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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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2012 and Previous / August Fresh Water Outing, San Marcus River Float
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:44:06 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  San Marcus River Float


When:      August 24th, 2012 (to be confirmed0 
Where:       
Start Time: 
End Time:   
Trip Leader: Harry Crofton
Phone:       
e-mail:       

Trip Description: Leave your 6x tippets at home!

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:


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 / Sabine River generation canal fishing - Sept.
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:42:43 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Sabine River generation canal fishing


When:     September 28nd, 2012   (The same day as the Shark-a-Thon at PINS)
Where:       Sabine River downstream of Toledo Bend, in the generation canal
Start Time:  0600
End Time:    Sundown
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       281-865-3216
e-mail:        Shoot Puck a pm on this board.

Trip Description:   
1)   If the Sabine River Authority is not generating the day of the trip we have about 4 miles of water to fish.  We will launch canoes, kayaks and kickboats at the generation canal, and fish the generation canal down to the rocks, and possibly up into the spill way side.  I’ll work on getting a map of the area posted.
2)   If the Sabine River Authority is generating the day of the trip we can use Tack-a-Paw as a livery service and make the 10 mile trek down the river to the bridge.

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 (Unless we use a livery service)

Directions:    Directions via Google

About the area:  Details to follow


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, kayak, or kickboat
3-8wt fly rod with floating line,  a back-up with sinking line is not a bad idea
Life jacket

Recommended Flies:
PGPP 6-12
S1B 4-10
SBBF 2-8
Miss Prissy 6-10
Clouser 2-8
Bendbacks  2/0 – 8

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 / October 2012 Fresh Water Outing, Back to "The Lakes"
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:39:09 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  Back to "The Lakes"


When:     2012-08-13-0700 (October 13th, 2012 @ 7am)
Where:    Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx     
Start Time:  0700 (7am)
End Time:    Too dark to fish
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       281-865-3216
e-mail:        Send PM on this forum is you don't have Puck's e-mail.

Trip Description: This is a "fishing only" trip.  No lucnh is provided.  If you know what you want for lunch, bring it with you  :)
Fishing from the shore but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful. 



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: $40 for TFF members, free for kids accompanying an adult (no lunch)
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.  Download 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 designated sign in point.

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2012 and Previous / November 2012 Fresh Water Outing?
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:36:54 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:


When:       
Where:       
Start Time: 
End Time:   
Trip Leader:
Phone:       
e-mail:       

Trip Description:

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:


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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