Coastal Brigade 2nd battalion

Coastal Brigade is having it’s 2nd battalion this summer in Galveston at Sea Star Base July 25-29.  This is a 5 day program for youth ages 13-17 who have a passion for the outdoors.  There is a highly competitive application process for the 30 cadet spots each year for this intensive, leadership development program unlike any other in the country. 

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South Llano River float trip report


19 people made the trip.  Only one person didn’t feel up to making the float, and we hope she feels better soon.  This left 18 members on kayaks floating, and fishing the chosen stretch of river.

Everybody on the water by 0800
3 broken rods
2 first aid
2 slip and trips
4 swimmers
One lost, and then recovered spinning rod
One broken paddle
One accidentally inflated life jacket
Hundreds of fish caught.  Largemouth Bass, Guadalupe Bass, bluegill, Rio Grande Perch, and catfish were all brought to hand.  Ken hooked a carp, and one person lined, and somebody almost hooked, a gar.

Off the water by 2015, but if you want to know more….

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June 27, 2017 Monthly Speaker-Phil Shook

Our speaker for the June 27, 2017 monthly meeting will be Phil Shook who will be making a presentation titled: “Tarpon and Bonefish and Permit! Oh Maya! – Flyfishing the Yucatan from a Lodge or On Your Own”.

Phil is a nationally known flyfishing writer and instructor whose stories have appeared in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Flyfishing in Saltwaters, Saltwater Sportsman, Fly Fisherman, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Sporting Journal and other magazines.  His outdoor writing, angling and travel assignments have taken him from Cape Cod, MA to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and from Hudson Bay Manitoba to Caracas, Venezuela.  He is the author of Flyfisher’s Guide to Mexico, Flyfisher’s Guide to Texas, Flyfisher’s Guide to the Northeast Coast and co-author, with Chuck Scates and David Sams, of Flyfishing the Texas Coast: Backcountry Flats to Blue Water.  He has received the Arnold Gingrich Memorial Award and the Silver King Award from the International Federation of Flyfishers for contributions to the literature of fly fishing.  He and his wife, Kit, live in Houston.

So, if you are interested in fly fishing opportunities in the Yucatan, want to watch some fly tying before the meeting or just want to hang out with some friendly fly fisherman and women come on out to the June 27, 2017 meeting- we would be glad to have you.  As an additional incentive to making this monthly meeting, you will want to note that Phil will be donating a copy of the Mexico guidebook and a boxed selection of his favorite Yucatan fly patterns to the club. See you at the meeting!

Hooks for sale, contact Annette

I only fish for trout these days and no longer use any of these hooks.

All prices are considerably discounted when compared to web sites selling  these sized hooks.

50 size 1/0 $10
50 size 2/0 $8
52 size 3/0 $10
5 size 1 $3
10 O’Shaughnessy Offset Shank Worm Hooks 10 size 1/0 $5
8 Mustad Worm Hooks size 2/0 $2
6 Eagle Claw Offset Shank Worm Hooks $3
9 Mustard size 4 Hooks $1



Windknots May 2017

may featured speaker Shannon Branham

In the May issue:

  •  Monthly Meetings – May – Shannon Branham – Trout fishing in Colorado
  •  Education – Rod Building Class
  •  Outings – South Fork of the Llano River (FW), Fence Lake (SW)
  •  Outing Reports – Clarke Thornton Memorial, Joe Nicklo and Nicolas Lestrer in Colorado
  • Mark Your Calendars – June Monthly Meeting: Phil Shook – Yucatan; The Mini Expo
  • Eva’s Lodge Bonefish Invitational
  • Fly of the Month – Foam Popper Bug

Get Windknots May 2017 here

Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing, 2017-09-09-0800

Event: Garcitas Creek, September 2017 outing

Trip Description: Garcitas Creek is a stream located less than 8 miles from Port Lavaca, in Victoria County.   Alternate names for this stream include Rio de los Frances, Garcitas River and Garcetas River.   A variety of species inhabit this water, to include those typically  thought of as saltwater.  Photo proof of the number of species, length etc.  This will allow bragging rights later..

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Monthly Speaker, May 30, 2017-Shannon Branham; Fly Fishing for Brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout

Our speaker for the May 30, 2017 meeting will be Shannon Branham.  Shannon guides on numerous Colorado waters including the Crystal River, Elk Trout and 3 Rivers Ranch in addition to guiding float trips on the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.  Shannon also ties flies and is credited with designing the fly named the “Trash Can” which is an articulated streamer pattern available from Orvis.  So, if you are interested in fly fishing for brown, cutthroat and/or rainbow trout or are just interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting and socializing with some friendly fly fishermen and women come to the May 30, 2017 meeting, we would be glad to have you.