The Historic Ocean Springs Saltwater Flyfishing Club
HOSSFly is a fly-fishing club that has been active in Ocean Springs since 1968. We get together in sportsmanship, fellowship, conservation and learning through the sport of fly fishing.
HOSSFly Club meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Ocean Springs Yacht club, 100 Front Beach Dr., Ocean Springs, Ms. New members are always welcome. Dues are $25/year or $15 if paid by February 28.
During our meetings we plan fly-fishing related activities, hear fishing reports or a guest speaker, show a fly-fishing video, demonstrate knot tying, practice fly-casting or learn how to tie new flies.
Pompano Fishing Trip - Postponed - stay tuned for a rescheduled Saturday later in July.
Fly Fishing Camp ~ July 20-22 - Our own Anita Arguelles is spearheading the inaugural Fly Fishing Summer Camp at the Gulf Coast Research Lab. There will be casting and tying and trips to Ship Island. HOSSFLY has funded some "scholarships" for young people who might otherwise not attend and we have been busy putting together loaner rods and tying materials. Also we will give a free 2015 HOSSFLY membership to each camp participant and their families. It's going to be fun! To volunteer contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org. August Meeting - Tuesday, August 4 - Our own expert, Jim Magee, will update us on fly fishing for pompano. We are working on a fly tier for ~5:30pm. Meeting topics will include the coming fish fry, Cobia trip ~8/29 and our updated bylaws. Please take some time to click on this link and look at our updated HOSSFLY Charter and Bylaws such that we can vote on changes and approval asap. Annual Fish Fry - Saturday, August 8 ~ 5pm - Bring your fillets and a dessert - Tickets $10/person - the best fish fry on the Gulf Coast!!! - always fresh local fillets caught by our own local fisherman - none of this imported stuff - come have some great food and have a great time with us - to volunteer or let us know how many fillets you can bring contact Benton at email@example.com.
Cobia Trip - scheduled for Saturday, August 29 - details to follow.
Fly Fishing Fair - September 18-19 - save the date! - our second annual Gulf Coast Council get together right here in Ocean Springs! - Cajun Buffet and drinks at the OSYC on Friday night - get acquainted Breakfast at the GCRL on Saturday morning - one of the country's best Casting Programs - Presentations - Auctions and Raffles all day Saturday.
Newsletter - Don Abrams and contributors have worked very hard to resume publication of the Tippet, one of the best fly fishing newsletters and magazines on the Gulf Coast! Available to all current HOSSFLY members, the Tippet reports on current fishing trips and events and is only as good as the photos and articles you send in. Contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HOSSFLY Casting Clinics - group clinics are scheduled for members by appointment - also individual lessons for a fee, contact Syd Smith, IFFF-MCI at email@example.com. HOSSFLY Calendar for 2015 - to view prospective dates for planned fishing trips and special events for the entire year click on this link to this "Events and Trips" file. Regional Fly Fishing Events - many area clubs hold events which are open to you. See the calendar on our Gulf Coast Council website at gulfcoastfff.org.
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