Bud Priddy 2017 Update

We have had a rules change.   This year we will give three awards in 4 categories.  The categories will be:

  1. Longest Bass,
  2. Longest Sunfish,
  3. Longest Other Fish,
  4. Most Fish Caught.

http://alamoflyfishers.com/bud-priddy-2017/

This year’s Bud Priddy One Fly Tournament should be much like last year’s.  Fishing will be at one or all of the road crossing on the Nueces near Camp Wood.  There will be great prizes for longest bass, longest perch (sunfish),  longest other fish, and most fish.  There will also be door prizes and raffle/auction prizes.  The Nueces Country Smokehouse will again cater the Saturday night awards banquet at the Big Oak River Camp pavilion.  The Texas Women Fly Fishers will participate again this year and have their business meeting, box dinner on Friday night at the pavilion.  Their primary speaker will be Hill Country Fishing Guide Marcus Rodriguez from Living Waters Fly Fishing.  Please bring a food dish to share.   Get more information and preregister for meal and t-shirt at http://alamoflyfishers.com/bud-priddy-2017/ .  You will need to make your own reservations for lodging at Big Oak River Camp. 

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Harmon Creek trip report….

March 25th 2017, Texas FlyFishers’ Freshwater outing at Harmon Creek

The water was high and muddy due to all the rain the day prior.

8 Texas FlyFishers braved the water conditions and got in a lot of casting practice, but no fish to hand.

Conditions up and down the creek yielded few, if any, fish to any anglers, even the live-baiters, who generally at least catch a few.

I’m thinking about a night fishing trip to this location in July, or even August.

If anybody has something to add, please do.

“Special casting and fishing instruction for Women”

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Because you are already promoting the outing as “bring the family” my vote is to just add the Women’s component to it … “Special casting and fishing instruction for Women”.

I think of it as a build up to the Women’s Outing (no stinky boys allowed).  😉

STACY LYNN
Bayou City Angler GM
IFFF Certified Casting Instructor

“You know Puck, you never learn…so how many women are going to read your post and know how to read your time line. Stand back and watch…

LADIES PLEASE BE THERE WITH YOUR KIDS OR SPOUSE (WE’LL GET THEM LINED OUT DON’T YOU WORRY) AT DAMON 7 LAKES (DAMON TX.) ON SATURDAY APRIL 8TH AT 7:00AM IN THE MORNING. BRING YOUR FLY RODS/REELS, (NOT REALLY REQUIRED WE’LL HAVE A FEW EXTRA JUST IN CASE), BRING YOUR FAVORITE SUNFISH POPPERS OR SUB-SURFACE FLIES (OR GO SEE PUCK, HE’LL HAVE A POCKET FULL OF LITTLE YELLOW FISH CATCHERS FOR SURE FOR YOU TO TRY OUT), HAVE A LITTLE PATIENTS, AND BE READY FOR A GREAT TIME WITH STACEY AND HER GANG OF FLY FLINGING FRIENDS. SPEND THE DAY UP-GRADING YOUR CASTING WHILE CATCHING BASS, CATFISH, AND BREAM OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. THE TFF GANG WILL PREPARE UP SOME LUNCH AND SOFT DRINKS FOR PURCHASE (CHEAP). A GOOD TIME TO BE HAD BY ALL.

DAMON 7 LAKES IS OFF COUNTY ROAD # 4 (OLD DAMON-W.COLUMBIA RD.) 77430”

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Another style of bendback

I like to be able to throw bendbacks whenever I can, but the buck-tail limits the size of the fly.  You can only down so small before the fibers are too stiff and you get no action.  If you use more flexible materials, they can wrap the hook, and you lose that weed-guard effect that buck-tail give you.  Here is my compromise.

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