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About Us. / Executive Committee Meeting
« on: November 16, 2011, 10:10:41 PM »
Executive Committee Meeting at Luling Meat Market - The second Tuesday after the monthly meeting, starting at 6:30 (LMM is near the northeast corner of Loop 610 and Richmond Blvd about a block toward downtown facing Richmond on the north side.)

The membership is encouraged to attend.
This meeting sometimes floats to accommodate work schedules. Check with a committee member before attending.

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About Us. / Monthly Meetings
« on: November 15, 2011, 08:04:42 PM »
Club Meetings are held at the Bayland Community Center in Bayland Park on the last Tuesday of the month.  The Harris County District 3 Bayland Park Community Center is located at 6400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77074.  The phone number at the center is (713) 541-9951. Socializing starts around 6, meeting 7:30 and we are out by 9.
For directions, go to this Interactive Map and Directions site

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About Us. / We teach every opportunity we get.
« on: November 15, 2011, 07:27:19 PM »
As we are registered with the state of Texas as a non-profit educational organization, we are actively teaching the find art of fly fishing.  Here is a slide show of some of our activities in October 2011 in conjuction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.

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Outing Chat / A one fly fun contest.
« on: November 15, 2011, 06:50:06 AM »
Check this out found on 2coolfishing.

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Does anyone know how this turned out. Did it pass?
See website home page for links.

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LOL / Dirty Joke
« on: November 11, 2011, 11:25:05 PM »
White  horse fell in a mud puddle.

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2012 and previous / March Saltwater Outing -- Sheep Head
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:48:05 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:


When:              March 10, 2012       
Where:             Sargent, Texas       
Start Time:       7:30 AM 
End Time:         4:30 PM   
Trip Leader:      Alan Kulkak/Mike Graham
Phone:             MG - 832-298-3855       
e-mail:             mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net       

Trip Description: Sheeshead outing most sheepshead caught captures the trophy for a period of one 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 here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Cost: Bring your own provisions No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:   
 
About the area:


mportant items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• 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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2012 and previous / April Saltwater Outing --- Christmas Bay
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:45:49 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:

Alert -- Date ChangeWhen:                     May 5, 2012       
Where:                   CHRISTMAS BAY       
Start Time:             7:00AM 
End Time:              4:00PM   
Trip Leader:           MIKE QUIGLEY
Phone:                   713-213-8150       
e-mail:                   mfquigley@yahoo.com       
 
Trip Description:    KAYAKING CHRISTMAS BAY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader noted above.
How to get waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Cost: No anticipated cost

Directions:    I-45 SOUTH TO GALVESTON TEXAS, TURN RIGHT ONTO 61ST STREET AND TAKE TO SEAWALL DRIVE, TURN RIGHT TILL YOU CROSS THE TOLL BRIDGE AT SAN LUIS PASS.  PROCEED STRAIGHT TILL YOU HIT THE PARK ROAD THAT TAKES YOU DOWN TO THE RAMP   
 
About the area: EVERYTHING FROM SHALLOW MARSH TO DEEP PASS FISHING.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 7-8 WTS. FLOATING LINES FOR THE FLATS AND INTERMEDIATE OR SINK TIP LINES FOR DEEPER WATER FISHING

Recommended Flies: CLOUSERS, SEADUCERS, BENTBACK RATTLE FLYS

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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2012 and previous / May Saltwater Outing - CANCELED
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:43:59 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston                              CANCELLED - SEE JUNE SALTWATER OUTING
Event:               POC JETTY OUTING
When:               MAY 25-27, 2012         
Where:             PORT O'CONNOR TX.
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 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:.               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
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• 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.

I WILL BE THERE FRIDAY EVENING TO HELP GET PEOPLE OUT TO THE ISLAND BUT I ONLY HAVE A SMALL SCOOTER.  I MAY HAVE A LARGER BOAT TO USE BUT WILL APPRECIATE SOME OF YOU BOAT OWNERS HELPING ME OUT WITH GETTING FOLKS OUT TO THE ISLAND.  I AM SURE WE'LL GET IT SETTLED OUT BE FOR THE TRIP. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN STORE AND HOW MUCH FUN CAN BE HAD.


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2012 and previous / June Saltwater Outing
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:42:49 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston                             NEW OUTING DATE
Event:               POC JETTY OUTING      
When:               June 22-24, 2012         
Where:             PORT O'CONNOR TX.
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. Presently the sign up sheet has the old date for the outing but we are going in JUNE.
How to get waiver forms: Download 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:.               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
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• 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.

I WILL BE THERE FRIDAY EVENING TO HELP GET PEOPLE OUT TO THE ISLAND BUT I ONLY HAVE A SMALL SCOOTER.  I MAY HAVE A LARGER BOAT TO USE BUT WILL APPRECIATE SOME OF YOU BOAT OWNERS HELPING ME OUT WITH GETTING FOLKS OUT TO THE ISLAND.  I AM SURE WE'LL GET IT SETTLED OUT BE FOR THE TRIP. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN STORE AND HOW MUCH FUN CAN BE HAD.



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2012 and previous / July Saltwater Outing
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:41:52 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: POC ONE FLY


When:                    July 28, 2012       
Where:                   Port O'Connor Tx.        
Start Time:             5:00AM 
End Time:               4:00PM   
Trip Leader:            Mike Graham
Phone:                    832-298-3855       
e-mail:                    mgraham-rrsm@comcast.net       

Trip Description:      Carefully choose your favorite fly and catch as many fish with it as you can.  No fair changing fly, adding sweetner, once it breaks off or falls apart your done!  You can re-glue if necessary.  Winner is contestant who amasses the most total inches of GAMEFISH using his ONE FLY.

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 here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
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Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions: Google Port O'Connor Tx. Take 59 south to Ganado turn left to Hwy 35, take right to Port Lavaca and follow signs to Port O'Connor.   
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About the area:Grass and sand  flats everywhere.  Not easily fished from Kayak unless you are strong paddler or have a big boat to fairy you out. Front beach is hot right now too.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:6 to 8 wt. for ishore action, 10 - 12 wt. for Jacks, tarpon or kings if you want to venture out off shore.

Recommended Flies: Clousers, sea-ducers, crabs, and 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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2012 and previous / August Saltwater Outing - Bolivar Pocket
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:40:17 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:


When:        August 25th
Where:   Bolivar Pocket (by the North Jetty)
Start Time:   7 AM
End Time:   3 PM
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:   713-213-80 three 7 or alternatively  713-213-81 five 0
e-mail:  MFQuigley at Yahoo.com       

Trip Description: I talked to Marcos today and based on what he has heard, he suggested that we hit the Bolivar pocket near the North jetty. This would allow both kayaks & wading If the wind is not what want, we can slip over to the other side of the peninsula and fish Sievers Cut.

I will post map links, directions, etc. in the near future,

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 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: This should be fine for both kayakers and waders. The bottom is sandy with some mud in spots.


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
PFD if fishing from a kayak!

Recommended Equipment:  7wt - 9 wt. Might use a 10 if some jacks show up.

Recommended Flies: Clousers, SeaDucers,

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: PINS


When:     September 21- September 23th, 2012 ("Shark-a-thon" is the following weekend, which we want to avoid)
Where:       Padre Island National Seashore 
Start Time:  2012-09-21-1200
End Time:   2012-09-23-1200
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       281-865-3216
e-mail:        Shoot Puck a PM on this board

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 Ed's recommendation: Let's change this up a little from last year.  Let's start earlier Friday afternon, and run all the way to the jetties, and fish the next day, Saturday, on the way back.  More to follow.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here on line., on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download 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, 2011, there were 7 anglers.  Ladyfish were the most caught species, with reds and trout also brought to hand.  We still have no idea what spooled Carpman.

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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Attention!   Attention!    Attention!   Attention!   Attention!   Attention!    Attention!   Attention!    Attention!   Attention!   Attention!   Attention!

Due to the extremely low number of entries received to date, the 26th Annual Redfish Rodeo, scheduled for October 20th in Rockport, Texas, has been cancelled with no makeup date planned. All entry fees that have been received will be returned ASAP. If you have any questions concerning this, feel free to contact me at the numbers / e-mail listed below. Thank you to those that sent in your entries and I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Tight lines, Chris Sumers
Event Chairman


Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:The 26th Annual Redfish Rodeo


When:       
Where:     
Start Time: 
End Time:   
Trip Leader: Chris Sumers, Event Chair
Phone:       713-702-6712 (Cell)
e-mail:        christopher.sumers@halliburton.com

 
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