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Outing Information Only / Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« on: November 03, 2013, 11:09:00 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Port O'Connor Jetties


When: May 31st 2014        
Where: Port O'Connor        
Start 7:00 AM 
End Time: 5:00 PM    
Trip Leader: Los dos Mikes (Quigley & Graham)
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description: Fishing out at the big jetties in POC for big jacks, reds, tarpon and who knows what else?

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: Gas for the guys ferrying people out to the jetties. Pay your share for the lodging, booze, food etc. 

Directions: IH 59 south to Ganado take Hwy 172 south to SH 35 turn right to Port Lavaca Tx. At first light across the bridge turn left on Hwy 238 follow road through town.  You will come upon an ARROW sign pointing to the right. That will be Martin L King Street.  (Probably not marked) stay on that road and make the turn. You are on the right street if you pass a catholic church on the right.  Also there is a Dairy Queen on the right too. follow 238 out of town and you will come to a yellow light turn right you will still be on 238.  Go about a mile and you will come to a blinking yellow light, turn left onto FM 1289 and follow till it come to a T-intersection.    Turn left on SH 185 and follow into Port O'Connor. Go to 15th street and turn right.  Follow down til the road makes a bend to the left stop and look to your right.  The White and blue condo is the place Unit No. B.
 
About the area: Big water lots of boats and a great place to fish. Make sure you have safety equipment on your boats, you might get checked out here. We will be eating in town Friday night at Cathy's (7:00PM). Saturday night we can do same or cook up some fish from the day's catch.


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 - 12 wts. sink lines, wire leaders 

Recommended Flies:Big knarley flashy stuff that sinks quick.

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 / Christmas Bay - March 29th, 2014
« on: November 03, 2013, 11:00:23 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Christmas Bay - March


When: March 29 2014       
Where: Meet at old Ernie's Too         
Start 8:00 AM 
End Time: 3:00 PM    
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:713-213-eight one five zero        
e-mail: MFQuigley at yahoo dot com       

Trip Description: Bring the kayak and come check out Christmas Bay. We can work the marshes and perhaps Churchill, Cold Pass & Tit-Tat bayous 

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: None 

Directions: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/paddlingtrails/coastal/christmas_bay/  
 
About the area: Just SW of San Luis Pass. Quite a bit of mud. Deeper water in the bayous/canals


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, Kayak, PFD. Spare tire for kayak trailer (that mean YOU, Puck!)  

Recommended Flies: Clousers, bendbacks, seaducers, redfish crack, crab 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 / Fence Lake - June 21st, 2014
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:58:03 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Fence Lake aboard the M/V Skimmer

Note: We have a place or two open!
When: Saturday, June 21st, 2014        
Where: Fence Lakes - Rockport, TX        
Start Time: 05:00 am - Load Out 
End Time: 4:30 pm - Return to Dock   
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone: (713) 213-8150       
e-mail: mfquigley@yahoo.com        

Trip Description: Saturday morning, we will be ferried to St. Joe’s Island aboard the M/V Skimmer for a day of skinny water kayak & wade fishing in the Fence Lake area. About 3:00 pm, the Skimmer will return to pick us up at the mouth of Fence Lake and take us back to the dock

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: Ferry Service aboard the Skimmer will be $25.00 per person. Note: The rate based on a minimum of 10 people. If you need to rent a kayak, they are available at $50.00 per day. Tips for the crew are appreciated. 

Directions:  We will meet up at the Fulton Yacht Basin, behind Charlotte Plummers Restaurant. Once everyone has arrived, we'll load the kayaks and gear out on the Skimmer and head out as soon as the captain shoves off.   
About the area: Fence Lake is a relatively small and shallow bay (averaging about 2-3 ft.).  This combined with the grassy bottom keeps the water clear and should allow you the opportunity to sight cast to fish.  The numerous fingers and creeks should provide ample opportunity to explore the area and enjoy a peaceful day of fishing.


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 outfit with weight forward, floating line, tapered leader with a 10-12 lb. test tippet. Extra leader material and tippet.  

Recommended Flies: Shrimp patterns, Bead Eye Clouser Minnows and light colored grizzly seaducers are the productive flies. Spoon flies, crab and kwan style patterns also work well. Size 6 to 2. For surface flies, choose a pattern that will land softly, such as the Gartside Gurgler or a Dink or VIP popper. Note: There is a lot of grass in Fence Lake, both under and on top of the water. You might want to add a weed guard to your flies. You can always snip it off. 

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: One Fly - Port O'Connor. Sunday Jetty Trash Clean up

Boats and Rooms are now completely Full-Up!!



When:         July 27th 2014.  Attention - Rain date is August 2nd which is the following week       
Where:        Port O'Connor, Texas       
Start:          Sunrise (6:44 AM) 
End Time:    4:30 PM   
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:         713-213-8 one five zero       
e-mail:         mfquigley at yahoo dot com       

Trip Description:  Take you best saltwater fly and do your best to catch as many "inches" of saltwater game fish as you can.  Have your partner keep score and let's see who can win the trophy! On Sunday, the club will be taking trash bags out to the small jetties to help keep POC tidy. We will be picking up trash along the jetties. 

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: If you are staying in one of the Club's per-arranged lodges, costs will be based upon your lodging.  If you are riding along in your partner's boat then you are expected to pay the costs for gas, oil and what ever. (you work that out with the boat owner).  If you are sharing a ride down to POC then the same applies. Dinner Saturday Night will be John's Paella. Friday night, George is grilling steaks over at Les' Lehman's place.  

Directions:Head south on 59 to Ganado Tx, turn left and head towards Port Lavaca, follow signs to Port O'Connor Tx. 
 
About the area: You know it. You love it. If you're new to it, ask someone who knows!

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: Seven, eight, and ten weights depending on you quarry. 

Recommended Flies: I'd say you probably don't wanna fish a Royal Coachman

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.

Please see the attached spreadsheet  (2014 POC One Fly.xls ) for boat & room assignments

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Outing Information Only / Sabine Lake - Rescheduled to February 8th 2014
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:51:28 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Sabine Lake


When: January 25th February 8th       
Where: Sabine Lake -  Bridge City        
Start 9:00 
End Time: 4:00    
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley
Phone:713-213-eight -one-five-zero        
e-mail:mfquigley at yahoo dot com        

Trip Description: We will be fishing the marshes of Sabine Lake near Bridge City. A kayak or boat is highly recommended as it can get very muddy. 

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: Minimal if any 

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!4m21!3m17!1m1!1sHouston%2C+TX!1m5!1s2000+Old+Ferry+Rd%2C+Bridge+City%2C+TX+77611!2s0x863eae945844568d%3A0x1784f71f0f3e6281!3m2!3d29.990395!4d-93.848462!3m8!1m3!1d3222!2d-93.848462!3d29.990395!3m2!1i1440!2i716!4f13.1!5m2!13m1!1e1&fid=0    . The approx address is 2000 Old Ferry Rd Bridge City, TX 77611. Take 87 to Bridge City. Turn right on Old Ferry Road and follow it to the launch ramps (it's a couple miles down the road. You can't miss it)  
 
About the area: Fairly muddy in areas. Typical Texas bay system.


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:7-9 Wt  

Recommended Flies: Seaducers, Deceivers, Redfish Crack

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 / Bolivar Marsh - August
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:48:45 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Bolivar Marsh- East Bay


When: August 16th       
Where: Stingaree Marina        
Start 7:25 
End Time: 2:30   
Trip Leader: MFQ
Phone: 713-two-one-three-815-zero       
e-mail:mfquigley at yahoo dot com        

Trip Description: Grab the yaks & boats, we are hitting the marshes around Stingaree Marina on Bolivar Peninsula. Aftewrads, we'll have lunch at the restaurant.

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:$2 launch fee 

Directions:Head to Galveston. Take the ferry across to Bolivar. Drive until you see the signs for Stingaree Marina. Turn there 
 
About the area:Lots of marshes. You will cross in ICW, so wear a life jacket!


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:7-9 wt.  

Recommended Flies:Clousers, seaducers, bendback, redfish crack

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 / East Matagorda - Hunt for Big Specks! April 26th
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:45:40 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Big Speck Hunt


When: April 26 2014       
Where: Sargent        
Start 8:00 AM 
End Time: 3:00 PM   
Trip Leader: M Quigley
Phone: 713-two-one-three-eight-one 50       
e-mail: mfquigley@yahoo dot com       

Trip Description: We will be going back to Sargent & East Matty in pursuit of gator trout! Bring your fighting gear and tangle with one of these bruisers!

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: TBD 

Directions:TBD  
 
About the area:Typical Texas Bay


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, seaducers, bendbacks

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: Back to Damon 7 Lakes


When: October 11th, 2014 (2014-10-11-0700)       
Where:        
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description:

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: 

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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Outing Information Only / Guadalupe River - November 22 ???
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:55:09 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Guadalupe River


When:    2014-11-22 (planning stages today)     
Where:        
Start  
End Time:    
Trip Leader:
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description:

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: 

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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Outing Information Only / Colorado River in Columbus - May 10th
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:51:52 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Colorado River in Columbus


When:     2014-05-10 (10th May, 2014)   
Where:        
Start  
End Time:    
Trip Leader: Need one
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description:

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: 

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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Cancelled
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Livinston Dam Tail Waters Sand Bass


When:         March 1st 15th
Where:        
Start  
End Time:    
Trip Leader:
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description:

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: 

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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Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  South Llano River float trip


When:     6-8th of June, 2014   
Where:       Junction, Tx
Start Time:  Friday afternoon at Morgan Shady Park.  Directions below.
End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.
Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       281-865-32 one 6
e-mail:     Send PM here   

Trip Description: See below...


Day 1: The first meeting of the trip will beat Morgan Shady Park   Directions
We’ll wadefish this area getting our casting skill honed, and practicing with various flies.  Meeting for supper at Isaak’s , time TDB.

Day 2:  Launch from just downstream of the State park with our livery service, and float down to Morgan Shady Park.  Bob from Fun In The Sun (325) 446-7265 will provide our livery service.  Currently (2014-05-12) he also has some kayaks for rent. 

Day 3:  First crossing bridge where the river crosses US 377.  This time we will head upstream, to the falls.  This time I will bring a GPS.

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: Your food, transportation, and lodging/camping fees.
About $35 for both nights for A/C (more details to follow)[and you need to bring your own bedding and towels]
About $15 for both nights tent camping.  This depends on how many we get camping in tents. 

Directions:   

Directions to Morgan Shady Park
 
About the area:

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 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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Outing Information Only / Texoma Stripers - July (died on the vine)
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:38:52 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Texoma Stripers


When:        
Where:        
Start  
End Time:    
Trip Leader: Need a leader for this one.
Phone:        
e-mail:        

Trip Description:

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: 

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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Outing Information Only / Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:35:00 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Guadalupe One Fly


When:      Saturday, January 18th, 2014      
Where:     Guadalupe River, Rio Raft in Sattler. We will meet here and then spread out to fish   
Start   08:00 in the Rio Raft Parking Lot
End Time:     When ever everyone is done – probably around 4pm
Trip Leader: Matt Blyth
Phone:    832 444 4206   
e-mail:     carpman_1@yahoo.com   

Trip Description: Catch as many inches of fish on the same fly. Measure and photograph for proof.  We will meet up afterwards to eat, drink and announce the winner. Hopefully we will meet at the fly shop in Sattler as Brent & Ashley have a keg in the shop!

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:  Rio Raft access fee, plus personal expenses and transportation

Directions:  Rio Raft is located at the 4th crossing bridge on River Road. The easiest way to reach it is from exit 191 on I-35. Go North on FM 306 for 13 miles then turn left on 2673.  Go 1 ½ miles and turn left on River Road. Rio Raft is one mile down on the left. If you cross the river you went too far.
 
Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License
•   Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Lease Access Pass (not essential but it will help you reach areas the others can’t)
•   Waders with safety belt
•   Wading staff
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses

Recommended Equipment:  Standard trout fishing gear will work fine here.  Rods should be in the 4-5wt range and whatever length you feel comfortable with, although as the predominant method is nymphing longer rods are better.  Tippets in the 5x range should be fine; I don’t think you need to go any lower unless you find the fish are really spooky.  Fluorocarbon is not essential, but I am sure it can’t hurt if you want to use it.  Standard 9ft leaders, split shot, indicators (if you want to use them), forceps, landing net, tape measure and camera.

Waders are essential to fish this river as most of the banks are private. A kayak can really expand the area you can fish.


Recommended Flies: Nymphing/streamers are the best bet as dry fly hatches on this river tend to be sporadic and this is a competition after all.  These are mainly hatchery raised fish that have been in the river only a couple of months so flies do not need to be complicated.  Last year egg patterns, san juan worms and basic nymphs such as hare’s ears, copper johns and pheasant tails all worked.  Sizes from 18-14 should be about right.  If you want to use streamers then woolly buggers (white or black) seem to work well.  Choose one fly, tie it on well and go for it!  If you get up to the river the day before you could stop at The Fly Shop and ask what is working on the river at the moment.

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.
•   Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.
•   Be careful wading! There are some nasty slots in the river bed that can catch you unawares if you do not pay attention

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Outing Information Only / Broken Bow Okla - February 6-8th, 2015 (Draft)
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:32:26 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Broken Bow Okla


When:        2014-02-06 (6th February, 2015)
Where: Mountain Forks River, Beavers' Bend State Park, Broken Bow, Oklahoma     
Start Time:  0800 Friday
End Time:    1200 Sunday
Trip Leader: To be confirmed
Phone: 987-654-three210
e-mail: To be confirmed


Trip Description: Trip Description: This Freshwater Outing is to the Mountain Forks River near Broken Bow, Oklahoma, about a 6 hour drive from Houston.  This trip is an excellent opportunity for those new to freshwater fly fishing, or those wishing to hone their skills on some of the best nearby trout water.  Note that you will have to travel to Broken Bow on Thursday night to participate in the full program.  Lodging in Broken Bow and all meals are to be provided by the participants.  Information on lodging has been posted below in the post titled "Accommodations for the 2014 February Outing"  It is very affordable either in Broken Bow or near the entrance to the State Park.

Of course, time not spent learning about the area and its buggy residents are open for fishing on your own, and you may elect to arrive early or stay late to get in some extra time on the river.  For this reason, experienced fly fisherman should also consider this trip.


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 trip fee except for optional entomology course.  Lodging, food, and incidentals (fishing license) paid by participant.
OK Fishing License:  Use this link, https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/forget1/OnlineSales.aspx, to purchase a fishing license on line after January 1st, 2013.  A six day non-resident license is $35 and a full year license is $55 (as of October 2012).  Texas residents over 65 are exempt from the license requirement.  Licenses can also be purchased at the Three Rivers Fly Shop at the entrance to Beavers Bend State Park, but it may delay the start of the program.

Directions: --- Broken Bow, OK on Google Maps
 
About the area:  Use these links to find out more about
• Broken Bow - http://www.cityofbrokenbow.com/
• Rob Woodruff Guide Services - http://www.flyfishingfork.com/oklahoma.html
• Location - search for Broken Bow, OK on Google Maps - http://maps.google.com/
• Three Rivers Fly Shop / Beaver's Bend Fishing Report - http://www.threeriversflyshop.com/

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:
4-6wt fly rod with floating line, a back-up with sink tip is not a bad idea
Waders and wading boots
Warm clothing may be required both while fishing and for general use.

Recommended Flies:(also see the Three Rivers Flyshop Fishing Report:
• Ruby Midge
• Bottom crawling mayfly patterns
• March Brown Emerger
• Caddis pupa imitations
• San Juan Worm

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, this is the trip for you, since you will receive expert instruction on techniques.

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