Fly Fishing the Lower Laguna Madre
Looking out from atop a skiff or wade fishing the flats of the lower Laguna Madre, you would think that you're fishing a flat in the Bahamas or Caribbean. Instead of permit and bonefish, quarry is popular Texas inshore fish. On May 21st Dr. Reynaldo “Rey” Ramirez, Jr. will present fly fishing the lower Laguna Madre. Join us 7:00p at the Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church, 6201 Broadway.
Bud Priddy Memorial One Fly Contest
You are invited to join us for the 2013 Bud Priddy Memorial One Fly Contest on
the Nueces River in Camp Wood, TX on May 18.
Registration for the One Fly Contest is located at Lindbergh Park in downtown
Camp Wood, TX. The entry fee will be $20 (plus a duplicate of the fly you
intend to use) which will include dinner, trophies, and door prizes at the Casa
Sifuentes Restaurant. A Mexican dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Trophy plaques
will be awarded in three categories; 1. Longest bass, 2. Longest perch, 3. Most
You will pick your favorite fly and all fish caught on that fly ONLY will count.
If you lose the fly the contest is over, unless you can get it back, then you can
continue to count fish. Once you lose the fly you can continue to fish, but any
fish caught on another fly does not count.
For accommodations check out the Woodbine Inn at 830-597-2310, the Nueces River
Motel at 830-234-3648, the Hill Country Motel at 830-597-3278, the Lost Canyon
retreat at 830-234-3250, or the Ledge Water Camp at 830-234-4178. If you have any
questions contact Lefty Ray Chapa at (210) 260-6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindbergh Park is slightly north of the main intersection in Camp Wood.
Registration starts at 7:00am. Fishing ends at 5:00pm with the results due at
6:00pm at the restaurant. Casa Sifuentes is located between the park and the main
intersection on the west side of the highway.
Dr. Basden “Bud” Priddy was one of the original members of the Alamo Fly Fishers
and grew up fishing the Nueces River in Camp Wood. Bud was very generous in his
knowledge of fly fishing central Texas and became known as the “Dean” of Hill
Country Fly Fishing. We honor his memory by holding this friendly contest every
One of the recurring requests during our monthly club meetings is how can we increase communication between members the other 27 plus days of the month? In addition to our website forums and weekly informal fly tying sessions we have added a Facebook fan page to our club. Here members can check outing schedules, share pictures, videos, your latest fly pattern, and use the medium to help bridge that monthly gap.
To join up simply visit www.facebook.com/AlamoFlyFishers then “Like” the page by clicking the Like button at which point AFF posts will start showing up in your Newsfeed. Hope to see you all on there and keep those fish stories coming!
[Editor’s Note: AFF would like to thank Kevin Archer for taking the initiative to create the Alamo Fly Fishers Facebook account. Thanks Kevin!]