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Fri, May 29, 9am – Mon, June 1, 2015, 4pm
Expo, TX Council IFFF Fly Fishing Fair
New Braunfels Civic/ConventionCenter
375 S. Castell Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Directions from Houston, Tx

More details to follow.

Puck

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Tying Chat / Fly tying at the February 24th, 2015 meeting....
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:45:06 AM »
Is there a fly that you want to see tied before this meeting?

Let me know.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Back to Damon 7 Lakes, October 10th, 2015
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:49:11 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Back to Damon 7 Lakes


When: October 10th, 2015 (2015-10-10-0700)      date to be confirmed
Where:     Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx   
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   Russell Cowart
Phone:       713-Two 0 eight minus three 3 two zero
e-mail:   Russell.cowart@att.net, Send PM here, or post up 

Trip Description:

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here,

2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. 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:  $40  for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues.

Directions:  http://www.mjacompany.com/directions.html

About the area: http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html  "Damon's Seven Lakes is a beautiful one-of-a-kind private fishing club located in Damon, Texas just west of Highway 36 between Rosenburg and West Columbia. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurance. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last two years."


Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• 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 (You will need to bring your own lunch for this outing.  The cook’s on his day off for this one).
• 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 roll-up door.



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Tying Chat / Simple Streamer
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:25:08 PM »
This is the simple fly that we will us in a few weeks to show the high school students some on the skill needed to tie flies

https://vimeo.com/118434924

Puck

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Sell Anything / Solid wooden desk.
« on: February 01, 2015, 09:05:26 AM »
While looking for a new fly tying table I ran across this on TKF, and contacted the seller. (Board name of CoastieCulture)

For $40 it would be a great desk for fly tying or anything else.  Since it is being stored in a garage, it needs some TLC, but you can see that the wood is solid, not pressboard.

Contact the seller at:  94zero-53five-8869

Puck

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Tying Chat / How to paint stainless steel bead chain?
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:49:26 AM »
I bought a 6ft lenght of pie shelll chain. 

The material is stainless steel, and should hold up to saltwater as it is, but I wanted to modify the center spot to imitate eyes better.

I also wanted to tie up some super heavy "swamp monsters" for June.

Puck

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General Discussion / Warm weather fly line?
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:56:40 AM »
Nilo won a 4wt at the Christmas party, and I've complemented it with a TFO BVK(R) reel, but am at a loss as to what line to put onto her new outfit. 

I see a ton of trout lines, designed for cold water, but no warm-water specific lines.

And no, she is not giving up on her bright pink Dogwood Canyon (R) outfit.

Responses appreciated,

Puck

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Outing Chat / Fishing partner for 2015-02-01
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:18:38 PM »
I am hoping to hit Spring Creek in kayaks on this date. 

Weather permitting it could be the absolute best fishing day of the year (Stupor Brawl Sundae)

Nobody will be on the water, and the white bass should have begun their run by then.

Puck

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Tying Chat / Reversed "Green Weenie"... video added
« on: December 24, 2014, 04:24:20 PM »
This is based off of Les Lehman, Jr's fly presented in "Texas Saltwater Classics: Fly Patterns for the Texas Coast " by Greg Berlocher (ISBN-10: 0929980190)

I've reversed the colors to make the body black, and the hackles green. 

Scott Null is the one that introduced me to this fly at the 2012 DERFTF.

This fly allowed me to land 4 sheephead during the February 2014 Prison Permit.

Puck

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Tying Chat / Capt. Steve Soulé tying a speckled trout fly
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:12:40 AM »
Capt. Steve Soulé tying a speckled trout fly (a video)

 at FTU's Shallow Water Expo 2014


Details, and recipe, to follow.

Puck

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Rendezvous 2015, 30 Oct - 01 Nov

Fly Tying
Fishing
Stories told
Friends made

Held at North Toledo Bend State Park, Walter McLendon leads the event.

Directions from Houston

2907 North Toledo Park Road
Zwolle, Louisiana 71486


Rendezvous is the result of several fly fishermen gathering to fish and tie flies at the state park many years ago. After a couple of years of growing pains they found the park's group facility. And what a facility indeed! A capacity of 150 people in 5 heated log bunkhouses (30 beds each), a heated central shower and restroom building with nice night lighting on all the sidewalks and a large main log building with A/C, a commercial kitchen, dining hall, fireplace, a long front porch, picnic table and a large barbeque trailer out front.

We begin gathering before 3 PM on Friday when the park staff unlocks the facility. Families and individuals check in at the main office and ask for their FREE Parking pass for the "Fly Fishing Group".

More details as the event gets closer

Puck

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Texas FlyFishers of Houston  See the update below, about Harmon Creek Marina. 

Event: Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass,March 7th, 2015

When:         March 7th, 2015
Where:        Staying at private property.  The GPS coordinates will be sent via e-mail to those that are signed up.  Harmon Creek Marina. 
Start           Dawn
End Time:     Dusk
Trip Leader: Joe C.
Phone:        Check the sign-up sheet when you sign up.
e-mail:       Check the sign-up sheet  when you sign up.

Trip Description: Fishing for white bass as they run up the Trinity River out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn.

How to sign up:
1.  Sign up for March 2015 trip here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. 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:   Bring some groceries to share.  Details later.

Directions:  Staying at private property.  The GPS coordinates will be sent via e-mail to those that are signed up.
From HOUSTON - Take I-45 North from Houston, to EXIT 113, toward Riverside. Take Hwy. 19, 10.7 Miles, until you come upon Chevron gas Station on right side Then you will TURN LEFT at next crossover onto Wood Farm Road, and FOLLOW THE YELLOW MARINA SIGNS straight to our gates.
Google directions
 
About the area: Chasing white bass as they run up the Trinity River out of Lake Livingston on their spring spawn.  A boat, canoe, or kayak, is needed, or chip in and ride with one of the captians.


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: 
5-8wt with sinking lines

Recommended Flies:
Cyperts minnow
Bendbacks, size 4-8
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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Outing Information Only / Guadalupe One Fly, Saturday, January 17th, 2015
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:39:38 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Guadalupe One Fly


When:      Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Where:     Guadalupe River, Rio Raft in Sattler. We will meet here and then spread out to fish   
Start   08:00 in the Reel Fly parking lot
End Time:     When ever everyone is done – probably around 4pm
Trip Leader: MFQ
Phone:    713-213-eight one five zero   
e-mail:     MFQuigley at yahoo dot 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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Tying Chat / chernobyl ant question?
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:08:11 AM »
I like the idea of sandwiching 2 colors of foam to make one fly.

How would you recomend bonding the 2 layers together?

Puck

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Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club

Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal


When:        September 26th, 2015  (Hopefully the same weekend as Sharkathon)
(Date subject to change)

Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal   

Start Time:  0700

End Time:    Too dark to fish

Trip Leader: Puck

Phone:       2 ate won minus 8 six five dash 32 sixteen

e-mail:        doncpuckett at geemale

Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal.  We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the east branch, locally known as "coldwater."  Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal, or the boat launch at pool 2 at coldwater. 

Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and if extremely lucky striped bass.

  How to sign up: 
1.  Sign Up Here,
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  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 anticipated cost (You may want to help your driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:  Driving from Houston

About the area:
This is the link to the most up to date generating schedule on SRA-LA’s home

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
• Waders and a change of clothes. If you plan to use a kickboat, or have a wet riding kayak..
Life jacket
Camera

Recommended Equipment:
5-8 wt rods
Kick boat, canoe, kayak, or other watercraft


Recommended Flies:
Your favorite LMB and 'gill flies.
And bring a couple of minnow imitators in size 2-10 just in case the white bass show up.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
•   Fish with a buddy.  Don’t fish this stretch alone.  There are too many variables. This stretch of water is part of a power generation waterway.  The water conditions can change quickly.
•   Double, and triple, check your gear.  Make sure you have what you need before getting on the water. 
•   As much fun as fish are to catch on a 3wt, I’d recommend at least a 5wt.  This will allow you to cast a little further with a larger fly.
•   If you have a favorite fly, bring at least 6 each.  I fished with 3 flies for 6 hours. This was an exception, not the rule.  Frayed tippets after repeatedly catching fish can abrade the mono.  I made a conscientious effort to keep my tippet fresh.
•   Most of the fish in this area are spotted bass (Kentucky) and aren’t as large as LMBs.  I started out with a size 8 PGPP, and had to go up to a size 6 to keep number of the sunfish hook-ups down.  The KLMB make up for size with their willingness to bite and the way they fight.
•   If you fish on the weekends here, be prepared to share the river with swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, and other anglers.  Rarely will you see anyone on the river in the morning.  By late afternoon the casual sportsmen will start showing up.  The summertime is much busier than any other season.
•   Bring twice as much water as you think you will need.  Just because you feel comfortable and cool does not mean you don’t need to take in water.
•   A lightweight watercraft is perfect to fish this water.  A canoe would work well with 2 people, and a kayak would also work.  The downfall of them is that you can’t lug them up the hill like a backpack, as I did with my kick-boat.  With the new boat launch in place this is no longer an issue.
•   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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