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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Wade Fly Fishing Gear for the salt?

My grab and go list for wade fly fishing  saltwater is:

  1. Rod, reel, and line  (stating the obvious here)
  2. License
  3. Pill jar with extra flies, 3-5 flies
  4. Extra tippet
  5. Fish lipper (Boga for me)
  6. Pliers, with cutters
  7. Camera
  8. GPS and sending unit

 

For clothing, and sun protection

  1. Long sleeve shirt
  2. Long pants
  3. Boots, and possibly waders in the winter
  4. Packable wind/rain jacket (weather dependent)
  5. Buff
  6. Sun gloves
  7. Full brim hat
  8. Sunscreen

 

What are your additions or disagreements?

Puck

 

SPOT trackers

I do enough remote hiking and fishing that I’m strongly considering purchasing a SPOT tracker.  I know that there are a few club members out there that use them (Puck, Harry C).  It looks like there’s a choice of two of them.  Anything you can share that might help me with my buying decision?

~David