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Up Coming Events.

  • 2015 International Fly Fishing Fair, 50th Anniversary, Bend Oregon, August 13-15, 2015

  • Fair poster
  • June Windknots Newsletter

  • 2015 saltwater outings:

  • POC One-Fly Saturday, July 25, 2015 MFQ
  • Anahuac Flats Saturday, August 29, 2015 MFQ/Puck
  • PINS Friday, September 11, 2015 Sunday, September 13, 2015 Puck
  • RedFish Rodeo Rockport Saturday, October 10, 2015 MFQ
  • Louisiana Marshes Saturday, October 31, 2015 Skip
  • 2015 freshwater outings:

  • July' Trip to White Oak Bayou, July 11th
  • August Trip down San Marcos River with Kevin Hutchinson, August 8th
  • The San Marcos trip is on for August 8th and the river should be in great shape. The Memorial Day flood, as we all know, was epic and has changed the look of the river but Kevin has floated it a few times since then and all the major obstructions have been removed by either Mother Nature, the local paddling clubs or by Kevin himself and his trusty chain saw.
    If you have ever thought about floating the San Marcos this is the trip you should sign up for. The flow is great and the level has never been better. Kevin is planning on floating the section between Spencer Canoe / Shady Grove Campground down to the town of Staples. This is a long run but with the flow being what it is he thinks it will be perfect. Plans are to meet at Spencer Canoe at 8:00 am and run our shuttle by 8:30. Kevin will arrange the shuttle. There will be a $5.00 per car parking fee for each vehicle. Based on getting started at 8:30-9:00 we should be off the water around 5:00 pm.
    Each person that signs up for this trip will receive a brand spanking new leader, a dozen San Marcos flies (in a new fly box) and a special commemorative t-shirt, printed special for this event courtesy of Kevin. The fee for this unforgettable trip will be $20.00 per person. Kevin also has available three canoes and two, one man, sit on top, kayaks which he will generously rent at a deep discounted rate of $15.00 per boat. These boats will be available on a first come first serve basis but if they are all gone I have other sources.
    So, all you need to do is sign up now on the Texas FlyFishers website, then e-mail me to let me know what size T-Shirt you wear and if you would like to rent one of Kevin’s boats, I'll take care of the rest.
    Those signing up after July 31st will not be guaranteed flies nor a commemorative t-shirt. Skip Donovan c: 713-822-zero zero 69 skipdonovan1(at)sbcglobal(dot).net
  • Fishing the Sabine River, September 26th, 2015

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


June 2015 Meeting

Our speaker for June 2015 will be Jim Kelly, a fly fisherman and fly tier who fishes the Lower Mountain Fork River in Oklahoma more than 100 days per year and is a board member of the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation. His presentation will be about the trout fishery in the Lower Mountain Fork River and the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation that supports this fishery.


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