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

Speakers: Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, June 26, 2018: Harris Dudley & Baron Boyette: Fly Fishing for Bull Red Fish in Louisiana in the Winter

At the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Harris Dudley and Baron Boyette will be making a presentation about fly fishing for bull red fish in Louisiana in the winter. In that regard, both Harris and Baron are experienced fly anglers who have spent many hours fishing and guiding on the waters of Louisiana for bull red fish in the winter. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome at the meeting.

So, if you are interested in learning more about the fly fishing world, if you are interested in watching some fly tying before the meeting or are just interested in socializing with a friendly group of fly fishing men and women come to the June 26, 2018 monthly meeting. We would be glad to have you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2018 

Time:Meeting Time 7-9 pm

Place: Bayland Community Center  

6400 Bissonnet

Houston, Texas 77074

White Oak Bayou Fish-Off and FWP’s Happy Trails and Hot Dogs Scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd 2018

White Oak Bayou Fish-Off and FWP’s Happy Trails and Hot Dogs Scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd 2018
By popular demand the WOB Fish-Off  was resurrected last year and we are going to do it again.  This event will be held in conjunction with Friends of Woodland Park’s Happy Trails and Hot Dogs event.

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June SW Outing – Fence Lake (June 9th, 2018)

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Fulton / Rockport, Texas – Kayak Fence Lake via the Skimmer
Load Out: Skimmer Dock, 215 North Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, TX 78358
Start Time: Saturday – 5:00 am – Meet up at the Skimmer Dock, Fulton, TX
Return Time: Saturday – 4:00 pm – Return to Skimmer Dock

Description: Saturday morning, we will be ferried to St. Joe’s Island aboard the M/V Skimmer for a day of skinny water kayak & wade fishing in the Fence Lake area. The
Skimmer can carry 12 fishermen and their kayaks. About 3:00 pm, the Skimmer
will return to pick us up at the mouth of Fence Lake and take us back to the dock.
Important Note: Be sure and remove all items in and on your kayak prior to
load out on the Skimmer and carry them on separately. It will make it easier to
load and stack the kayaks on the mother ship.

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Trout in the Classroom – Fish Release


The trout in the classroom project conducted the fish release for all the TFF sponsored tanks on the horseshoe section of the Guadalupe on April 28th. Over all the schools released over 1200 trout around the 2-3in long mark. We had several teachers, students and parents in attendance. This marks the end of another successful program and one that has grown from one tank in one school to now 14 tanks spread across Houston from Deer Park to Klein Collins. We will start again in early January of 2019!