Tag: Houston fly fishing

Monday Morning Sidewalk Slippery as He Double Hockey Sticks

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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North Texas Weather February 2015

Whoa. What a difference a day makes, doesn’t it? Here in North Texas, we’re frozen in and most everything is staying put – off the roads small or large. So, welcome home on a workday North Texas. And if you happen to be elsewhere, be glad you are!

The false spring got crushed here yesterday, as the temperatures dropped and the precipitation began leaving a pile of ice pellets that looks like it’s headed toward two inches deep as of this Monday morning writing. Continue Reading

Texas Fly Fishing Report and Fly Fishing Tips

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Gears are shifting again this week. Although North Texas is stuck in Granny Gear, there’s the Troutfest down on the Guadalupe, the action out in the Louisiana Marshes doesn’t seem to be letting up, and there’s a big FISHING SHOW in Houston, Texas, next weekend. It’s an awful website, but who cares? This will be an event to attend, not just read about.

It just so happens that show in Houston coincides with the Houston area sand bass runs that have already started – males first! I will be flying blind for that, but can’t avoid thinking about the salt … being so close to that action. I will also be checking local sand bass hangouts for signs of life starting this weekend – and letting subscribers know where, when and how to capitalize on these taco-sized fish.

If you take a little time to watch the video, you will hear talk about a new (new to me anyway) fly rod manufacturing “startup” called Marsh Fly. I had an extensive conversation with Steve https://www.facebook.com/Marshfly, and he has some exciting plans for creating fly rods for Texas Saltwater and much,  much more. The Marsh Fly website doesn’t look to be quite running yet.


  • - Information on the sand bass run in Houston area
  • - Information on fly tying for sand bass
  • - Clear Cure Goo tip for using their light

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, 


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.

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