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Tales For 2012 / Attacked by an Allagater Gar
« on: June 25, 2012, 05:20:23 PM »
From Bev Edwards........

The Ouachita River runs cold and clear down through Ouachita National Forest in the mountains of  western Arkansas. It runs for 2/3 of a mile through the heart of long time TFF member Bev Edwards's Ouachita River Ranch. There is a huge gravel bar that follows the river course for maybe half of that distance. We walk along the gravel bar and fly cast popping bugs or wet crawfish flies for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Early in May the river has been very clear and we can sight cast to the bass. During a two hour morning wade fishing session I caught and released so many bass that I lost count. I was fishing in shorts and wading shoes, bare legged.  I hooked a nice smallmouth on a crawfish fly and had a long jumping fight with it. The water was so clear that I could see its every move. The fish was within twenty feet of me and suddenly a huge alligator gar went after the  smallmouth. I hauled in my fly line as fast as I possibly could until the fish was between my bare legs. The gar came after the smallmouth and grabbed it in its huge jaw teeth- right between my bare legs. I instinctively kicked the gar hard so it took off with the smallmouth in the gar's mouth. Now I was fighting the smallmouth in the mouth of the gar. We both fought hard until the gar finally turned loose of the smallmouth. I landed the bass and it was amazingly not injured, so I released it and it swam away.
Bev Edwards

Tying Chat / MCFF Fly of the Month
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:51:38 AM »
Montgomery County Fly Rodders fly of the month, Connie Mack's pre-cut Spoon Fly Patterns. Thought you might enjoy looking.

General Discussion / Who Remembers
« on: June 08, 2012, 07:18:24 AM »
Gadabout Gaddis, the flying fisherman?

LOL / This sounds logical.
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:34:36 PM »

General Discussion / Lefty Ray Chappa's Blog
« on: April 13, 2012, 12:06:47 PM »

Outing Chat / Bass Spawn
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:55:42 AM »
In my bar ditch.

General Discussion / Sisters on the Fly
« on: March 10, 2012, 05:44:50 PM »

General Discussion / Things that may or maynot be of interest
« on: March 05, 2012, 05:17:37 PM »
From reading the WindKnots Jerry gave me, things that may or maynot be of interest. No response on your part is necessary or expected. But will not be rejected. Please share it with all.

1987  Auction was June 6, 11 am at Valley Lodge
1987 May 29, a Friday, meeting was at Sonny Look's - Cash bar @ 6,  Dinner and main meeting at 7:30, Doug Swisher speaker.
1987 June meeting Viscount Hotel
1986 Auction at Pappa Blakely's
1986  January meeting -- St Johns Episcopal Church
1986  Feb meeting Sonny Look's 95 in attendance
1986   Jan or Feb -- Johnny Ghrist caught 60 nice whit bass o n the Trinity River near Centerville. -- Alamo Flyfishers club formed and had 1st meeting.
1986 Second Sunfish Spectacular - April 27 with Lefty Kreh.  Columbia Lakes
1989 June outing Lake Sam Rayburn
1989 January meeting had 108 attending
1989 Club auction March 4 - Bavarian Gardens
1984 November meeting - Heberts Restaurant, a Wheatley was the door prize and a $150 Fenwick reel was raffled.
1983 Annual dues are $20.
1983 August fresh water outing, Lake Conroe
1983 Sept meeting - The Lake on Post Oak. casting instructions and practice. 7 pm
1990 Sunfish Spectacular on May 6 @ Landrum Creek

More later maybe.

General Discussion / New York Flyrodders.
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:32:07 PM »
I get a newsletter feed from the New York Flyrodders.

If you're interested.
Newsletter Website

Outing Chat / Jardines de la Reina in Cuba
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:00:41 PM »
Mike Siegman ask me  to pass this along;

'Anybody interested in a trip to fish the Jardines de la Reina in Cuba? This is an amazing place to fly fish for tarpon, bonefish, permit and just about everyhting else (imagine the Flaoriday keys without any people). I'm heading down with a group fishing about the Halcon (mothership) from May 5th to 11th and there are a couple of spots available. Give me a call (Mike, 9073174284) to discuss. Remember there are not issues with nationality.'

General Discussion / Look Under the Water
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:22:18 AM »

Thank you Sara Hickman.

General Discussion / Hic!
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:33:23 PM »
I vote we go up northeast fishing and stop off here going both ways.

Ole Smoky Moon Shine

Events and Information / Devil's River Access
« on: February 19, 2012, 08:48:14 PM »
Over on Texas Fly Reports, there is some discussion about a TPWD project for the Devil's River.
Discussion here:
Full TPWD report here:

This may or may not be of interest.

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