Les describes his thoughts behind tying this simple pattern, as he ties it.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
140 denier thread, tan
Bead chain eyes
Barred rubber or silicone legs
Coyote body fur
Les shows us how he sharpens his hooks before he ties the fly. Some of the better hooks on the market can rust as soon as you sharpen them. So he has this tip/trick that prevents this.
Les ties a modified, but still simple, fly that works well in our Texas Bays.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
180 denier thread, pink
Craft fur, orangutan orange
Krystal flash, silver
Zonker strip, black-tipped orange
Grizzly and Cree hackle, oversized
From Richard E.
“Due to the impacts of the flood we regretfully decided to postpone Oktoberfisch until 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy!”
On September 25, 2018 our monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, we had Brian S. Little of Sabine Skiffs (https://www.sabineskiffs.com) tell about his adventure traveling down the Colorado River with friend, John Brandon, as they fly fished, camped and cooked out on the river for a week long adventure taking a custom rigged Sabine Micro skiff from Austin down to Matagorda and then up the ICW to Brian’s coastal home.
Here are some videos of the trip. His presentation is MUCH better in person:
Waders, wading boots, 9wt rod, 9wt line, and Lamson III reel for sale. All items are new.
From Steve E.
“I spent this last weekend working at a fly fishing retreat put on by Reel Recovery and Project Healing Waters for vets with cancer near San Antonio. I got to know some of the guys from the Alamo Fly Fishers club. Great bunch of guys. They have a fishing tournament that they are sponsoring down at Port Aransas on October 27. We need to add it to our website and promote it to our club for the saltwater fisherman looking for a late October outing. I attached the link. http://www.lydiaannflymasters.com. I’m also ccing Nick Scarpinato. He is the President of the Alamo Fly Fishers in case you want more info.
The annual Padre Island National Seashore fishing trip was sparsely attended, but very successful.
Nobody got skunked.
Driving conditions were ideal.
Very few people driving on the beach.
But if you want to know more…
4 kayaker fly anglers landed 40 fish at Damon 7 Lakes, most of them hit topwaters.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club
Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal
When: October 27th, 2018