Monthly Meeting Speaker-March 28, 2017; Van Beacham

Our speaker for the March 28, 2017 monthly meeting will be Van Beacham.  Van is a fly fisher, guide, instructor, outfitter, fisheries manager and author who has been guiding anglers in NM, CO and WY since 1982.  In 1984, Van started leasing private fisheries and in 1986 he founded the Solitary Angling Club, a private fly fishing club whose members have access to all the private waters he leases and owns in NM, CO and WY.  The Solitary Angler and Van’s mission is to provide “Superior Fly Fishing Without the Crowds” for anglers of all skill levels.  Van also co-authored Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico and wrote  the Fly Fisher’s Guide to New Mexico considered by many to be the “go-to” book for all information regarding fly fishing in New Mexico.  So, if you are interested in learning more about fly fishing in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming or 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 March 28, 2017 monthly meeting; we would be glad to have you attend.

Harmon Creek trip report….

March 25th 2017, Texas FlyFishers’ Freshwater outing at Harmon Creek

The water was high and muddy due to all the rain the day prior.

8 Texas FlyFishers braved the water conditions and got in a lot of casting practice, but no fish to hand.

Conditions up and down the creek yielded few, if any, fish to any anglers, even the live-baiters, who generally at least catch a few.

I’m thinking about a night fishing trip to this location in July, or even August.

If anybody has something to add, please do.

Trout in the Classroom Update

Hello everyone! Just a quick update to let you know that the 10 TFF sponsored trout in the classroom tanks are still going strong. Most of the trout are now free swimming and growing fast. If anyone has questions or would like to help out with the program then please give me a call.

Matt Blyth (832 444 4206)

“Special casting and fishing instruction for Women”

John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular 2017-04-08-0700

Because you are already promoting the outing as “bring the family” my vote is to just add the Women’s component to it … “Special casting and fishing instruction for Women”.

I think of it as a build up to the Women’s Outing (no stinky boys allowed).  😉

STACY LYNN
Bayou City Angler GM
IFFF Certified Casting Instructor

“You know Puck, you never learn…so how many women are going to read your post and know how to read your time line. Stand back and watch…

LADIES PLEASE BE THERE WITH YOUR KIDS OR SPOUSE (WE’LL GET THEM LINED OUT DON’T YOU WORRY) AT DAMON 7 LAKES (DAMON TX.) ON SATURDAY APRIL 8TH AT 7:00AM IN THE MORNING. BRING YOUR FLY RODS/REELS, (NOT REALLY REQUIRED WE’LL HAVE A FEW EXTRA JUST IN CASE), BRING YOUR FAVORITE SUNFISH POPPERS OR SUB-SURFACE FLIES (OR GO SEE PUCK, HE’LL HAVE A POCKET FULL OF LITTLE YELLOW FISH CATCHERS FOR SURE FOR YOU TO TRY OUT), HAVE A LITTLE PATIENTS, AND BE READY FOR A GREAT TIME WITH STACEY AND HER GANG OF FLY FLINGING FRIENDS. SPEND THE DAY UP-GRADING YOUR CASTING WHILE CATCHING BASS, CATFISH, AND BREAM OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. THE TFF GANG WILL PREPARE UP SOME LUNCH AND SOFT DRINKS FOR PURCHASE (CHEAP). A GOOD TIME TO BE HAD BY ALL.

DAMON 7 LAKES IS OFF COUNTY ROAD # 4 (OLD DAMON-W.COLUMBIA RD.) 77430”

Golden

 

Scholarships Awarded to TFF Youth Members

The Texas Fly Fishers recently awarded scholarships to several club youth members to attend the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Youth Camp. After the camp, the youth members reported to the club membership, at a monthly meeting, on the camp and explained the various activities and classes in which they participated. The club youth members who received the scholarships were Martin Dietz, Kai Weaver, Spence McNamara and Ainsley McNamara and are pictured left to right: (Martin Dietz was unable to attend and was represented by his mother, Elaine), Spence McNamara, (TFF President, Marcos Enriquez), Kai Weaver and Ainsley McNamara.

Another style of bendback

I like to be able to throw bendbacks whenever I can, but the buck-tail limits the size of the fly.  You can only down so small before the fibers are too stiff and you get no action.  If you use more flexible materials, they can wrap the hook, and you lose that weed-guard effect that buck-tail give you.  Here is my compromise.

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Clear Lake this Saturday?

I haven’t wet a line in Clear Lake since I was a kid in Webster back in the early 1970s. I’m thinking about taking the kayak there Saturday, if the weather is conducive. Anyone interested in going? Also, does anyone have any tips on the area? Back in my youth, I fished off the point where the Nassau Bay Hilton is now, but that is completely changed.