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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.

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 100 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

* The FATC is Changing!! see below under ****Flyfishers at The Crossing****
* Colorado Fishing and St Catherine's (Aug 18th - 24th)  -  See Below*
* A Successful Canadian Trip (Aug 7th - 14th)  See Trips Page
* Virginia Fishing and Fellowship (Aug 8th) - See trips Page
* Words from Kenny - Check out Kenny's Korner - See Our Page
* New Fly Fishing Hot Tips - See Our Page in Kenny's Korner



See Stream Team Reports Below!!
This page was last updated: August 25, 2016
*****The Flyfishers at The Crossing***** 

Upcoming Events

Our Fly Fishing class is set and now is the time to signup!! The class will be four Mondays (Sept 26th, Oct 3rd, 10th, and 17th), with an outdoor casting class and a day on the water. Interested send an email to Kenny Klimes at ourFATC@gmail.com.  Class is limited to 12 men so don't wait.

If you are already a fly fisher contact us now to be part of the FATC.  

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
Welcome St Catherine to the FATC

This past week, August 18 - 24, I traveled out to Colorado to help "seed" a men's fly fishing fellowship at St Catherine church in Aurora, Colorado. My contact was Greg Krochta, a Captain for Southwest airlines, that I flew with on a couple of occasions.  During our time together at Southwest we talked about our fellowship and his desire to start something similar at his church.  And I'm happy to say it came to fruition.  Nine men from St Catherine's joined me for the weekend to learn fly fishing and go fly fishing! On Friday night we had fellowship time and class. And again on Saturday we had class all morning, a fellowship lunch and casting in the afternoon.  I joined the men for church on Sunday and three of us set out to fish Sunday afternoon and evening on the South Platte river near Deckers, Colorado. On Monday and Tuesday four of us fished the Dream Stream (Charlie Meyers conservation area) which runs between Spinney reservoir and Eleven Mile reservoir. I truly enjoyed my time with these Godly men.  I told them we started with only six men and are now over 120. They are starting with eight so they should pass us in no time.  Thanks to Greg and Father Lou for making this all happen. And a special thanks to Greg and his wife, Michelle, for their hospitality and sharing their home with me while I was there. The FATC will support these men in their quest for a strong men's fellowship in their church.

On a side note, I got to visit and stay with Tim and Rhonda Graham while there in Colorado.  They have a beautiful home and love it in Colorado.  Tim says hi to all and to come out and visit anytime!!
Jim Flagg, George Maniatis, Kenny Klimes, Doug Kretzmann, Father Paul Fedec, Kirk Skogen, Father Lou Christopulos, Greg Krochta, and Nick Skogen.  not pictured Chuck Ullman.
Kenny explaining that the "weight of the rod is not the weight of the rod!"
Teaching class on Saturday morning
Our first day on the South Platte river - Kenny, Greg Krochta, and Nick Skogen
Nick with a brown from the Dream Stream
Greg with a beauty from the Dream stream area
The rolling clear waters of the Dream Stream
Greg with another nice catch
Greg, Jim Flagg and Nick Skogen getting ready to fish the day.
A Dream Stream brown in the net fooled on a RS2
An early morning get up and our view of Eleven Mile reservoir from our campsite
Greg with another nice fish as he was dead drifting a RS2
A nice brown in the hand!
Nick surveying the Dream Stream for trout.
He decided to greet us one morning!! heehaw, heehaw
Greg Krochta, Jim Flagg and Nick Skogen