Around the Next Bend

by Michael Brown

Our winter weather has been typical for small corner of the world, torturing us with brillant spring-like days one day and a wintry chill the next. The high water levels have greatly diminished our current ability to enjoy the Canyon Lake tailrace fishery on the Guadalupe River, but have brightened our hopes for an awesome white bass run in the waters above the lake.

One of this winter's highlights has been to enjoy the company of fellow club members on a very impromptu trip to the Kerrville area to fish with Mike Andrews of the Hill Country Fly Fishers. The caddis and mayflies filled the air, the stomachs of willing fish, and our hopes for dry fly action. It was a day I won't soon forget, having looked at the pictures from both the morning and evening of the same day -- everyone looked tired in the a.m. but happily content just prior to the drive home. What a way to spend the day. I applaud Kim for his innovative way to share flies, without having to go around the next bend.

Trying not to include club management details in my writing is proving to be tougher than I imagined. But I think I will grow to like not having to do so. I will go only so far as to encourage everyone to check out our new website at I think it will be a great tool for everyone club member or not. If you have suggestions or comments, please let me know. (Okay, I feel better now, and will make a mental note to leave the bureaucrat at the office).

See you at the meeting and feeling otherwise ubiquitous.

Note: This column originally appeared in our February 2001 newsletter.

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