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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PINS Trip, 2017, CANCELLED, as of 2017-09-26-1500

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..



September 26, 2017 Monthly Meeting Speaker-Joe Deforke-Fly Fishing West Galveston Bay






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.

Need 4th person for Devils River Trip!

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!