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Heads Up Houston – Danny Scarborough Speaking at Houston Fly Fishers Meeting

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Brays Bayou along the concrete creek banks

A fly fisher I have learned from, Danny Scarborough, out of the Bayou City, will be the guest speaker at the Texas Fly Fishers of Houston meeting this Tuesday evening in Houston at the Harris County District 3 Bayland Park Community Center located at 6400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77074. Danny will be doing a presentation on carp in the bayous, and I imagine he will get pressed to tell his secrets on the Galveston Bay System as well.

Speaking of bay, Danny’s probably out on it right now – if you waited until Sunday to read. That will do well for us, as we head to the Spring area this week, and get ready for throttle up on Black Friday. I’d be lying if I didn’t say Houston – Galveston really has it going on. We’re just going to push the envelope a little bit, and see how much cold and/or how much bad weather these huge reds can take before they retreat. We should be in the area for about a week, and if you take away a day or two for family stuff, you know, like Thanksgiving (again!), we still should get two or three days in on the water somewhere.

Danny Casting in the Galveston Marshes Thanksgiving weekend 2012


If you are interested in fishing in the Galveston system next week, let me know. You can fill out the contact form, or text at 9 4 0 380 04 08. I’m looking for someone to show me to some Houston craft breweries.

Don’t Miss it! The Inshore Expo – Fishing Tackle Unlimited

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Tips, tricks and techniques for Fly and Conventional Anglers who like to keep it shallow.


Saturday, December 13, 2014
8723 Katy Freeway
10 am – 5 pm

Captain Rob Fordyce
Rob is a professional saltwater guide with over 30 years of experience guiding anglers for big tarpon as well as permit, bonefish, snook and many other saltwater gamefish. ONLY guide to have won all four major Fly Tarpon Tournaments in the 50 year history. Co- authored Tarpon on Fly in collaboration with Donald Larmouth. Rob also is one of the fly-fishing Captains on Destination America’s TV show called Silver Kings.

With Special Guests:
Captain Scott Null – guide, writer and outdoor photographer
Captain Scott Sommerlatte - renowned guide and outdoor writer. Scott is best known to most of Texas as a premier Fly Fishing Guide, but is known to the rest of the country as a spectacular outdoor photographer and writer as well.
Michael Harris – Member of Texas Fly Fishers & Pro Staffer or Jackson Kayaks



  • 11:00am: “Fly Fishing from a Kayak” with Michael Harris – Jackson Kayak Pro Staff and accomplished fly fisherman. He will also talk about tactics for shallow water fishing and showing off some of the NEW Jackson boats in the fall line-up.
  • 12:30pm: Fly Fishing Baja with Frank Smethurst. Frank has a ton of experience in the Baja region and is famously known for his video “Running Down the Man” about surf fishing for roosterfish. One of the best fly fishing videos you’ll ever see.
  • 2:00pm: Tarpon Fishing and Tactics with one of the world’s best, Captain Rob Fordyce. Rob is the only captain to have won all four major Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournaments in the 50 year history. He’s also the Co-author of Tarpon on the Fly and is one of the hosts for Discovery’s Destination America NEW TV show called Silver Kings.
  • 3:30pm: Freshwater Trout Tactics from Texas to the Rockies with Jake McKittrick. Jake is a long time guide and respected angler based out of Colorado who’s fished for trout the world over. He will discuss tactics to apply from the Guadalupe to the Rockies.
    Casting and Tying Demonstrations all day long!!
  • Whether you’re new to fly tying or an accomplished tier, you’ll be able to pick up some new tricks. We’ll also be displaying some of the New Enrico Puglisi material for the show.
  • Renowned rod builder Kenny Murph will be on hand all day to answer all your rod building questions. Great opportunity to learn from one of the finest robs builders around!


-Eric Kraimer (Simms, Scientific Angler, Buff, Abel, Ross)

-Darin Jacober (Sage, Rio and Redington)  Darin will have all his companies set up in a trailer outside the store near our casting area for customer to look over and try.

-Hughes Andry (Loomis, Shimano)

-Frank Smethurst and Jake McKittrick (Scott Fly Rods (New addition at FTU), Airflo Fly Lines (New Addition at FTU), Montana Fly)

-Banning Collins (TFO, Hatch, Waterworks, Winston and Umpqua)

-Mark Shelton (Tibor, Fishpond, Dr. Slick)

NOTE – If you fly fish and you are within range of the dominant, and only Houston fly shop, Fishing Tackle Unlimited, this is a great chance to hear from some guys I follow religiously – Scott Sommerlatte and Scott Null. Captain Null operates in the northern regions of the Galvston system, while you can find Captain Sommerlatte further south in Port O’Connor, Texas. Both are known for their fly fishing expertise, and you can certainly find their names here by digging through the archives (search box on right). And it’s a chance to visit with some of the factory reps I know, like the ever helpful Banning Collins and Eric Kraimer.

CCA Concert for Conservation with Hank Williams Jr. – May 17

| April 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

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The concert will be held at Sam Houston Race Park, located at 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064. Doors will open at 5:00 pm, with the first performance going on at 6:00 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Concert attendees are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but lawn chairs will also be available for purchase at the event. Get your tickets now, as we are expecting a big crowd!

Advanced Reserved and Advanced General Admission tickets can be purchased here.

4 Pack of General Admission Tickets for $99 can be purchased here.

NOTE – I’m not sayin’ the saltwater guys have more fun, but I’m just sayin’ …

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