Blue Roan Bend Outfitters, Private Lake, Sat, July 16 2022

July 16: Blue Roan Bend Outfitters have graciously offered TFF members a free day trip to a 280 acre private lake.  The lake is full of a wide variety of fish, including bass, panfish, catfish, etc.  It has a concrete boat ramp which will make an easy launch for your kayak or canoe.  Bank fishing is possible, but will be much less productive.   Here is the link to the Blue Roan Bend website: https://www.blueroanbendoutfitters.com/fishing/ See the TFF post for full details or contact trip lead John Eldred

Fish the Colorado River at Bastrop with Kevin Hutchison, June 18 2022

June 18: Fish the Colorado River at Bastrop with Kevin Hutchison If you have ever thought about fishing the Colorado River, this is the trip for you.  On this trip, we will be led by and will tag along with Hill Country Fly Fishers guide, Kevin Hutchison. We will be fishing mainly for bass and brim. Each participant will receive a fly box with flies courtesy of our host, Kevin Hutchison (Hill Country Fly Fishers).  The trip also includes a first class riverside catered lunch. See full post for details

It’s That Time Again…

ANNUAL ON-LINE AUCTION Here is a great opportunity for your fly fishing Holiday Gift Giving When: November 6th through 14th Where: https://texasflyfishersofhouston.eventgroovefundraising.com/712260 Here is a tease of what to look for & More Great Things To Come (Destination Trips, Rods, Guided Trips, Reels, Art) Rob McConnell Flies and Stickers Top Water Flies Sub Surface Flies … Continue reading It’s That Time Again…

Fish the Colorado River at Bastrop with Kevin Hutchison, June 26

June 26: Fish the Colorado River at Bastrop with Kevin Hutchison

If you have ever thought about fishing the Colorado River, this is the trip for you.  On this trip, we will be led by and will tag along with Hill Country Fly Fishers guide, Kevin Hutchison. We will be fishing mainly for bass and brim. Each participant will receive a fly box with flies courtesy of our host, Kevin Hutchison (Hill Country Fly Fishers).  The trip also includes a first class riverside catered lunch.
See full post for details

Gurgler style frog, 2020-03-25

Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it.

I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result:

Hook:  Size 6 Mustad 3366A
Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body
Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide
Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand
Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc.
Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes
Glue:  Craft glue or CA
Markers for finishing touches.

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.

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