Speaker, Monthly Meeting: July 31, 2018 – Jason Edgecombe, Fly Fishing for Bonefish in the Bahamas

At the Tuesday, July 31, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Jason Edgecombe, owner of Eva’s Bonefish Lodge http://evasbonefishinglodge.com will be making a presentation about fly fishing for bonefish in the Bahamas. In that regard, Jason is a native of the Bahamas and is the owner of Eva’s Bonefish Lodge (named after his grandmother). 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 July 31, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date:Tuesday, July 31, 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

https://texasflyfishers.org

Fishing the Sabine River, the generation canal @ Toledo Bend, October 2018

Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club
Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
When:        October 13th, 2018

Trip Description:  Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal.  We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the lake.  Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal. Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and, if extremely lucky, striped bass.

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Summer Fly Fishing Expo, 25th August, 2018

Mark your calendar for the 10th Annual Texas FlyFishers Mini Expo on Saturday, August 25th. The venue for this year’s event will be held at the Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and it is open to the public.

Texas FlyFishers will showcase:

  • Fly Casting Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Wildlife carvings by Jim Lowdermilk
  • Displays and presentations on various facets of fly fishing

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!!

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 9am-4pm

Where:  Terrace Unity Methodist Church – 1203 Wirt Road, Houston ( Google Map )

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Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp – Tied by Chris Sumers

This simple pattern was developed by Lefty Kreh for bonefish but, it is also a productive pattern for most other saltwater coastal species along with largemouth bass and carp.

Materials:

Hook: Mustad 3407 DT or, similar saltwater hook, size 6 to 2
Thread: Flat Waxed Nylon, or similar, Tan or Brown Tail: Craft Fur, Tan
Eyes: Medium Bead Chain, Dumbbell Hourglass Lead Eyes or, Black Mono Eyes
Body: Craft Fur guard hairs, Tan or, EP Brush, Tan, ½ inch.
Weed Guard: Mason or, other stiff monofilament, 20- 30# – Optional
Tail Accent: Sharpie, Black, Brown or Red Head Cement or UV Resin

Get the Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp tying instructions here