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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

* Project Healing Waters and FATC Join Forces (Mar 26th) - See Below
* Another Graduate - Meramec Good (Mar 22) - See Trips Page
* Lake Taneycomo II in the Books (Mar 17-19) - See Trips Page
* Dream Stream and Landon Mayer (Mar 15) - See Trips Page
* Spring Break Challenge (Mar 14) - See Trips Page
* 3 New Flies - Ken's Crazy Ant, Yong's Special & Cranefly Larva (mop fly) - See Fly Tying Page
* Spring Tips - Kenny's Korner - See Our Page



This page was last updated: March 28, 2017
*****The Flyfishers at The Crossing***** 
Upcoming Events

Boy Scouts of America Anglers Day - April 8th (if volunteer you must go through BSA training on March 25th) We have participated for three years now so let's have a great showing this year.

Saturday, April 1st, Feather Craft Fly Shop is having their rod and reel expo from 9am - 3pm

FlyPalooza - Beginner Fly Tying Class, Saturday, April 8th from 9am to noon. Contact Terry Seaton, tseaton@stlcop.edu

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.....

The FATC just participated with Project Healing Waters to raise money for the veteran charity. As you may know, Project Healing Waters (PHW) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. 

A big thank you to Dave Beerbower, Brett "Gabby" Heath, Tim McCoy, Mike Chambers and Kenny Klimes for spending their Sunday afternoon at Cabelas tying flies for PHW. The group tied with members of PHW and had the opportunity to make some great friendships and connections with this awesome organization.

If you are interested in getting more involved with PHW and helping disabled veterans please contact us and we'll get you started.
Tying Flies for PHW - the PHW team
Gabby and Dave tying - Gabby tying his famous Capt. Dave's woolybugger and Dave tying Hare's Ear nymph
Tim tying soft hackles
Total concentration
The PHW crew tying for donations
Mike tying with some of the PHW team
Kenny tying some tiger tails
Mike enjoying the afternoon with his new vice!
Gabby and Dave working hard
Amy Milne, the regional coordinator for our local PHW