The Featured Tyer for the 2022 Festival was Jerry Coviello from Pennsylvania who is Chairman of the Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Board of Governors.
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.
My message to you the members of Fly Fishers International is intended to keep you abreast of the Councils activities, goals, and aspirations. I begin by stating your Council is working even harder to make your experience as a Fly Fishers International participant more informed, enriched, and beneficial. Rick Haness, President, Texas Council FFI [Click link to read more]
2 open spots on the Chetumal Fishing Trip Sept 28-Oct 4, 2022 Details here: https://texasflyfishers.org/2022/03/30/chetumal-fishing-trip-sept-28-oct-4-2022-quintana-roo-mexico/ If you are interested, please contact Ron Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The cover photo is from their website: Fly Fishing Chetumal
For sale: 2015 Jackson Big Tuna Kayak, and a 2014 Malone Microsport Kayak trailer.
Henry Winkler Champions Project Healing Waters in New PSA. You heard right, that Henry Winkler. It is an honor to have this true American icon as a part of our Project Healing Waters family. We are delighted to share a new PSA video featuring Henry Winkler with you below. Our deepest thanks to Mr. Winkler for sharing his time and great talents with us in pursuit of our mission to heal those who serve
20-22 May 2022. Float the South Llano River, targeting Guadalupe Bass, Rio Grand Perch, and feisty sunfish. Three days fishing out of Bon Ton Roulet Campground
(CANCELLED) Saltwater. This is not a wading or fish from the bank trip. It is a kayak and/or boat event. Most of us will launch from the Stingaree Marina and fish within a 1 to 2 mile radius. Entry to Marshes – The nearby marsh should be filled with redfish and flounder and even large black drum for those who wish to go on a Texas sleigh ride! Straight out from the marina launch then left into the marsh 1/3 mile. The other marsh, on the same side is less than a mile away, and have proven to be worth the extra distance. Take a right (half circle) from the launch and stay to the right side on the intercoastal .5 to 1.5 miles, or cross the intercoastal directly across from the marina and going NNE 1 mile (Yates Cove) or another marsh entry .7 miles further.
This is THE family friendly event of the year!
Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 23rd of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes.
Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.
Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurrence. Twelve pound bass, decent channel cats, and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years.
A few Texas FlyFishers made a trip to Arkansas in December of 2021. Eric gave a presentation of their adventures. Click above to read more.