Oktoberfisch, Oct 21 -23, Kerrville

Oct 21-23 will be Oktoberfisch in Kerrville, held by Texas Hill Country Fly Fishers. Event-goers can attend hands-on must-know lessons for casting, boating, and fly tying.  Serious fishermen are sure to pick-up pro-level fly fishing techniques from guides and shop the latest gear displayed by manufacturer reps.  Saturday evening is highlighted by fun raffles and auctions for premium gear or guided trips and other goodies. See link for details: https://www.oktoberfisch.com/Oktoberfisch

Costa Rica Tarpon Fishing Trip October 22-25, 2022

We are putting together a group trip to go to Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica for 4 days of Tarpon and back country fishing. SKL has offered special pricing to the club to help promote the lodge, help the local guides and staff. We have 8 cabins reserved for up to 16 anglers.

Information about the lodge:

Silver King Lodge is the finest giant tarpon fishing lodge in the world. The area has year-round resident tarpon and is one of the best tarpon fisheries in the world. The Lodge is located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the Rio Colorado. You will fish from 23-foot boats custom made on site.  SKL provides equipment for bait, plug and fly fishermen.  Fishing the nearby lagoons for a day or half day is also an option, giving your arms a respite from the 100lb + tarpon, and getting a chance to see more of the Costa Rican wildlife. Your stay will include all meals, beer, wine, and liquor (except call brands).  Meals are served buffet style with cooked to order dishes for breakfast. Guestrooms are spacious and air conditioned.  The lodge has a pool and Jacuzzi free for use. This is open to all members and friends of members who are willing to join the club for the $30. Membership.

The cost of the trip is $2595 for 4 full days fishing and 5 nights lodging. The normal rate is over $3700 (double occupancy)

Speaker, Monthly Meeting September 27, 2022; Saltwater Roundtable Discussion with Scott Fossum as Leader

At the September 27, 2022 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, long time club member and experienced saltwater fly angler Scott Fossum will lead a Round Table Discussion focusing on saltwater fly fishing. At the meeting, Scott and other selected and experienced panelists will discuss topics such as where to go to fly fish for saltwater species, where a saltwater fly angler can walk in, what flies to bring to fish these destinations, equipment to use for fly fishing various saltwater destinations and other topics related to fly fishing in saltwater. In that regard, participation from the audience will be not only welcomed but encouraged. So if you have questions related to saltwater fly fishing, please bring them as this program will use an informative question, answer and discussion format.

2022 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo – August 20th 2022; Casting Workshops and Casting Video Analysis

Below is the Casting Workshop Schedule along with information regarding an opportunity for participants to receive a video analysis of their fly cast at the 2022 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo to be held Saturday, August 20th 2022. Details regarding the Mini Expo can be found in another post regarding this event on this web page. 2022 … Continue reading 2022 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo – August 20th 2022; Casting Workshops and Casting Video Analysis

No Regular Monthly Meeting for August 2022; The Club Mini Expo on Saturday, August 20th Will Serve as the August 2022 Monthly Meeting

The club monthly meeting, usually held the last Tuesday of every month, will not occur in August on that date. However, the club Mini-Expo will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022 and will serve as the club's August 2022 monthly meeting. For further details regarding the Mini-Expo see: https://texasflyfishers.org/2022/06/20/texas-fly-fishers-to-hold-its-13th-annual-summer-mini-expo-saturday-august-20-2022-900-am-430-pm/

Cross Trails Outfitters 2022 Report from TFF member JMS

Club member, Matt Sherwood, recently traveled to Port Mansfield to lead fly tying and casting instruction for a Cross Trails Outfitters (http://teamctotx.wildapricot.org) youth saltwater camp. CTO is a well established ministry with multiple opportunities for mostly teen boy and girls to be able to participate in a variety of hunting and fishing activities. Currently, CTO Buffalo River Chapter in Arkansas is operated by a local guide and artist, Duane Hada with a heavy emphasis on fly fishing and of course, ministry. The CTO chapter out of San Antonio organized this event with an offshore fishing charter boat, 3 bay boats and Matt’s poling skiff. Thus, each day the 12 young men were able to rotate among different boats and experience a variety of fishing.