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
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: South Llano River float trip
When: 22-24th of June, 2018
Where: Junction, Tx
Limited to 15 spots in the cabins. Deposit for lodging locks the spot.
Tent camping is still available.
Attached are the two exhibits for the exercises related to fly fishing which were discussed at the May 2018 meeting.
The speaker who discussed the fly casting related exercises was:
Elaina “Ellie” Roeing, PT, DPT
Memorial Hermann SM&R Pearland West – Silverlake
3149 Silverlake Village Dr
Pearland, TX 77584
At the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 monthly meeting of the Texas Fly Fishers, Harris Dudley https://www.instagram.com/harrisdudley/?hl=en and Baron Boyette https://www.3bflycharters.com 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
Houston, Texas 77074
We had a cancellation, so have a queen bed in a semi-private room open.
Here is a cast deck, it will fit on most flat deck boats.. Asking $400.00
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.
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.
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!