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Outing Chat / Re: Golden Goes Fresh!
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:05:17 PM »
The pink and fuzzy white fish you got, what fly did you use? Looks like a trophy to me and should be mounted on a pedestal.

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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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2012 and previous / November Saltwater Outing
« on: November 11, 2011, 02:36:48 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: SABINE REFUGE


When: NOVEMBER 17, 2012       
Where:MEET BENEATH RAINBOW BRIDGE AT MARINA LOT       
Start Time: 8:OO AM 
End Time:4:30 PM   
Trip Leader: MIKE QUIGLEY - MIKE GRAHAM
Phone713-213-8037 OR 832-298-3855:       
e-mail:USE FORUM PERSONAL MESSAGING       

Trip Description: BRING YOUR KAYAKS OR CANOES TO THE SABINE MARSH LOCATED UNDER THE BIG BRIDGE.  FISH FOR BIG REDFISH, TROUT, FLOUNDER AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU COULD CATCH A STRIPER HERE TOO.   
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: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions: I-10 EAST TO BEAUMONT EXIT HWY 69 EAST TOWARDS PORT AUTHUR TX. EXIT HWY 73 NORTH TOWARDS BRIDGE CITY.  EXIT GULFWAY DRIVE TO MARINA PARKING LOT   
 
About the area: MARSH CANALS AND OPEN REFUGE MARSH


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 WT. TO 8 WT.

Recommended Flies:yOUR FAVORITE REDFISH POPPERS AND SEADUCERS, REDFISH CRACK, CLOUSERS

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 / Guadalupe One Fly
« on: November 10, 2011, 11:00:36 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Guadalupe One Fly

When:  Saturday January 28th     
Where: Rio Raft Campground to start/A bar to be decided to finish   
Start Time: 8:00am 
End Time: 5:00pm   
Trip Leader: Matt Blyth
Phone:  832 444 4206     
e-mail:    carpman_1@yahoo.com   

Trip Description:
 This is the club's annual One Fly competition on the Guad. We attempted to go last year but the trip was cancelled due to work on the damn.  This year I am proposing some to change the format a little and to make this a pairs competition. Each newbie registered will be paired with an experienced trout angler and it will be the total length of fish caught by the pair that will be the decider.  As normal each pair will choose one fly each to fish with and if you loose the fly then you are done. Of course if one member of the pair looses a fly then the team can still keep fishing with only one angler. If it is the newbie that looses the fly then I am considering a rule to make the experienced member hand their rod over and continue to act as a guide!

The whole point of these changes are to try and ensure that the less experienced members of the club dont just get left to wander around wondering what to do as every one else rushes off to their favorite spot.  Of course this does require that we get a decent amount of people registered to make it work properly. GRTU has also recently stocked with plenty of 3-5lb fish too so you have the potential of some good sized fish.

How to sign up: Sign Up On Line 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: If you are not a GRTU Lease Access member then there is a parking fee at Rio Raft for the day

Directions:  http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=0,0,1653060837485820025&fb=1&hq=rio+raft+campground&hnear=0x864070360b823249:0x16eb1c8f1808de3c,Texas&gl=us&daddr=14130+River+Road,+Canyon+Lake,+TX+78133&geocode=0,29.843803,-98.167497&sa=X&ei=FyjdTuKGKcrpsQLquKnoCQ&ved=0CAsQngIwAA
 
About the area: Some good information on the Guad can be found on the following websites
http://guadalupefly.com/
http://www.grtu.org/


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:
1) 3-5wt rod
2) 4-6x leaders and tippets - flourocarbon if you want
3) Polaroids - a lot of the fish are visible
4) Indicators if you want to use them
5) Split shot
6) Luck!

Recommended Flies: Well despite what some may say - these are not wild fish and are not hugely selective. They can be caught on egg patterns, san juan worms, standard nymphs, woolly buggers, soft hackles, midge patterns and canned corn....apparently.  Choose what ever you feel comfortable fishing....Except for the corn.

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 / Backyard Bayou Adventure, March Fresh Water Outing
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:55:57 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Irish Backyard Bayou Adventure

When:    Saturday, March 17th, 2012                ST PATRICK'S DAY!    
Where:       Map from the center of Houston
Start Time:  After breakfast, TBD
End Time:    Sundown
Trip Leader: Golden and Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here

Trip Description:   FISHERS MUST BE WEARING GREEN while walking the banks of White Oak Bayou in search of big green "trout".  Failure to do so may result in being responsible to provide the green dye for the liquid refreshments!
How to sign up: Sign Up On Line 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 partner with a few dollars for his beer, though.)

Directions:    Map from the center of Houston

 
About the area: Yes this is a well kept Bayou, however the banks can be pretty steep.  Also, since this is a Houston Bayou you might expect to see snakes and critters of all kinds so... care should be taken by all.


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:
3-5wt fly rod with floating line

Recommended Flies:
Flashy Subsurface Minnow looking flies
More to follow

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.  This doesn't apply this time, but still a good idea.
• Sign in and sign out at the meeting site.

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2012 and Previous / John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:49:27 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
When:   28th April, 2012 (Easter is the 8th, Auction is the 14th, MS-150 is the 21st) 
Where: Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx
Start Time:   0700 hrs
End Time: Dark, or later   
Trip Leader:   “Puck” Don C. Puckett
Phone:   281-865-3216       
e-mail: Use PM on forum if you don’t already have Puck’s e-mail.   
     

Trip Description:  Join us for the annual chance to capture the Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 28th 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 23th of April). If somebody has a better wording for this tell Puck.

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, 201204281200.  Be late = be hungry


How to sign up: Sign Up On Line 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.
How to get Damon 7 Lakes waiver forms: Download here Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information. Give to Mike when you sign in at D7L.

Cost: $45 per TFF member (children and D7Ls members $5).  This includes lunch and drinks.
      
 
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 Repellant
• 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.


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 Fresh Water Outing, Colorado River, Webberville, Tx
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:48:06 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: May Fresh Water Outing, Colorado River


When:      0800, 26th May, 2012  (2012-05-26-0800)
Where:  Webberville, Tx     
Start Time:  0800
End Time:    Sundown
Trip Leader: TBD We need a volunteer for this.  Puck has the information, but is committed out of town.
Phone:       TBD
e-mail:    TBD     

Trip Description: Little Webberville Park Access (N 30° 13' 46.11" W 097° 31" 08.14")  to Big Webberville Park Access (N 30° 12' 32.45" W 097° 29' 57.64")  using Cook's Canoe's as a livery service.  More details to follow.
How to sign up: Sign Up On Line 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:
Cook's Canoes home page

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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2012 and Previous / South Llano FLoat Trip - June
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:47:05 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: South Llano FLoat Trip


When:      8-10 June, 2012 
Where:       Juction, Tx
Start Time:  1200 hrs, 8th June, 2012 
End Time:    1300 hrs, 10th June, 2012 
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:    281-865-3216   
e-mail:        Send Puck a PM via this forum if you don't already have Puck's e-mail

Trip Description:

Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will be on the South Llano River just below the tubers area.  We’ll wadefish this area getting out casting skill honed, and practicing with various flies.  Meeting later at Isaak’s , time TDB.

Day 2:  Launch from KC-150, and float down to just above the state park.  We’ll use a livery service and meet up early.  More fishing time, less paddling.  Details to follow.

Day 3:  Bridge to bridge where the river crosses US 377.  This time somebody bring a GPS.  We paddled through way to fast on this stretch last year and missed some prime fishing.


How to sign up: Sign Up On Line Here, or 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: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.

Directions:   

Put this address into Google maps to get driving directions:

1927 Park Road 73, Junction TX 76849-9502 [/b]   

 
About the area:

Map of the State Park

About the State Park


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
• Drinking water!

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe or kayak
Anchor
Neoprene or canvas boots to prevent burned feet
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod
Spare GPS batteries

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
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 grown when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.


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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