleurs last weekend. Here is a nice shot of a stringer of specks that he put together. Jeff reports, that it was “a fantastic time” and “an amazing experience.” Way to go Jeff and thanks for sending the photo!”

Don’t forget to send us a photo of recent fishing trips, nature shots, fly tying successes, recipe triumphs, etc. and thanks!

Tom Jindra at our September meeting!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 5 at the OSYC at 6pm, (update) but Tom will come by around 5pm with lots of new and different rigs for you to try. Many of you know Tom Jindra. Tom represents TFO and other manufacturers. He is a Master Casting Instructor, emeritus member of the FFI-CBOG, and recipient of perhaps fly fishing’s highest honor, the Lapis Lazuli award. Tom also was instrumental in contributing the brand new “TFO rod of your choice” that we raffled off for a number of years. We are very fortunate to have him visit so don’t miss this one!


Annual Fly Fishing Fair

Our introductory classes and most of the seminars will be held on Saturday, but there will be casting workshops and testing, as well as the banquet and auction on Friday.

Remember that the Fair donates about half of its proceeds to our own Gulf Coast Research Lab. So please support this great event which brings many of the best in fly fishing right here to Ocean Springs every year. We need volunteers for registration and Friday set up as well as donations for our auctions and raffles.

Many thanks to several members who are doing a lot of work with PR and to promote the Fair locally, Syd who will active with casting workshops and testing, Tom Herrington who will be tying this year, and both Tom and Jeff who are donating loaded fly  boxes. See our Gulf Coast Council website for schedules and more details at

August meeting

Hey Hossfly Members! Meeting time!!!

Please remember the upcoming meeting of Hossfly at OSYC is Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 PM.

We will not be having a presentation, this is strictly a business meeting to discuss plans for the OSYC Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug 12th! We will be needing fish donations that day to fry up and donations of desserts.

We will also likely be discussing the September Fly Fishing Fair, our need for donations and volunteers and our commitment to the Federation and the Council

Many thanks to our awesome club secretary Colleen, for most of this message.

Annual Fish Fry!!!

Our annual fish fry is coming up on the evening of Saturday, August 12 at the OSYC. This is the best old fashioned fish fry on the Gulf Coast. Real fresh, local, fish. Mostly speckled trout (none of that import stuff) with “fixin’s” and lots of home made desserts for only $10 a plate. Bring your friends and do not miss this one!

We will need lots of volunteers, fillet donations and desserts. Watch for more details to follow.

June Chandeleur Trip

Here are a few pictures from our trip out to Chandeleur last week. When we arrived we found the new GCRL research vessel “R/V Jim Franks” anchored out at the end of the channel! We visited for a moment and later on as they ferried many students back and forth to the beach. Both the weather and fishing were tough. Conditions were murky from all the rain and we had never seen so much debris and hyacinths pushed out from the marshes. We did manage some nice stringers of fish and the photos are of these plus a Chandeleur water spout and rainbow. We also have a new candidate for “Best Fish Camp Menu.” The next bunch of guys had caught a few cobia so that night we had fresh seasoned Lemon Fish and Cabernet marinated Back Strap of Venison – all charcoal grilled with all the “fixin’s.” “Redneck Riviera Surf and Turf” – can you top that? Another memorable time out at Chandeleur.

Dauphin Island trip

Here are some photos from Dauphin Island. We had a few folks who could not make the trip, but we still managed to catch some nice sized specks, reds, pompano and a few huge lady fish. A nice trip and many thanks to Mark for captaining in his panga, Todd, who also brought his boat, and everyone else who brought food and drink and lots of fun.




July 2017 Events

Our July meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11 (one week later than usual due to the July 4th holiday) at the OSYC at 6pm. Fishing friend and ESFF founding member, Captain Tim Diehl will come by to talk with us about the outstanding fly fishing for Tarpon that he has had this Spring in the Florida Keys. We will also be discussing HOSSFLYs continued affiliation with the FFI and upcoming events including our August Fish Fry. See you there!

Spring beach trip

The weather has been so rough that we didn’t get around to our first “wet wade” of the year until May 9 – here are a nice sized pompano and speck caught on that “recon” trip for our upcoming beach outings – hopefully the first of many more to follow this Spring! – fishing was tough – the “meat rod” fishers were not catching many fish either but still a beautiful day on the water – both fish hit a Pompano Rocket. Don’t forget to send us some photos and thanks!

– Jeff Deuschle