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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. 

Richard and Summer Jack Crevalles!

Our own “home guide” and long time member, Richard Schmidt has been tearing up the Jack Crevalles! Check out Richard’s “Coastal Angler” fishing report on our Facebook page and you can contact Rich for a charter at

Grab your free Coastal Angler magazine at most convenient stores and get some fly fishing tips for the Mississippi coast

Posted by Richard Schmidt Fly Fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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.