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 and Smokey 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, Streams of Virginia and North Carolina, 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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* "Rookies" in the Rockies (Aug 19th - 26th) - See Trips Reports
* Call It Women's Intuition (Aug 11-14) - See Trips Report
* Canada Re-visited (Aug) - See Trips Report
* Northern Colorado and Rare Trout (Jul 30 - Aug 5) - See Trip Reports
* Husband/Wife Team Slay Them (Jul 29 & Aug 5) - See Trip Reports
* Our Virginia Fellowship Takes a Little Trip (Aug 5th) - See Trip Reports
* It was a DRY Day!! (Aug 2nd) - See Trip Reports
* No Time for Lunch! (Jul 24th) - See Trips Reports

This page was last updated: September 8, 2017
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Upcoming Events

Our Fall Fly Fishing Class is now open for sign ups. 18 hours of instruction for $40 (of which $20 goes for 2 year membership dues). Indoor classes will start Tuesday, September 19th.  Interested contact us at OurFATC@gmail.com

Fly Tying Sessions: Next session September 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm and every other Wednesday at St Lucas UCC in Sunset Hills. Interested contact us (ourFATC@gmail.com)

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.
Ranken Jordan Hospital
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital is one of a handful of hospitals in the United States that provide rehabilitation and subacute medical treatment for children, regardless of the family's ability to pay. 

On Saturday, May 20th our FATC participated in an awesome and memorable event. Sponsored by Cabelas, our guys helped the young patients at Ranken Jordan hospital with a "therapeutic" fishing day. Our lead for the event, Jim Craig, sends us his report about this day with the kids.  
Nothing but smiles at Ranken Jordan, a pediatric bridge hospital in Maryland Heights. This past Saturday was their “Go Fish” event. Cabela's brought their giant portable fishing pond and FATC brothers brought their skills and hearts. With a simple bobber, hook and worm we assisted the children and their families catch hundreds of willing bluegills. The smiles, laughs and sheer delight on the faces of the participants were priceless. It was FATC’s honor to help bring so much happiness to the children and their families who have faced such difficult challenges. Thank you to the guys that helped: Dave Beerbower, Bill Byington, Rudy Dodorico (and his grandson Isaiah), Miles Meyer, Roy Stueber, Bruce Sheffield, and Jim Craig. If you were to ask them, I think they had almost as much fun as the kids, maybe more. 
We also received a nice note from Trom Procter, the head of marketing for Cabelas in St.Louis. Trom writes, "Thank you so much for coming and helping with the Ranken Jordan event! It was a great success, they had over 300 people come and the children LOVED it!! I think they want to make this an annual thing! I could not have done it without you, thank you again for your support!!"
Below are some pictures of this awesome day!