36th Annual Houston Fishing Show: March 2-6

The annual Houston Fishing Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center started yesterday and is running through the weekend. There will be guides, tackle retailers and manufacturers, boats, seminars, and much more. Stop by to burn some time and/or money. If you’ve never been to the show then it’s […]

The topic seems to rise annually as the doldrums of a harsh winter, by Texan standards, begin to set in and anglers’ recollections are of warmer times and better fishing. Every winter the great debate is regurgitated in some form or fashioned by those, myself included, whose hope is to […]


How to Make Glass Bead Eyes

I’ve been asked several times lately how I make the eyes on some of the flies you’ve seen posted here lately, so I made a video. The camera was out of focus because of bad lighting in the room but it still gets the point across. The eyes are very […]

Here’s a few other flies I tied up last week. Still need some work to get them looking nice and clean, but not bad for first attempts. I’m headed to the Coastal Bend this weekend so hopefully I put a few of my recent creations to the ultimate test: whether […]

If you just woke after a long state of cryopreservation, i.e., frozen in time, and were placed on the water you’d never know its mid-February here on the Texas coast based on the weather and conditions. I don’t think anyone could have predicted that the water temperatures would be warm […]

To say that the fishing has been slow, since the back to back artic blasts hit the Texas coast over the last two weeks, is an understatement. It has been downright monotonous and by all accounts the fish have been extremely indolent. The definition of insanity is doing the same […]


Fly Tying Fest, No Fish Kill, and Couple Unproductive Days on the Water

I went to the 19th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival this weekend and had a good time. Plenty of people made it out despite the horrible driving conditions just a day prior. Learned to tie a few new patterns and some tricks that I will blend into some […]


19th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival

The Texas FlyFishers is putting on the 19th Annual Fly Tying Festival at Bethany Christian Church, located at 3223 Westheimer on February 5 , 2011. The doors open at 9:00am and the event will run until 4:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students and Seniors and, $15.00 […]