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August 27th meeting will be the fifth annual Mini –Expo meeting. It is back by popular demand! As in the past, the spirit of this Expo is members sharing what members are doing with other members of the club. There will be fly tiers, various tables showing what club members are doing (some familiar, some new), casting outside, some awesome raffles, presentations from members and more. There will be sandwiches, cookies, chips and drinks served in the kitchen.

No vendors will have tables. Bring whatever you want to show other members, but don’t bring things to sell – inside or outside.

If you have an idea for a new table, a presentation or a demonstration, please contact this year’s coordinator, Dave Steffek at 832-288-4774 or dst8ff8k@comcast.net by August 9th.

More details to come in the August meeting announcement

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Outing Chat / Dick Pipkin scores at Damon 7 Lakes
« on: June 02, 2013, 06:51:05 PM »
22" Bass caught by Dick Pipkin at Damon 7 Lakes on May 15, 2013
This bass was caught on a 4 wt Winston Fly Rod with a 5X tippet.  Martin Weir measured it at 22" lg. and with a girth of 14 inches.  This is the largest bass I have ever caught. 
Dick PIpkin

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General Discussion / TFF Auction UPDATE - donation drop off locations
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:03:53 PM »
Donations can be dropped off at the following fly
shops:

Fishing Tackle Unlimited - 8933 Katy Fwy, Houston
- (713) 827-7762

IFly, The Angler's Edge - 1703 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 993-9981

Orvis - 5727 Westheimer Rd  Houston, TX 77057 -
(713) 783-2111

If you'd like to make other arrangements for
donation drop off, you can contact David Lemke at
dlemke@sbgclobal.net or Skip Donovan 713-937-1184

Thanks,
David Lemke

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General Discussion / Life of the Blue Gill
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:16:00 PM »



Bluegill sunfish have pretty bizarre life histories. Males exhibit three completely different types, with different behaviors and appearances. These types seem to be differentiated on environment, rather than genetics.

Some male bluegills grow to be large, and start building nests. They defend territories and the females will visit the nests of various males, and decide whether or not to deposit eggs there. If they do, the males will fertilize them and then proceed to care for the infants. These males are light in body color with dark yellow-orange breasts.

Other males do not find a territory and build a nest - instead they use a 'sneaking' tactic. They try to hide from the highly territorial nesters and dash in to fertilize eggs laid in another males nest. If successful, they manage to completely bypass all of the energy required to build and defend a nest, and then care for the young. These males are much smaller and are light in body color.

The final type of males actually mimic females. Some data suggests that sneakers become mimics as they age and grow larger. These types pretend to be females, and use this tactic to approach nests without being attacked by the nesters. As males often accept eggs from more than one female, they then quickly fertilize as many eggs as they can and leave.

Believe it or not, tactics like these are not unique in the animal kingdom. Many animals mimic another sex in order to gain a reproductive advantage - some actually physically change their sex. To learn more about this, see here: http://bit.ly/VnFcfL

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LOL / Alas.......
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:31:36 PM »
When the men are still up and all others asleep
When the drink is strong and the tales are deep
Stories are told
About the bold
The fishing widows lay in their beds and weep.

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Outing Information Only / February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:31:57 PM »
THEY'VE ESCAPED - ALL YOU WARDENS GET READY
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: TEXAS PRISON PERMIT INVITATIONAL


When:    February 23rd 2013 
Where:    Sargent Texas at the park ramp. Meet-up point is here 28.763314, -95.631888  Boat launch
Start Time:  0630-7:00 am
End Time:    Dark or bad weather
Trip Leader: Mike Graham - Alan Kulkak
Phone:      832-298-3855
e-mail:       mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net

Trip Description: Meet at boat ramp and drive south to east matty flats at south end of bay. Catch as many sheepshead as you can and compair your day against the other "Wardens".  Winner is the Warden who catches the most Prison Permit! Take home a beautiful Trophy for the next year!

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions: Google up Sargent Texas or ask your buddy   
 
About the area:[ Yoy will be fishing large sand flats either from boat or wading. /b]


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  (Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:6-8 wt

Recommended Flies:Crab, shrim patters work best fly needs to get to the bottom quickly.  Use of floro leaders helps

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.


UPDATE INFO WILL BE POSTED BELOWLAST UP-DATED 2-14-13

Here is a list of boats usually at our outings.

John P.      Skiff               1-2 fishers             CONFIRMED BUT NOT BRINGING BOAT                 

Jack K.       Skiff              FULL                      CONFIRMED             STAYING AT ALAN'S

Alan K.       Skiff              FULL                     CONFIRMED              STAYING AT ALAN'S

Wendell B.  Skiff              FULL                     CONFIRMED              STAYING AT WENDELL'S

Jim C.        Bay Boat        1-2 fishers             NO RESPONSE

Sam L.       Bay Boat        FULL                      CONFIRMED            COMING DOWN SATURDAY AM

George S.  Skiff               FULL                      CONFIRMED               STAYING AT ALAN'S

Ray R.     Bay Boat          2-3 fishers             NO CONFORMATION AS OF YET

John C.    skiff                  1-2 fishers            NO RESPONSE

Bill W.      SKIFF                FULL                    CONFIRMED                  STAYING AT BILL'S

FISHERS - THOSE WITHOUT BOATS

MIKE G.              STAYING AT WENDELL'S      FISHING W/ WENDEL B.

MIKE Q.              STAYING AT ALAN'S            FISHING W/ SAM L.   

SCOTT B.           STAYING AT ALAN'S             FISHING WITH GEORGE S. 
                 
DON P.              STAYING AT ALAN'S              FISHING W/ JACK K.

DAN S.              STAYING AT ALAN'S              FISHING W/ SAM L.

ALAN'S B-I-L     STAYING AT ALAN'S              FISHING W/ ALAN K.

DENIS A.           STAYING AT ALAN'S              FISHING W/ GEORGE S.

ARRON H.          STAYING AT BILL'S               FISHING W/ BILL W.

JOHN P.             STAYING AT BILL'S               FISHING W/ BILL W.

MIKE F.             STAYING AT BILL'S                NEEDS BOAT


I ALSO CALLED RAY R. SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL HE EXPRESSES HIS INTEREST. BUT WILL NOT CONFIRM YET.
I NEED ROOM FOR 1 OR 2 RIDERS AT THIS POINT. 

HERE IS OLD NEWS AS OF FEB. 18, 2013

THE BBQ PLACE IS NOW A CHILLI JOINT..NO PROB THERE. THE STATE BOAT RAMP IS CLOSED (MAYBE) BUT THE CANEY CREEK ONE IS STILL OPEN. THE MEET UP PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT IS DAN'S CHILLI JOINT WHICH IS LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF FM 2611 AND FM 457 FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET TO ALLAN'S

WE NEED A LARGE BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....AND THE GOOD NEWS IS WE JUST GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THIS OUTING HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED...NEW UP DATE FEBRUARY 21, 2013

I WAS ONLY CHECKING OUT THE POSSIBILITY TO SEE IF NEXT WEEKEND WAS GOOD FOR US. I CAN'T AFFORD TO RE-ARRANGE ALL OF THE BOATS AND FISHERS AT THIS LATE DATE!  FROM THE FEEDBACK I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED I WOULD LOSE GEORGE'S BOAT AND PUCK COULD NOT GO NEXT WEEK.  THE CONDITIONS MAY NOT BE GREAT BUT WE NEED TO MAKE THE BEST OF THEM.  ALSO JERRY LORING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. IF YOU WERE SCHEDULED FOR HIS BOAT I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO. THE WEATHER SHOULD BE OK IT'S THE CONDITION OF THE WATER ALAN IS IFFY ON! 

SAM LEE IS COMING SATURDAY MORNING. MIKE Q. AND DAN S. ARE FISHING WITH SAM. HE'LL MEET YOU AT THE RAMP IN THE AM SATURDAY.
SCOTT B. IS NOW FISHING WITH GEORGE S. WE NEED SOMEONE TO PUT MIKE F. ON THEIR BOAT. NOW WHO WILL THAT BE?

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Outing Information Only / March 2013
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:26:09 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: West Bay Kayak Trip


When: March 23, 2013       
Where: Waterman's at Pirates Cove       
Start Time: 8:30 AM 
End Time: ??   
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone: 713-213-eight zero three seven       
e-mail:mfquigley at yahoo dot com       

Trip Description:Time to break out the kayak and go check out the marshes around GISP and West Bay! There is some good looking water around that area as well as some relatively sheltered coves if the wind isn't co-operating.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: There may be a nominal fee to launch a kayak from the ramp.

Directions:  https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=watermans+galveston&fb=1&gl=us&hq=watermans&hnear=0x863f59c8c4059259:0xe58b03c9b9eaecc1,Galveston,+TX&cid=0,0,12434244721660615112&ei=WrUuUcDMKYmArAHkk4HABw&ved=0CKoBEPwSMAM 
 
About the area:


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 8 wt

Recommended Flies: Clousers, Redfish Crack, spoon flies.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular

When:        April 20th, 2013
Where:       Damon 7 Lakes
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Dark
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here if you don't have Puck's e-mail

Trip Description: Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 20th of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes. Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: $40 per TFF member, special price for kids.
 
20th of April at Damon Seven Lakes.

A catch log will be given to all at sign-in, and a drawing from those will take place for all of them turned in by 1830 hrs, for a special set of flies and case.

Fishing from the shore but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

Participants will also receive Mike’s package of special flies.  He will give these out at sign-in to those signed up by the cutoff date 5 days before the event (Midnight of the 15th of April).

The longest sunfish (micropterus salmoides do not count) will be the winner of the trophy.
Largest bass, most bream caught, and most flies lost to trees will all be noted.

Lunchtime is at noon, 2013-04-20-1200.  Be late = be hungry

Directions: http://www.mjacompany.com/map-big.html

About the area:  http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html

Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
BBB
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.

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Outing Information Only / May 2013 POC JETTY OUTING
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:16:05 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Port O'Connor Jetty Excursion


When: Saturday May 18th, 2013       
Where: Port O'Connor       
Start Time:4:30 PM FRIDAY 
End Time:4:30 PM SUNDAY    
Trip Leader:MIKE GRAHAM
Phone:SEE SIGN IN SHEET        
e-mail:SEE SIGN IN SHEET       

Trip Description: Camping overnight out on the barrier island behind the POC jetties.  This is a tough-it-out full bore outdoor experience where you might just catch anything.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No required cost, but you are strongly encouraged to help defray fuel costs to those ferrying us out to the jetties
Directions:    Drive to Port O'Connor, Texas we'll be ferrying from Clark's Marina
 
About the area: Sand covered island surrounds just inside the POC jetty.  Great place to raise tents right next to the shoreline.  Chance to catch everything from Snook to tarpon.  Bring your heavier equipment.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  DO NOT COUNT ON CONTINUOUS BOAT SERVICE TO/FROM THE ISLAND OR FOR FISHING, UNLESS YOU BRING OR ARRANGE YOUR OWN!


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 8 wt minimum - 10 wts. most of the time. 12 wt. could be of use

Recommended Flies: Large clousers, seaducers, spoonflys, streamers with lots of flash, finger mullet imitations

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / June 2013, Lighthouse Lakes
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:09:47 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  Lighthouse Lakes


When:        22nd of June, 2013
Where:       Lighthouse Lakes.  Meet point TBD
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Dark
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        send PM here

Trip Description: Paddling kayaks into Lighthouse Lakes.  more coming.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:   
 
About the area:


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
8wt or above....

Recommended Flies:
salty stuff....

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / August 2013, Bolivar Marsh
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:03:13 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Bolivar Marsh


When: August 17th, 2013       
Where: Meet at Stingaree Marina http://stingareerestaurant.com/       
Start Time: 7:00 AM 
End Time: When we get tired   
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:713-213-8150 or 713-213-8037       
e-mail:mfquigley at yahoo.com       

Trip Description: August is usually a bit quiet, but for those of us that will be itching to go fish, let's bring the kayaks out and hit the marshes on Bolivar.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: Stingaree charges a $2 launch fee. You might bring some lunch money too. Their oyster po-boys and onion rings are REALLY good!

Directions: 1295 N. Stingaree Rd Crystal Beach, Texas 77650       https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=1295+N.+Stingaree+Rd+Crystal+Beach,+Texas+77650&fb=1&gl=us&hq=1295+N.+Stingaree+Rd+Crystal+Beach,+Texas+77650&cid=0,0,2277959912174459414&ei=mNXdUaGZHMPsyQHU54GIBQ&ved=0CJ0BEPwSMAM    
 
About the area: Mostly shallow water, but you will cross the ICW, so be cognizant of boat traffic!


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: Kayak, safety equipment, sunscreen, plenty of water/fluids, snacks, 6-9 wt rod

Recommended Flies:Clousers, Seaducers, Spoonflies, Redfish Crack, Crab & Shrimp patterns.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / September 27-29th, 2013, PINS trip
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:00:41 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: PINS trip


When:    Lock the date.... 27-29th of September.  We have avoided "Shark-o-Thon"
Where:       
Start Time: 
End Time:   
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here

Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon.
Based on last year's experience:  Let's change this up a little from last year.  Let's start early Saturday monring and run down to about MM 40+ and fish the next day, Sunday, on the way back.  More to follow.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: National Seashore Entrance Fee $10 per vehicle

Directions:    About 250 miles (4-5 hours) from central Houston
Search Houston to Malaquite Beach (20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas (Padre Island National Seashore)) in an online mapping program
 
About the area:

At 60-70 miles long, Padre Island is the longest, undeveloped, barrier island in the world. Anglers with four-wheel drive vehicles can access almost all of it.

Fall brings bait migrations and large schools of predators. The water is typically clear (much more so than Galveston).

•  When the club did this trip in September, 2006, 14 anglers hooked 8 tarpon. Countless large ladyfish were brought to hand, as well as some big jack crevalle.   
• Last year, 2012, there were 10 anglers.  Ladyfish were the most caught species, with reds, spanish macks, bluefish, and trout also brought to hand. 

The typical fishing method involves cruising the beach while looking for signs of fish. When a school is sighted, anglers bail out and start casting. The Port Mansfield jetties (at the very end) offer deep water access.

Driving on the beach can be difficult. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. Realize that a tow for a stuck vehicle here could cost you thousands (yes, thousands). Cell phones do not work on the island, except at the extreme ends.

The Malaquite Pavilion offers public showers to get off the sand and salt before the drive home.




Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
•   Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
•   Lunch, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
•   Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
•   First Aid Kit
•   Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries
•   Vehicle rod holders
•   Tow rope
•   Jack and base plate
•   Fix-a-flat
•   Shovel
•   Spare Tire
•   5 Gallon bucket

Recommended Equipment:
•   8 – 10 wt rods
•   Full intermediate lines with at least 200-yds of backing
•   Short 4-5 foot long, straight leaders of 30-lb monofilament or fluorocarbon
•   Bite tippets of 50-80 lbs if targeting tarpon
•   Back-up rods, spinning/casting in case it gets too rough in the surf, or the wind picks up to gale conditions

Recommended Flies:
Surf candy
Clouser minnows
Lefty’s Deceivers
Beck’s Bombers

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.  Shouldn’t apply on this trip, but still good advice.
• Sign in and sign out at the meet up point. Inform the trip leader if you will be fishing in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:58:07 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
RED FISH RODEO

When:                   November 8th Thru 10th, 2013       
Where:                  Rockport / Port Aransas, Texas       
Start/End Time:      Saturday 5:30 am - 4:30 PM 
Trip Leader:           Mike Graham & Mike Quigley
Phone:                  MG 832-298-3855 - MQ 713-213-8150       
e-mail:                 mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net - mfquigley@yahoo.com       

Throw you money in the Redfish Rodeo Collection Bucket here!

Trip Description:    27th Annual Red Fish Rodeo we have checked the tournament and event schedule for Rockport/Port Aransas area and is set for November 9th.  I am anticipating this years outing to be very well attended as we will be inviting members from the Alamo, Austin, Central Texas, Montgomery and Rockport Fly clubs as well as the salt fishers from the Texas Federation of Fly Fishers.  Friday night we will hold the Captain’s meeting at the Drifter's Resort to go over the rules and conduct for our event.  Saturday night The Texas Flyfishers will serve up some hot’-n-good mouth-watering Bar B Q for supper for all to enjoy.  We’ll also have some new-age acoustic Bluegrass Americana music scheduled for Saturday night while we get to know each other and share a few cold ones!  As always we will have some really cool Division Awards for the winners (Largest Redfish – Trout – Three Fish Slam) and wonderful door and raffle prizes for all of the lucky attendees to partake. 

This year we are also arranging Cabins and Bungalows for those of you who wish to stay for several days.  I will ask you to keep in touch with our website’s forum to keep knowledgeable on all of our plans. Keep checking right here for Outing updates.  The Drifters Resort for now is planned to be our tournament center.  We are asking that everybody RSVP so we’ll have an accurate count of those who wish to attend.  The Cost for all of this is only $45.00 pre-event (thru Pay Pal) or $55.00 at the door (Friday night). Separate lodging cost will be posted on the website as they become available. 
 


How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: See above plus you may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses.

Directions: The Drifters is located just south of Rockport on Hwy. 35 as you head for Aransas Pass.   
 
About the area:YOU KIDDING ME! Fish everywhere. World class redfish and trout over vast grass and sand flats.  The jetty action can be fast and furious.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:

Recommended Flies:

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / October 2013 - Anahuac - Trinity Bay
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:55:37 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Anahuac - Trinity Bay outing


When:   October 19th     
Where:   Ft Anahuac Park   
Start Time:  6:30 am
End Time:    3:00 pm
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:    713-213-81 five zero
e-mail:      mfquigley at yahoo dot com 

Trip Description:  Since we moved the Redfish Rodeo to November, let's have a nearby outing. Meet at Ft Anahuac Park and let's fish the flats. This trip is accessable for waders, kayakers or boaters.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:    https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d13675!2d-94.684603!3d29.7548883!4m25!2m11!1m10!1s0x0%3A0x624b58aac31b3c30!3m8!1m3!1d443089!2d-95.4012915!3d29.817178!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!5m12!1m11!1sft+anahuac+park!4m8!1m3!1d443089!2d-95.4012915!3d29.817178!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!17b1
 
About the area:  Mostly flats, some deeper boat channels, so be careful when wading!


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 8 wt rod

Recommended Flies: Clousers, redfish crack, seaducers, deceivers

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / November 2013, Guad trip...
« on: November 11, 2012, 01:23:23 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Chashing Trout on the Guadalupe


When:   November 23rd.
Where:       Meet at  Reel Fly and spread out from there
Start Time:  6:30 AM
End Time:    When the fish quit biting
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:      713-213-eight-one-five-zero
e-mail:      mfquigley at yahoo.com 

Trip Description:  If I survive the redfish rodeo, I'm thinking about a run over to the Guad. Anyone who wants to tag along, come on out.  You're on your own for lodging. I rented an efficiency at Rio Guadalupe (nee Rio Raft) http://rioguadaluperesort.com/

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:    To Reel Fly http://www.reelfly.net/shop
 
About the area:  https://www.grtu.org/riverinfo_template.php


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: Waders, wading staff, 5 wt rod.

Recommended Flies: Itty-bitty ones!

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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