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Broken Bow Okla - February 13-15th, 2015 (Cancelled for 2015, no LEADER )


Dave Kelly:
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Broken Bow Okla

When:        2014-02-13 (13th February, 2015, Date changed due to a conflict with the ERFTF)
Where: Mountain Forks River, Beavers' Bend State Park, Broken Bow, Oklahoma     
Start Time:  0800 Friday
End Time:    1200 Sunday
Trip Leader: Never happened...   :(
Phone: See sign-in page
e-mail: See sign-in page

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,, 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 -
• Rob Woodruff Guide Services -
• Location - search for Broken Bow, OK on Google Maps -
• Three Rivers Fly Shop / Beaver's Bend Fishing Report -

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.

From talking with last year's trip leader.

Due to the cost and the travel involved, this will be a bi-annual trip.

This means that we will skip 2014, and go in 2015.

This doesn't mean that a bunch of can't get together and make a trip up, but we won't have it as well organized as it was last year. 


Broken Bow Okla - February 13-15th, 2015 (Cancelled for 2015, no LEADER )

As of today (2015-02-07) there was nobody ready to lead this trip.  This was to be next week but we never got a good handle on this one.

Shall we try again next year, or should we look at another venue?



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