September 24, 2019 Monthly Meeting Speaker-Captain Stacy Lynn

At the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Captain Stacy Lynn (stacy@wowflyfishing.com) will be the guest speaker and will be making a presentation titled “Seven Simple Skills for Improved Fly Fishing Success”.  

“After 20+ years of instructing and watching thousands of anglers cast and fish I have consistently seen several things that almost all anglers do regularly that affect their fishing success.  Some of these things seem small but they can have big effects – especially if a few are combined together.  Maybe you only need to adjust one thing (congrats on being a skilled angler), or maybe you could use a few of the improvements (welcome to the club). When notified of these issues anglers tend to have “ah-ha” moments: “Ah-ha, I didn’t know that I was doing that and that it was what was causing my problem” and “Ah-ha, I see how doing it the improved way fixed that problem”.  Some of the Seven Simple Skills I will present are improvements or advancements to basic techniques, and some are the fixes to consistent problems I see anglers have.  These Seven Simple Skills have improved my fishing, I know they will improve yours!”

Stacy has been an avid saltwater and freshwater fly angler since 1995, has 20+ years experience as a professional fly fishing coach and guide and is a Fly Fishers International Certified Fly Casting Instructor.  Her favorite fly fishing endeavors are sight casting in saltwater from her poling skiff to redfish in local waters and to tarpon and permit in tropical destinations. With regard to casting instruction, her specialties are conducting casting diagnostics along with helping fly casters prepare for the saltwater fly fishing experience.  Additionally she is a licensed professional guide and hosts guided fly fishing trips for fly anglers on the Texas coast.  There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting. Stacy is not only a fine guide, angler and instructor, she is also a talented speaker. You will not want to miss this presentation.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the September 24, 2019 monthly meeting.  We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

Mini-Expo 2019 – Thanks to All Who Participated

The 2019 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo held August 24th was a great event that seemed to be enjoyed by all who attended and participated.

With rod building and fly tying exhibitions, along with the Iron Fly Contest, most all aspects of fly fishing were covered.

Additionally, the casting instruction and workshops held outside on the casting field were well attended and and included good participation from youngsters. Hopefully, next year will be even bigger and better. A few photos from the casting workshops are included below.


Speaker Monthly Meeting, July 30, 2019 Scott Breedlove, Fly Fishing the Waters of Christmas Island

At the Tuesday, July 30, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, club member Scott Breedlove will be telling us about fly fishing the waters of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and a virtual paradise for stalking bonefish and other saltwater species. Scott’s presentation will include a discussion of out-fitters, trip preparation, travel considerations, a discussion of the species you can catch there along with a discussion of techniques and considerations for a successful trip. 

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the July 30, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

Speaker, Monthly Meeting, June 25, 2019 Tim Stokley; Fly Fishing for Tarpon in Costa Rica

At the Tuesday, June 25, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, club member Tim Stokley will be telling us about fly fishing for tarpon, about his trip there and about his stay at Silver King Lodge https://silverkinglodge.com which has been a big supporter of our club by donating trips to our annual auction.

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the June 25, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

Speaker, Monthly Meeting, May 28, 2019 Chris Johnson; Fly Fishing the Guadalupe, Llano River and San Gabriel Rivers for Bass & Pan Fish

At the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Chris Johnson http://livingwatersflyfishing.com/guide-service/ will be making a presentation about Fly Fishing the Guadalupe, Llano River and San Gabriel Rivers for Bass & Pan Fish.  

In that regard, Chris grew up in Round Rock Texas where he is based and has been fishing the waters in that area all his life. He is an experienced fly tyer, caster, guide and is also the producer of “Unspoken-the Pursuit of Rio Grande Cutthroat” http://livingwatersflyfishing.com/unspoken/ which was produced in conjunction with Trout Unlimited to raise awareness and funding for conservation projects for the benefit of Rio Grande Cutthroat. All funds raised by the movie go to benefit this project.

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the May 28, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

 

Speaker, Monthly Meeting, April 30, 2019 Kevin Hutchison; Fly Fishing the San Marcos River

At the Tuesday, April 30, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Kevin Hutchison http://hillcountryflyfishers.com will be making a presentation about fly fishing on the San Marcos River.  In that regard, Kevin is an Orvis endorsed guide who has been guiding the rivers of the Texas Hill Country for 20+ years.  He is also a Federation of Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor and is the author of a book titled: Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country which is considered by many to be the bible of regional fly fishing lore, lies and locations. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the April 30, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Finally, as the club is having a trip to the San Marcos River on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Kevin’s presentation will provide an opportunity to prepare for the trip by hearing about the river and how to fish it.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

 

Speaker-March 2019 Monthly Meeting; Pat Vanek

Our speaker for the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting will be Pat Vanek who will be telling us all about fly fishing for white bass and hybrids.

Pat has been fly fishing for spring run white bass in central Texas for over 25 years and over those years, he has learned how to successfully find and catch white bass as they travel upstream from reservoirs to spawn. Pat says: “Someone once said that white bass are the perfect fly rod fish, if not, they are close”.  Although they can be caught in deep, slower pools, his favorite way to target them is in crystal clear, skinny, flowing water. Most times in this scenario, Pat says you can see the fish take the fly! In addition to white bass, he has been known to throw a fly at everything that might eat one, bass, carp, channel cat, drum, reds, sunfish…you name it!

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

https://texasflyfishers.org

 

Speaker-February 26, 2019 Monthly Meeting; Clint Barghi – “The Moon’s Influence on Feeds and How to Pattern Trout in Their Spring Transition”

Our speaker for the Tuesday, February 26, 2019 monthly meeting will be Clint Barghi. Clint is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Licensed Paddle Sport Guide with over 20 years of fishing experience along the Texas coast with over 10 of those years done by fishing from a kayak. Clint’s angling resume also includes an impressive list of tournament victories over the last 14 years. 

Clint’s program will detail the moon’s influence on feeds and how to pattern trout in their spring transition. This is one of Clint’s favorite times to target trophy trout with a fly rod.

For more information about Clint visit: https://www.galvestonkayakfishing.com 

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Monthly Meeting-January 2019; Pre Meeting (6:00 pm) Tying with Les Lehman “Sheepshead Flies”

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Before the January 2019 meeting and beginning at approximately 6 pm, club member Les Lehman will be tying sheepshead flies including his Green Weenie pattern which was featured in “Texas Saltwater Classics” by Greg Berlocher  book on Amazon with a forward by Lefty Kreh.

Les has been tying flies for many years and is one of the most talented and gifted Tyers around.

Extra tables will be set up around Les and members are encouraged to bring their tying vices and tools to tie along with Les.  In that regard, Les has advised he will have extra materials on hand for those who want to participate.

Both Les and speaker Alan Kulcak (see details below) will be preparing the club members for the annual sheepshead outing known as the Texas Permit trip which will be coming up early this year.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the January 29, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm. Tying with Les Lehman beginning at 6 pm.

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

https://texasflyfishers.org