Chapter  Trout Unlimited Newsletter


P.O. Box 701864  / San Antonio TX 78270-1864  / (512) 261-4409 /

Published three times each year: January, April, October / Number 67 / October 2001

Editor: Richard Stanley ( / Contributors: Billy Trimble, Stacy Lynn Trimble, Bob Tuttle, David Schroeder,

Scott Graham, Doug Ming, Jerry Bennett, Hylmar Karbach, Ray Chapa, Scott Thompson

Meetings: Fourth Saturday of the above months.







George Spalding

(512) 329-8771

Carl Bohn

Shelley Marmon

VP Chapter Affairs

Ray Chapa Jr.

(210) 680-0912

Tony Corbett

Doug Ming

VP Fisheries

Scott Graham

(512) 847-6222

Oscar Dupre

Jimmy Moore

VP Membership

Scott Thompson

(830) 931-3900

Dave Gutweiler

David Schroeder


Karen Gebhardt

(830) 980-7580

Hylmar Karbach Jr.

Marian Tilson


Michael J. Scott

(210) 496-6911

Doug Kierklewski



Richard Stanley

(713) 784-0443

Ex Officio: Billy Trimble


TU Liaison & Mailings

Bob Tuttle

(512) 261-4409

Webmaster:John Oliphant



 Notice of Annual Fall Meeting

Saturday, October 27, 2001



(Just below Canyon Lake Dam on the South Access Road See next page for directions.)



MEETING SET-UP: 8:00 am (Volunteers Needed! And for Clean-up, too!)


CHAPTER BUSINESS: 10:00–10:45 am


PROGRAM: Ed Engle presents "Dead Drift Nymphing and Tailwater Fishing "

10:45–11:45 am

RAFFLE PRIZE: Sage DS2 Series 7’6” Four-Weight Rod and Reel Outfit from TU



LUNCH: 12 noon. $7.00. Beer, wine and sodas will be available for purchase. Donated desserts welcomed and appreciated!

IN-STREAM CLINIC: Ed Engle will teach"Dead Drift Nymphing and Tailwater Fishing." Limited space, $25 per person. (See additional details inside.): 1:00–3:00 pm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 3:00 pm (location to be announced)


Veteran Fly Fishing Writer

Ed Engle at October Meeting

Ed Engle, acclaimed outdoors writer and an avid fly fisherman for the past 25 years, will enlighten GRTU members on topics dear to their hearts at the October meeting: “Dead Drift Nymphing and Tailwater Fishing.” Ed has fly fished throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Chile, and in Europe for a variety of game fish species, with a special emphasis on trout.

      As a fly fisherman, Ed is especially interested in small-fly tactics and techniques. His small-fly fishing research has taken him to many of the West's famous tailwaters and to spring creeks across the country. He is also dedicated to fly fishing small streams and high country lakes for wild trout.

      Ed lives west of Colorado Springs, within 40 miles of the South Platte River, one of Colorado’s premier tailwaters, where he guides and instructs fly fishers.

      He is a prolific writer whose current publications roles include Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine, Small Flies Columnist for Fly Tyer Magazine, Bamboo Rod Columnist for Angler’s Journal, Outdoor Writer for the Boulder Daily Camera, and Columnist for

      His freelance magazine articles and photographs have appeared in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, Trout, Warmwater Fly Fishing, Fly Tyer, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Angler’s Journal, Sports Afield, Fly Fishing Magazine, and Gray's Journal.

            In addition, Ed has found time to write two books. Fly Fishing The Tailwaters is a how-to book about fly fishing for trout in the regulated waters that occur below dams (Stackpole, 1991), and Seasonal: A Life Outside is a collection of essays about 12 years spent as a seasonal employee in the U.S. Forest Service (Pruett Publishing, 1989).


Learn Dead Drift Nymphing and

Tailwater Tactics On the Water

October speaker Ed Engle will conduct a streamside clinic after the meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. on his presentation topic, “Dead Drift Nymphing and Tailwater Fishing.” He’ll also be glad to address any other topics the “class” has for him. Space is limited, and the “tuition” of $25 per participant is payable in advance. Register by sending your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, along with your $25 check payable to GRTU to: GRTU Clinic, c/o Stacy Lynn Trimble, 3601 Lovage Dr. Austin, TX 78727. (Registration will be available on the day of the meeting ONLY if space allows.)


 General Store for TU Logo Gear

The AGeneral Store@ at the meeting will again feature national TU logo goodies in addition to our GRTU logo items (see the ad in this issue for details). National TU offerings include Catch and Release logo T-shirts, coffee mugs, bumper/window stickers, lapel pins, and license plate holders. All proceeds go to GRTU.

Same Old@ Meeting Place: The Dam Red Barn

From the North: Take I-35 Exit 191 (FM 306 to Canyon Lake, before you get to the north side of New Braunfels). Go west (right) on FM 306 approximately 14 miles (2 miles past the stoplight at FM 2673 in Sattler) through the area called Canyon City and turn left at the blinking light and small road sign that mark South Access Road. Follow it for about 2 miles, passing below the Dam and across the spillway. The Dam Red Barn will be on your left.

From the South: Take I-35 Exit 191 (FM 306 to Canyon Lake north of New Braunfels). Go west (left) on FM 306 and follow the directions above.

From the West: From US 281, take FM 306 to the east (281 and 306 intersect between Spring Branch and Twin Sisters) for about 16 miles to the blinking light at the South Access Road (just before you enter the area called Canyon City). Turn right on the South Access Road and follow the directions above to the Dam Red Barn.

From the East: From I-10, take SH 46 to I-35; go North on I-35 to Exit 191 (FM 306 to Canyon Lake). Go west (left) on FM 306 and follow directions above to the Dam Red Barn.

Win a Sage Rod & Reel Outfit: Get Your Raffle Tickets Now

The October raffle prize is a Sage DS2 Series 7’6” Four-Weight Rod & Reel Outfit. This special outfit was donated by TU National in recognition of GRTU’s  contributions to national conservation initiatives in 2000. We can’t include raffle tickets in the Newsletter, but you can make your own tickets and mail them in (see the Raffle page for instructions) or buy them at the meeting, or you can print “official” raffle tickets from our Website, at It’s under Events.

To pre‑purchase tickets, send your raffle tickets and checks to GRTU, Attn: Raffle, P.O. Box 701864, San Antonio, TX 78270-1864. Please mail early so we have them before the meeting.

The Linehans Tell of Montana’s

Kootenai Treasures

Tim and Joanne Linehan left everyone at the April meeting wishing they were going to Montana. Tim hosts TU-TV and was named 1995 Montana Guide of the Year. He and Joanne moved to Montana 11 years ago and in 1994 started Linehan Outfitting Company, a fly-fishing and upland bird hunting guide service based in the greater Kootenai River area.

      Tim and Joanne showed their support for the fight to support a year-round trout fishery on the Guadalupe by putting up for auction a full day of fishing on the Kootenai. Billy Trimble made the winning bid of $250, which the Linehans contributed to the Guadalupe River Defense Fund.

      The lucky raffle winner was Jimmy Moore, who went home with a new Thomas & Thomas Light Presentation  8' 4-weight 3-piece rod with an REC nickel silver seat, cherry burl spacer, and titanium guides. The rod was custom-made for GRTU and donated by One Shot Outdoors of San Antonio. It was Jimmy’s lucky day, as he also had the winning door prize ticket for a GRTU fishing shirt. Jimmy deferred on the door prize, and George Spalding came up the winner when a second ticket was drawn.