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Dave Kelly:
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     

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

About the area: Some good information on the Guad can be found on the following websites

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.

Trip info updated. Please read the section about how this is now a team event with everyone fishing in pairs. If you want to fish with someone in particular then please email me and i will pair you up, however the aim is to have inexperienced people fishing with more experience (for some people proof of experience might be required :))


Count me in... I'm ready to go! Been interested in fishing those waters, will be a new experience for me. Also, not being experienced or outfitted for freshwater, it gives me a great excuse to go buy a whole bunch of new gear. Cool.

thanks Matt for putting htis together.

Don't have a kayak or canoe, but I might be up for wading it, if feasible.

I may have to do this thing!  I have very little experience on the Guad since my brother turned me onto the coast but it appears to be as good a time as any to start a new additction.  I'll need an experienced partner.  I have a Outcast Pontoon floatable (one man) but we'll need to arrange portage.  Is anybody staying overnight especially in view of the local bar scene!  Let me know.

Im calling my secret guadelupe guide/buddy.


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