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

Speaker-January 2019 Monthly Meeting; Alan Kulcak “The Elusive Sheepshead”

Our Speaker for the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 monthly meeting will be Alan Kulcak.  Alan is very knowledgeable about the Sheepshead which is considered by many to be one of the most challenging species on the Gulf Coast to catch on the fly. This should really be an entertaining presentation.

Also, before the 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  https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Saltwater-Classics-Patterns-Coast/dp/0929980190/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546978303&sr=1-1&keywords=texas+saltwater+classics+berlocher  with a forward by Lefty Kreh.  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 Alan and Les 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

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

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

https://texasflyfishers.org

Christmas Party, Sunday December 9, 2018

Details about the club Christmas Party are below:

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hours: 4-8 pm

Location: Elks Lodge, 10150 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford Texas 77477

Participation is limited to those who have paid their annual dues of $24 and one guest per member.  If the annual dues have not been paid the $24 annual dues payment may be made at the door.

Speaker-November 27, 2018 Monthly Meeting; Master Casting Instructor, Dayle Mazzarella

Our Speaker for the November 27, 2018 monthly meeting will be Dayle Mazzarella.  Dayle is certified by the Federation of Fly Fishers International as a Master Certified Casting Instructor and for the past 25 years has been guiding fly fishing trips in Wyoming.  He has also fished Alaska, South America, Spain, New Zeland and the Bahamas.  In the winter and spring he fishes the Tampa Bay area.

Dayle and his wife, Barbara, will be making a presentation titled: “Fishing Adventures – two different perspectives” which is a collection of stories about their fishing adventures together and how they each looked at the events in sometimes opposite ways. This should really be an entertaining presentation.

Additionally, Dayle will be holding several fly casting clinics here in Houston on December 1, 2018 and a spot for those can be reserved at the November meeting or by contacting club member John  Slocomb.  Private casting lessons will also be offered between the date of Dayle’s presentation to the club on November 27th and the date of the clinics on December 1st.  Arrangements for private casting instruction with Dayle can be made by contacting Bayou City Anglers http://www.bayoucityangler.com

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 November 27, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 

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-October 30, 2018 Monthly Meeting; Captain Jeff Johnson-Fly Fishing the Missouri River in Montana for Brown Trout and Fly Fishing for Red Fish in Rockport, Texas

At the Tuesday, October 30, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Capt. Jeff Johnson https://www.flyfishrockport.com will be the speaker.  Jeff spends the summer months guiding on the Missouri River out of Craig, Montana and the winter months guiding out of Rockport, Texas.  So, Jeff will be telling us about two of the finest fly fishing venues in the United States when he makes his presentation about fly fishing for brown trout on the Missouri River and for red fish in Rockport, Texas. 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 October 30, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

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

GRTU Fall River Cleanup Saturday October 6, 2018

GRTU (Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited) https://www.grtu.org is having its fall river cleanup Saturday October 6, 2018 from 9:00-11:30AM at Rio Guadalupe Resort (Rio Raft) in New Braunfels, Texas.  The cleanup is being co-sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful which is providing all the cleanup supplies.  Hot dogs, hamburgers and other items will be provided by GRTU following the cleanup.

So, if you are in the area or just want to make a trip to a scenic part of the State you might want to consider participating in this activity.

Speaker, Monthly Meeting: September 25, 2018 – Capital to Coast – traveling the Colorado River from Austin to the Coast with Brian S. Little

imagesAt the Tuesday, September 25, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Brian S. Little of Sabine Skiffs (https://www.sabineskiffs.com) will 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 costal home. Hear about the tough water conditions, sinking the skiff at the Garwood dam, pulling the skiff out, fishing Matagorda and then traveling to Galveston Bay.  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 September 25, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 

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