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Man - Halloween weekend! No kitchen pass for me for this one as the kids all want to dress up as the little monsters they already are and go and terrorize the neighborhood.

I am fishing the LA marsh on October 22nd though :)

Outing Chat / Club Outing Idea - Striper Tournament on the Guad
« on: October 08, 2015, 01:11:47 PM »

Reelfly Fishing Adventures in Sattler is holding a fly fishing only Striper tournament on the Guad in November. After this years heavy rains in spring and early summer there are a lot of stripers in the trout section of the river and some are monsters in the 20lb plus range.

The tournament will run on November 7th - details as follows

-Fly Fishing ONLY by way of Fly Rod, Reel and artificial flies.
 -Anglers can fish from boat, kayak or by wading the Guadalupe River. Fishing is permitted below Canyon Lake Dan down to the 3rd Crossing.
-COST $50 per person
 -Tournament begins at sunrise and weigh in is at 3pm at the fly shop 1642 FM 2673 #3 Canyon Lake, TX
-Free Meal and Refreshments will be served to follow.
-Places will be determined by size; legal (18"+, bag limit 5) stripers should be harvested and kept alive in order to be planted back in Canyon Lake. (Pending stocking permit approval from TPWD) Winnings will be based on BIGGEST, SMALLEST, & MOST striper. Any Holdover Rainbow Trout caught will count as extra points, but must be catch and photo release.
 -Entries must be made by November 1st. Entries made Nov 2-6 will increase to $60 per person. Mail entry fee along with contact information to ReelFly Fishing Adventures at 1642 FM 2673 #3 Canyon Lake, TX 78133 or call 830.964.4823
 1st Place Redington Vapen Black 7wt
 2nd Place Redington Behemoth 7/8wt
 3rd Place Rio Striper line and Leader

I thought this might be a fun idea for a club outing - particularly as the plan to keep the fish alive and place them back in Canyon Lake (not sure how they plan on doing this but will find out). Of course I cant make it as once again I am traveling but I thought I would throw the idea out there.

More details at


Looks like I might be dropping out again on this trip...going to Norway now :(

My Japan trip was moved - I am good to go!

Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:43:22 PM »
Yep - plecostomus. South American species popular in aquariums. People will buy a cute small one from Petsmart and not realize they grow to over 2ft long. Then they decide to dump it in the bayou. They are all over the concreted sections of Brays Bayou in town. I am actually surprised they survive our winters but some of the species come from pretty high altitudes so I guess they can handle the colder weather.

Yeah - I keep fish as well as catch them too

Might have to back out of this trip as I may be in Japan that but oh well!

Will keep you updated!

Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 19, 2015, 09:16:32 PM »
Unfortunately I wont be able to make this one either - I will be in California with work until that Thursday night and then my booys want to go some lego festival in Austin that weekend. I will be at Fence lake next weekend though and hope to fish POC sometime in July (avoiding the two crazy weekends).

...and Golden, don't bash on those active members of the club who fight hard to balance fishing time in between an expanding family and demanding professional lives. It has been really hard for me to make any of the trips over the last year or two because every single one of them lands on a weekend where something else is going on. Its just the luck of the draw.  I know Dan is in the same boat...talking of which dont worry about Dan's new boat...I will be helping him break it in any chance I can get.

I am bringing one more person with me - new club member Josh Ritchie.

« on: June 08, 2015, 01:31:59 PM »
I actually passed on the contact details of a very good, and reasonably priced, web design company to the board for the specific purpose of overhauling the website and forum...I guess it didn't go anywhere?

The forum is crucial to the club ( Scott and Dan said..its crucial to those members who actually fish!) and its the only way I can keep up with things when I cant make the meetings.


Events and Information / Trout in the Classroom - Release Day
« on: May 07, 2015, 12:23:22 PM »
We will be releasing all the trout from this year's trout in the classroom project on the Guadalupe on Saturday May 16th. If any of the club members would like to join us you are more than welcome. We will be meeting at the BBQ shack at the River Road lights in Sattler, TX at noon (opposite the fly shop) and then going down to the release site on the river from there. If you would like to meet us please give me a call and let me know.
Matt Blyth (832 444 4206)

I will attempt to be there with two of my kids. I am also bringing a fly fishing friend from work and his daughter. If he meets some respectable club members he might be persuaded to I am not expecting much :)

Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:21:41 PM »
Some more pics - this time from Seven Meadows HS

Outing Chat / Re: Grand Isle trips 1 & 2 (pic heavy)
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »
Yeah - black drum are one fish that do not age well. The look pretty cool as puppies - particularly with the stripes. When they get to be huge they look like they have lived life like Ozzy Osbourne.

We saw a lot on my trip in Jan but they were not at all interested in eating

Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:41:50 AM »
Well the trout are all still doing well - almost all the fish are now free swimming. One of the classes has been measuring the growth progress of the fry and the largest is now around 4cm (1.6").
More updates to follow

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