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What's new as of October 30, 2014 - issue #383

Up Coming Events.

  • Damon 7 Lakes
  • November
  • Guadalupe River
  • Louisiana Marshes
  • December
  • Christmas Party Saint Arnold Brewing Company on the Tuesday 16th

Updated, October 30, 2014

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

Due to an extremely heavy work load, Matt Blyth has stepped down as chairman of the conservation committee. Many thanks and much gratitude to Matt for his efforts and concern making this world a better place for us to fish.

Mike Frankoff has graciously come forward to step into the shoes Matt left behind. They seem to fit perfectly. Mike attended his first board meeting tonight, he has some excellent new projects in mind and is very enthused. HANG ON!

Welcome aboard Mike.
Marcos Enriquez & the TFF staff.

Mike's bio will be posted as soon as he writes it.

posted, October 14, 2014

Hot Melt Glue Fly Systems

Will conduct a training session (refresh old & some new patterns) for all interested TFF members, including those already tying and familiar with the HMG Fly Systems process. If you are not yet a fly tier and/or want to learn more about tying flies with hot melt glue, you are welcome to attend as an observer. The meeting will be held at Bayland Community Center and will begin promptly, Tuesday evening at 7 PM to 9PM, Oct. 21, 2014.

Please bring the following:
  • Vise and tools
  • Light and a power strip
  • Hooks, scud and straight shank, size 10 thru 16. Salt water size 4 & 6
  • Thread 3/0, 6/0 & 8/0.
  • HMG fly tying tools & materials (if already in your possession)
  • Hareline Ice dubbing
  • Crystal flash (any color)
  • Grizzle Hackle, dry fly

Please RSVP so that I can arrange to have a sufficient number of tables and chairs. Also, indicate if you already have a HMG Fly Systems kit.

Joe Nicklo
HMG Fly Systems
11110 Vanderford Dr.
Houston, TX 77099-4662

See location map for directions to meeting.

posted, October 11, 2014

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

Louisiana Marsh Trip Update

Updated, October 21, 2014

Posted, August 26, 2043

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

Posted, August 24, 2014

Texas FlyFishers Fly Fishing Mini-Expo

Was a huge success. Pictures and comment are showing up on the forum...

Click here to view activities.

Updated, 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 2011

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: Sept.Forgot to count -

Tues Tie Flyers

Tues Nite Tie Flyers

November 2014 Meeting

Our speaker for November 2014 will be Danny Scarborough. Danny is the current State of Texas record holder for Grass Carp on a fly and will talking with us about fishing for carp and other species in our local waters.

So, if you are interested in learning about fly fishing for carp and other local species, if you are interested in watching some fine fly tyers before the meeting; or, if you just want to visit and mingle with others interested in the sport of fly fishing, come on by, you are welcome and 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.

Outing and Other Reports

Mini Expo - 2013

posted 28 August. 2013

Dr. Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival - 2013

posted 10 Oct. 2013

Jerry Brown Tarpon

Jerry Brown's Oct. Costa Rica Tarpon

posted 24 Oct. 2012

Harry  white oak bayou
Gathering at White Oak Bayou and Ponds - June 30, 2012"

posted 02 July 2012

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Creekside Hunting and Fishing Show

posted 29 June 2012

South Llano River - June 2012

Puck took pics.

posted 16 June 2012

Sunfish Spectactular

BIG 'gil
Rumor has it there was a 10 1/2 inch 'gil caught. Is this it?

posted 29 April 2012

Bridgeland Nature Fest

Texas FlyFishers at Bridgeland Nature Fest

posted 29 April 2012

David's early April, six jump "snag" from the Chama River below Abiquiu Dam about 8 miles from Abiquiu New Mexico.

Lemke and his 'snag'

Annual Fund Raising Auction

Shot of the live auction.

live auction

One of the tables in the silent auction.

silent auction

posted 16 April 2012

March Bayou Bash

White Oak Bayou

Catch of the Day - Jim Richards

Jim Richards and the catch of the day.

posted 17 March 2012

Guadalupe One Fly

Yellow May Fly

They went.
They saw.
They captured.

Isn't that suppose to be a river full of rainbows?

Whats this doing here?

Yellow May Fly