At the Tuesday, May 29, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers we are fortunate to have two fine speakers.
Ron Mayfield will be making a presentation about where and how to catch one of the rarest fish in North America, the Montana Arctic Grayling and Elaina ‘Ellie’ Roeing, PT, DPT will be making a presentation about strengthening arm and shoulder muscles to avoid fly casting injuries.
In that regard, Ron has been fly fishing and fly tying since he was 13 years old – for 46 years. He has fly fished from British Colombia to Belize and many places in between. He specializes in salt water flats fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast and has designed many unique patterns for this area. He has been featured in Fly Tyer Magazine and On The Fly Magazine and is a Fly Designer for Umpqua. Ron is also a Certified Fly Casting Instructor and leads the Southside Fly Casting group where TFF members can meet for fly casting instructions. Ron’s presentation will be on where and how to catch one of the rarest fish in North America, the Montana Arctic Grayling.
Elaina ‘Ellie’ Roeing, PT, DPT holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she graduated in 2016. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science, Field Of Study Health Sciences PreProfessional from Purdue University. While at Purdue, she was the Team Captain of the Swimming and Diving Team. She is currently a Physical Therapist with the Memorial Hermann Health System at the Pearland branch office. She also volunteers twice a week at Athlete Training and Health to help improve the transition for athletes between Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning. Ellie will be showing the club the correct way to strengthen arm and shoulder muscles to avoid fly casting injuries.
There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting. So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the May 29, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm
Place: Bayland Community Center
Houston, Texas 77074
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: 4th Annual Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip, Trip leader needed
When: 19th May 2018
Where: Headquarters: Spencer Canoe: 9515 FM 1976, Martindale, TX 78655
Pre-Registration MUST be made in advance for camping, kayak rental, or the trip.
How to sign up: Contact Skip
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: South Llano River float trip
When: 22-24th of June, 2018
Where: Junction, Tx
Limited to 15 spots in the cabins. Deposit for lodging locks the spot.
Tent camping is still available.
White Oak Bayou Fish-Off and FWP’s Happy Trails and Hot Dogs Scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd 2018
By popular demand the WOB Fish-Off was resurrected last year and we are going to do it again. This event will be held in conjunction with Friends of Woodland Park’s
Happy Trails and Hot Dogs event.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: 2017 PINS (Padre Island National Seashore)
Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon. Continue reading
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Fulton / Rockport, Texas – Kayak Fence Lake via the Skimmer
Load Out: Skimmer Dock, 215 North Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, TX 78358
Start Time: Saturday – 5:00 am – Meet up at the Skimmer Dock, Fulton, TX
Return Time: Saturday – 4:00 pm – Return to Skimmer Dock
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. The
Skimmer can carry 12 fishermen and their kayaks. 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.
Important Note: Be sure and remove all items in and on your kayak prior to
load out on the Skimmer and carry them on separately. It will make it easier to
load and stack the kayaks on the mother ship.
The trout in the classroom project conducted the fish release for all the TFF sponsored tanks on the horseshoe section of the Guadalupe on April 28th. Over all the schools released over 1200 trout around the 2-3in long mark. We had several teachers, students and parents in attendance. This marks the end of another successful program and one that has grown from one tank in one school to now 14 tanks spread across Houston from Deer Park to Klein Collins. We will start again in early January of 2019!
Volume 37, Issue 4, April, 2018
In this issue…
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – April Monthly Meeting with Kevin Hutchison
• Education, Reel Recovery, Andy’s Casting Notes, A Note To The Membership
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – April through July
• Outings Report – Phil Shook thaws out in Guatemala
• Conservation – Flats Worthy ANWR Clean Up
• Special Events – FFi/FtWFF Multi Club Outing
• Special Events – Alamo Fly Fishers 2018 Bud Priddy ANY Fly
•Fly of the Month April 2018 – The Steve Soulé (Redfish) Fly
Get Windknots April 2018 here.
Here are the videos of Kevin’s presentation:
As you can see the club trout tanks continue to do well. We have lined up a release date for the fish in the Guadalupe on April 28th. This was the only date that I could coordinate between 7 different high schools where most could attend – however we may end up having more than one release if needed. If any club members are able to attend the release then please let me know!
I plan to make the trip. Anybody else?
FFI Texas Multi-Club Outing April 21, 2018
Please RSVP to email@example.com so they will know how many burgers and hot dogs to bring. Also note how many tent or RV sites needed so we can let the land owner know.
At the Tuesday, April 24, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Kevin Hutchison http://hillcountryflyfishers.com will be making a presentation about fly fishing on the San Marcos River. In that regard, Kevin is an Orvis endorsed guide who has been guiding the rivers of the Texas Hill Country for 20+ years. He is also a Federation of Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and is the author of a book titled: Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country which is considered by many to be the bible of regional fly fishing lore, lies and locations. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.
So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the April 24, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Finally, as the club is having a trip to the San Marcos River on Saturday, May 19, 2018, Kevin’s presentation will provide an opportunity to prepare for the trip by hearing about the river and how to fish it.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm
Place: Bayland Community Center
Houston, Texas 77074