Speaker, Monthly Meeting, April 24, 2018 Kevin Hutchison; Fly Fishing the San Marcos River

 

At the Tuesday, April 24, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Kevin Hutchison http://hillcountryflyfishers.com will be making a presentation about fly fishing on the San Marcos River.  In that regard, Kevin is an Orvis endorsed guide who has been guiding the rivers of the Texas Hill Country for 20+ years.  He is also a Federation of Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and is the author of a book titled: Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country which is considered by many to be the bible of regional fly fishing lore, lies and locations. 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 April 24, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Finally, as the club is having a trip to the San Marcos River on Saturday, May 19, 2018, Kevin’s presentation will provide an opportunity to prepare for the trip by hearing about the river and how to fish it.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

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

Texas Flyfishers Annual Auction, 5th of May

Guided fly fishing trips on Texas hill country rivers and coastal flats, bonefishing in the Bahamas,  world class tarpon fishing in Costa Rica and Belize await the successful bidder this year at the Texas Flyfishers Annual Auction in Houston.

Add dry fly fishing trips to blue ribbon trout streams in Montana and Colorado and there’s a new adventure waiting for even the most well-traveled angler this year. The Cinco de Bayou edition of the annual event will be held May 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bayou Sports Bar and Grill, 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road.

Newcomers to fly fishing as well as fishing enthusiasts of all persuasions – fly, spin and plug – are welcome to join this celebration of Houston’s fly fishing fraternity. It is an opportunity to pick up some tackle and tips to use this season and, in the process, perhaps line up a fishing trip of a lifetime.

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Trout In the Classroom Release Date

As you can see the club trout tanks continue to do well. We have lined up a release date for the fish in the Guadalupe on April 28th. This was the only date that I could coordinate between 7 different high schools where most could attend – however we may end up having more than one release if needed. If any club members are able to attend the release then please let me know!

Cheers

Matt

 

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Pre-fished the JSSFS, 2018-04-04

Went to Damon 7 Lakes with Steve for a chance to check out the waters before the event:  John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2018

We were on the water at 0800 with the wind strongly out of north. The surface water temperature was in the 70s, and the clarity was amazing.  The bluegill were staging just of the weedline, and hungry.  The LMB were focused on food, and the day went well.

Over 50 fish came to hand with almost all of them hitting topwater flies.

One LMB went over 3, and one of the ‘gills was over 8″

Still watching the weather to see if I want to bring rain-gear for the Friday camping.

 

9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament – May 5, 2018

9th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
Where: Lake Fork, Texas  at the Lake Fork Marina
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018  6 AM – 2 PM
Details at www.bassonthefly.org, online registration at ianglertournament.com. Bring 3 teams and compete for the coveted Club Trophy.
Got any bass fishermen good with a fly rod? You should come show your skill at the 9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament, May 5, at Lake Fork Marina. We had 74 participants last year and are expecting 80 this year.
There is a division for boaters and another for kayaks. $60/person with big cash payouts and great door prizes. Catch-Photo-Release, total length.
A portion of the fee goes to support Reel Recovery and FFI-Texas Council.
SPONSORS:  Temple Fork Rods, Skeeter Boats,  Bass Pro – Garland, Simms, Sage Rods, Redington, RIO, Gypsy Jack lures, Lake Fork Marina, Umpqua Flies, Mariner-Sails, Lone Star Fly Fishers, Tailwaters Fly Shop, Yellow Dog Adventures, Bream Bugs, Peltz Poppers, Orvis-Plano, Smith Optics, Ranger Boats, East Texas Fly Fishers, Red River Fly Fishers.
Contact  tedwarren@peoplescom.net with any questions or suggestions.

Saltwater Flyfishing In New Zealand

Back in February I spent a week in New Zealand and split my time between both salt and freshwater. Whilst everyone is familiar with the trout in NZ, not many people know that there is also a fantastic shallow water flats fishery there. We were in a place called Golden Bay, which sits at the top end of the South Island. Each summer as the water warms, huge stingrays cruise the flats (think car hood sized, not the little texas ones). Following the sting rays come yellow tailed kingfish looking to eat what ever the rays stir up. Normally a deepwater species, kingfish are a member of the jack family and fight just like the rest of them. All fishing is on foot and in water from knee to chest deep. The sting rays can be seen from far away as they are jet black and then its just a question of running through the water to get close enough to cast at one to see if there are kings following. They will hit streamers and top water and  fight like demons! The weather was a mixed bag and really affected the trout fishing – will post the trout pics when I get them. Enjoy! Fishing was organized through the excellent aussieflyfisher.com