christmas party and january charity auction/banquet

… we will be transitioning to posting our coming  events on our facebook page – please visit there for current and past events at Hossfly…

November meeting

Hossfly Members Please join us for our next monthly meeting!!!

Please remember the upcoming meeting of Hossfly at OSYC IS Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 PM.

Chris Lapniewski from GCRL will be speaking about the acoustic tagging program for red drum and bull sharks in the Bay St. Louis area. 

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.

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!

June Meeting and events

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at the OSYC around 6pm depending on pre-meeting activities. We will have a presentation from Brian Little at Sabine Skiffs, who will be bringing a boat for us to look at. Other topics should include the pending Dauphin Island trip on 6/10, a “boom or bust” Tarpon trip report from one member’s late May trip, plus other pending Spring outings. As always, watch for more details in your club emails and we hope to see you there!

May meeting and events

(Updated 4/28/17) – Here is a reprint of our current email concerning the meeting…

Please remember the upcoming meeting of Hossfly at OSYC on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM.

1. Guest Presenter:
         Caleb Turner of Turner Bamboo Fly Rods with outdoor demonstration

******Come try a rod at 5:30 pm on the back lawn of the OSYC******
Caleb will have Tibor and Hardy reels (they are distributors for these reels also) on the rods but if you would like to try you favorite 8 or 9 wt reel bring it along.
Turner Rods will off a special 20 % discount to members purchasing a Tibor or Hardy reel as a result of the event.
He will demonstrating or discussing the techniques used in bamboo rod building during the presentation…


Also in addition to fishing reports, we should be discussing our upcoming fishing trips to the barrier islands and Dauphin Island. As always, watch our calendar page and club member emails for further details.