Speaker, Monthly Meeting: July 31, 2018 – Jason Edgecombe, Fly Fishing for Bonefish in the Bahamas

At the Tuesday, July 31, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Jason Edgecombe, owner of Eva’s Bonefish Lodge http://evasbonefishinglodge.com will be making a presentation about fly fishing for bonefish in the Bahamas. In that regard, Jason is a native of the Bahamas and is the owner of Eva’s Bonefish Lodge (named after his grandmother). 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 July 31, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date:Tuesday, July 31, 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

Trout in the Classroom – Fish Release

 

The trout in the classroom project conducted the fish release for all the TFF sponsored tanks on the horseshoe section of the Guadalupe on April 28th. Over all the schools released over 1200 trout around the 2-3in long mark. We had several teachers, students and parents in attendance. This marks the end of another successful program and one that has grown from one tank in one school to now 14 tanks spread across Houston from Deer Park to Klein Collins. We will start again in early January of 2019!

Matt

Trout In the Classroom Release Date

As you can see the club trout tanks continue to do well. We have lined up a release date for the fish in the Guadalupe on April 28th. This was the only date that I could coordinate between 7 different high schools where most could attend – however we may end up having more than one release if needed. If any club members are able to attend the release then please let me know!

Cheers

Matt

 

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Pre-fished the JSSFS, 2018-04-04

Went to Damon 7 Lakes with Steve for a chance to check out the waters before the event:  John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2018

We were on the water at 0800 with the wind strongly out of north. The surface water temperature was in the 70s, and the clarity was amazing.  The bluegill were staging just of the weedline, and hungry.  The LMB were focused on food, and the day went well.

Over 50 fish came to hand with almost all of them hitting topwater flies.

One LMB went over 3, and one of the ‘gills was over 8″

Still watching the weather to see if I want to bring rain-gear for the Friday camping.

 

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.

2018 Trout In the Classroom Project

The 2018 Trout in the classroom project began last Thursday when I collected roughly 1300 trout eggs from TU and delivered them to this year’s schools. Thanks to the donations from TFF we are now up to 13 Houston area science classrooms running trout tanks. This year’s schools are as follows:

  1. Katy HS – Kathleen Brown
  2. Katy HS – Coach Williams
  3. Katy HS – Jennifer Greenland
  4. Seven Lakes HS – Carlton Colmenares
  5. Mayde Creek HS – Sharon Carswell
  6. Mayde Creek HS – Ashley Griffiths (new)
  7. Mayde Creek HS – Helena Townsend (new)
  8. Cy Lakes HS – Eileen Gariepy
  9. Morton Ranch HS – Leigh Anne Colonna
  10. Morton Ranch HS – Gene Smith (new)
  11. Deer Park HS – Kirby Schmidt
  12. Klein Collins HS – David Henderson
  13. Westbury HS – Lauren Gustartis

The classes will be hatching their trout over the next two weeks and growing them on until they reach 2-3in long. As in previous years we will be releasing them on the Guadalupe in early May. I will be posting regular updates on the progress and if anyclub members have questions or would like to get involved in helping out then please give me a call.

Matt (832 444 4206)

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2018 Education Activities

The schedule of Education Activities for 2018 include the following:

Beginners Fly Tying Course
Registration, Monday 8 January, 2018
Last class, Monday 12 March, 2018

Fly Fishing Academy
Registration, Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Last class, Tuesday 10 April, 2018
There will be no class on 3 April

Intermediate Fly Tying Course
Registration, Monday 19 March, 2018
Last class, Monday 4 June, 2018
There will be no class on 2 April or 28 May

Flyrod Building Class
The Flyrod Building Class for 2018 will be contingent on sufficient interest from the membership and availability of an instructor.  For anyone who would be interested  in building a flyrod please contact Joe Burton at (28I) 255(dash)3459.