On February 11, 2019, Joe French, Dennis Auger, Nicolas Lestrer and Joe Nicklo travelled to South Louisiana with hopes and expectations of fooling those wily big bull red fish with feathers and tinsel at the end of a 30-pound leader … and with the help of two seasoned guides.
3 of us made it to Shoalwater, and launched from Charlie’s Bait Camp. The water was clean and there was no wind. Temperatures were absolutely perfect.
No fish came to hand. No fish or bait were seen. Birds were on the shore, napping.
I think we should go fishing the day after the 27th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
I propose that we meet at Charlie’s Bait Camp, 4194 Lane Rd, Seadrift, TX 77983, with boats and kayaks Sunday morning and try out those flies that we just tied.
Postponed to the 17th due to the high winds expected at the National Seashore.
Ron Mayfield has stepped up to lead as “Puck” will be not be able to lead.
Les describes his thoughts behind tying this simple pattern, as he ties it.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
140 denier thread, tan
Bead chain eyes
Barred rubber or silicone legs
Coyote body fur
Les shows us how he sharpens his hooks before he ties the fly. Some of the better hooks on the market can rust as soon as you sharpen them. So he has this tip/trick that prevents this.
Les ties a modified, but still simple, fly that works well in our Texas Bays.
Mustad 3407DT, size 4
180 denier thread, pink
Craft fur, orangutan orange
Krystal flash, silver
Zonker strip, black-tipped orange
Grizzly and Cree hackle, oversized
From Steve E.
“I spent this last weekend working at a fly fishing retreat put on by Reel Recovery and Project Healing Waters for vets with cancer near San Antonio. I got to know some of the guys from the Alamo Fly Fishers club. Great bunch of guys. They have a fishing tournament that they are sponsoring down at Port Aransas on October 27. We need to add it to our website and promote it to our club for the saltwater fisherman looking for a late October outing. I attached the link. http://www.lydiaannflymasters.com. I’m also ccing Nick Scarpinato. He is the President of the Alamo Fly Fishers in case you want more info.
We have been invited to participate in the Magoo Tournament with the Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association on the 13th of October.
Details to follow: Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association