Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp – Tied by Chris Sumers

This simple pattern was developed by Lefty Kreh for bonefish but, it is also a productive pattern for most other saltwater coastal species along with largemouth bass and carp.

Materials:

Hook: Mustad 3407 DT or, similar saltwater hook, size 6 to 2
Thread: Flat Waxed Nylon, or similar, Tan or Brown Tail: Craft Fur, Tan
Eyes: Medium Bead Chain, Dumbbell Hourglass Lead Eyes or, Black Mono Eyes
Body: Craft Fur guard hairs, Tan or, EP Brush, Tan, ½ inch.
Weed Guard: Mason or, other stiff monofilament, 20- 30# – Optional
Tail Accent: Sharpie, Black, Brown or Red Head Cement or UV Resin

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Windknots – June 2018

Volume 37, Issue 6

In this issue…

• Dues are Due Page 2
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – June Monthly Meeting, Annual Summer Mini Expo – Page 3
• Andy’s Casting Notes – “Sharing Wisdom from a Master” –  Page 4
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – June through October – Page 5
• Outings – South Llano River Trip – June 22 thru 24  – Page 6
• Outings Report – June Saltwater to Fence Lake – Page 7
• Special Events – Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo, Lake Charles – Page 8
• Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Simple Craft Fur Shrimp – Page 9

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Windknots May 2018

Also, in this issue…

• A Special Note of Thanks! Page 3
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – May Monthly Meeting, Montana Grayling and Casting Therapy Page 4
• Education, Reel Recovery, Andy’s Casting Notes, A Note To The Membership Page 5
• June, A Busy Month for the FlyFishers Page 5
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – May through September Page 6
• Conservation – Trout in the Classroom Page 8
• Outings Report – Trout in Colorado, Yellowtail in New Zealand Page 11
• Special Events – Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo, Lake Charles Page 12
• Fly of the Month – Capt. Billy Trimble’s Blind Chicken Page 13

Windknots May 2018

Windknots – April 2018

Volume 37, Issue 4, April, 2018

In this issue…

• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – April Monthly Meeting with Kevin Hutchison
• Education, Reel Recovery, Andy’s Casting Notes, A Note To The Membership
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – April through July
• Outings Report – Phil Shook thaws out in Guatemala
• Conservation – Flats Worthy ANWR Clean Up
• Special Events – FFi/FtWFF Multi Club Outing
• Special Events – Alamo Fly Fishers 2018 Bud Priddy ANY Fly
Fly of the Month April 2018 – The Steve Soulé (Redfish) Fly

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Windknots Newsletter – February 2018

In this issue…
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – February Monthly Meeting, Education
• Reel Recovery Schedule
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – February through June
• 43rd Annual Houston Fishing Show
• Outings Report – The Harmon Creek by PnQ
• Special Event Review – The 26th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
• Special Event – The Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival, Bud Priddy Any Fly
• Fly of the Month – The Coyote Clouser by “Puck”

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Windknots Newsletter – January 2018

Volume 37, Issue 1, January 2018

In this issue:

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – January Monthly Meeting, Education, Reel Recovery
  • Andy’s Casting Notes by Andy Payne
  • The 26th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – January through June
  • Outings Report – The Lil’ Red River by Joe Nicklo
  • Special Event – The 2017 Christmas Party
  • Fly of the Month – The “750” Deceiver

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Windknots Newsletter – September 2017

Volume 36, Issue 6, September 2017

In this issue…

  • A River Runs Through… Chris Sumers
  • What’s Coming Up – September Meeting – Speaker Joe DeForke, Reel Recovery, Outings – Page 3
  • New – Andy’s Casting Notes by Andy Payne – Page 4
  • Mark Your Calendars – October Meeting, Outings, Oktoberfisch, Carp-A-Thon Page 6
  • Special – The Texas Brigade / The 2nd Brigade of the Coastal Battalion by Spence McNamara Page 7
  • Fly of the Month – The Electric Smoke Page

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Windknots Newsletter July 2017

Volume 36, Issue 4, July 2017

In this issue:

  • The 9th Annual Mini Expo – Saturday, August 26th,Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055
  • July Monthly Meeting – Jim Gray, President of the Texas Council, FFI
  • Outings – The Annual Port O’Connor Una Mosca (SW)
  • Reel Recovery – October Navasota Reel Recovery Retreat
  • Outing Reports – Fence Lake (SW), Annual South Fork of the Llano River (FW)
  • Mark Your Calendars – Outings, Garcitas Creek (FW), Padre Island National Seashore (SW)
  • Mark Your Calendars – FFI International Fly Fishing Fair, Annual Contraband Fly Casters Expo
  • Fly of the Month – Gartside Gurgler

 

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