Tag: Houston fly fishing
Winter Wonders and Wanders on The Fly
Good morning. I can imagine you are probably enjoying the perfection of this dying year’s calendar, still off from work for another week if you’re lucky, and looking for a fish to catch – trying to get lucky. Well, the temperature here in Houston went over 80-degrees yesterday, and when I was checking with a couple of fly fishing friends in DFW, the temperature hit the high 70’s there as well. Amazing.
What’s not so amazing if you’re traveling, is the front that tailed out just over the Texas line? is looking like a hurricane formed over land. There’s a counterclockwise swirl of ice, snow and rain that looks like it reaches almost all the way to Canada – and it’s moving east. Brutal.
I hope Santa Claus was good to you yesterday, and you got whatever you wanted whether it was fly or not. I did get the missing piece of my Under Armour 4.0 (blizzard weight) long johns to cover this bag of bones, so now maybe it will get cold enough to use.
Plans for saltwater fly fishing, due to my open-ended work schedule, have been delayed until next weekend at the very least, so I can get back and hang one project, make the turn, and come back here during better tides. Sounds like a plan, right? I hear God laughing. Well, with this weather why not go home anyway?
I was able to get out to the neighborhood pond yesterday afternoon (walking distance), and entice some marauding bass into biting a tiny fly. There’s just something about fly fishing on Christmas Day … reminds me of surfing Encinitas on Christmas Day in another life.
In another month we’ll probably have a clear picture on whether Texas will have a winter this year, or not. If this year is like last, it’ll turn out without a winter, and with a torrential spring. We should be so lucky!
If you’re as dependent on seeing new information here as others are, you may suffer a little withdrawal this week, or not? It’s almost impossible to tell what this week will bring, and a little time off is deserved … by all, right? There’s still a lot to do in the Texas fly fishing world regardless of season, and there are opportunities being sent our way at the moment. So I can’t exactly say, “Stay Tuned,” and I can’t encourage you to tune out either! Whatever fly fishing you do, be sure to let me/us know about it, and have a great week!
For those who are a captive audience wherever you are this Thanksgiving weekend, please enjoy a look back at what turned out to be an epic year of chasing carp on Lake Ray Roberts, Texas. A look back at a year of recovery for me. A look back at how rough things were, and appreciation of all things, a Thanksgiving for how good my health now is. To say I don’t recognize myself from this March to this November is a bit of an understatement. But then, I certainly don’t recognize myself from, say summer 2015 to now either!
Enough about “myself” though! This long video (which you can FF at any time) is a way for me to close it out, create a document, and keep on moving; new chapters are already in the works. You may experience problems with video length / quality / streaming speeds — and there will be a lot of bandwidth chewed along with that dressing over the holidays!
If you do watch – THANKS! And if you don’t? Thanks anyway! I would rather not see myself on screen anymore, so you can keep me off screen by sending me “newstips,” and story ideas, and inviting me along on your trips — to DOCUMENT YOUR FLY FISHING (and other) STORIES for consumption by hungry fly fishers here at Texas Fly Caster. Operators are standing by!
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving tomorrow, and we’ll see you out there somewhere on Black Friday!
Bayou City Angler is hosting the screening of “Providence” tonight at River Oaks Theater in Houston. The preview, full of fantastic fly fishing and AK’s, should be enough to entice you, but if you need more – check out the items being raffled. Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle benefit Reel Recovery and Candlelighters.
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At the inaugural skiff gathering at MarshFly World Headquarters yesterday – Bayou Vista, TX.
The forecast? Mostly cloudy with a chance of something everywhere.