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Messages - MattBlyth

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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: July 16, 2015, 04:43:22 PM »
Yep - plecostomus. South American species popular in aquariums. People will buy a cute small one from Petsmart and not realize they grow to over 2ft long. Then they decide to dump it in the bayou. They are all over the concreted sections of Brays Bayou in town. I am actually surprised they survive our winters but some of the species come from pretty high altitudes so I guess they can handle the colder weather.

Yeah - I keep fish as well as catch them too

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Might have to back out of this trip as I may be in Japan that weekend....sucks but oh well!

Will keep you updated!

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 19, 2015, 09:16:32 PM »
Unfortunately I wont be able to make this one either - I will be in California with work until that Thursday night and then my booys want to go some lego festival in Austin that weekend. I will be at Fence lake next weekend though and hope to fish POC sometime in July (avoiding the two crazy weekends).

...and Golden, don't bash on those active members of the club who fight hard to balance fishing time in between an expanding family and demanding professional lives. It has been really hard for me to make any of the trips over the last year or two because every single one of them lands on a weekend where something else is going on. Its just the luck of the draw.  I know Dan is in the same boat...talking of which dont worry about Dan's new boat...I will be helping him break it in any chance I can get.

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I am bringing one more person with me - new club member Josh Ritchie.
Matt

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General Discussion / Re: LOT'S OF FREE STUFF FOR FREE - CLICK HERE!
« on: June 08, 2015, 01:31:59 PM »
I actually passed on the contact details of a very good, and reasonably priced, web design company to the board for the specific purpose of overhauling the website and forum...I guess it didn't go anywhere?

The forum is crucial to the club (well..as Scott and Dan said..its crucial to those members who actually fish!) and its the only way I can keep up with things when I cant make the meetings.

Cheers
Matt

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Events and Information / Trout in the Classroom - Release Day
« on: May 07, 2015, 12:23:22 PM »
We will be releasing all the trout from this year's trout in the classroom project on the Guadalupe on Saturday May 16th. If any of the club members would like to join us you are more than welcome. We will be meeting at the BBQ shack at the River Road lights in Sattler, TX at noon (opposite the fly shop) and then going down to the release site on the river from there. If you would like to meet us please give me a call and let me know.
Cheers
Matt Blyth (832 444 4206)


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I will attempt to be there with two of my kids. I am also bringing a fly fishing friend from work and his daughter. If he meets some respectable club members he might be persuaded to join.....so I am not expecting much :)

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Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:21:41 PM »
Some more pics - this time from Seven Meadows HS




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Outing Chat / Re: Grand Isle trips 1 & 2 (pic heavy)
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »
Yeah - black drum are one fish that do not age well. The look pretty cool as puppies - particularly with the stripes. When they get to be huge they look like they have lived life like Ozzy Osbourne.

We saw a lot on my trip in Jan but they were not at all interested in eating

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Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:41:50 AM »
Well the trout are all still doing well - almost all the fish are now free swimming. One of the classes has been measuring the growth progress of the fry and the largest is now around 4cm (1.6").
More updates to follow
Cheers
Matt




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Outing Chat / Re: Grand Isle trips 1 & 2 (pic heavy)
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:57:11 AM »
Great pics! That water looks amazing. I hope you took that puppy drum home and ate him, just to teach the sneaky bugger a lesson?!
Matt

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General Discussion / Fly Fishing Film Tour
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:42:35 PM »
Looks like the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour will be back at the Saint Arnold brewery on April 30th.

Tickets available here https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eahdqdgd67ea4681&oseq=&c=&ch=

We should get a group together to go!
Matt

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Puck - i will take the Rider 2 spot in your truck. Hopefully this year I can make it!
Matt

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Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:09:17 AM »
Update for 1/26/15

The eggs have hatched and the alevin are still feeding off their yolk sacks as their fins grow. We should have free swimming fry soon!

Cheers
Matt




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Outing Chat / Re: NOLA Redfish Madness!
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:17:52 PM »
Puck

I used a 9wt redington RS4, Rio Coldwater Outbound Floating Line, tapered 20lb leader and the fly was one of the guide's creations - all black with a rabbit strip tail and lead eyes. Was tied very well as the same single fly landed all the fish.

Brent used a 8wt Sage Salt, Rio Bonefish line, same 20lb tapered leader and another guide fly - lead eyes, chartreuse rabbit strip tail and puglisi fiber brush body (with rubber legs) in root beer. Same fly used on all fish too.

Guide recommends using 30lb straight mono as a leader.

I should add that all but one of the fish came from 20-30ft chip shots from the boat. Almost no long casting was needed. Some ate within a rod length of the boat.

Contact details are on the website - I just called them

Matt

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