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Tying Chat / Darwin Atkins
« on: December 25, 2011, 10:44:27 PM »
Does the name Darwin Atkins ring a bell with anyone? He would be a west coast tier. Active I know circa 1990.

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General Discussion / Online video on basic fly casting for beginners.
« on: December 24, 2011, 07:24:02 PM »
 Anyone have suggestions/recommendations for an online video for beginning fly casting  someone can view until I can get a rod in her hands in a couple weeks?  I need to get her ready of the SFS this spring.

93
Outing Chat / Tenkara
« on: December 18, 2011, 09:53:51 PM »
Has anyone tried a Tenkara in the local bayous?

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Tying Chat / Someone tie a bacon fly
« on: December 17, 2011, 09:56:28 AM »
Not crispy.

95
Outing Chat / River float speed
« on: December 14, 2011, 09:15:38 PM »
What is the normal distance covered per hour when floating/fishing a river like the Colorado near La Grange?

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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.

99
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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