Celebration, 24th July, 2021, planning stages

Our club was founded in 1976 so we have made plans to celebrate the founding's 45th anniversary this July 24th at a fairly local state park. The state park has a fishable lake. Boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. can all be launched. An electronic invitation will be sent out shortly to all members in good standing according to our membership rolls. I'll pull the list in a few weeks. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, will be provided. We also plan to have door prizes, and more, on hand. Details to follow as I start looking for some volunteers.

Fishing Report: Taylor River, Colorado, submitted by Paul Robertson

Fishing the Taylor River, Colorado Dates: April 13-16, 2021 Fly Fishermen: Joe Nicklo (leader, sage, and experienced fisherman), John Scarcelli (experienced, patient trout fisherman), Steve Edwards (has done a lot to trout fishing, but mostly with a guide), and Paul Robertson (the rookie at trout fishing). We began planning this trip back in February, when we were able to take advantage of some $98 round trip tickets to Denver, CO, on Southwest Airlines. And we also all realized that we would all be Covid-19 vaccinated by then.

TPWD – Fly Fishing for Largemouth Bass with Deer Hair Bass Bugs

TPWD - Online presentation about using deer hair bass bugs to target and catch largemouth bass. Spring is an amazing time to fly fish using top water flies. Join TPWD certified Angler Edu Fly Fishing Instructor, Ron Mayfield for this informative presentation about using deer hair bass bugs to catch largemouth bass. Pre-registration is required. All registered participants will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

Brown and Root Flats – June 19, 2021

We will meet up at 06:45am at the Hwy 361 launch site. Brown & Root flats is a shallow bay of a few thousand acres with water depths of 6” to 2.5 ft when we will be there. Clear water and sight casting are regular here. This, combined with the grassy and sandy bottom keeps the water clear and should allow you the opportunity to sight cast to fish. The numerous spoil islands and some pipelines should provide ample opportunity to explore the area and enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. Be sure and keep your eyes along the prop scars, the fish like to sneak along these. Wade fishing in general has good bottom. If you’re in mud, move out and you will find firmer wading. Google Earth or maps show good details and can help map out a secret strategy

JSSFS 2021, report

The weather didn't cooperate, again, but there were almost 40 people, mostly families, that made the event, in spite of the weather. A lot of fish were caught, but the bite was slow. I don't think anybody was skunked. Quite a few first-timers came out to see what it was all about. Winner of the Event? : Picture below

Texas Line and Leader – Texas Council Newsletter Spring Edition 2021

As we near the end of March, two successful fly fishing events are in the 2021 record book; Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival held in Mesquite and TRWD FLYFEST in Fort Worth. Both of these events were cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. We also have Oktoberfisch 2021 to look forward to on October 15-17. This event is produced by the newly named Texas Hill Country Fly Fishers of Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Don’t miss the article in this newsletter about the transformation of two Texas FFI clubs.

Harmon Creek trip report, 2021-03

10 anglers sat around the campfire after fishing on Friday. A lot of fish were caught, mostly white bass. Yellow bass, largemouth bass, freshwater drum, gar, and buffalo also came to hand. On Saturday the rest of the crew arrived. The count I have is 22 TTF folks on the water on Saturday. The fly of the day seemed to be a version of the Cowen’s Coyote, in a size 8. There is probably a list of flies that worked that day. If it was small, and looked alive, it seemed to catch fish.