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A memorial for Clarke Thornton is to be held at a farm pond, that belongs to a friend of his, in Tomball. Bring your fly rod and cast one for Clarke. Clarke's wife, Angie, and his two daughters will be flying in from Atlanta for the event. When: Saturday, October 17th, 2015 @ 11:00 am. Where: 24706 FM 2978, Tomball, Texas 77375

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    September Windknots Newsletter

    2015 saltwater outings:

  • RedFish Rodeo Rockport Saturday, October 10, 2015 MFQ

  • Louisiana Marshes Saturday, October 31, 2015

    Get Signed Up for Louisiana Marshes Trip Not much time left to sign up for the Louisiana Marshes Trip with our hosts the Contraband Fly Casters (CFC) out of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The trip is scheduled for October 30th and 31st, 2015. We will be in search of big Reds in the marshes off Lake Calcasieu. Jeff Ferguson, a member of the CFC who has a house on Lake Calcasieu, went out the other morning and whacked 'em again bringing home a cooler full of Reds for the fish fry Friday evening the 30th. Jeff continued to catch and release several more before calling it a day. He assured me the fish are still there although they have moved back deeper in the marshes. I hope they stick around for a couple more weeks.

    There is an article outlining the trip in the WindKnots so I'm not going to rewind that here. There were a couple of questions at the last monthly meeting, of the Texas FlyFishers, that I'll address.

    We have a guest house rented that is nearly full. Those fishermen who trailer boats for this trip will have first option on the guest house accommodations (sorry we need the boats). Others will be on a first come first serve basis and that holds true for boat space as well. If there is enough interest I will try to obtain another guest house but they go fast so get signed up ASAP. If that fails there are motels a few miles away but it'll be more expensive. There will be the fish fry on Friday night, courtesy of our hosts the CFC, but all other meals, drinks, snacks, etc. are your responsibility. Probably, it would be a good idea to bring a six-pack or your favorite libation to share at the fish fry but that's entirely up to you. There are plans in the works for a power point presentation on fishing the Big Lake as Lake Calcasieu is referred to by the locals. Hopefully, this will give you some alternatives if the Reds have left the marshes. A Captain's Meeting and boat assignments will follow the presentation. Although this is a fly fishing trip nobody is going to be a damn purist out there. Bring some conventional tackle with you if you'd like. Believe me when I say, the Cajuns would rather Catch and Grill than Catch and Release.

    Check online for length and creel limits – they're different than Texas. The same holds true for your fishing license. You can't just go to a local bait shop or Academy and buy your license. You need to look into it NOW not when you get to Louisiana. Don't quote me on it but I think a one-day Louisiana saltwater fishing license is $17.50. In addition to that you must also obtain a one-day basic fishing license which is $5.00. For Texas seniors, who are 65 years and older, there is a Reciprocal Agreement with the State of Louisiana. A Texas resident, 65 years and older, may fish throughout Louisiana's public waters - both freshwater and saltwater - if they possess any type valid Special Texas Resident Fishing License for Seniors issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Want to sign up? Got questions? Call or e-mail me~
    Skip Donovan
    c: 713-822-(zero)(zero)69
  • 2015 freshwater outings:

Trout in the Classroom

For the forth year, Texas FlyFishers of Houston is proud to announce our support and association with the Katy Independent School District for their involvement in the "Trout in the Classroom Project". 'Trout in the Classroom' is a world wide project, with participation by:

Scribbled, January 11, 2015

Padre Island National Seashore Trip

Here is the summary, so there is no need to read further:
  • 1. 7 of us made the trip
  • 2. We caught some fish
  • 3. It rained
  • 4. Travel was relatively easy
  • 5. A good time was had by all

Updated, October 21, 2014

Conservation Committee

This is a copy of the presentation made to the Texas FlyFishers by Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez, Jr., CCI at the club’s September General Meeting, September 30, 2014.

Fly Fishig in South Texas

Dr Rameris website.

Copyright 2014 Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez, Jr. All Rights Reserved

posted, October 02, 2014

Dates and details for the Texas FlyFishers Education Programs and Courses scheduled for the coming 2015 year have been posted.

Posted, August 24, 2014

George Sutherlands cut throat

Club Stuff

Pay your dues with PayPal

Membership dues for Texas FlyFishers cover the Club fiscal year - from 01 July through 30 June - so if you haven't already done so it is time to renew. Our dues have been unchanged for the last fifteen years and this year we have added a PayPal membership dues payment option for those of you that prefer the convenience of electronic payment. You do not need a PayPal account to use this feature and can pay with your credit card. Using PayPal means that the club website does not have access to any of your billing information. If you are not comfortable with electronic payment systems please use the conventional SnailMail option. See the Membership page for more details.

Club Meetings

Club Meetings are held at the Bayland Community Center in Bayland Park on the last Tuesday of the month starting around 6:30 and over by 9. The Harris County District 3 Bayland Park Community Center is located at 6400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77074. The phone number at the center is (713) 2081-9951. To find the community center within the park download and print this Bayland Park map. For directions, go to this Interactive Map and Directions site.

posted 17 July 2008

Executive Committee Meeting is at The Goode company (Up stairs)- The second Tuesday after the monthly meeting, starting at 6:30. The Goode Company, 10211 Katy Fwy Houston, TX 77024. On the south side of I-10 between Voss and Campbell.

The membership is encouraged to attend.

This meeting sometimes floats to accommodate work schedules. Check with a committee member before attending.

updated 03 August 2014

You can buy Official Texas FlyFisher shirts at The Store

posted 20 August 2011Responsible Fishing Bone Fish

Other Stuff

An interactive map of places members of the Texas FlyFishers have fished.

Link to TFF Fishing Map

If you have a place you have fished and would like to share it with the membership, please feel free to do so. Please note: This is a location and accessability map, not fishing reports. Reports go elsewhere in the forums.

If a location already exist, do not add another. ie Back to reports in the forum.

Instructions on how to enter your new locatin should be on the left hand column. If you have problems please contact Me the administrator and I will try to find out what is wrong. Please be as detailed as possible, I'm not a mind reader.

Texas River Guide from TPandWDTexas River Access

"There are 3,700 named streams and 15 major rivers that meander through 191,000 miles of Texas landscape. These vastly important aquatic ecosystems play a major role in protecting water quality, preventing erosion, and providing nutrients and habitat for fish and wildlife. Along the way, water that eventually flows into seven major estuaries, supports over 212 reservoirs, countless riparian habitats, wetlands, and terrestrial areas. Each year Texas rivers and streams provide recreational opportunities to millions of Texans and visitors from all over the world.
The Texas River Guide provides river enthusiasts with an ever growing source for internet based information related to Texas Rivers. However, rivers are a natural resource that can be dangerous. When planning to recreate on rivers your individual skill level or the skill level of the least experienced person in your river party should dictate the level of river activities you should participate in."
The guide provides information on access to the rivers in Texas but it is not yet complete. Check it out at Texas River Guide .

Attendance: Jan 62.

Tues Tie Flyers

Tues Nite Tie Flyers

October 2015 Meeting

The speaker for October will be Rus Schwausch from Epic Angling Adventurers. ( Rus specializes in the operation of remote fly fishing Alaskan adventure camps. He has one camp which is a remote/no frills set up and a second which uses 2 man safari type tents and is less rugged. Several club members have fished multiple lodges and camps in Alaska & consider these camps the best of the bunch. So, come to the October meeting and hear about fly fishing in Alaska from remote locations, mingle with fellow fly fisherman & enjoy a relaxing evening - we would be glad to have you.

About the Club

The socail scene before the meeting begins.

The social scene before the meeting begins.

A Houston based non-profit organization associated with the Federation of Fly Fishers and dedicated to the promotion of fly fishing education, conservation, and outdoors ethics.

The Texas FlyFishers of Houston was founded in 1976 by a group of avid fly fishermen. Their objectives then, as ours are now, were to share their knowledge of fly fishing with one another and others who wanted to learn, to help in conserving our natural resources, to enjoy the camaraderie of fly fishing, and to have a good time doing it.

We have an active club with a full range of activities. There is something for everyone, from beginner to expert, from the very young to those who remember when all fly rods were made of cane, and for all skill levels, from those who haven't yet held a fly rod to those who can cast more fly line than you can buy.

Texas FlyFishers

Attendance varies between 50 and 70 each month.

Conservation Column

Responsible Fishing

posted, November 26, 2014

Catch and Release Flyer

posted, November 26, 2014

Recent Legislative Accomplishments in the area of Conservation.

posted, JANUARY 21, 2015