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Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: PINS trip
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
This easy grasshopper has been one of my go-to topwater flies. It never sinks, pushes water well, and catches a ton of fish. What else could you want in a fly?
Hook: Mustad 79580 6-14 (used an 8 for this video)
Thread: 6/0 or “A” to match foam
Body: Tan, green, or brown 1/8″ foam
Eyes; 1/4″ black foam
Wing: Fishhair, or similar
Marker foam: Yellow 1/8″ foam
Legs: Bound rubber legs. The ones I use come in a roll.
Glue: BOoger glue, thin formula, or CA glue.
To give credit, this is where I got the idea, and started tinkering: Easy foam hopper, on Youtube
I know there are those of us that don’t use either, but here are some lessons learned: Continue reading
LaWe have been invited by our friends down in the RGV to their tournament at South Padre Island September 10th. I personally will be heading down either Thursday night or Friday morning with my boat. The LMFF are a great group of guys. I highly recommend the trip!
I am still here in Colorado, so have been fishing with the Pueblo Tailwater Renegades (PTR). Yesterday (2016-08-22) they had a picnic and invited me to join in. My contribution was an appetite and setting up the “Casting Games.” Continue reading
Featured this month:
- 2016 Invasive Fish Round-Up and Carp-A-Thon
- What’s Happening – PINS, South Llano w/PACK, Clarke Thornton Memorial, Contraband Expo
- Mark Your Calendar – September Meeting, Sabine River and LA Marshes October Outings
- Texas Council of IFFF – Texas Fly Fishing Expo 2016
- Know Your Fellow FlyFishers – Chris Sumers
- Outing Reports –
- Activities of Interest – Reeling It In for Rett, Benefitting Retts Syndrome Research
- Fly of the Month – The Simple Shad by Don “Puck” Puckett
Get your Windknots August 2016 here
This is a rescheduling of the outing that was canceled due to weather in May.
Hosted by Kevin Hutchinson of Hill Country Fly Fishers
When: September 24, 2016
Where: San Marcos River at Martindale TX.
Trip leader: Skip Donovan – email Contact Skip by email for details.
About the outing: Fish the day away with Hill Country expert guide Kevin Hutchinson, for bass, bluegill and other native species, all the while enjoying a peaceful float down the tranquil waters of the San Marcos River.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club
Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
When: October 1st, 2016 (The same weekend as Sharkathon)
Where: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
Start Time: 0700
End Time: Too dark to fish
Trip Leader: TBD, as neither Skip, or I can make it this year.
Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal. We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the lake. Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal. Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and, if extremely lucky, striped bass.
Crawford had a bite
Rene casting from a rock
Around the island
Louisiana Marsh Trip on Lake Calcasieu for big fall reds.
Co-hosted by the Texas FlyFishers and the Contraband Fly Casters of Lake Charles, Louisiana
When: October 14-16, 2016
Trip Leader: Skip Donovan
Space is limited and on a first call, first come basis.
Skip will update this outing notice as he gets more details. Stay tuned and be sure to express your interest in the comments and follow updates on this posting.
Mark your calendars and share with your neighbors, friends and family.
If you’ve wanted to learn about fly fishing in Texas, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fly fisher from other parts of the country, Texas FlyFishers’ Summer Fly Fishing Expo is a great way to spend part of your Saturday.
When: Saturday,August 27, 2016 – 9am-4pm
Where: Terrace Unity Methodist Church – 1203 Wirt Road, Houston ( Google Map )
ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!!