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Seize Your Moments! The Fly Fisherman’s Give-and-Take

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

I knew I had one of those landmark appointments yesterday, and I also knew there was a chance to plant another fly fishing seed at the radiologist’s office in Forth Worth. So I took one of my circle-hooked black-on-black Clousers, stuck it in a baby zip-loc and stuck it in my shirt pocket.

My doctor would not be so lucky as to be given this killer fly, even if he’s headed to Yellowstone this summer. Besides, this is a local fly. This fly was the real bait to bring a young fly fisher further into the light. In this case, he’s already seen the light, but I just wanted to make sure he had at least one silver bullet for this spring’s rabid largemouth bass population.

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Who Do You Follow? A Primer on Real Time Fly Fishing Information

| May 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Yeah, sometimes I do take for granted my fellow fly fishers have the same penchant for technology as I have – a big fat mistake.

Some of you have retired from technology, and some of you don’t think you can handle it. Well, you won’t be getting any viruses, or popup adds, spies or your kids giving you a hard time because you are suddenly cool. You can even avoid saying anything – known as LURKING – and just take in information that is meaningful to you.

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Meet the Depressed – Mainstream Media That Is

| August 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fun times watching the old mainstream media squirm as Jeff Bezos steps in to purchase the Washington Post, and begin the final turn from paper to digital – free online content, to paid. Make no mistake, good online content, at some point will cost YOU money to read online only. Or perhaps you will get a paragraph for free, followed by a click to the paid content (automatically debited a nickel or dime at a time. Let’s see … average 500 unique dimes a day here … awww, what would I do with an additional $20-thousand usd a year … take readers further, faster perhaps? Sounds like a good idea to me!

As a re-forming journalist (as in; I am changing my shape and stripes), I have been caught up in the death of newspapers for about 23 years now, and the death throes of paper news continue, with most of the smaller spasms (from small dailies) just about done.

With the beginning of change to large dailies the big TV networks take notice, examine their own navels and wonder if they are next to be bought by some internet mogul, some Mark Cuban type. Maybe so, but I think it will take a while longer.


Where this site appears to have made its mark is by striving to bring you along for experiences, and leaving you with the knowledge that you need to do these fly fishing things we want to do. After about six years of providing unique content – images, words and video, there’s not another website that specifically talks about fly fishing in Texas that provides a greater volume of content, or ranks higher than Texas Fly Caster. I hope you all still enjoy the free content, continue reading, continue commenting and continue providing ideas about stories on Texas fly fishing.

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Look What the Cat Dragged in on Monday Morning

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

NOTE – You know, every time I write a headline I am punished by the Google Gods for not including key words like “fly fishing,” “Fishing,” “Fly Fishing in Texas,” and the myriad of variations that send those spyders (think Neo and “The Matrix”) chewing through the Texas Fly Caster website. It’s so absurd that a site like “Texas Fly Fishing” – an abandoned site – sits atop the search heap just because it was born with a silver url spoon in its long silent mouth.


The flies are tied, and the plans are made for fly fishing with guests, family mostly, in Galveston later this week. If luck holds true, we should be able to hit the flounder run right on the calendar. I haven’t even bothered to check the solunar charts because when the window opens, like this one, there’s no choice but to jump out and do it.

This all means that I will be reporting from Houston for about a week to ten days, and if cards fall properly, we could also get some East Texas Houston area freshwater action as well. It’s all about work of course, as I scheduled some work in Houston about a week after turkey day. And it’s cheaper to stay than drive it twice. If you are in the Houston – Galveston area, and know how and where to fish; feel free to enlighten me either in word, or deed.

As I become more familiar with the part of Texas that includes Houston (pop. 6-million), I hope you enjoy another ride to a new destination, albeit one more populous, as I enjoy discovering it for us. One would think that in a huge land mass like Houston, with a huge population like Houston … that perhaps I could get a little help in discovering what matters most – fly fishing and catching fish in new places on a fly rod.


I would like to think readers have been with TFC since the creation of this site in 2007, but I know for sure that some of you have come along later in the childhood of this site. So, as I prepare for another trip to Galveston for flounder, some of you will see this as “new,” while others may lament “flounder again!” I simply find flounder to be a fascinating fish that defies expectations, and is absolutely positively susceptible to being caught with a fly rod on the Texas Gulf Coast. If they’re there, you can and will catch them with the flies, methods and knowledge you find here. I have given away some flounder flies, but I will show you what they look like in a short post detailing flies, and other gear needed for catching flounder on the coast. We will take a look at some of the scientific aspects related to catching flounder on a fly rod as well. The plan is to do a series of short stories on each aspect to consider before you go fly fishing for flounder. (I promise I will try to emphasize “short”).


We are going to forego the Friday Fly Giveaway until spring comes so that more people will be fly fishing, and make use of the flies. Then I can take requests for flies (that are working) to give away. I am going to have sales on products in the FLY SHOP starting now though. The current special is shown below.

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Three copies of Fly Fishing The Texas Hill Country remain in the “FLY SHOP” online store. There’s no shipping charge if ordered by the end of “Cyber Monday” a week from today.

Thanks for landing on this page this Monday morning from wherever you are, and if you are fortunate enough to enjoy time with your families this week – that’s a very good thing – and give thanks. Don’t be surprised to find a day or two with no new information on Texas Fly Caster, as I take time to visit, and of course fish. These are the times to check the archives by clicking on the “Popular Topics” words in the right column (those are actually article keywords), or by using the search as I described in a recent post. If you want real depth of information, read the new information and search the old information through those methods. And as long as I am Texas coastal, you can still contact me with your specific knowledge or questions that lead to more information for us all. I will be electronic whenever practical. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Friday Fly Fishing Giveaway – How About Something Different?

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

For those of you hangers on, and lurkers extraordinaire … this one’s for you. I have a handful of furled monofilament leaders that need to be used. Ever wondered what all the talk was about? Now’s the chance to have one of these for free, and see what a pure presentation looks like when it hits. Sure, I paid good money for these, and furled leaders can be purchased in the store, but that’s not the economy we find ourselves in, now is it?

furled fly fishing leader

Simply register here, and repost this, or any Texas Fly Caster story, on your facebook timeline and you score a Robin’s Custom Leader. You have until sundown Monday to complete your task. Not open to members already registered at Texas Fly Caster. REMEMBER – you have to repost something from this site, or the Texas Fly Caster Facebook Page.