June 27, 2017 Monthly Speaker-Phil Shook

Our speaker for the June 27, 2017 monthly meeting will be Phil Shook who will be making a presentation titled: “Tarpon and Bonefish and Permit! Oh Maya! – Flyfishing the Yucatan from a Lodge or On Your Own”.

Phil is a nationally known flyfishing writer and instructor whose stories have appeared in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Flyfishing in Saltwaters, Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fisherman, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Sporting Journal and other magazines.  His outdoor writing, angling and travel assignments have taken him from Cape Cod, MA to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and from Hudson Bay Manitoba to Caracas, Venezuela.  He is the author of Flyfisher’s Guide to Mexico, Flyfisher’s Guide to Texas, Flyfisher’s Guide to the Northeast Coast and co-author, with Chuck Scates and David Sams, of Flyfishing the Texas Coast: Backcountry Flats to Blue Water.  He has received the Arnold Gingrich Memorial Award and the Silver King Award from the International Federation of Flyfishers for contributions to the literature of fly fishing.  He and his wife, Kit, live in Houston.

So, if you are interested in fly fishing opportunities in the Yucatan, want to watch some fly tying before the meeting or just want to hang out with some friendly fly fisherman and women come on out to the June 27, 2017 meeting- we would be glad to have you.  As an additional incentive to making this monthly meeting, you will want to note that Phil will be donating a copy of the Mexico guidebook and a boxed selection of his favorite Yucatan fly patterns to the club. See you at the meeting!

South Llano River float trip, 2017-06-23, Lodging and Livery are confirmed

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. $25/person to reserve your spot in a cabin.

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Hooks for sale, contact Annette

I only fish for trout these days and no longer use any of these hooks.

All prices are considerably discounted when compared to web sites selling  these sized hooks.

50 size 1/0 $10
50 size 2/0 $8
52 size 3/0 $10
5 size 1 $3
10 O’Shaughnessy Offset Shank Worm Hooks 10 size 1/0 $5
8 Mustad Worm Hooks size 2/0 $2
6 Eagle Claw Offset Shank Worm Hooks $3
9 Mustard size 4 Hooks $1



Windknots May 2017

may featured speaker Shannon Branham

In the May issue:

  •  Monthly Meetings – May – Shannon Branham – Trout fishing in Colorado
  •  Education – Rod Building Class
  •  Outings – South Fork of the Llano River (FW), Fence Lake (SW)
  •  Outing Reports – Clarke Thornton Memorial, Joe Nicklo and Nicolas Lestrer in Colorado
  • Mark Your Calendars – June Monthly Meeting: Phil Shook – Yucatan; The Mini Expo
  • Eva’s Lodge Bonefish Invitational
  • Fly of the Month – Foam Popper Bug

Get Windknots May 2017 here

Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing

Event: Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing  (We need a photo for the top  DH?)

When:  September 9th, 2017
Where:   Lat/Long: 28.721937 -96.659698 We will meet here and then spread out to fish
Start   08:00 
End Time:     1700
Trip Leader: DH
Phone: Later
e-mail:     Later

Trip Description: Garcitas Creek is a stream located less than 8 miles from Port Lavaca, in Victoria County.   Alternate names for this stream include Rio de los Frances, Garcitas River and Garcetas River.   A variety of species inhabit this water, to include those typically  thought of as saltwater.  Photo proof of the number of species, length etc.  Rules to be finalized soon.

 How to sign up:
1. Evite to be set up
2. Sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: UPDATE THE Download PDF form here.(Puck’s action)

Cost:  Personal expenses and transportation

Directions:  Get from Google maps once I talk with DH “Puck”

Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses

Recommended Equipment:   Boat, canoe or kayak.  Update once I talk with DH “Puck”

Recommended Flies: Update once I talk with DH “Puck”

 Recommended guidelines for participants:
•   Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
•   If inexperienced, then buddy up.
•   If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
•   Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

Monthly Speaker, May 30, 2017-Shannon Branham; Fly Fishing for Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout

Our speaker for the May 30, 2017 meeting will be Shannon Branham.  Shannon guides on numerous Colorado waters including the Crystal River, Elk Trout and 3 Rivers Ranch in addition to guiding float trips on the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.  Shannon also ties flies and is credited with designing the fly named the “Trash Can” which is an articulated streamer pattern available from Orvis.  So, if you are interested in fly fishing for brown, cutthroat and/or rainbow trout or are just interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting and socializing with some friendly fly fishermen and women come to the May 30, 2017 meeting, we would be glad to have you.

Texas Council Spring 2017 Newsletter

Texas Council Spring Newsletter

Texas Council homepage

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.


Texas Council


Windknots April 2017

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