Monthly Speaker, May 30, 2017-Shannon Branham; Fly Fishing for Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout

Our speaker for the May 30, 2017 meeting will be Shannon Branham.  Shannon guides on numerous Colorado waters including the Crystal River, Elk Trout and 3 Rivers Ranch in addition to guiding float trips on the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.  Shannon also ties flies and is credited with designing the fly named the “Trash Can” which is an articulated streamer pattern available from Orvis.  So, if you are interested in fly fishing for brown, cutthroat and/or rainbow trout or are just interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting and socializing with some friendly fly fishermen and women come to the May 30, 2017 meeting, we would be glad to have you.

South Llano River float trip, 2017-06-23, Lodging and Livery are confirmed

Work in progress.  Livery is confirmed, as of 2017-04-24. 
River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     23-25th of June, 2017
Where:       Junction, Tx

Limited to 15 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot. 
Tent camping is still available.

I don’t plan to send the E-vite out, but the Evite Link  is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to track. $25/person to reserve your spot in a cabin.

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Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing

Event: Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing  (We need a photo for the top  DH?)

When:  September 9th, 2017
Where:   Lat/Long: 28.721937 -96.659698 We will meet here and then spread out to fish
Start   08:00 
End Time:     1700
Trip Leader: DH
Phone: Later
e-mail:     Later

Trip Description: Garcitas Creek is a stream located less than 8 miles from Port Lavaca, in Victoria County.   Alternate names for this stream include Rio de los Frances, Garcitas River and Garcetas River.   A variety of species inhabit this water, to include those typically  thought of as saltwater.  Photo proof of the number of species, length etc.  Rules to be finalized soon.

 How to sign up:
1. Evite to be set up
2. Sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: UPDATE THE Download PDF form here.(Puck’s action)

Cost:  Personal expenses and transportation

Directions:  Get from Google maps once I talk with DH “Puck”

Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses

Recommended Equipment:   Boat, canoe or kayak.  Update once I talk with DH “Puck”

Recommended Flies: Update once I talk with DH “Puck”

 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.

Texas Council Spring 2017 Newsletter

Texas Council Spring Newsletter

Texas Council homepage

Welcome to the Texas Council!! The Texas Council was formed this fall, as there was a strong desire to unify our state. Texas was divided with the Northern clubs belonging to the Southern Council and the rest of the state belonging to the Gulf Coast Council. A unified state will be beneficial in so many ways. On November the 26th, the Federation of Fly Fishers approved the formation of the Texas Council. The new Council has been off to an excellent start, with the help of so many wonderful, and talented volunteers. Without them, this dream would have never came true.

We hope you find this website to be of great value, and easy to use. Please provide any comments, suggestions, or activities you wish the council to partake in. We would greatly appreciate your support.


Texas Council


Windknots April 2017

In this issue:

  • Monthly Meetings – April – Jason Edgecombe from Eva’s Bonefish Lodge
  • Education – Rod Building Class
  • Outings – Clarke Thornton Memorial / San Marcos River (FW), Fence Lake (SW)
  • Reel Recovery – Spring 2017
  • Mark Your Calendars – Meetings: Shannon Branham – Colorado, Phil Shook – Yucatan
  • Alamo Fly Fishers – The 2017 Bud Priddy Any Fly
  • Fly of the Month – Crystal River Shrimp

Link to Windknots Spring 2017

June SW Outing – Fence Lake (June 10th, 2017)

Texas FlyFishers, June 2017 Saltwater Outing

Fence Lake, Rockport, Texas

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:

  1. Evite link
  2. Email the trip leader
  3. Sign up at the monthly meeting

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Trout In The Classroom update

The trout continue to do well (although we have had some losses thanks to school maintenance crews unplugging filters and chillers and not plugging them back in)! As you can see from the video these mini rainbows are healthy and active. We are starting to look at release dates for May on the trout section of the Guadalupe. If any club members would like to help out then please let me know.



Monthly Speaker-April 25, 2017; Jason Edgecombe – Bonefish in the Bahamas

  1. AdrianGray_bonefishOur Speaker for April 25, 2017 will be Jason Edgecombe owner of Eva’s Bonefish lodge located on Andros Island in the Bahamas.  Jason will be telling us about the Bahamas and about the fine fly fishing to be found in that area.  So, if you are interested in learning more about fly fishing for bonefish, hearing about the Bahamas in general, if you just want to watch some fly tying before the meeting and listen to an interesting speaker or if you just want to socialize with some friendly fly fishermen and women, come on out to the April 25, 2017 monthly meeting; we would be glad to have you attend