At the Tuesday, October 30, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Capt. Jeff Johnson https://www.flyfishrockport.com will be the speaker. Jeff spends the summer months guiding on the Missouri River out of Craig, Montana and the winter months guiding out of Rockport, Texas. So, Jeff will be telling us about two of the finest fly fishing venues in the United States when he makes his presentation about fly fishing for brown trout on the Missouri River and for red fish in Rockport, Texas. 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 October 30, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm
Place: Bayland Community Center
Houston, Texas 77074
Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club
Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
When: October 27th, 2018
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.
Left Katy at about 0900 and traveled up to my old stomping grounds. I wanted to see how the conditions were before the club outing.
Fishing the Sabine River, the generation canal @ Toledo Bend, October 2018
I had a few surprises, but was still able to catch fish.
Les Lehman describe his thoughts on dubbing loops and how to learn to work with deer hair. He demonstrates his dubbing technique using zonker strip. Then he talks about how to learn, control, and cut deer hair.
Les describes his thoughts behind tying this simple pattern, as he ties it.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
140 denier thread, tan
Bead chain eyes
Barred rubber or silicone legs
Coyote body fur
Les shows us how he sharpens his hooks before he ties the fly. Some of the better hooks on the market can rust as soon as you sharpen them. So he has this tip/trick that prevents this.
Les ties a modified, but still simple, fly that works well in our Texas Bays.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
180 denier thread, pink
Craft fur, orangutan orange
Krystal flash, silver
Zonker strip, black-tipped orange
Grizzly and Cree hackle, oversized
From Richard E.
“Due to the impacts of the flood we regretfully decided to postpone Oktoberfisch until 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy!”
On September 25, 2018 our monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, we had Brian S. Little of Sabine Skiffs (https://www.sabineskiffs.com) tell about his adventure traveling down the Colorado River with friend, John Brandon, as they fly fished, camped and cooked out on the river for a week long adventure taking a custom rigged Sabine Micro skiff from Austin down to Matagorda and then up the ICW to Brian’s coastal home.
Here are some videos of the trip. His presentation is MUCH better in person:
Monthly Publication of the Texas FlyFishers Volume 37, Issue 9, September 2018
In this issue…
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Education, Conservation Page 3
• Reel Recovery – November Retreat, Andy’s Casting Notes – “Casting Tips” Page 5
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – September through December Page 7
• Outings Report – Dr. Joe Burton in the Rockies Page 8
• Special Events – Oktoberfisch, Junction, TX Page 10
• Fly of the Month – Crawfish Bugger Page 11
Get your Windknots Sept 2018 here
Waders, wading boots, 9wt rod, 9wt line, and Lamson III reel for sale. All items are new.