Our April meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm at the OSYC. We should have reports from our club trip out to one of our favorite Chandeleur locations and other fishing trips as well. Watch your email for further details and updates. See you there!
Here are a few recent photos from Chandeleur – another great trip – seems like we have had one of our best winters out there – old and new friends, great food, great fishing and great fun – many thanks to Todd for the photos.
A few photos from the January 23 trip out to Chandeleur. We’ve heard that Tim “abused” the speckled trout on their last morning. The fly in that redfish’s mouth was one that Tim and Mark tied the night before. Sounds like another great trip; fishin’, fly tyin’, and friends. Many thanks to Mike Arguelles for sending us the photos.
We really hammered ’em! – and these photos might suggest that the fish were every where. Not so! The weather was very foggy, cold and damp and we fished hard that first afternoon for no fish and one big dose of ice cold water down the back of my waders! Then we hiked for hours on the second morning with only a couple of fish each.
Things were looking pretty grim until we found “The Hole.” As they will do in the winter, these specks were all bunched up in a warm, deep hole and Rod and I caught one on nearly every cast with an occasional big red thrown in as well. Fat, big trout and one of the best trips we ever had!
Anita Arguelles and others present a beautiful Shadowboxed Tarpon fly to Read Hendon, Associate Director for the USM – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. The award was presented at our December party on behalf of theIFFF – Gulf Coast Council in recognition of the Lab’s leadership in marine research, conservation and education and our cherished relationship with them.
(update) – Our annual banquet, auction and raffle is held each January instead of a meeting. We always have a fabulous meal and silent auction of loads of great fly fishing gear, guided trips, art, artisanal gifts and a raffle for the TFO rod of your choice! All members are please requested to donate something for the auction as this is our only major fund raiser for the year with proceeds going to local conservation efforts. Come have a great time, help us do some good, and stay tuned for an update here and via email.
Your club email details for the banquet/auction are copied below…
(updated 02/04/17) Our February meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm at the OSYC. There are some great fishing reports and stories pending and winter trips yet to be scheduled. The current club email details are reprinted here for your convenience…
We have two separate events at the Biloxi Boat Show and need volunteers for both! On Saturday at 1pm we will be tying “safety pin” flies as part of a “Fishing Seminar for Kids” and on Sunday we will present an introductory fly fishing seminar at 2pm. We will need lots of help… watch your club emails for further details.
Our next Chandeleur trip is being planned for ~ February 23-26. We’ve had some of our best trips ever already this winter ( photos on the Fishing Reports page) so don’t miss out! Details from club emails are reprinted below…