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General Discussion / Re: Cache la Poudre River and North Platte in July 2014
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:43:22 PM »
Cache la Poudre

General Discussion / Re: Cache la Poudre River and North Platte in July 2014
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
Some pictures of N Platte

General Discussion / Re: Cache la Poudre River and North Platte in July 2014
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:38:40 PM »
Guess had too many pics. did not upload

General Discussion / Cache la Poudre River and North Platte in July 2014
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:37:50 PM »
I fished one day wading in the Cache la Poudre River at Fort Collins, Co via St. Peters Fly Shop guides and one day float trip on the North Platte in Wyoming. Was originally to fish the Encampment River but guide felt the N Platte was best. I did catch some fish and this was on my bucket list. First trip was June 30th and second July 1st.

We returned home from Riverside, Wy via the Snowy Range going north to Larimie.


General Discussion / Re: Boat Trim Leaking!!
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:28:36 PM »
Check your fluid and bleed the cyclinders. Maybe air.

Just guessing.


LOL / Cartoon
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:03:48 AM »
Saw this on TKF board. ;D

Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:43:21 PM »
I thought about you guys on this trip. Took the SS out to Chocolate Bay and it was chocolate. SW wind had even SLP area pretty messed up and the wind.... oh well. Got 3 flounder on a hot pink Catch 2000. Left the water around noon.


General Discussion / Re: New fishing licenses
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:59:46 PM »
Louisiana has resiprosity with Texas for fishing license if you are over 65. So you do not need La license.



Outing Chat / Re: Guide for Venice flyfishing?
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:16:40 PM »

I think this link is more up to date on Hanselman's trip.


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - November
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:19:05 AM »
Has a date been set?


General Discussion / East Matagorda 5-23-14
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:55:44 PM »
Fished East Matty with Mike Frankoff and his son Jared. Had great time fishing them in their Hellsbay Waterman. We did not hook up. Saw very few reds with no legitimate shots.  Had a nice at least 15mph in your face, cast killing wind all day. The bay looked like chocolate milk but some clear areas on south shoreline.


General Discussion / Re: TFF 2014 Auction Huge Success
« on: May 04, 2014, 06:02:13 PM »
I second all of the above. I had a great time. The live auction is like watching live entertainment. Guys bidding for trips that they are going to share and bidding against each other. Guys buying their own donated trips! Watching repeat winners of raffles that surely should be going to Vegas with that kind of luck. Not much public attendance with majority of bidding done by members. Reminder me of the saying" Preaching to the choir". I got a "Mothers Day Gift" and my wife loves the butterfly fly in bell glass. What a resource the club is for members. I got Joe Nicklo to scout out some of Dr Rizzlo's fly's for my trip to Colorado. Thank you Joe Nicklo. I was able to pump Marcos for input on rigging a 10wt to use on poling skiff in Louisiana. Watched Adam Domiguez show his amazement over Joe Nicklo's HMG flies. I could go on and I am sure someone else will. If you missed it, then make plans for next year cause it was a hoot.


Orvis / Orvis 3.13.14
« on: March 13, 2014, 06:23:21 PM »
Hey, I got a $25 gift certificate. Had a good time there. Nice to meet some new people. One of our members not to be mentioned put a nice backcast on the hightline wire.


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