Monthly Speaker-October 29, 2019; John Eldred, Fly Fishing for Big Rainbows in Jurassic Lake, Patagonia Argentina

At the Tuesday, October 29, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, TFF Vice President, John Eldred, will share details and pictures from a 2018 fishing expedition for big rainbows in Jurassic Lake, Patagonia Argentina. The picture presentation will cover the journey to get there, the accommodations and terrain, and of course lots of fish pics. A “once in a lifetime” fishing experience. http://estancialagunaverde.com/

John moved to Houston in 2014 after 30+ years living in Alaska.  He has embraced “warm water fishing”, both freshwater and saltwater.  An active member of the TTF of Houston club, he currently is the “Outings Chairman”, and is welcome to any and all ideas for unique (or not) fishing experiences.

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 October 29, 2019 monthly meeting.  We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

Got Pictures?

Looking for pictures from outings, meetings, events, etc. that took place in 2019. During our party in December, we will have a slide show of current stuff. So, send your pictures to my email address: tracyamquigley@outlook.com

Dave Kelly

June 26, 1936 – October 2, 2019

It is with great sadness to mention the passing of Dave. Long time Texas Flyfishers member passed this morning peacefully in his sleep.

Dave was known for his adventurous tales from his younger days. At TFF events, he would share with me stories about his travels and his love for music.

From his Facebook page and written by his daughters, “Right about now he’s casting his fishing line across a still lake – or maybe out into the surf, doing what he loved best, for eternity. He’s probably thinking about all the upcoming concerts he’ll be attending, listening to his favorite artists singing, forever. Rest in Peace Dave Kelly, June 26, 1936 – October 2, 2019. Dave donated his body to science, that others may benefit, after which his ashes will be scattered at sea. To all Dave’s friends over the years, thank you for friendship. – from his daughters, Lynda and Kerry.”

Those wishing to reach out to Dave’s daughters, here is Dave’s Facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/dave.kelly.969/timeline?lst=1198821988%3A1082764410%3A1570061962

Rest In Peace Dave! You will be missed!

September 24, 2019 Monthly Meeting Speaker-Captain Stacy Lynn

At the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Captain Stacy Lynn (stacy@wowflyfishing.com) will be the guest speaker and will be making a presentation titled “Seven Simple Skills for Improved Fly Fishing Success”.  

“After 20+ years of instructing and watching thousands of anglers cast and fish I have consistently seen several things that almost all anglers do regularly that affect their fishing success.  Some of these things seem small but they can have big effects – especially if a few are combined together.  Maybe you only need to adjust one thing (congrats on being a skilled angler), or maybe you could use a few of the improvements (welcome to the club). When notified of these issues anglers tend to have “ah-ha” moments: “Ah-ha, I didn’t know that I was doing that and that it was what was causing my problem” and “Ah-ha, I see how doing it the improved way fixed that problem”.  Some of the Seven Simple Skills I will present are improvements or advancements to basic techniques, and some are the fixes to consistent problems I see anglers have.  These Seven Simple Skills have improved my fishing, I know they will improve yours!”

Stacy has been an avid saltwater and freshwater fly angler since 1995, has 20+ years experience as a professional fly fishing coach and guide and is a Fly Fishers International Certified Fly Casting Instructor.  Her favorite fly fishing endeavors are sight casting in saltwater from her poling skiff to redfish in local waters and to tarpon and permit in tropical destinations. With regard to casting instruction, her specialties are conducting casting diagnostics along with helping fly casters prepare for the saltwater fly fishing experience.  Additionally she is a licensed professional guide and hosts guided fly fishing trips for fly anglers on the Texas coast.  There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting. Stacy is not only a fine guide, angler and instructor, she is also a talented speaker. You will not want to miss this presentation.

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 September 24, 2019 monthly meeting.  We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

Time: Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center

Mini-Expo 2019 – Thanks to All Who Participated

The 2019 Texas Fly Fishers Mini-Expo held August 24th was a great event that seemed to be enjoyed by all who attended and participated.

With rod building and fly tying exhibitions, along with the Iron Fly Contest, most all aspects of fly fishing were covered.

Additionally, the casting instruction and workshops held outside on the casting field were well attended and and included good participation from youngsters. Hopefully, next year will be even bigger and better. A few photos from the casting workshops are included below.


Speaker Monthly Meeting, July 30, 2019 Scott Breedlove, Fly Fishing the Waters of Christmas Island

At the Tuesday, July 30, 2019 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, club member Scott Breedlove will be telling us about fly fishing the waters of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll and a virtual paradise for stalking bonefish and other saltwater species. Scott’s presentation will include a discussion of out-fitters, trip preparation, travel considerations, a discussion of the species you can catch there along with a discussion of techniques and considerations for a successful trip. 

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 30, 2019 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

http://www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bayland-Community-Center