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September Fly Fishing in Texas – A Look Back

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Seems a good enough time to take a look back into the archives and see what was going on in Texas the last few years, and maybe learn a little from where we’ve gone to get where we’re going in the future.

2014What Do You Get When You Cross Tom Joad & The Big Lebowski?

2013Monday Morning Labor Pains – Deaths on Lewisville Lake Alabama Moonshine Gerald Swindle and more …

2012Happy Labor Day to TFC Readers!

2011 – Howler Brothers Ones To Watch

2010Colorado Reservoir and to Gunnison Plus Taylor River INCLUDES GREAT VIDEO (if I do say so myself – N/A on YouTube)

2009Loy Lake Fly Fishing Outing Yields Warmouth and Bass!

2008Hurricane Ike Without Tina – Still a Bad A…

A Look at the Spring Collection from Howler Brothers

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Not only do the Howler Brothers rock my ears with their band Wrinkle Neck Mules, these guys are also rocking the fly fishing fashion scene with clothing styles, fabric styles and an attitude that had been sorely missing from fly fishing until they came along.  Their clothing make me feel, on the outside, the age I feel on the inside. Call it a clothing fountain of fashion youth, one that harkens back to my teenage obsession for Lightning Bolt surf boards and clothing. But it doesn’t end there. Howler Brothers clothing is of the quality we expect as fly fishers – tougher fabrics and stitching, superior color sense and edgy design. What more could the young-at-heart want from their threads?


This collection was inspired by trips to tropical destinations in search of surf, hard-to-catch fish, and plenty of adventure. Throughout the collection, there are two resounding themes:  “Dawn Patrol” and “Constellations”. Dawn Patrol, symbolized by the rooster, harkens to early morning sessions of surf, getting out on the water before anybody else, getting that fix in before the real world creeps into your day. The theme of Constellations speaks to the incredible night skies that only become visible when you are someplace away from the big city, someplace wild and fun. We have added 5 new styles of shirts, 4 new styles of shorts and boardshorts, a new t-shirt collection and 20 new hat styles.  Plus, there are some killer new designs of Howler favorites like the Gaucho Snapshirt and Bruja Boardshorts.

Incredible gear for passionate pursuits. Surfing, Fly Fishing, Adventure. HEED THE CALL

I Get a Kick Out of These Mules – It’ll be a Howlin’ Good Time Texas!

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Many of you may know that the Howler Brothers founders also make up 3/5 of the band Wrinkle Neck Mules. We are excited to announce a run of shows in Texas coming up next week. It’s rare that the band makes it out this way, so don’t miss out!

November 13th- Austin- The Roost

November 14th- Houston- Continental Club

November 15th- Dallas- The Prophet Bar

Head over to wrinkleneckmules.com for more information and show details. For those of you new to the band you can learn more on the Howler Blog. Plus, we have a free 15 song sampler over on the Wrinkle Neck Mules Bandcamp.

Head over to the Wrinkle Neck Mules Facebook page to enter to win a free pair of tickets and a Howler x Mules prize pack! To enter just share the post and enter your city (Austin, Dallas or Houston) in the comments section. We will randomly select winners to all three shows on Wednesday the 13th. Good luck!



Monday Morning – Belt Hangovers For Everyone!

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Welcome to your CYBER Monday morning wherever you are, however you got there. For me, “there” is still in Houston this morning, and back to North Texas by this afternoon is where I’ll be.

I tell you what, the holidays seem to leave a little more hanging over my belt every year even if this last few days did include several miles of walking the Galveston Bay and Ship Channel topped by a (what I thought would be a relaxing) trip to my parent’s church yesterday morning in The Woodlands. Oh no, a church service at the Woodsedge in The Woodlands is a rock-and-roll affair with thirty minutes of standing, singing hands raised.

My hands, by Sunday morning, would only raise high enough to get a grip on the chairs in front of me so that I could lean in for support. Ten miles of muck wading and sand walking in the previous two days had left my legs worn, and standing still was the last thing you do in the muck – you’ll get stuck.

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Time to Hibernate, Contemplate, Arbitrate Pontificate

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The homestead is dark and warm. The heat’s turned up since the significant other is out on the road peddling Cimarrona, and I just poured a frothing cup of coffee as the clock’s about to strike one. It’s amazing the froth you can get on coffee when you’re awake enough to pour it from twenty inches altitude above the cup.

There’s no reason to fish right now unless you need to test your weather meddle. It seems more like time to put on that top layer of fleece, roll up the collar, roll up the buff, pull down the hat and squint out at the TV. It seems like a good a time as any to embark on the official Texas Fly Caster Christmas Fly Fish Wish List for this year as well.

I would hate to just throw everything out to shoppers all at once, but I think we can perhaps take a new tack, a head-to-toe dressing of the fly fishing addict. So let’s start at the head.


CIMARRONA Hats and Accessories still sells a lot of the Angler Hat which I designed three years ago just for fishing enthusiasts who want to wear ballcaps all year long, but need to keep their heads warm when it turns cold. I saw the original design, I think from Simms, and filed it away until it came back to me more full developed … functional. The fact the Angler also works for women as well as men is a bonus, and I am encouraging greater production of feminine colors to bring the style and comfort to the female fly fishers I have come to know, and fish with, lately. One of coolest things about these warm hats is the fact they are all one-of-a-kind hats, wearable art if you will. You have the opportunity to purchase Cimarrona hats locally, at Curiosities in Dallas (Lakewood), Sleeping Lizards in Denton, and contact me for stores carrying Cimarrona in Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Hampshire. I guarantee this hat to keep your head warm, and I guarantee the durability of the hat … I have connections.

HOWLER BROS Disco BeanieAt the other end of the spectrum, but still close to home, is the new run of hats at Howler Brothers. Classic shapes, like the “Disco Beanie,” and colors are the signature look for Howler Brothers winter 2013. Howler Bros started pumping out new fashions this fall, which they haven’t done a lot of in the past, and we are so much the better for it! I’ve been buying and wearing Howler for awhile, and it looks good and holds up after real use.

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