Speakers, Monthly Meeting, May 29, 2018 Elaina ‘Ellie’ Roeing, PT, DPT – Strengthening Arm and Shoulder Muscles to Avoid Fly Casting Injuries.; Ron Mayfield – Where and How to Catch One of the Rarest Fish in North America, the Montana Arctic Grayling

 

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  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

White Oak Bayou Fish-Off and FWP’s Happy Trails and Hot Dogs Scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd 2018

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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.

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June SW Outing – Fence Lake (June 9th, 2018)

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.

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Trout in the Classroom – Fish Release

 

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!

Matt

Windknots – April 2018

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.

Trout In the Classroom Release Date

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!

Cheers

Matt

 

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Speaker, Monthly Meeting, April 24, 2018 Kevin Hutchison; Fly Fishing the San Marcos River

 

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  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center