Our Speaker for April 25, 2017 will be Jason Edgecombe owner of Eva’s Bonefish lodge located on Andros Island in the Bahamas. Jason will be telling us about the Bahamas and about the fine fly fishing to be found in that area. So, if you are interested in learning more about fly fishing for bonefish, hearing about the Bahamas in general, if you just want to watch some fly tying before the meeting and listen to an interesting speaker or if you just want to socialize with some friendly fly fishermen and women, come on out to the April 25, 2017 monthly meeting; we would be glad to have you attend
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: 3rd Clark Thornton Memorial San Marcos River Trip, date locked
When: 13th of May 2017
Where: Headquarters: Spencer Canoe: 9515 FM 1976, Martindale, TX 78655
Pre-Registration MUST be made in advance for camping, kayak rental, or the trip.
How to sign up: Evite Link
It is time once again to turn your thoughts to your fishing equipment. While looking through your gear, you realize, you haven’t used that rod or reel in years. Or, maybe you look in your fly box and decide it needs a refreshing new look. Look no further. The Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction will be held on May 6th.
Work in progress. Livery is confirmed, as of 2017-04-24.
River conditions need to be checked a few days before the event.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: South Llano River float trip
When: 23-25th of June, 2017
Where: Junction, Tx
Limited to 15 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.
The Texas Flyfishers of Houston is proud to announce a Two Day Flyrod Building Class taught by Kenny Murph. Ken is one of the premier custom rod builders in the Gulf Coast Area.
This year’s Bud Priddy One Fly Tournament should be much like last year’s.
Fishing will be at one or all of the road crossing on the Nueces near Camp Wood.
There will be great prizes for longest bass, longest perch (sunfish), and most fish. There will also be door prizes and raffle/auction prizes.
Welcome to the Texas Council!! The Texas Council was formed this fall, as there was a strong desire to unify our state. Texas was divided with the Northern clubs belonging to the Southern Council and the rest of the state belonging to the Gulf Coast Council. A unified state will be beneficial in so many ways. On November the 26th, the Federation of Fly Fishers approved the formation of the Texas Council. The new Council has been off to an excellent start, with the help of so many wonderful, and talented volunteers. Without them, this dream would have never came true.
We hope you find this website to be of great value, and easy to use. Please provide any comments, suggestions, or activities you wish the council to partake in. We would greatly appreciate your support.
In this issue:
- Monthly Meetings – April – Jason Edgecombe from Eva’s Bonefish Lodge
- Education – Rod Building Class
- Outings – Clarke Thornton Memorial / San Marcos River (FW), Fence Lake (SW)
- Reel Recovery – Spring 2017
- Mark Your Calendars – Meetings: Shannon Branham – Colorado, Phil Shook – Yucatan
- Alamo Fly Fishers – The 2017 Bud Priddy Any Fly
- Fly of the Month – Crystal River Shrimp
Link to Windknots Spring 2017
Texas FlyFishers, June 2017 Saltwater Outing
Fence Lake, Rockport, Texas
Saturday morning, we will be ferried to St. Joe’s Island aboard the M/V Skimmer for a day of skinny water kayak & wade fishing in the Fence Lake area. About 3:00 pm, the Skimmer will return to pick us up at the mouth of Fence Lake and take us back to the dock.
How to sign up:
- Evite link
- Email the trip leader
- Sign up at the monthly meeting
The trout continue to do well (although we have had some losses thanks to school maintenance crews unplugging filters and chillers and not plugging them back in)! As you can see from the video these mini rainbows are healthy and active. We are starting to look at release dates for May on the trout section of the Guadalupe. If any club members would like to help out then please let me know.
Shown here are a lot of the pictures taken at the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular:
Curtis Gross, from the E-vite post.
David Cross is one of the newest members of TFF. This was his first time flyfishing. He won the “door prize.” I think he is hooked.