New Braunfels Expo this Sunday, can use your help.

September 27, 2013 General News No Comments
Texas fly fishers, the New Braunfels fly fishers are hosting an awesome event this Sunday, and could use our help.
The Expo is from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. If you can help out the club and event, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please let myself and Dan know if you can help out.
Thank you all,

Entomology Class hosted by Rob Woodruff.

September 26, 2013 General News No Comments
ENTOMOLOGY for FLY FISHERS, October 26 & 27, 2013, Broken Bow, OK. A course designed for all fly fishermen, gives an overview of the invertebrates, both aquatic and terrestrial, that are of importance to the fly angler. Warm-water and cold-water environments are included. Topics covered include sampling techniques, identification of both larval and adult stages and simple biology of the species. The ultimate goal of the class is for the angler to develop the ability to equate in-the-field observation to fly selection and construction in order to achieve success.
Beavers Bend State Resort Park, Broken Bow, OK
October 26; Noon to 5pm, Three Rivers Fly Shop
October 27; 8am-11:30am, Mountain Fork River
Tuition– $75.00, Registration Deadline- Monday, October 21.
Contact me or Three Rivers Fly Shop (580) 494-6115 to register.
This will be the only opportunity to take the class on the Lower Mountain Fork until October 2014. Late October in Southeastern Oklahoma is a great time with crisp mornings, autumn colors and spawning Trout. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Rob Woodruff
Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide

22nd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival

September 26, 2013 General News No Comments

Texas FlyFishers

Houston, Texas

September 23, 2013

 

Dear Fellow Fly Tiers,

On June 6th, 2013, we lost a good friend and fly fishing mentor, Dr. Ed Rizzolo. While his contributions to the fly fishing community are many in number, perhaps the longest lasting and most notable of these may be the Annual Fly Tying Festival sponsored by the Texas FlyFishers of Houston.  Out of respect for all he taught us and in keeping with our everlasting memory of “Doc”, I would like to let you know we will continue the tradition with the 22nd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, on Saturday, February 1st, 2014. The event will once again take place at the Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Around the first of November, we will send out invitations and with more complete information about the event but, we wanted to give you a heads up so you could start making plans and also help us get the word out.

This year’s featured guest will be Charlie Craven, owner and president of Charlie’s Fly Box fly shop in Arvada, Colorado.  A longtime South Platte River guide, Charlie has been a commercial fly tier for over thirty years, an excellent photographer and the author of two books, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying and Charlie’s Fly Box.  Charlie is also the “Fly Tyer’s Bench” contributor to Flyfisherman Magazine.

Over the years, the Festival has grown into one of the areas premier events, consistently attracting the top fly tiers from all over the country. This event could not be the success it is without the participation of tiers like you. If you know a tier who might like to attend the event but, might not be on our mailing list, please contact me at Christopher.sumers@Halliburton.com . With your support, we hope that the Festival will continue to grow in size and reputation and that you will once again make plans on being of a great event.

Regards,

Chris Sumers

Event Chairman

Red Fish Rodeo

September 26, 2013 General News No Comments

Texas FlyFishers of Houston
RED FISH RODEO

When: November 8th Thru
10th, 2013
Where: Rockport / Port Aransas, Texas
Start/End Time:
Saturday 5:30 am – 4:30 PM
Trip Leader: Mike Graham & Mike
Quigley
Phone: MG 832-298-3855 – MQ 713-213-8150
e-mail: mgraham-rrsm@comcast.netmfquigley@yahoo.com

Trip Description: 27th Annual Red Fish Rodeo we have checked
the
tournament and event schedule for Rockport/Port Aransas area and
it
looks like our date October 19, 2013) is a go is now November 9th. I
am
anticipating this years outing to be very well attended as we will
be
inviting members from the Alamo, Austin, Central Texas, Montgomery
and
Rockport Fly clubs as well as the salt fishers from the Texas
Federation of
Fly Fishers. Friday night we will hold the Captain’s
meeting at the Drifter’s
Resort to go over the rules and conduct for
our event. Saturday night The
Texas Flyfishers will serve up some
hot’-n-good mouth-watering Bar B Q for
supper for all to enjoy.
We’ll also have some new-age acoustic Bluegrass
Americana music
scheduled for Saturday night while we get to know each other and share
a few cold ones! As always we will have some really cool
Division
Awards for the winners (Largest Redfish – Trout – Three Fish
Slam)
and wonderful door and raffle prizes for all of the lucky attendees
to
partake.

This year we are also arranging Cabins and Bungalows for
those of you
who wish to stay for several days. I will ask you to keep in
touch
with our website’s forum to keep knowledgeable on all of our
plans.
Keep checking right here for Outing updates. The Drifters Resort
for
now is planned to be our tournament center. We are asking
that
everybody RSVP so we’ll have an accurate count of those who wish
to
attend. The Cost for all of this is only $45.00 pre-event (thru
Pay
Pal) or $55.00 at the door (Friday night). Separate lodging cost
will
be posted on the website as they become available.

How to
sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the
monthly
meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form
here. Required Waiver of
Liability, filled out and signed, along with
emergency contact
information.

Cost: See above plus you may want to
help your boat driver with a few
dollars for his expenses.

Directions:
The Drifters is located just south of Rockport on Hwy. 35
as you head for
Aransas Pass.

About the area:YOU KIDDING ME! Fish everywhere. World
class redfish
and trout over vast grass and sand flats. The jetty action can
be fast
and furious.

Important items:
• Member dues are
current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with
emergency
contact information. ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change
of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water,
snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses

First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:

Recommended
Flies:

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip
leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy
up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking,
inform the trip leader of your
float plan if planning to fish alone or longer
then the designated
times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site.
Inform the trip leader if
you will be launching in a different place.

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