Windknots Newsletter – September 2018

Monthly Publication of the Texas FlyFishers    Volume 37, Issue 9, September 2018

In this issue…

• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Education, Conservation Page 3

• Reel Recovery – November Retreat, Andy’s Casting Notes – “Casting Tips” Page 5

• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – September through December Page 7

• Outings Report – Dr. Joe Burton in the Rockies Page 8

• Special Events – Oktoberfisch, Junction, TX Page 10

• Fly of the Month – Crawfish Bugger Page 11

 

Get your Windknots Sept 2018 here

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

Windknots – June 2018

Volume 37, Issue 6

In this issue…

• Dues are Due Page 2
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – June Monthly Meeting, Annual Summer Mini Expo – Page 3
• Andy’s Casting Notes – “Sharing Wisdom from a Master” –  Page 4
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – June through October – Page 5
• Outings – South Llano River Trip – June 22 thru 24  – Page 6
• Outings Report – June Saltwater to Fence Lake – Page 7
• Special Events – Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo, Lake Charles – Page 8
• Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Simple Craft Fur Shrimp – Page 9

Get the June 2018 Windknots here

 

Windknots May 2018

Also, in this issue…

• A Special Note of Thanks! Page 3
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – May Monthly Meeting, Montana Grayling and Casting Therapy Page 4
• Education, Reel Recovery, Andy’s Casting Notes, A Note To The Membership Page 5
• June, A Busy Month for the FlyFishers Page 5
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – May through September Page 6
• Conservation – Trout in the Classroom Page 8
• Outings Report – Trout in Colorado, Yellowtail in New Zealand Page 11
• Special Events – Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo, Lake Charles Page 12
• Fly of the Month – Capt. Billy Trimble’s Blind Chicken Page 13

Windknots May 2018

Windknots – April 2018

Volume 37, Issue 4, April, 2018

In this issue…

• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – April Monthly Meeting with Kevin Hutchison
• Education, Reel Recovery, Andy’s Casting Notes, A Note To The Membership
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – April through July
• Outings Report – Phil Shook thaws out in Guatemala
• Conservation – Flats Worthy ANWR Clean Up
• Special Events – FFi/FtWFF Multi Club Outing
• Special Events – Alamo Fly Fishers 2018 Bud Priddy ANY Fly
Fly of the Month April 2018 – The Steve Soulé (Redfish) Fly

Get Windknots April 2018 here.

9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament – May 5, 2018

9th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
Where: Lake Fork, Texas  at the Lake Fork Marina
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018  6 AM – 2 PM
Details at www.bassonthefly.org, online registration at ianglertournament.com. Bring 3 teams and compete for the coveted Club Trophy.
Got any bass fishermen good with a fly rod? You should come show your skill at the 9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament, May 5, at Lake Fork Marina. We had 74 participants last year and are expecting 80 this year.
There is a division for boaters and another for kayaks. $60/person with big cash payouts and great door prizes. Catch-Photo-Release, total length.
A portion of the fee goes to support Reel Recovery and FFI-Texas Council.
SPONSORS:  Temple Fork Rods, Skeeter Boats,  Bass Pro – Garland, Simms, Sage Rods, Redington, RIO, Gypsy Jack lures, Lake Fork Marina, Umpqua Flies, Mariner-Sails, Lone Star Fly Fishers, Tailwaters Fly Shop, Yellow Dog Adventures, Bream Bugs, Peltz Poppers, Orvis-Plano, Smith Optics, Ranger Boats, East Texas Fly Fishers, Red River Fly Fishers.
Contact  tedwarren@peoplescom.net with any questions or suggestions.

Windknots Newsletter – February 2018

In this issue…
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – February Monthly Meeting, Education
• Reel Recovery Schedule
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – February through June
• 43rd Annual Houston Fishing Show
• Outings Report – The Harmon Creek by PnQ
• Special Event Review – The 26th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
• Special Event – The Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival, Bud Priddy Any Fly
• Fly of the Month – The Coyote Clouser by “Puck”

Get your Windknots February 2018 here

Windknots Newsletter – January 2018

Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2018

In this issue:

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – January Monthly Meeting, Education, Reel Recovery
  • Andy’s Casting Notes by Andy Payne
  • The 26th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – January through June
  • Outings Report – The Lil’ Red River by Joe Nicklo
  • Special Event – The 2017 Christmas Party
  • Fly of the Month – The “750” Deceiver

Get Windknots January 2018 here