A site for inshore fly fishermen and tyers.
We have received word from the IFFF that all of our paperwork has been approved and we now have the status of an IFFF Chartered Club. It took allot of work and I want to personally thank the officers for helping to get everything in order to make the charter status happen.
We have still allot of work to do in the coming year and I want to encourage all members of RGVFTC to lend their support and a helping hand as we move forward from this point on.
Thank you and congratulations…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on October 29, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments
The organizing committee has drafted a proposed constitution for the Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers Club. You will find the link attached for your review. Voting on the constitution will be on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop. To view the constitution visit the Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers Website (http://rgvftc.blogspot.com/) or click HERE.
Attached is the draft…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on August 9, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 27, 2013 at 10:03pm — No Comments
A few years ago, I stumbled upon an article in Texas Outdoor Magazine that covered fly fishing for flounder. The flies used were primarily clouser-style flies and the technique was a slow retrieve with a fast one-foot strip every so often. With that information I headed to the Arroyo Colorado on a misty Thursday morning and tried dredging the bottom with a then new 8wt Lamiglas rod and scientific angler intermediate line. The result that morning was four keeper flounder. Of course, I was…Continue
When we left the convention center I really had no idea what we would find which is the way I feel everytime I hit the beach. There is so much impredictability. You never know what the water conditions will be. Murky water, high winds, no birds, and you name it can make it difficult to find fish. This trip was an exception. The water was clear, the winds were tolerable, the birds were acting as beacons, and the fish were there. Our problem was connecting. Why? What did we learn?
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on November 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
We held our 3rd Annual One Fly Tournament yesterday. Twelve of our members braved the 46 degree morning to try and catch the longest total length of two fish (Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Skipjack). Honors went to Marcus Montalvo (53 1/8"), Mike Montalvo (52"), and Bill Shire (51"). Right behind was Jim Carey (50"). Abraham Benavidez caught a 52" limit, but didn't make the weigh in. He said he would show up again next time and would watch the clock.
I think fun was had by all and…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on March 5, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments
This spring the Laguna Madre Fly Tyers will hold their third One Fly Tournament on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The venue, of course, are the inshore fishing grounds of the Lower Laguna Madre from South Bay to the landcut north of Port Mansfield.
A maximum of three flies from a single fly pattern (e.g., clouser, deceiver, seaducer). I’m trying to decide whether it will be the “No Name Fly” or the “Whisper…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on December 16, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
I'm currently in New Jerzy and then head back to Texas via Virginia and Lake Buchanan. How does having a fly tying session on July 19th sound to everyone? I'll wait to hear from members and then work on finding a location.
Let me know by responding to this post.
My schedule in July is horrendous. I'll be out of town for most of it. If anything, we may schedule a fly tying class or a tournament toward the end of the month. We had talked about another one fly or kids' tournament.
Think about it and let me know what you really want to do then.
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on June 14, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments
I don't have a location or theme for the next fly tying session. I'll check this week with Larry or Mark and see where we want to have it. We had a great time at both locations and the events were well attended, even though, the last one worried me a bit.
I'll keep you posted.
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 17, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments
The focus of this class was to create flies that would work in the wind. The two flies that were tied met this requirement. Jack Keller taught us how to tie a simple, uncomplicated fly made of beads and a tail material. I think I saw all types of tailing material. (e.g., marabous, crystal flash, flashabou, flex floss) The bead was coated with either epoxy, buggaboo, or tuffeye material. I don't think one fly looked the same. We tied another using a tungsten bead for a head. A little more…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 11, 2011 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Larry Haines demonstrated the tying of a great little crab pattern. It was slightly above a beginner's skill level, but doable. Everyone at the session did a great job because from the finished flies, I couldn't see one that wouldn't catch fish, except for Larry's which was too perfect to put in the water.
This man wows us every time he demonstrates a pattern. Here's what I remember of the steps for this fly.
While others thought of Sunday as a good time to spend on the back porch turning fajitas and hot dogs, sixteen members of the Laguna Madre Fly Tiers were out on the waters of the Laguna Madre whipping their rods in hopes of casting to a huge red. Some of our fly tiers proved that they could catch fish. I left my notes in the office, so I'm going to try to recall them.
First place went to Brian Robinson with a total catch of 59 1/2 inches. I may have given him a half inch,…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on March 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
The next Laguna Madre Fly Tiers Tournament will be held on Sunday March 6th. You can fish the waters of the Lower Laguna Madre beginning a daybreak, but must be back to the meeting place by 2:00 p.m. We have usually met at Chili Willie's. As soon as I make arrangements, I'll let everyone know.
The entry fee is $10. We discussed making the entry fee a donation to the club, so I would like to hear from you if this is what we want to do. Jim Carey is trying to get us a good price on…Continue
At the last fly tying session, we had great interest in having a fishing tournament in early March. The tournament would be for all members of the Laguna Madre Fly Tiers. More than likely the tournament would be held on Sunday, March 6 or in early April. We need to hear if March is too soon or April is too late.
The tournament registration will be $10 payable prior to the tournament. More details on that later. The fishers should start no earlier than 6 a.m. and should meet…Continue
The date is set. Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. I'll try to line up the fly tiers for the session. Jim Carey has offered to tie a fly and I would really like for Marcus to tie the "Crabby Patty"; however his education is getting in the way of his passion. I know the feeling. If any one has any suggestions for flies, let me know.
Mark has arranged for us to meet at the Posada del Colorado Lodge in Arroyo City.
Let me know if you can attend by…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on January 22, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments
We met last night at The Shop and tied some awesome looking flies. Larry Haines, owner of Port Isabel's premier fly shop, taught us how to tie the Haines Pilchard. Again I don't mean to sound religious, but how many times in your life do you have the opportunity to learn to tie a fly where the master teaches you his personal creation.
I know what Larry means by applying too much buck-tail. My pilchard imitation looked more like an untrimmed, plump bass bug which will likely float in…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on January 13, 2011 at 11:22pm — No Comments
It seems that I am out of luck. I've had many opportunities to catch my first red on a fly, but for some reason I can't seem to connect. This morning every fly I casted was considered an atomic bomb. As soon as the fly hit, the fish took off to Iran or Afghanistan. The afternoon didn't appear to be any better. The wind picked up and I managed to draw blood on my cheek.
The only good thing was that I did manage to catch a couple of trout on day three of January. I heard some…Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on January 7, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments