February 2017 Monthly Speaker-Mike Lembke from Wollaston Lake Lodge in Canada

yellow-dog-flyfishing-adventures-canada-pike-lake-trout-fly-fishing-wollaston-lake-lodge-13Our speaker for the February 28, 2017 monthly meeting will be Mike Lembke from Wollaston Lake Lodge located in Canada approximately 100 miles from the Northwest Territories http://www.wollastonlakelodge.com/ .  Mike will be telling us about the trophy Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Grayling and Walleye to be found at Wollaston Lake along with the spectacular scenery and relaxed atmosphere found in the Canadian wilderness.  So, if you are interested in hearing about the fine fishing opportunities to be found in northern Canada, watching some fly tying before the meeting or just socializing with some friendly fly anglers, come to the February 2017 monthly meeting, we would be glad to have you.

January 31, 2017 Monthly Speaker-Jeff Ferguson

lake-calcasieu-gifOur Monthly speaker for January 31, 2017 will be Louisiana resident Jeff Ferguson who will be talking with us about the fine fly fishing to be found on Lake Calcasieu located near theTexas Louisiana border.  Jeff is an experienced fly angler, is very knowledgeable about the Lake and is also a Certified  Master Casting Instructor so you will not want to miss his presentation.  The meeting, as always, will start at 7 pm and will be preceded with a great opportunity to socialize with a very friendly group of men and women who are interested fly fishing.  So, come to the meeting we would be glad to have you in attendance.

Monthly Meeting Speaker, November 29, 2016-Joe Nicklo

joe1_largeOur Monthly Speaker for the November 29, 2016 will be club member, Joe Nicklo who will be telling us about fly fishing the Green River, Flaming Gorge, Utah. Joe has fished the Flaming Gorge and is familiar with the fly fishing techniques and strategies which are available to the angler who chooses to fish those waters. So, if you are interested in what the Flaming Gorge in the state of Utah has to offer for the fly fishing angler or just want to mingle and socialize with others who are interested in fly fishing, come to the November 2016 meeting we would be glad to have you.

October 2016 Monthly Meeting Speaker; Fly Fishing Cuba, Filippo Invernizzi

002 Our Speaker for the October 25,2016 monthly meeting will be Filippo Invernizzi.  Filippo is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Avalon Outdoor, a specialized tourism enterprise founded in 1992 and located in Cuba. Originally from Italy, Filippo has dedicated most of his life to managing and promoting sustainable fly fishing. In Cuba, he was among the first to make the business case for conservation with the marine protected area of Gardens of the Queen and 5 more Marine parks.  So if you are interested in learning about fly fishing opportunities in Cuba or just want to socialize with some friendly fly fishermen and women, come on out to the October, 2016 monthly meeting.  We would be glad to have you.

Monthly Speaker, September 2016; Alex Blacque

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Our Monthly Speaker for September, 2016 will be club member, Alex Blacque who will be telling us about fly fishing in Montana.   Alex has made several trips to Montana and is familiar with rivers of the state along with the fly fishing techniques and strategies which are available to the angler who chooses to fish the waters of Montana.  So, if you are interested in what the state of Montana has to offer for the fly fishing angler or just want to mingle and socialize with others who are interested in fly fishing, come to the September 2016 meeting we would be glad to have you.

Summer Fly Fishing Expo – August 27, 2016

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Mark your calendars and share with your neighbors, friends and family.

If you’ve wanted to learn about fly fishing in Texas, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fly fisher from other parts of the country, Texas FlyFishers’ Summer Fly Fishing Expo is a great way to spend part of your Saturday.

When: Saturday,August 27, 2016 – 9am-4pm

Where:  Terrace Unity Methodist Church – 1203 Wirt Road, Houston ( Google Map )

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!!

Lunch Available

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Monthly Speaker-July 26, 2016

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Our monthly speaker for July 26, 2016 will be world record holder Meredith McCord. Meredith will be speaking to the club about her quest to catch 100 line class records (she’s currently at 99) as well as about her travels and the techniques used to accomplish this milestone.  So, if you would like to see some fine fly tying before the meeting, mingle with other fly fishermen and fisherwomen and hear a fine speaker, come to the July meeting we would be glad to have you.

June 2016 Monthly Speaker-Daniel Walker

Powderhorn ShorelineLess than 2 years ago, a multi-partner coalition including the Texas Park and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. This acquisition will conserve a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state and at a purchase price of $37.7 million is the largest dollar amount ever raised for a conservation land purchase in the state.  As explained by Laura Huffman, Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy,  “The Gulf of Mexico is the hardest working body of water in the country, but it desperately needs nourishment.  We have steadily stripped away its natural defenses, endangering wildlife, nature and the millions of residents who live in coastal communities.” “This investment in Powderhorn Ranch protects the best of the last coastal prairies left in Texas and stitches together a network of protected lands that are vital to the resilience and health of the Gulf Coast.”  Our speaker will be Biologist, Daniel Walker, who is currently Project Leader for Coastal Bend Wetland Ecosystem Projects, which includes the Guadalupe Delta, Matagorda Island and the newly acquired Powderhorn with his primary duty being the development of Powderhorn.  So, come on out to the June 2016 meeting, watch some fine fly tying before the meeting, mingle with fellow fly fishermen and women and hear a presentation by a fine speaker; we would be glad to have you.

Annual Election of Officers

No, not that one. This election is far more important, at least to the Texas FlyFishers. Every year, the June monthly meeting is election night for the Texas FlyFishers. This is when the membership selects the officers that will steer the club and its activities for the next year.
The positions at stake are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any member in good standing can have their name placed in nominated for one of these positions. Nominations must be submitted to the Election Committee prior to the meeting. The floor is open to all nominations and motions. The actual vote is an open ballot, tallied by a show of hands or by voice acclamation. The only qualification to vote is that your name must be on the current membership roster, which will be presented by the Membership Secretary. Note: Annual membership dues are due by July 1, 2016. To be elected, all you need is to receive a simple majority of the votes.
The new slate of officers will manage the affairs of Texas FlyFishers for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. If you have any questions concerning nominations or the election in general, please contact the club president, Marcos Enriquez or one of the other board members.
And, after the election, keep in mind that these four officers cannot do it all alone. Committees will need to be filled and volunteer help is always needed. If you want to participate as a committee chairman, committee member, or some type of ad hoc advisor, please step forward and inform any of the officers. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and, in the process, you will learn much about the sport of fly fishing. Tight loops!

~Chris Sumers