Kevin Hutchison shares popper head assembly and painting, videos

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/

Windknots archive, 1980’s and 1990’s

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

CANCELLED: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sat, Jan 10-11, 2020

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

Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sat, Feb 28 -29, 2020 (rescheduled)

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.

Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sun Sept 27-29, 2019 (UPDATE)

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 – Aug 10, 2019

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.