Texas Flyfishers Annual Auction, 5th of May

Guided fly fishing trips on Texas hill country rivers and coastal flats, bonefishing in the Bahamas,  world class tarpon fishing in Costa Rica and Belize await the successful bidder this year at the Texas Flyfishers Annual Auction in Houston.

Add dry fly fishing trips to blue ribbon trout streams in Montana and Colorado and there’s a new adventure waiting for even the most well-traveled angler this year. The Cinco de Bayou edition of the annual event will be held May 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bayou Sports Bar and Grill, 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road.

Newcomers to fly fishing as well as fishing enthusiasts of all persuasions – fly, spin and plug – are welcome to join this celebration of Houston’s fly fishing fraternity. It is an opportunity to pick up some tackle and tips to use this season and, in the process, perhaps line up a fishing trip of a lifetime.

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9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament – May 5, 2018

9th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
Where: Lake Fork, Texas  at the Lake Fork Marina
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018  6 AM – 2 PM
Details at www.bassonthefly.org, online registration at ianglertournament.com. Bring 3 teams and compete for the coveted Club Trophy.
Got any bass fishermen good with a fly rod? You should come show your skill at the 9th World Championship Bass on the Fly Fishing Tournament, May 5, at Lake Fork Marina. We had 74 participants last year and are expecting 80 this year.
There is a division for boaters and another for kayaks. $60/person with big cash payouts and great door prizes. Catch-Photo-Release, total length.
A portion of the fee goes to support Reel Recovery and FFI-Texas Council.
SPONSORS:  Temple Fork Rods, Skeeter Boats,  Bass Pro – Garland, Simms, Sage Rods, Redington, RIO, Gypsy Jack lures, Lake Fork Marina, Umpqua Flies, Mariner-Sails, Lone Star Fly Fishers, Tailwaters Fly Shop, Yellow Dog Adventures, Bream Bugs, Peltz Poppers, Orvis-Plano, Smith Optics, Ranger Boats, East Texas Fly Fishers, Red River Fly Fishers.
Contact  tedwarren@peoplescom.net with any questions or suggestions.

Saltwater Flyfishing In New Zealand

Back in February I spent a week in New Zealand and split my time between both salt and freshwater. Whilst everyone is familiar with the trout in NZ, not many people know that there is also a fantastic shallow water flats fishery there. We were in a place called Golden Bay, which sits at the top end of the South Island. Each summer as the water warms, huge stingrays cruise the flats (think car hood sized, not the little texas ones). Following the sting rays come yellow tailed kingfish looking to eat what ever the rays stir up. Normally a deepwater species, kingfish are a member of the jack family and fight just like the rest of them. All fishing is on foot and in water from knee to chest deep. The sting rays can be seen from far away as they are jet black and then its just a question of running through the water to get close enough to cast at one to see if there are kings following. They will hit streamers and top water and  fight like demons! The weather was a mixed bag and really affected the trout fishing – will post the trout pics when I get them. Enjoy! Fishing was organized through the excellent aussieflyfisher.com

FFI Texas Multi-Club Outing April 21, 2018

Join the Texas Council and the Fort Worth Fly Fishers for a fun filled day on the Brazos River below Lake Whitney. The outing will take place at Spivey Crossing RV Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Many of us will be there on Friday and stay until Sunday. There are 14 RV sites there with water and electric hookups as well as an unlimited number of tent sites. The access to the river is very friendly and can be waded or you can fish from a kayak or canoe.

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Bolivar Marshes 2018, report

Bolivar Marshes, March 15-18, 2018

TFF 2018 Bolivar saltwater trip stories

Bill Leary and Mike Green started from Stingaree Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.

As the house was Available to us early Thursday, the rest started showing up at Thursday afternoon at the Beach house “Playn Hooky” to set up sleeping arrangements and do some basic organizing.  By Friday afternoon, all the beds were filled, as well as the couches and recliner.

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