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Fly Fishing the Sam: A Guidebook to Fly Fishing Sam Houston National Forest


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#1 brookie13

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:24 PM

All,

 

I am fairly new to the NANFA forums, but some of you have help me with sunfish ID's in the past. Those ID's were much appreciated. Through this forum, I got in contact with JasonL, who offered to meet up with my outside of Houston, TX while he was visiting family over Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, due to my hectic work schedule at the time, we couldn't swing the meet-up. We have continued to stay in contact and recently I shared with him a project that I have been working on. It's a book titled Fly Fishing the Sam. It will still be a couple of months before I am ready to publish, but I started a website for it where you can get a peek as to what the book has to offer. www.flyfishingthesam.com

 

At Jason's suggestion, I am posting this to the forum in the hopes that I could get some feedback from the NANFA community. Yall are incredibly knowledgeable about different fish species, and I would be super grateful for your input. Thank you for what you do. 

 

I am attaching some screen shots of the book

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  • Fly Fishing the Sam Cover.PNG
  • FFtS RHM copyright.PNG
  • FFtS RHM Preface and TOC.PNG
  • FFtS RHM Intro.PNG


#2 brookie13

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:31 PM

Here are some more pics of the book.

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  • FFtS RHM middle East Fork San Jac.jpg
  • FFtS RHM Spotted bass ID.jpg
  • FFtS RHM Sunfish ID.jpg
  • FFtS RHM Techniques.jpg


#3 LepomisAuritus

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:35 PM

Looks like a really interesting book. It's cool to see a guide to fishing Texas that goes more in depth into the local ecosystem than the typical bass master type stuff. 



#4 brookie13

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 09:59 PM

Thank you man. We will see how it goes. Thanks for checking it out. There are plenty of Lepomis in the waters of the Sam.



#5 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:23 AM

Very nice. How will it be available?


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#6 JasonL

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:05 PM

I’m definitely interested in a copy when available.  I was on the outskirts of the Sam over Thanksgiving and it is clearly a neat area worthy of further exploration.  Look forward to getting back there when I get a chance.

 

Rob -your website https://www.rootsgameandtrail.com/ is worthy of a mention as well .  Some good stuff in there many NANFA folks could appreciate.



#7 brookie13

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:56 PM

 

Very nice. How will it be available?

I will be self-publishing. I hope to make it available as a paperback, hardback, and e-book. I bought enough ISBN's for all three formats. Thanks for asking!

 

I’m definitely interested in a copy when available.  I was on the outskirts of the Sam over Thanksgiving and it is clearly a neat area worthy of further exploration.  Look forward to getting back there when I get a chance.

 

Rob -your website https://www.rootsgameandtrail.com/ is worthy of a mention as well .  Some good stuff in there many NANFA folks could appreciate.

Thank you Jason. Let me know when you are back down this way. I'd love to learn from you and see your process of finding fish. Thank you for the shout-out too!



#8 brookie13

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:57 PM

I'll be sure to officially take off work the next time you are down here.



#9 rc6750

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:20 AM

Looks very interesting - keep us updated when it is available. 



#10 brookie13

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

Looks very interesting - keep us updated when it is available. 

Thanks man. I'll be sure to post. Still working on it now. Pulling some things together still. shooting for Mid-late Feb.



#11 brookie13

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:55 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

I hope all is well and that everyone is staying healthy. I just wanted to let the community know that Fly Fishing the Sam is available for order at www.flyfishingthesam.com. There is a section at the back of the book titled "Worthy Causes" and I put a little paragraph in there about the NANFA community and why it's important. 

This book focuses on fly fishing in the lotic environments of Sam Houston National Forest. I have fallen in love with the Lepomis genus since fly fishing the creeks of the Sam, so there is a large section about "panfish" within the book. 

 

Its 84 pages with lots of pictures, maps, and access routes. Thanks for your support and for taking a look. I really appreciate all the help this community has given me while I was working on this book and making positive identifications to the various fish species that are in the waters of the Sam. 

 

-Rob Mc






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