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"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.  

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.

"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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​*  WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE

* Spring Tips - Kenny's Korner - See Our Page
* Fishing with Him (Feb. 15th) - See Trips Page
* The Miracle Mile (Feb) - See Trips Page
* Meramec Strong (Feb 13th) - See Trips Page
* A Day to Remember (Feb 8th) - See Trips Page
* Back to Montauk (Feb 3rd) - See Trips Page
* FATC Charity Dinner Pictures (Jan 28th) - See Trips/Pictures Page




This page was last updated: February 20, 2017
*****The Flyfishers at The Crossing***** 
Upcoming Events

Women's Survival show - We'll work Cabelas booth - Fly tying, archery and shooting range - Feb, 24th -26th at the St Charles Convention center - Looking for Volunteers

Fly Fishing Film Tour - Monday, March 6th - Fellowship dinner before films. Buy tickets now at Feathercraft, Hargroves or online.

Lake Taneycomo trips - March 17th - 19th and March 31st - April 2nd.  Trips are 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 going on.....

FATC net building class has been under way for about two months now.  The guys are making some awesome fly fishing nets under the tutelage of Gary Elliott.  The gang has been very selective of the woods they will use and the designs they will create.  If you see these guys on the water ask them to show you their custom nets. Check out the pictures below:
The class getting instruction from Gary Elliott - the Net Guru!
The rules of the shop are explained to the class
Gary explaining how we will build the net
Explaining how to use the vertical sander
Craig Dull and Gary drawing out his design
Jon O'Connor starting the sanding process
Craig Dull and Dave Beerbower cutting out the design
A net being glued together
Gary Elliott - the net guru...
A couple of nets going through the step by step process - the glue is curing
Our Virginia Fly Fishing fellowship brothers are doing some awesome things lately too.  Here are some pictures of Tyler Pierce teaching casting and fly tying to high school kids. This was the King University Fly Fishing Club Class @ Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN .  Awesome job of giving back and serving Christ.