29th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival- Saturday, February 12, 2022

Fly tying for everyone….Beginner, novice or expert! On Saturday, February 12th, 2022, the Texas FlyFishers will celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival and an invitation is extended to all anglers and fly tyers to be part of this great event. The Festival will take place in the auditorium of … Continue reading 29th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival- Saturday, February 12, 2022

FFI SALTWATER FLY TYING MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE

The Fly Fishers International Saltwater Fly Tying Manual was recently published and is now available for review and download. Several experienced fly tyers participated in the preparation of this manual including Texas Fly Fishers member Ron Mayfield. The manual can be located at: https://www.flyfishersinternational.org/Portals/0/LearningCenter/Presentations/FlyTying/FFI_LC_Curriculum_11092_Saltwater_Fly_Tying_Manual__sm.pdf

Texas Parks and Wildlife Leased River Access Program (access through private property)

Have you discovered the Texas Parks and Wildlife Leased River Access  program? This program allows Texas anglers and paddlers to travel through specific areas on private property to get to a river. You can look up the location in a river system, find the requirements and procedures for each location, find campsites where available, download a printable … Continue reading Texas Parks and Wildlife Leased River Access Program (access through private property)

Costa Rica Tarpon Fishing Trip October 22-25, 2022

We are putting together a group trip to go to Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica for 4 days of Tarpon and back country fishing. SKL has offered special pricing to the club to help promote the lodge, help the local guides and staff. We have 8 cabins reserved for up to 16 anglers.

Information about the lodge:

Silver King Lodge is the finest giant tarpon fishing lodge in the world. The area has year-round resident tarpon and is one of the best tarpon fisheries in the world. The Lodge is located on the Caribbean coast at the mouth of the Rio Colorado. You will fish from 23-foot boats custom made on site.  SKL provides equipment for bait, plug and fly fishermen.  Fishing the nearby lagoons for a day or half day is also an option, giving your arms a respite from the 100lb + tarpon, and getting a chance to see more of the Costa Rican wildlife. Your stay will include all meals, beer, wine, and liquor (except call brands).  Meals are served buffet style with cooked to order dishes for breakfast. Guestrooms are spacious and air conditioned.  The lodge has a pool and Jacuzzi free for use. This is open to all members and friends of members who are willing to join the club for the $30. Membership.

The cost of the trip is $2595 for 4 full days fishing and 5 nights lodging. The normal rate is over $3700 (double occupancy)

TFF Coffee and Cookies, Tuesday, December 14⋅6:30 – 9:00pm

We plan to have decaf coffee and hot chocolate, along with a cookie assortment, handy while we visit and talk about 2021 and 2022. We plan to have a round-table discussion with 3 or more club members. The topics are still under discussion. There was a question as to whether or not others could bring … Continue reading TFF Coffee and Cookies, Tuesday, December 14⋅6:30 – 9:00pm

JITS, November 2021

Friday a small group made it to past the 20 mm. Nothing seen. Nothing caught. Rough road back.

Checking into a nice, large, AirBNB, the over to dinner at Snoopy's discussing tactics for the next day.

Saturday morning the plan was to get to MM 20 before sunrise. Easy travel and we made it with no issues, with time to spare.

Nothing seen as we slowly made our way to the jetties. Flounder (CPR) and something that looked like a juvenile grouper came to hand.

On the way back, an odd pelican maneuver got our attention so a stop was in order. This is where we finally started catching fish on the fly in the surf. Redfish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, whiting, and speckled trout all came to hand at this spot. Then as quickly as it popped up, the action was over.

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Sabine Generation Canal outing report

Friday the wind was gusting up to 30 mph, making the attempt at fishing futile. 30 minutes of paddling against the wind, Ken and I gave up and packed the kayaks onto the trailers and went back to camp. Saturday morning we were able to get on the water about 30 minutes after sunrise, and immediately worked our way up to the rocks. On small Kentucky came to hand, so we went downstream a mile, fishing as we went. Some of the log jams yielded bites, and a couple of fish, but nothing earthshattering. Total landed, 8 white bass, 6 Kentucky, and 4 sunfish. Not the best catch ration, but the weather was perfect, and the kayaking was easy. At camp the cabins were clean, comfortable, affordable, and complete.

It’s That Time Again…

ANNUAL ON-LINE AUCTION Here is a great opportunity for your fly fishing Holiday Gift Giving When: November 6th through 14th Where: https://texasflyfishersofhouston.eventgroovefundraising.com/712260 Here is a tease of what to look for & More Great Things To Come (Destination Trips, Rods, Guided Trips, Reels, Art) Rob McConnell Flies and Stickers Top Water Flies Sub Surface Flies … Continue reading It’s That Time Again…

TUESDAY October 26, 2021-Mendenhall Community Center; MONTHLY SPEAKER: Taylor Guest (TFF Saltwater Outings Chair)

Our next in person meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers is Tuesday October 26 @ 7:00 pm. Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road Doors are open ~6:30 pm for fellowship and swapping fish stories. This month we are glad to welcome Taylor Guest our Saltwater Outings Chair. Taylor's will focus on skinny water redfish on the upper coast. The upper coast, specifically Port Author to Freeport, is not traditionally considered a premier destination for fly fishing for skinny water reds. This is largely due to the soft mud substrate making it difficult to effectively pole a skiff. If you're up to the challenge and know where to go, sight casting for swampy reds can be some of the most exciting and rewarding redfishing available. If you're willing to explore this style of fishing, you'll find yourself alone in the marsh, something we all seek in the ever growing sport of fishing. Place: Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road

Texas FlyFishers of Houston Annual On-Line Auction

Mid November is just around the corner and the perfect time for your holiday shopping. This charitable auction makes it easy on you to give the perfect gift and support the club too. Please be generous in your bidding as this is the only source of funds for the club. -The On-Line Auction runs from November 6-14 -Our Hosting Site is Eventgroove, follow the link in the post to preview items -Items will be added until the start date, so check frequently… --Open the post to learn more.