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

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