Brown and Root Flats – Aug 10, 2019

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The flats from a kayaker’s view

Event: Brown and Root Flats, Aransas Pass/Rockport, Texas

Trip Description:  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 4×4’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.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Where:   Aransas Pass, Texas – Kayak Brown & Root Flats

Load Out:   Meet up at the Hwy 361 launch – Contact Scott via cell phone or email for exact location

Start Time:   Sat – 6:15 am   Return Time:   Sat – 4:00 pm – Return to vehicles

Sat Evening (6pm) dinner:  6pm at Phil and Pam Stranahan’s house.  Details below.

Trip Leader:   Scott Fossum

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CANCELLED: Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (June 15, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

If you don’t have a 4×4 truck, but would like to attend with either a kayak or wade fishing, contact John Eldred prior to the trip, and we may be able to work out a solution.

When:  June 15, 2019

TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area (March 23, 2019)

Event: East Matagorda Bay – 3 Mile Lake area

Trip Description: Kayak fishing for redfish, speckled trout, and sheephead. If you do not have a kayak, wading in the lakes can be very productive at times. 4X4’s are usually a must for beach driving and crossing into the cut. Once you get off the beach past the dunes, driving is usually okay. A permit is required for beach driving and you can get one at Stanley’s for about 10 or 12 bucks.

When:  March 23, 2019

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John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, 2019-04-27-0700am

Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurrence. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years.”

When: April 27th, 2019

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Windknots Newsletter – September 2018

Monthly Publication of the Texas FlyFishers    Volume 37, Issue 9, September 2018

In this issue…

• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – September Monthly Meeting, Education, Conservation Page 3

• Reel Recovery – November Retreat, Andy’s Casting Notes – “Casting Tips” Page 5

• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – September through December Page 7

• Outings Report – Dr. Joe Burton in the Rockies Page 8

• Special Events – Oktoberfisch, Junction, TX Page 10

• Fly of the Month – Crawfish Bugger Page 11

 

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Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp – Tied by Chris Sumers

This simple pattern was developed by Lefty Kreh for bonefish but, it is also a productive pattern for most other saltwater coastal species along with largemouth bass and carp.

Materials:

Hook: Mustad 3407 DT or, similar saltwater hook, size 6 to 2
Thread: Flat Waxed Nylon, or similar, Tan or Brown Tail: Craft Fur, Tan
Eyes: Medium Bead Chain, Dumbbell Hourglass Lead Eyes or, Black Mono Eyes
Body: Craft Fur guard hairs, Tan or, EP Brush, Tan, ½ inch.
Weed Guard: Mason or, other stiff monofilament, 20- 30# – Optional
Tail Accent: Sharpie, Black, Brown or Red Head Cement or UV Resin

Get the Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp tying instructions here

Windknots – June 2018

Volume 37, Issue 6

In this issue…

• Dues are Due Page 2
• Here’s What’s Coming Up! – June Monthly Meeting, Annual Summer Mini Expo – Page 3
• Andy’s Casting Notes – “Sharing Wisdom from a Master” –  Page 4
• Mark Your Calendars – 2018 Club Calendar – June through October – Page 5
• Outings – South Llano River Trip – June 22 thru 24  – Page 6
• Outings Report – June Saltwater to Fence Lake – Page 7
• Special Events – Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo, Lake Charles – Page 8
• Fly of the Month – Lefty’s Simple Craft Fur Shrimp – Page 9

Get the June 2018 Windknots here