Welcome to "Flyfishers at The Crossing" 
"Come follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men"

Mark 1:17
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The Flyfishers at The Crossing (FATC) is a fellowship for men with a passion for fly fishing, helping them grow in their faith through community service, charity and brotherhood.  We are a not-for-profit (501)(c)(3) organization based in the St. Louis, Missouri area and are not affiliated with any particular denomination or church.

The members of our fellowship are dedicated fly fishers. The "Flyfishers at The Crossing" fly fish not only in Missouri but throughout the United States.  Our members have fished as far away as Alaska, New Zealand, throughout the Rocky Mountain states, and the great rivers of Missouri.  Some of our group trips have included the San Juan River in New Mexico, Yellowstone, South Platte river and the Dream Stream in Colorado, Steamboat Springs area, the North Fork of the White river in southern Missouri, Lake Taneycomo in Branson, and many nearby trips to Cardiac Hill, Montauk, Meramac Spring, Current River, Little Piney river, Eleven Point river and Bennett Spring.

The FATC grew out of a fly fishing class which started in the Spring of 2007.  Now we have fly fishing classes, fly tying classes, a MDC Stream Team, besides the many trips we take together.  More importantly our community service and charitable work continues throughout the year. We also have many discounts on fly fishing gear that help the new fly fisher get started and the experienced fly fisher replenish.

Our community of flyfishers is now over 140 members strong. Throughout the year, trips are planned to hone our skills and strengthen our friendships.  Our motto "It isn't about the fly fishing" means we are more about being a brotherhood of men.  

"The Flyfishers at The Crossing"
First Class Trip
 Lake Taneycomo March 2007 
Jerry Lybarger, Kenny Klimes, Mike Meadows, John Walker, Jim Brickler, and John Bloss (not in photo)

In Memory of Ben Hynds
Flyfisherman, Friend and Brother in Christ

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* New Fly - North Fork Special Stone Fly - See Fly Tying Page
* I Knew I Shouldn't, But I Did It Anyway - Montauk (Apr 25th) - See Trips Page
* Stream Team Monitors Two Locations (Apr 22nd) - See Below
* Fishing all alone (Apr 18th) - See Trips Page
* Quick Trip to Meramec River (Apr 14th) - See Trips Page
* Browns on the White River (Apr 12) - See Trips Page

This page was last updated: April 27, 2017
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Upcoming Events

Many Fly Fishing Trips are happening this Spring. Let us know if you would like to join us - there is always room!​ Check our FATC calendar

Project Healing Waters, FATC and our Virginia Brotherhood will fish with disabled Vets in Virginia - May 3rd - May 9th Trip now full

FATC ​Stream Team #4907

Welcome to The Flyfishers at The Crossing Stream Team #4907

What is Stream Team? In short…Stream Team is a group of people who care about the health of Missouri streams. The Flyfishers at The Crossing have formed a Stream Team to help preserve and protect our states waterways.  Click HERE for more information about the Stream Team program. 

How can I get involved in The Flyfishers at The Crossing Stream Team? If you are interested in getting involved, contact the FATC Stream Team coordinator at fatcteam4907@gmail.com. Look for more information in the coming weeks on ways you can get involved in our groups efforts.

In Memory of Lew Smith
Flyfisherman, Friend and Brother in Christ
June 17, 1954 - December 1, 2014
​In Memory of Bob Chott
Flyfisherman, Friend and Brother in Christ
March 31, 1958 - July 8, 2015
In Memory of Mike Gay
Flyfisherman, Friend and Brother in Christ
October 26, 1951 - May 18, 2016
Gone, But Not Forgotten
What's Happening

There is a lot happening around the FATC these days.  Here are just a few things that have been going on.....

Two roads crossed in the woods, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.  

Are you at the crossing of two roads in your life? Take the one less traveled and come join the Flyfishers at The Crossing. Interested - email us at ourFATC@gmail.com.
Stream Team Activity Report
The FATC Stream Team completed their first Spring monitoring activity on Sat 4/22.

9 FATC members, Mike Bisaga, Jon O'Connor, Dave Komor, Mike McCutchen, John Guyer, Mike Chambers, Miles Meyer, Matt McClure and Conner Peters headed out on a cool rainy morning. We met at a location in Babler park, where after introductions and a quick briefing, we split into two groups and carpooled to our sites. One group headed to Pond Athletic Fields and the other to our site just outside Babler Park. Weather cleared up nicely for us, and it turned out to be a very nice day. Many bugs were found and identified. Lots of Mayflies, scuds, sowbugs along with a fair number of stoneflies, caddis, cased caddis and even a handful of "mopflies", sorry Kenny, I mean crane fly larva. Matt was out with his drone and got some interesting shots of our guys doing their thing. 

If you have not joined us on one of our Stream events, you really should. Everyone that does learns a lot and we always have a great time.
FATC guys that participated in this Saturday's Stream Team event
Counting the aquatic insects: Mike Chambers, Miles Meyer and Connor Peters. Matt McClure is hovering above them!
Counting the aquatic insects in our assigned stream
Hey, someone is watching us??!!
A bird's eye view of the guys counting the aquatic insects: Mike Chambers, Miles Meyer and Connor Peters
A view of our Babler creek area
John Guyer and Jon O'Connor break down the insect counting area
Crane Fly Larva (OK, or a mop fly)
Encased Caddis