March has had a speaker change…
Our speaker will be Russell Husted, and he will be
telling us about the state of the Fly Fishing on the Brazos
River. Russell has been the President of the Fort Worth
Fly Fishers and was the founder of the Texas Council of
the IFFF and its first President. He is well known to all
of us in NorthTexas Fly Fishing.
We of the DFF have had a long history of Brazos Fly
Fishing. Before they stopped doing Hydro releases from
Possum Kingdom, the Sandy runs in the spring on the
upper river would empty several buildings of fly fishers
headed to the river. Camp sites up and down the river
would fill and a great fishery was explored. The new
River access points on the lower section of the Brazos
below Lake Whitney is renewing its interest to fly rod
enthuses and ‘Yaks for transport are a big part of that
change. As many of us have abandoned doing very much
on the Brazos other than a few stripers and planter trout
up by the Possum Kingdom Dam, this presentation will
bring back memories of great fishing trips and campouts.
We will learn about this new fishery on an old friend of
a river perhaps as well how the older fishery on the upper
section is doing. Russell is a very active fly fisher, and
has fished everywhere in Texas. His encyclopedic
knowledge of our waters will be great to hear about.
Russell can fill us in on how the entire river fishes.
If Russell has time, we might get a few hints about the
great fly fishing joint outing in July to the Southfork area
of Colorado. This is a tradition for the FWFF, and our
folks have been joining this trip more in recent years. It
sounds like a great way to get some quality fishing in at
a reasonable price on some great water. So come to the
meeting and hear all about