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Fly fishing Port A
I used to live in Corpus Christi, Texas and would catch fish non stop.  However recently hurricane Harvey came through and destroyed much of Port Aransas and Rockport, and Huston got hit really b
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I live in North Texas (Erath County and work in Weatherford) and am going to East Texas for the weekend before Thanksgiving to stay at the in-laws by lake Palestine.  I fish in the Brazos below P
My Private Lake fishing report...!!!
So my brother who I havent seen in about 7-8years comes out to go Bass fishing with me in Texas for his birthday on a private lake Ive been trying to get on for close to two years... I use to belong t
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I actually haven't fished the SJ.....yet. I do hope to make it there either later this month or in early December for the first time. I am familiar with where the Texas hole is (on the map), have seen
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Can I refuse a man who caught a bass as big around as it is long? That was fast..thank you for doing that. This is going to be a good one. Sad part is I’ve caught bass considerly bigger than th
Hurricane Irma
According to the update on the news, we're expected to get a 10ft surge, along with the rainfall, debris, and whatnot. Will probably end up going to a hurricane shelter on higher ground. Actually now
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
I don't do any trout fishing in Dallas, Texas, but use soft hackles a lot on sunfish. Typically in rivers and creeks I fish a size 12 soft hackle as a dropper under a foam hopper. I am sure color does
Ordering Tying Materials
Some things are ok online. There are times though, when you will want to inspect what you are buying. An example would be buck tail. I bought several dyed bucktail online and was more than a little di
Any float-tubers out there?
I've float tubed in Florida and Texas, off and on, for about 20 years.  I've only had a round tube style, and it's suited me for all the places I've been with it. I've had a lot of people tell me
Fishing the San Juan River
Well that's good to know, I'll have to try and find Baetis Bend when I'm there. We have a couple similar tailwaters here in Oregon, and although most people use nymphs I've found the dry fly fishing
Project Healing waters
I work with the North Texas and Oklahoma PHW, and it can take a while to hear back from the local coordinators due to the amount of work that they do.  What part of the US are you in?   Blan
YouTube video links
There's a feller down close to Bryan Texas and I like his YouTube videos. Look up Fishtales. He and I have the same basic mindset as far as fly's go. Nothing fancy, but his fly's work! Check out his f
Surf fishing in Pensacola, FL area
Guides that won't cater to both fly and conventional anglers? That's odd. I know quite a few guides here and their main thing is to stay booked with whomever and whatever. Maybe Florida is differ
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
American wages
The jobs I've seen initially are in Brunswick and Portland. Advanced nurse practice or family nurse practice jobs. Wouldn't have to be ME but we would never move to somewhere like Florida or Texas.
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
The Eyes Have It
GC - I don't like using the UV stuff, but water-based acrylic paint doesn't seem to react chemically with anything else, so I imagine it'd work OK with UV. I used to epoxy all my saltwater heads, but
Largemouth Bass Weight Estimator
That's what Texas Parks and Wildlife noted in their study. Was mainly for catch and release contests where the fish are released immediately and not weighed. So far it's been good at estimating Bass i
March Flies From The Vise
I am relearning warm water fishing, too.  Trouting intensively since 1978, but lucky us, we have a nicely growing bass and TigerMusky fishery developing just 10 minutes from my kayak parking are
Fishing on the San Juan and one Big Brown!
Well this video was a few months in the making.  On my 2nd episode I met Joe out on the river.  We were both fishing the San Juan River and struck up a conversation.  He told me he made
Fly Knots
I used to tie a loop knot when I was spinning a Rapala.   But with the adoption of braided lines (super limp), I didn't need them.  When I got back into fly fishing, I fished with a guy in T
Getting caught with "protected species" feathers or furs ...
Just in case some of you doubt that you'll get caught with those feathers you picked up ...   It's not the actual authorities that are monitoring all these sites, it's the "concerned citizen" and
The Down Home Pride Swap
Texas-  I'll do a llanolope
Finally I caught a trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River!
Fish the bubbles...  It was super slow moving water, so I was fishing a streamer...  However he was still fishing a small midge, but dropped it down super deep from his indicator.  He s
Hello From Austin!
Maybe they are cultivating flying fish in Texas. Welcome to the site David.
Positive shopping experience
No affiliation to these folks, but I just got a couple of things from Tailing Loop Fly Shop (TLFS) on Ebay and I thought the experience was better than average for an online store. Placed the order on
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
Well, you have that fairly stiff 5 wt and you surely know how to tie flies. I admit I use sink tip line with my special wooptedo bugger that gets fish everywhere I use it when run deep, but a cone h
Clear Cure Goo UV Light Issue
This is the Clearcuregoo,com site registration information. Give Brian Carson a call.   Domain Name: CLEARCUREGOO.COM Registry Domain ID: 1561874081_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.
PMC Emerger
Here is info on how we tie a fishing fly that seems to be working on the trout feeding near the water's surface at a couple of local ponds. We first tried it on the Blue River in Oklahoma. Seem to be
Amazing temperature drop
Yea humid cold is much less comfortable than a dry cold is, I spent a couple years in east Texas and a little over 1 in TN.
Dumbell Fat Head Zonker
This has enough weight to use with a conventional or spinning rod and I use this fly to catch flounder in the Texas gulf with my conventional gear.  It is also a great fly to use with heavier fly
Crab patterns
Hi all,   I just moved to Texas and I'm interested in catching some Redfish.  A few weekends ago, I was out in Matagorda bay, and a small crab floated right past me, just beneath the water s
Waco Fly Fishing (& Tying) Club, Check Us Out!
I've been on FlyTyingForum, sometimes active & sometimes not, but often looking, for around 11 years. I belong to a club in Waco, Texas where we are trying to gain more more members and get more
Fly fishing in Lansing early Jan?
I've spent all of my life in Florida and Texas, so my experience fishing in the winter up north is nil.  I'm taking a business trip in very early January to Lansing, MI.  Will everything be
Project Healing Waters Donations
This is a request to all of you for sets of flies for Project Healing Waters to be sold at auction for our local chapter.    The man who has run the local chapter of PHW is dealing with canc
Ripped off! Very interesting, part 3 of the statute will be a $50,000 or so
100% Wool Fingerless Gloves
I have two pairs that I never use any longer.  Now I wear finger-less light nylon gloves for protection from the sun.  I save the wool gloves for that rare trip for steelhead up north. 
Dragon Flys
Mike,  It seems to depend upon where you are in the country..     Like you I have only very rarely seen a bass hit an adult dragonfly, but my friends in Texas tell me that it is a very
New to Tying, New to Forum (a few early efforts)
Howdy,   I got bit hard by the fly tying bug a couple of weeks ago and am now suffering from full-body paralysis ... I can NOT get up from the table!   In the space of two weeks I upgraded m
Flash Minnow Candy
 All around Cape Cod actually but I'm mostly familiar with the bay side of the cape and estuaries and east end of the canal when it comes to these little critters. I haven't fish out around the
I've got to vent ....
Thanks guys.     I consider myself lucky on this one.   My favorite conventional rods were stolen, but usually, my fly rods are in there, too.  Since I didn't have them in there, I
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
Bream is a common term here in the south It is? Oh ok I didn't know. I lived in south Texas for a while, but that's the closest to the "south" I've been. They do things a bit different in Texas t
First Annual Smooky Mountains Hook and Hackle
  Fly Fishing Museaum of the Southern Appalachians is hosting the first Smoky Mountains Hook & Hackle  event, a fly tyer’s weekend.   The inaugural event will be conducted o
28th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous-A Gathering of Tyers 11/4-6
[attachment=59423:ToledoBend.jpg]   Well I will admit that I DID eat to much!  LOL  The food was wonderful and everyone was so nice.  I really enjoyed myself and I am really glad t
Starters Package
The great thing about this is that the local leader of PHW has some of the stuff, I have some of it, and PHW program is going to purchase the rest or we are going to try and get it from FFF as a donat
Fall Erie Steelhead Swap
Mine are ready and I will get them in the mail in a day or two.  I hope they will do the job for you as I do not know that much about steelhead fishing since I am in East Texas!
Regal Revolution Vise...How many tie on them???
cheech,        I am leaning toward the big game head because I do live in East Texas so I will be tying flies for those big ole large mouth bass as well as pan fish and f
Baitfish Fibers
I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Kelly Galloup at the Texas Fly Fishing Expo a few week-ends ago.  He is a cool dude as well as a down to earth fellow!  Anyway duri
Breast Cancer Awareness Swap
OK Everyone! The flies went out this morning straight to a retreat in Arkansas/Texas on Oct 28th-30th. I sent J. Stockard another thank you and pictures of the flies. Since they were not sent to the "
Really Need Fly Boxes
Plano ... Made in Texas, if you care about stuff like that. Walmart ... hard to beat the prices, or the selection. Type in "tackle box" in the search bar and look at all the options.  Don't get h
U.S. wide fishing licence
I am not aware of a national fishing license per say but what do I know. I am from Texas and you must have a state fishing license if fishing in Texas waters.  Now if I fish the Red River wh
Who all has tied at fly tying shows / expos???
Well since I started this post I figure I would make a few comments.  This will be my first show that I am actually tying in so I am some what excite but I am also nervous as well.  My very
Liquid fusion for coating deer hair flies
Really???? I thought they looked fair...First time I ever tried that type of pattern.  They are for the Striper and Blue Fish Swap.  In all honesty though I really like Liquid Fusion I saw a
metered postage
We got a reprieve this week-end!!!  Friday it was a 107 here in East Texas but it is only supposed to be in the lower 90's this week.    It's been hot this summer but hey it August in T
I've been fortunate
Well since I have only taken up this hobby in the last 2 years I do not have any memories of fly fishing or fly tying to speak of.  I do have the memory of taking my son to my first fly tying exp
Favorite Hook?
In my area, nothing requires weight, really, since most of the water is rarely deeper than 12 feet.  I fish weightless and "Texas rigged".  I really like how the plastic comes off the pin an
Emu feathers
FWIW. I tied these probably 16 years ago when I received a bag of emu feathers from a friend in Texas who had a run in with one. The bodies are emu feathers wrapped and trimmed. Tails(except on the Du
2nd Annual Large Mouth / Small Mouth Bass - As long as it floats swap
add147,   Flies went out today! You should have them in about 3 days. I have a comedian for a postmaster. He said we don't want to bring any flies from Texas into Virginia!! LOL
Thread Used for Tying Hair Flies
And make no mistake about it, you can cut hair with 200den GSP, too.  I've never used Kevlar, and maybe it's worse, but the hair will slice under tension with 200den GSP before the thread will
been prowling the boards for a while...
My folk group performed once out in Avoca, in August.  That was just about the hottest place I recall ever being (and I grew up in Texas and live in Florida).  I did like Council Bluffs thou
How did you start tying flies? We all have a story . . .
Well I have been tying for over 2 years now.  Many of you here know that I mostly tie for the fun of it and I really do not sweat the small stuff.  I am pretty laid back so to speak and I am
FYI: iFishNews
Latest iFishNews is posted - [url=,-2017.html]March 6, 2017.[/url] Lots of recent videos, info on TRWD Fly Fest, Fly Fish Texas, and the Texas Fly Fish and Brew Festival! S
Anyone tying cicada flies?
Seriously how many a Cicada end up in the water? I've lived in Texas for 30 years at least and never seen one in the water let alone a fish take one..there are not a food source fish key in on......t
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