Monthly Meeting-January 2019; Pre Meeting (6:00 pm) Tying with Les Lehman “Sheepshead Flies”

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Before the January 2019 meeting and beginning at approximately 6 pm, club member Les Lehman will be tying sheepshead flies including his Green Weenie pattern which was featured in “Texas Saltwater Classics” by Greg Berlocher  book on Amazon with a forward by Lefty Kreh.

Les has been tying flies for many years and is one of the most talented and gifted Tyers around.

Extra tables will be set up around Les and members are encouraged to bring their tying vices and tools to tie along with Les.  In that regard, Les has advised he will have extra materials on hand for those who want to participate.

Both Les and speaker Alan Kulcak (see details below) will be preparing the club members for the annual sheepshead outing known as the Texas Permit trip which will be coming up early this year.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in 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 January 29, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm. Tying with Les Lehman beginning at 6 pm.

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

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

https://texasflyfishers.org

Speaker-January 2019 Monthly Meeting; Alan Kulcak “The Elusive Sheepshead”

Our Speaker for the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 monthly meeting will be Alan Kulcak.  Alan is very knowledgeable about the Sheepshead which is considered by many to be one of the most challenging species on the Gulf Coast to catch on the fly. This should really be an entertaining presentation.

Also, before the meeting and beginning at approximately 6 pm, club member Les Lehman will be tying sheepshead flies including his Green Weenie pattern which was featured in “Texas Saltwater Classics” by Greg Berlocher  https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Saltwater-Classics-Patterns-Coast/dp/0929980190/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546978303&sr=1-1&keywords=texas+saltwater+classics+berlocher  with a forward by Lefty Kreh.  Extra tables will be set up around Les and members are encouraged to bring their tying vices and tools to tie along with Les.  In that regard, Les has advised he will have extra materials on hand for those who want to participate.

Both Alan and Les will be preparing the club members for the annual sheepshead outing known as the Texas Permit trip which will be coming up early this year.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in 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 January 29, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

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

https://texasflyfishers.org

Garcitas Creek, Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019

Event: Garcitas Creek,  Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019 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.

When:  Rescheduled to Feb 9, 2019 (Water conditions and weather)

 

 

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2019 Trout In The Classroom Project

The 2019 TFF sponsored trout in the classroom project kicked off last week with the arrival of a fresh set of eggs from TU for our schools. Thanks to the continued contribution from TFF we are now up to 14 tanks running in Houston high school science classrooms from Klein Collins to Deer Park. The eggs are delivered and hatched in January and we release the fingerling trout into the trophy trout section of the Guadalupe before school finishes in mid-May. This year we have changed things up a little and instead of our usual rainbow trout eggs we are hatching brown trout, as part of a general change in stocking policy for the Guad that many of you may have seen if you fished the river this year and last. It will be interesting to see how the browns turn out when compared to our success with rearing young rainbows in previous years.

As usual I will try and post regular updates and if anyone has any questions or wants to help out then please feel free to contact me directly.

Cheers

Matt Blyth (832 444 4206)

South Llano River float trip, 2019

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  South Llano River float trip
When:     TBD, 2018
Where:       Junction, Tx

Limited to 10 spots in the cabins.  Deposit for lodging locks the spot.  
Tent camping is still available.

I don’t plan to send the E-vite out, but the Evite Link  is active.   Please use it, as it makes it easier for me to track. See below to reserve your spot in a cabin.  River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.

Start Time:  Friday afternoon 1500

End Time:    Sunday at noon, or as close to it as we can get.

Trip Leader:  Puck
Phone:       2ate1 (dash) 8six5(minus)thirty-two 16
e-mail:     doncpuckett(at)gee-male (dot)com

Trip Description:  See below…

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Advisory #1, Toledo Bend Reservoir – Operations

http://www.srala-toledo.com/Default.aspx

We fish here at least twice a year, but it looks like it may be a while before we can get kayaks or canoes into the river.

ADVISORY #1

DATE: Wednesday, 12-19-18

Toledo Bend Reservoir – Operations

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 0730 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.34 ft. MSL.  Currently, both generators are operating 24 hours per day.

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Chandeleur Islands – May 12-15, 2019 (Testing interest in this trip)

When:        May 12-15, 2019
Where:       Chandeleur Islands;  2.5d fishing trip with DMJ Charters.  Pass Christian, Mississippi
Start Time:  Boarding boat no earlier than 5 pm Sun, May 12
End Time:    Return to Shore, Wed May 15 appx 3pm
Trip Leader (see below for contacts):  Scott Fussom and/or John Eldred

Trip Description: This is a 2.5 day trip to the Chandeleur Islands with DMJ Charters.  Minimum 10/maximum 12 people.  The trip is:  Spend Sun night (May 12) on the “mother ship.  Depart for Chandeleur Islands and fish on Mon, Tues, then Wed till 10am.  Return to shore by 3pm Wed, May 15.   Expected all-in cost range $750-900. (charter, gas, tip, etc)

Looking for interested parties….see below for how to “sign-up” or contact trip leaders.

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East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (March 23, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

When:  March 23, 2019

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