Windknots – March 2019

In this issue…

  • I know it’s a bit early BUT…It’s Auction Time
  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – March Monthly Meeting, Education, Casting, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2019 Club Activities Calendar – March thru July
  • Members Outings Report – Louisiana Jumbo Redfish, Lagniappe – “Don’t Mess with Texas”
  • Fly of The Month – The Common Craw

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Windknots – February 2019

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – February Monthly Meeting, Education, Casting, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters
  • Trout in the Classroom – 2019
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2019 Club Activities Calendar – February thru April
  • 27th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival Review
  • Members Outings Report – Louisiana Jumbo Redfish, Lagniappe
  • For Sale by Member – Custom Fly Rod by Joe Nicklo
  • Fly of The Month – The Redfish Merlot

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Windknots – January 2019

In This Issue:

  • Doctor Joe” Burton
  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – Monthly Meeting, Education, Casting, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters
  • Mark Your Calendars – Q1 2019 Club Activities Calendar – January thru March
  • Special Events – 27th Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, About Pat Cohen
  • Members Outings Report – Little Red River, Damon 7 Lakes
  • For Sale by Member – Custom Fly Rod by Joe Nicklo

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East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (March 23, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

When:  March 23, 2019

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Windknots November / December 2018

Volume 37, Issue 11

Also, in this issue…

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – Monthly Meeting, Education, Casting, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2018 – 2019 Club Activities Calendar – December through March
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Special Events – Casting Clinics, Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, FTU Inshore Expo
  • Outings Report – November Outing at Damon 7 Lakes, Silver King Lodge Costa Rica
  • In Memoriam – James Andrew “Jim” Dailey

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Windknots October, 2018

Windknots Oct 2018

  • Here’s What’s Coming Up! – October Monthly Meeting, Education, Conservation
  • Outreach – Reel Recovery – November Retreat, New! Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Activities Calendar – October through December
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Special Events – Casting Clinics with Dayle Mazzarella, Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
  • Outings Report – Eberly Ranch Bass Fishing by Andrew Jones
  • Fly of the Month – Sand Flea Fly

Windknots Newsletter – September 2018

Monthly Publication of the Texas FlyFishers    Volume 37, Issue 9, September 2018

In this issue…

• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Education, Conservation Page 3

• Reel Recovery – November Retreat, Andy’s Casting Notes – “Casting Tips” Page 5

• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – September through December Page 7

• Outings Report – Dr. Joe Burton in the Rockies Page 8

• Special Events – Oktoberfisch, Junction, TX Page 10

• Fly of the Month – Crawfish Bugger Page 11

 

Get your Windknots Sept 2018 here

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

Get the Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp tying instructions here

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

Get the June 2018 Windknots here