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


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 ONE airstream a/c trailers is reserved for Fri and Sat night, and that trailer is full.  (Blue Lacy) Day trippers and tent campers are welcome.   We will meet at 630am Fri and Sat at Northshore boat dock.  See below for food arrangements.  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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2019-09, Padre Island Jetty Group Report

From Andrew Jones


The wind stayed at about 10 – 15 MPH – Maybe a bit more than that! The morning winds were lower and increased as the day progressed.  On Saturday, the wind may have had gusts up to 20 MPH as we watched a thunderstorm just offshore pass by.  I am not sure what the air temperature was, but it wasn’t too hot with the nice Gulf breeze. As far as rain, we didn’t get any at the jetties except for about 5 minutes of light rain about 6:30 AM Sunday morning.

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Windknots – September 2019

Also, in this issue…

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Time to Renew, New Names
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Mark Your Calendars – Club Activities Calendar – September – December 2019, Preview 2020
  • Lagniappe – From the FFI – Part 2, The FFI Learning Center
  • Member’s Reports – Project Healing Waters trip to the Flower Gardens Natl. Marine Sanctuary
  • Annual Summer Mini Expo Recap

Windknots September 2019


September 24, 2019 Monthly Meeting Speaker-Captain Stacy Lynn

At the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Captain Stacy Lynn ( will be the guest speaker and will be making a presentation titled “Seven Simple Skills for Improved Fly Fishing Success”.  

“After 20+ years of instructing and watching thousands of anglers cast and fish I have consistently seen several things that almost all anglers do regularly that affect their fishing success.  Some of these things seem small but they can have big effects – especially if a few are combined together.  Maybe you only need to adjust one thing (congrats on being a skilled angler), or maybe you could use a few of the improvements (welcome to the club). When notified of these issues anglers tend to have “ah-ha” moments: “Ah-ha, I didn’t know that I was doing that and that it was what was causing my problem” and “Ah-ha, I see how doing it the improved way fixed that problem”.  Some of the Seven Simple Skills I will present are improvements or advancements to basic techniques, and some are the fixes to consistent problems I see anglers have.  These Seven Simple Skills have improved my fishing, I know they will improve yours!”

Stacy has been an avid saltwater and freshwater fly angler since 1995, has 20+ years experience as a professional fly fishing coach and guide and is a Fly Fishers International Certified Fly Casting Instructor.  Her favorite fly fishing endeavors are sight casting in saltwater from her poling skiff to redfish in local waters and to tarpon and permit in tropical destinations. With regard to casting instruction, her specialties are conducting casting diagnostics along with helping fly casters prepare for the saltwater fly fishing experience.  Additionally she is a licensed professional guide and hosts guided fly fishing trips for fly anglers on the Texas coast.  There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting. Stacy is not only a fine guide, angler and instructor, she is also a talented speaker. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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 September 24, 2019 monthly meeting.  We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

Mini-Expo 2019 – Thanks to All Who Participated

The 2019 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo held August 24th was a great event that seemed to be enjoyed by all who attended and participated.

With rod building and fly tying exhibitions, along with the Iron Fly Contest, most all aspects of fly fishing were covered.

Additionally, the casting instruction and workshops held outside on the casting field were well attended and and included good participation from youngsters. Hopefully, next year will be even bigger and better. A few photos from the casting workshops are included below.

Catching a little brown, trying to catch a Rio Grande cuthroat.

Bill JohnsonTue, Aug 20, 11:56 AM (3 days ago)
to Texas FlyFishers

Fishing the Pecos River at about 7,500 ft elevation at 18 miles above Pecos NM. Weather is 60 to 75 deg. With a rain shower every afternoon. Have caught and released over 30 trout, but no Rio Grande cut throats….
Kept and ate a few rainbows for dinner. Caught some lovely Browns which have naturalized up here to the detriment of the native cuthroats.Great place to be when Texas is too hot to fish.

Bill Johnson.

Windknots – August, 2019

Also, in this issue…

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Membership Dues
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, RR Fly Announcement, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Mark Your Calendars –Club Activities Calendar – August through December 2019
  • Lagniappe – From the FFI, FFI 2019 Expo, Part 1
  • Fly of the Month – “History of the development of Dan Blanton’s Whistler”, Blanton’s Whistler
  • Member’s Reports – Bucket List Fish, Items for Sale

Windknots August 2019