The Alamo Fly
Fishers Club hosted the annual Bud Priddy One Fly Tournament in Camp
Wood along the beautiful and clear Nueces River. The weekend's
weather was hot, hot, hot, even in the shade (100 degrees plus!).
The best way to stay cool and comfortable was wading in the river.
Finding a deep shady pool in the river was key. By noon, fishing had
slowed considerably. At day's end, we had an enjoyable meal at Casa
Falcone with all the participants and exchanged stories and fish
tales. After dinner, Alamo Fly Fishers announced the results of the
Our club did
great in the tournament! Two of our members, Annette Blythe and
Betty Burleson, won the honors of the largest bass and largest
perch! Betty caught a 9-inch bluegill wading in the Nueces by the
campground using a Cypert minnow. Annette was wading upstream of the
County Rd 408 crossing, using a wooly bugger she tied, and caught a
16-in large mouth bass along the cut bank. The third honor was given
to an AFF member, John Marfin, who caught an amazing 160 fish during
the day. (Gals, that is 1 fish every 3 minutes in 8 hours of
we returned to the Lost Canyon Retreat, relaxed on the front porch
of the Chama cabin (thanks to the hostesses!), and had a great fly
raffle. Jim Stephenson and Martin Pursch donated beautiful flies for
us to raffle. We had quite a variety and were able to restock our
fly boxes after the challenging weekend.
to the Alamo Fly Fishers for coordinating this fun event.
Congratulations to Betty and Annette on their fishing prowess. And,
again, thank you Martin and Jim for the flies used in the raffle. An
overall good weekend for all participants.