Southwest Missouri Fly Fishers is more than a fly fishing
club. We recognize that our sport is directly affected
by our natural resources - the stream, rivers, fish -
watersheds taken as a whole. We strive to protect those
resources for the betterment of the sport.
We were one of the first Stream Teams in the state (we
are Team # 57). We are proud to be stewards of Crane Creek
located in Stone County. Crane Creek is a rare jewel.
It is one of only three or four streams in the nation
with a reproducing, pure strain of McCloud River rainbows
from the McCloud River basin in California. The stream
is small and the ecosystem is delicate.
Of course our interest in conservation does not stop on
the banks of Crane Creek. Southwest Missouri is laced
with small streams and rivers. The Ozarks uplift is primarily
karst topography. So what we do in our yards, on our roads,
in our houses can make major impacts on our streams. We
support the efforts of other groups that recognize these
impacts and strive to have a positive affect.
We invite you to participate in our conservation activities.
You don't have to fly fish, or even fish at all. All that
is needed is an interest and desire to help preserve our