The Guadalupe River outing’s home base was Rio Raft’s Event Hall
(located at the fourth crossing) on River Road in Sattler. Many of
the attending TWFF’ers stayed in the cabins and camp sites at Rio
Raft. Their facilities lend themselves to group outings.
The Friday night Mullet Mixer was
attended by about 20 folks. The featured speaker was Alvin Dedeaux.
His talk covered Guadalupe River fishing techniques and flies and
included information about good fishing spots along the river. Since
all the property along the river is privately held, access to the
river occurs via access points made available by landowners. Several
of these spots post requests for nominal fees for river access. All
in attendance found Alvin's presentation very informative and
met Saturday morning around 8:00 AM at the Event Hall and headed out
for the day. Several folks fished from Rio Raft’s river access.
Another group of TWFF’ers went to Action Angler to “raid” their fly
shop of #22 Zebra Midges, and they accessed the river there.
Unfortunately, even though we were equipped with all of Alvin’s
wonderful information, fishing on Saturday was tough. Diane Kunde
and I fished at Rainbow Camp. Diane hooked up a nice 12-inch rainbow
had arranged to have the Rio Raft’s Event Hall available to TWFF'ers
all day Saturday for those who wished to tie flies or rest from
their fishing activities...and we convened there as a group at 5:00
PM and then went to dinner at Rudy’s BBQ in New Braunfels, where
we enjoyed loads of BBQ beef, ribs, turkey, and sides. Then, after
everyone was stuffed, Sheila Anderson conducted a very brief
business meeting on behalf of our President, Roz Orr, who was unable
Following dinner and the meeting, Diane Kunde and Jan Bates joined
me, along with my husband, Greg, and my mom, back at our RV at Lazy
L&L Campground, where we enjoyed an evening fire, some good wine,
As always, whether we are catching fish or not, TWFF members have a
great time together. I think a good time was had by all.