Guadalupe River January 1–3, 2010

January 1, 2010

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By Gretchen Neubauer

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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 helpful.

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Saltwater Outing October 2009

October 23, 2009

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By Mary Rohrer and CJ Vaughn

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The 2009 Saltwater outing was based in the Fulton/Rockport area. Fifteen TWFF members attended the outing and our home base was the Sanddollar Resort in Fulton. The resort made us feel right at home, they posted a TWFF banner at the registration office, what a nice welcome! The Sanddollar is a great choice for our TWFF event; they have large rooms with kitchenettes as well as campsites. It was nice that all of us were in the same place and right across the street from Fulton Harbor.

Rockport/Fulton area is the launching spot for great fishing for redfish in the skinny waters of the back bay environment. The Lighthouse Lakes and Estes Flats area are great fishing areas, and now very popular for flats boats and kayak fishing. Our trip was planned to venture out from the familiar, head across Rockport Bay to unpopulated St Joe’s island, and fish the more remote Fence Lake area from kayaks.

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South Llano River – Junction, Texas June 2009

June 12, 2009

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By Glenna Noret

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The cool waters of the South Llano River were a welcomed relief from the record heat that welcomed us to Junction. Once again, the wonderful folks at Dos Rios Best Western provided us with great accommodations and a great location for our Friday evening Mullet Mixer. A big thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for the goodie bags that were waiting at the hotel for attendees! As always, the Friday night Mullet mixer had won­der food and there were numerous requests for recipes. (Note: Make sure to get copies of those recipes to Susan Dymond for the next TWFF cookbook!) A short business meeting was held and Walter Curry of the South Llano River Lodge was able to talk briefly about the river and the best time to fish, then everyone made plans for the next day’s fishing.

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Gulf Coast Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave May 15–17, 2009

May 15, 2009

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By Lavene Jones

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Frances Hamm and Lavene Jones attended the 3rd annual Conclave of the Federation of Fly Fishers in Lake Charles, LA on May 15-17. It was a weekend of introducing TWFF to attendees and raising money for both Casting for Recovery and for our club, as well as attending classes offered in casting, fish fighting techniques, and fly tying.

Mary Rohrer was unable to attend but received an award in absentia for excellence in fly fishing and teaching activities. Additionally, Mary and Frances Hamm were elected to the Conclave Board. Once again, Frances was in charge of the Ladies’ Outreach Luncheon. It was great fun, with Wanda Taylor of Georgia as the speaker. She was the first woman to become a Certified Casting Instructor and operates a casting school and guiding service with her husband, Gary.

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Glen Rose, Texas April 24–26, 2009

April 24, 2009

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By Rozlynn Orr

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You’ve most likely heard the expression, “Older than dirt.” Well, Texas Women Fly Fishers have fished the waters that run over the dirt and rocks that are older than the dirt in that expression! TWFF journeyed to the land of dinosaurs to meet with strong winds, colorful “greenies,” and assorted sunfish, cats, spotted bass, and large mouth bass. We also ran into the infamous fly fishing wizard, Al Crise, who shared techniques and magical tips for casting and fishing. He even gave us a great tip on how to economically put studs on our wading boots (to keep from slipping on that old dirt and rocks).

Al’s entertainment and education at the Mullet Mixer left all of us with food for thought and tips for our Saturday fishing. Jan Schonefeld was lucky winner on the “Fly Give-Away,” winning $55 and 43 flies! That should fill her fly box and put a grin on her face!

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Fly Fish Texas March 2009

March 1, 2009

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By Sheila Anderson

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Texas Women Fly Fishers were well represented in Athens at Fly Fish Texas. Let’s all thank the following women for volunteering their time for our service: Rozlynn Orr, Frances Estes, Glenna Noret, Mary K. Janco, Jan Bates, Debbie Price, Sheila Anderson, and Karla Grimwood. We sold flies, cookbooks, chums, and took monetary donations for Casting for Recovery®, and earned nearly $500. Fly Fish Texas has historically been one of our best public fundraisers benefiting CFR, and this year was no exception.

At this all-day event, anglers from novice to expert, including two of our own—Jan Schonefeld and Carolyn Vierheller, gathered at TFFC to celebrate the sport of fly fishing. One could learn the basics of fly tying and casting, then fish for rainbow trout in on-site ponds and streams. TPWD held seminars and demonstrations led by fly-fishing professionals. Fly-fishing clubs from across Texas were on hand to help anyone who wanted to learn or improve existing skills. TWFF had volunteer casting coaches working with Al Crise, FFF Master Casting Instructor, and also with a handful of FFF Certified Casting Instructors. We were given the opportunity to learn to teach from some of our state’s best casters.

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Broken Bow, OK February 2009

February 13, 2009

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By Sheila Anderson

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Broken Bow in February? Some thought it would be too cold, not as good as in November. While November has traditionally been the month to fish for trout in Oklahoma, this outing was excellent! The weather was mild, not as cold as it could have been. Not as cold even as the week before the outing. And, there weren’t as many people fishing in February as in November. We practically had the place all to ourselves – we needed the space. There were over 40 people at this outing!

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Lake Texoma December 5–7, 2008

December 5, 2008

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By Rozlynn Orr

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Eisenhower State Park was the setting for the Texas Women Fly Fishers and the Red River Fly Fishers joint outing, December 5–7, 2008.

As the group rolled in from the great state of Texas, we met up in the recreation center at the park. Mary K. and Jack Janco had readied the rec center and it was fully decorated with lights and a Christmas tree (I don’t know how they had time to do all of that!) Jack also ran a shuttle to the Grayson County Airport to pick up our fearless leader and pilot, Mary Rohrer. Our Mullet Mixer was a feast of winter hearty dishes and the appearance of new members, Karla Grimwood of Ft. Worth and Carolyn Hill of Plano. Both ladies fit in with our group like the missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. We are all glad they were able to join us! Red River Fly Fisher members, Janet and Dick Freeman were also on hand to help with the Mullet Mixer.

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Medina River Outing October 24–26, 2008

October 24, 2008

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By Glenna Noret

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The TWFF finally made it to Bandera and the beautiful Medina River. No Ike to stop us this time! The weather was crisp and beautiful, and the water was cool and crystal clear. This year’s drought limited our fishing to wade fishing, but the numerous low water crossings and access at Muller’s Ark gave everyone plenty of opportunities to test their skills against perch, bass, and catfish.

Mike and I checked out the wade fishing Friday morning. It was a little cool and we chose to use our waders. Probably a good choice since the temperature was in the high 40s! Although we had scouted out every low water crossing between Muller’s Ark and Medina, we only fished at Muller’s Ark. We caught a couple of small perch and one bass before Kelley Kazura joined us. Kelley caught a couple of small bass within the first 30 minutes of fishing before she decided she needed to warm up since she wasn’t wearing waders. Roz Orr and Frances Estes got there Thursday evening and fished Muller’s Ark Friday. Roz landed a really nice bass off the dock. Betty Burleson and Linda Love also were there early checking out the area and doing quite well in their fishing efforts.

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South Llano River July 17–19, 2008

July 17, 2008

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By Cynthia Sudds

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Junction Texas and the lovely Llano River supplied everyone with a beautiful weekend of fishing and friendship. The town opened there doors to TWFF again and everyone had a great time.

Friday started out shaky when it was discovered the park we all normally meet at on Saturday was closed due to bridge construction. Mary worked her magic to get the word out to just about everyone about the change in our plans. Dos Rios was gracious enough to allow us to use there conference room again to all gather together. Rick Wilson of Fredericksburg came out to join everyone at the Mullet Mixer and give tips on fishing and kayaking the Llano.

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