At the Tuesday, May 28, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Chris Johnson http://livingwatersflyfishing.com/guide-service/ will be making a presentation about Fly Fishing the Guadalupe, Llano River and San Gabriel Rivers for Bass & Pan Fish.
In that regard, Chris grew up in Round Rock Texas where he is based and has been fishing the waters in that area all his life. He is an experienced fly tyer, caster, guide and is also the producer of “Unspoken-the Pursuit of Rio Grande Cutthroat” http://livingwatersflyfishing.com/unspoken/ which was produced in conjunction with Trout Unlimited to raise awareness and funding for conservation projects for the benefit of Rio Grande Cutthroat. All funds raised by the movie go to benefit this project.
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 May 28, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Lots of happy and healthy brown trout fry in the club tanks! We are just over a month from release and all is going well. Do any club members want to help with the release on the Guad this year? If so please contact me for details. Matt – 832 444 4206.
Our speaker for the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting will be Pat Vanek who will be telling us all about fly fishing for white bass and hybrids.
Pat has been fly fishing for spring run white bass in central Texas for over 25 years and over those years, he has learned how to successfully find and catch white bass as they travel upstream from reservoirs to spawn. Pat says: “Someone once said that white bass are the perfect fly rod fish, if not, they are close”. Although they can be caught in deep, slower pools, his favorite way to target them is in crystal clear, skinny, flowing water. Most times in this scenario, Pat says you can see the fish take the fly! In addition to white bass, he has been known to throw a fly at everything that might eat one, bass, carp, channel cat, drum, reds, sunfish…you name it!
So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching and participating in 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 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Sorry it has taken a while for an update on the club trout tanks – unfortunately we had a rough time this year with hatching the eggs and lost a lot compared with previous years. This years eggs are brown trout, as opposed to rainbows in all previous years, and came from a new hatchery so its been a steep learning curve this time round. However all 14 tanks are still going and we still have 100’s of baby brown trout growing on and seemingly now healthy and feeding well!
Our speaker for the Tuesday, February 26, 2019 monthly meeting will be Clint Barghi. Clint is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Licensed Paddle Sport Guide with over 20 years of fishing experience along the Texas coast with over 10 of those years done by fishing from a kayak. Clint’s angling resume also includes an impressive list of tournament victories over the last 14 years.
Clint’s program will detail the moon’s influence on feeds and how to pattern trout in their spring transition. This is one of Clint’s favorite times to target trophy trout with a fly rod.
At the January 2019 monthly meeting, Alan, co-owner of https://www.sightcastfishing.com/, with his brother Steve, tells us his thoughts on how to catch these elusive fish, and describes the flies he uses and why he prefers them over others.