The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas. The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9. Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in. http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/
POSTPONED to a later date: Launch from Charlie's Bait camp, 4194 Lane Rd, Seadrift, TX 77983 Contact John Eldred if interested Boats and kayaks can easily fish the area. Meet at the launch 30 minutes after sunrise to allow the vampires to go to bed. About 0715. Meet back at the boat ramp at 1600 to see who caught what. More details to follow.
This is an ongoing work of making the "Windknots" archive available to the public. So far all of the 1980's that we have on hand are here, as listed below, from newest to oldest. Have fun with these, and let us know what you think: Windknots-March-1993 Windknots-April-1990 Windknots-February-1990 Windknots-January-1990 Windknots-December-1989 Windknots-November-1989 Windknots-October-1989 Windknots-August-1989 Windknots-July-1989 … Continue reading Windknots archive, 1980’s and 1990’s
The Jan 10-11 outing was postponed due to inclimate weather. LCRA has given us a "credit" to move the reservation to a later date. I am looking at dates near the end of Feb or mid-March. Glen Wells and I took a chance and showed up at the Northshore Boat Launch on Fri, Jan 10. … Continue reading Jan 10th Report: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park
THE WEATHER HAS FORCED CANCELLATION OF THIS TRIP. MAY TRY TO RESCHEDULE LATER Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Kayak/Canoe/Motorized Boat - Lake Bastrop (Bastrop, Texas) Trip Description: Fish Lake Bastrop in the winter; Fri/Sat, Jan 10-11. Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat. Three tent campsites have been reserved for Friday, Jan 10th. (#80, #81, #82) LCRA … Continue reading CANCELLED: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sat, Jan 10-11, 2020
A quick, unplanned trip to fish the Sabine River on the second and 3 day of 2020, below the generators. It rained both days, and it never got very warm, but the fish didn't seem to mind, and it gave us a chance to visit friends. If you want to learn more... I called Crawford … Continue reading 2020-01, Sabine River, generation canal
Fish Lake Bastrop in the winter; Fri/Sat, Feb 28-29. Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat. Three tent campsites have been reserved for Friday, Feb 28th. (#77, #78, #79) LCRA "canvas" tents and cots are available for 12 people (6 tents, 12 cots). We will meet at 6:30 am Fri and Sat at the Northshore boat dock. Pot luck Friday night. (Bring a side dish) Breakfast Sat morning on your own.
15 adventurous souls made their way to this event. Fish were caught. Driving was easy. and the weather was....... Interesting. But if you want to: Met at the Malachite parking lot at 1200, and started moving down the beach at 1300. The tides had covered the beach so a late start was definitely in order. … Continue reading 2019-09 PINS Report, picture heavy
Lake Bastrop - Sept 27-29
We will fish Lake Bastrop on Fri, Sat, and probably Sun morning. I have reserved two airstream trailers (Lady Bird and Blue Lacy (60 and 62) ) at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park for Fri and Sat nights. (Sept 28-29) My plan fish in the morning/afternoon on both Fri and Sat (and possibly Sun morning)....explore the whole lake. If you are not interested in camping overnight, come and join us for Fri or Sat or Sun.
I have rented two of the campground "Airstream" trailers for Fri and Sat nights. (Lady Bird and Blue Lacy) Each trailer has two queen beds, and can accommodate four (4) people.
The total (two day) cost for a spot in the trailer is $125. We will "share" dinner duties (most likely pot luck style), and leave breakfast and lunch up to the individuals.
Please sign-up per the below, either via phone call to John Eldred or the Evite link. I will collect the $125 at the time you sign up (or as close as possible). The first eight (8) people to sign up AND pay will fill the trailers.
Several of us made a day trip to Lake Bastrop earlier this year, and the lake is very fishable via kayak, canoe, or boat. All are welcome.
Brown and Root Flats, Aransas Pass / Rockport, Tx
Saturday morning, we will launch from the beach into Brown & Root flats for a day of skinny water kayak & wade fishing in Aransas Pass. Cars/non 4x4’s can easily make it to the launch site. Usually we launch the kayaks at the water’s edge. About 4:00 pm, return to your vehicle.