Padre Island National Seashore 2017-11-04. Spotting jacks in the surf and casting to them.
Stay in a hotel the night before. You take care of your own lodging.
Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot an hour before sunrise. We want to be at MM 20 by sunrise.
4WD or a ride is needed.
8-12 wt rod required
I was using a handheld camera, and eventually ran out of battery.
Cabela’s is proud to host the League City Tying Team, made up of members from the Texas FlyFishers, Fly Fishers International, and other local anglers. Come join the group at the table and learn about methods, techniques, and tools, as it relates to tying flies to fish our local Texas waters. Talk around the table can get lively, and informative, so feel free to ask questions.
Today Skip talked to Billy S (Our PINS expert) and because of the wind, and the wind direction, Billy has advised against a trip down the beach this weekend.
No One is more disappointed in this turn of events than I.
This is the fly of the month that is included in the September 2017 Windknots.
Windknots September 2017 Fly Of The Month
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
Get your Windknots here
Skip D. talked to our famous Billy S. today and the trip.
With the winds and direction they are coming from, for safety, and comfort’s sake, the trip to PINS is cancelled for this year.
PINS Trip, 2017
Those conditions could cause a repeat of 2015 trip..
Our speaker for the Tuesday, September 26, 2017 monthly meeting will be Joe Deforke. The title of Joe’s presentation will be: “Fly Fishing 101 for West Galveston Bay”.
Joe is a long time club member who lives on West Galveston bay and has been fishing those bay waters for decades. Joe will be discussing the habitat of the bay, locations which hold various species of game fish, flies to use, gear to use and other topics related to fishing West Galveston bay by boat, kayak or by just wading.
So, if you are interested in learning about fly fishing the convenient waters of West Galveston Bay, watching some fly tying before the meeting or just socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the September 26, monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
We have a 3 day guided Devil’s River trip planned for the weekend of October 13th-15th and we are short a 4th person. I realize its relatively short notice but if you are interested then please let me know! The trip is with Reelfly Fishing Adventures and is fully guided with two anglers per raft. We will travel down there on Thursday afternoon and fish all day Friday, Saturday and 3/4 of a day on Sunday before driving back to Houston, arriving late Sunday night. Camping will be in extremely comfortable hammock tents on the river. Targeting big smallmouth bass, largemouth, carp, gar and anything else that swims past. There is a certain amount of rough river wading required when traversing the rapids and portages. This will be my 3rd time fishing the river and the the first in the fall. Each time the fishing has been fantastic with almost all fish caught sight fishing in crystal clear water. If you are interested please call or message me on 832 444 4206. Thanks!