Texas Trout
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Notice of GRTU Chapter Meeting, 14 November 2015

Location – CRCC Building, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX  78133


9 AM – Social Hour

10 AM – Business Meeting

11 AM – Presentation – Spencer Seim – The secret waters that few fish in New Mexico. He will also talk about and show how he uses lost techniques of fly tying to tie some of the most beautiful flies you have seen and show you how to use these techniques in your own fly tying.

12 PM – Catered Lunch ($12.00 per plate – money goes to support conservation projects)

12:30 PM – GRTU Board Meeting

Atlantic Fly tying demo in the afternoon

Spencer Seim

Our speaker at the October meeting of GRTU will be Spencer Seim.  He will be discussing fly fishing in New Mexico and unique fly tying techniques he uses.  Spencer Seim is the owner of ZiaFly guide service based in Taos, NM.  Over the last 13 years he has guided his clients on some of the most unspoiled waters in northern NM, southern CO, and southwestern WY.  Originally from Lubbock, TX, Spencer spent a great part of his childhood in the Enchanted Circle in northern NM.  He began fly fishing when he was 8 years old, and tying flies at age 12.  Eager to get back to NM, he bagan working at Philmont Scout Ranch before he graduated high school.  He continued his work there through the 1990′s until he was hired on as a product specialist at Cabela’s.  He lived in Nebraska for a couple of years, but eventually followed his heart back to NM.  Spencer was hired on as a guide in Taos, NM in 2002.  He started his own fly company called ZiaFly in 2003, and has designed flies for several companies. He has attended the International Flytying Symposium, and the Fly Fishing Show in Denver.  ZiaFly transformed into a guide service in 2013.  Spencer began tying classic salmon flies in 2007 and began making his own hooks in 2011.  Spencer still lives in Taos, NM, and lives with his wife, Sophia, and daughter Olivia.

Check out one of Spencer’s unbelievable flies below!






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ATHENS—The angler who caught the first entry into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ground-breaking big bass angler recognition program and the organization responsible for Texas having a year-around rainbow trout fishery will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in June.

To be inducted is Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU), the largest Trout Unlimited chapter in the nation with more than 5,000 members. GRTU has been the driving force behind the development of a year-round rainbow trout fishery on the Guadalupe River, listed as one of America’s top 100 trout streams in 2013. TPWD studies show this fishery has an annual economic impact of $1.9 million on the local economy, but GRTU’s contributions go much further. The organization maintains a leadership role in conservation and development of public access to the fishery.
GRTU leases access points along the river from landowners and businesses and uses fees from anglers to pay the lease fees and purchase approximately 12,000 pounds of large rainbow trout for stocking into the river each year. These fish become public property and are available for anyone to catch. GRTU also funds scientific studies of the fishery and supports a number of educational programs for young people, including Trout in the Classroom and Trout Camp. The organization also contributes to such programs as Casting for Recovery, Reel Recovery and Project Healing Waters. GRTU also supports conservation efforts nationwide, working with other Trout Unlimited chapters.


Wanted – Old GRTU Newsletters!

We are trying to fill the gap in some of our archives of older newsletters. We have one from 1979, then a gap for all the 1980s. If you have newsletters that you would allow us to borrow to scan in to our archives, please contact me via email at president@grtu.org.