Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction, 2020, postponed

This annual event is currently scheduled to be held August 22nd, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055.  This location is to be confirmed before the event.  This is already the location and date for the mini-expo.  We are trying to combine the two.  As of April 2020, we are still in the planning stages. About The Auction:  This is our Club’s primary source of funds for the coming year and, we need the participation of all of our members. There is no admission for the Auction but, you must register at the front table and get a Bidder Number if you wish to participate. There will also be tickets available for an opportunity to win some great prizes that will be drawn for during the day. Lunch will also be available.

Gurgler style frog, 2020-03-25

Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it. I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result: Hook:  Size 6 Mustad 3366A Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc. Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes Glue:  Craft glue or CA Markers for finishing touches.

For trade, WF-5-S (type VI), for hooks

This fly line is lightly used.  It is a sinking head, not a sink-tip.  The running line floats and is a high visibility yellow.  I traded it out of one of my reels for a compensated sink. I find that I need some Gama B10S size 6 hooks.  I'll trade you this line for 50 of them.

Kevin Hutchison shares popper head assembly and painting, videos

The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas. The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9. Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in. http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/

Harmon Creek trip report, 2020-03

9 members showed up to chase the white bass up the creek. Sinking fly lines or sinking flies were the ticket to hooking fish.  Most of the fish were on the small side with only a few dozen over 10".  The run just hasn't started yet. The further we went upstream the clearer the water became.  I think this has a bit to do with the powerboats that come into the area.  Once you get past where the bigger boats can reach, the water cleared up nicely.