Our next in person meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers is Tuesday February 22 @ 7:00 pm. Doors are open ~6 – 6:30 pm for fellowship and swapping fish stories. This month we are glad to welcome Richard Gardner as our speaker.
Richard grew up in Pasadena, TX and currently resides in Seabrook. He is married with a 5 and 6 year old who love to get out on the water with him when time allows.
He runs a fly fishing guide service that focuses on west Galveston bay to as far south as East Matagorda depending on the conditions. This is his 5th year guiding and has been fly fishing the saltwater for the last 11 years. He grew up wading and sight casting redfish with conventional gear on the San Bernard River where his family had a river house. He currently operates a Sabine Skiff and fish 120+ days a year and enjoy every minute of it.
His presentation will focus on west Galveston and how he likes to fish it. I.E. tides, winds, clouds and or clear skies, clarity, grass, sand flats, Marsh etc…how does he determine where to fish and if his clients are flexible with travel.
Some topics will include:
Flies: Redfish crack, seaducers and my go to favorite color. Sheepshead flies…
Gear: skiff…why is his boat set up the way it is, rods, reels, leader and general setup.
We are looking forward to Richard sharing his knowledge with us and appreciate his time.