Notice: The Monthly Meeting for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Has Been Rescheduled

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting, at Bayland Community Center for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, has been cancelled. In its place, the Mini-Expo scheduled for Saturday August 26, 2017 will serve as the club’s monthly meeting for August 2017. Details regarding the Mini-Expo can be found on the club’s web site. Come to the Mini-Expo you will have a fun filled day!

Summer Fly Fishing Expo, 26th August, 2017

Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Texas FlyFishers Mini Expo on Saturday, August 26th. The venue for this year’s event will be held at the Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and it is open to the public.

Texas FlyFishers will showcase:

  • Fly Casting Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Wildlife carvings by Jim Lowdermilk
  • Displays and presentations on various facets of fly fishing


When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 9am-4pm

Where:  Terrace Unity Methodist Church – 1203 Wirt Road, Houston ( Google Map )

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Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing, 2017-09-09-0800

Event: Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing

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.  This will allow bragging rights later..

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League City Tying Team

Cabela’s is proud to host the League City Tying Team, made up of members from the Texas FlyFishers, Fly Fishers International, and other local anglers.  Come join the group at the table and learn about methods, techniques, and tools, as it relates to tying fish for our local Texas waters.  Talk around the table almost always gets into fishing, so feel free to ask questions.

The theme for August 27th is “Redfish flies” and is the day after the  Texas FlyFishers  Mini-Expo.  We will have room for a dozen or so tyers, with room for others to join in.

Start time is 2:00pm and we plan to tie until about 4:00pm held at

Cabela’s @ 2421 S Gulf Fwy., League City, TX 77573

Let “Puck” know if you would like to join in.  A good headcount ahead of time will make sure we have enough “stuff” available.

Fishing the Sabine River, below the generation canal @ Toledo Bend

Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club
Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
When:        October 28th, 2017

Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Too dark to fish
Trip Leader: Puck and Skip
Phone:      (281) 865(dash)32I6
E-mail:       doncpuckett(at)gmale(dot)com

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.

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Windknots Newsletter July 2017

Volume 36, Issue 4, July 2017

In this issue:

  • The 9th Annual Mini Expo – Saturday, August 26th,Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  • July Monthly Meeting – Jim Gray, President of the Texas Council, FFI
  • Outings – The Annual Port O’Connor Una Mosca (SW)
  • Reel Recovery – October Navasota Reel Recovery Retreat
  • Outing Reports – Fence Lake (SW), Annual South Fork of the Llano River (FW)
  • Mark Your Calendars – Outings, Garcitas Creek (FW), Padre Island National Seashore (SW)
  • Mark Your Calendars – FFI International Fly Fishing Fair, Annual Contraband Fly Casters Expo
  • Fly of the Month – Gartside Gurgler


Get Windknots July 2017 here

July 2017 Monthly Speaker and Guest Tyer-Jim Gray

This months speaker is Jim Gray, past president of the Austin Fly Fishers and current president of the International Fly Fishers Texas Council. Jim has been fly fishing, rod building and fly tying for 35 years. This will be the 1st presentation that Jim has given to the Texas Fly Fishers, but he regularly gives presentations to fly fishing clubs in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. His job has given him the opportunity to fly fish all over the world, but his favorite places to fish are the Texas Hill Country and his native South Florida.

It’s this South Florida connection that Jim will talk about at this month’s meeting. For the past 20 years, Jim has been hunting for exotics in the canals that crisscross Florida. Everyone knows about peacock bass, but there are over 40 species of exotic fish that have a breeding population, and many of these are viable fly fishing targets. Jim’s presentation will cover the tactics, flies and techniques for 10 exotic species. He will even give you directions to local hot spots. According to Jim, “there aren’t many places where you can hit a local canal and catch fish from North America, South America, Asia and Africa, and the list is constantly growing. Just this month, three new species were caught on fly – arowana, red-tailed catfish and flower-head cichlid. South Florida really does offer something special for anglers looking for a new challenge.”

Before the meeting, Jim will be tying his favorite fly for exotics, a reverse craft fur bait fish in peacock colors.

So, come to the July 2017 we would be glad to see you there.