Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sun Sept 27-29, 2019


Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event:  Kayak/Canoe/Motorized Boat – Lake Bastrop (Bastrop, Texas)

Trip Description:  Fish Lake Bastrop Fri, Sat, and Sun.  Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat.  Two airstream a/c trailers are reserved for Fri and Sat nights for the first eight (8) people to sign-up, if you would like to camp overnight.  Bass and perch.

When:    Fri/Sat/Sun, Sept 27th – 29th, 2019

Where:      603 FM 1441, Bastrop, Texas  78602

How to sign up: Contact John Eldred or evite below

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Speaker Monthly Meeting, July 30, 2019 Scott Breedlove, Fly Fishing the Waters of Christmas Island

At the Tuesday, July 30, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, club member Scott Breedlove will be telling us about fly fishing the waters of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and a virtual paradise for stalking bonefish and other saltwater species. Scott’s presentation will include a discussion of out-fitters, trip preparation, travel considerations, a discussion of the species you can catch there along with a discussion of techniques and considerations for a successful trip. 

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 June 25, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

Annual Magoo Fly Fishing Tournament – July 20, 2019 (July 3, 2019 UPDATE)

When:        July 20, 2019 (One day tournament)

Where:      Pendleton Park 1427 Morgan Blvd, Harlingen, TX 78550, United States

Start Time:  2019-07-19-1800, (6pm, 19th of July, 2019) [registration]

End Time:  2019-07-20-1500

Costs: $65 for current Non-Members of LMFFA,
$20 for current LMFFA members

Trip Leader (see below for contacts):  John Eldred and Don “Puck” Puckett

Trip Description: We will join the Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association for their Annual Magoo Fly Fishing One (1) Day Tournament. This is a CPR event.


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Windknots – July 2019

Also, in this issue…

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – July Monthly Meeting, Elections, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2019 Club Activities Calendar – July thru October
  • Lagniappe – For Sale, Rigging Your Kayak
  • Member Reports – “Offshore with Trouty” From the Diary of Peskador Pete
  • Windknots July 2019

The Iron Fly, Tying Skills Contest

The Iron Fly
Tying Skills Contest
As adopted by the Texas FlyFishers

What is The Iron Fly?

Based on the premise similar to the cable TV cooking show The Iron Chef, the Iron Fly is similar in nature but, with fly tying instead of food. We start with a common selection of materials for all of the contestants. The Iron Fly tyers will have 15 minutes to select their materials, return to their tying station and design their pattern. Once the time has elapsed, the tying begins.

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2019-06 South Llano River trip report

The Texas FlyFishers Began arriving at camp at about 1300.

3 campers, 7 in the cabins, 1 day tripper.  9 kayaks on the water.

One swimmer. One pair of shoes are now “sole-less”. One pair of wading boots gave up the ghost. Only one fly rod snapped, but amazingly, it went back together.

Fish were caught, but the numbers were lower than last year.  We are blaming the flood.

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