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Outing Chat / Re: Father's Day on the Bayou
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:15:06 AM »
  The second strike was different as the catfish slashed at it first, then followed the fly until I stopped it and jigged it in front of his face.  BOOM!

Reminds me of a trip my father and I made one Sat afternoon to the River ( funny what triggers 65 year old memories ). We had waded across the Colorado about a mile below Smithville.  As usual he and I took different directions once we were across  and on shore, casting Rex Spoons.

A couple hours later at meet up time/place, he has this 6 # or so small mouth on his stringer. Thus goes this tale. 

"He was standing at the base of a high sand bank in the bend of the river.  About a dozen feet out was a large log  buried in the sand about a foot under water. He had cast down current and just as he brought the spoon up over the log, this bass came with it. My dad stopped reeling. The bass stopped and seriously eyed the spoon laying there on bottom.

This is late summer, the rice flooding down stream in finished, the water level is low, and the water is gin clear.  The sun was at my dads back and he was casting a serious shadow across the fish. Any movement by the rod to jig/twitch the spoon would have scared it off. My father said he was afraid the movement of reeling in the slack of the line would be too much movement.

Using  his thumb he slowly turn the reel spool to take up the slack. The spoon moved barely a quarter inch - WHAM!"

Outing Chat / Re: Father's Day on the Bayou
« on: June 17, 2012, 02:56:39 PM »
Are you just cast the food chain or are you using a special pattern to catch the channel cats?

Outing Chat / Re: Fence Lake this year
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:09:22 PM »
 Matt, the RR was originally conceived and created by the GCCA as a fund raiser. Their activities expanded to the point that they ask the TFF to take over its operation with the above goal. Which we did.

TFF has used the RR, as did GCCA, to raise funds and the club then makes a donation to a local conservation project. 

The Redfish Rodeo should alway be looked upon and promoted as a profit producing outing for the above reason.

Outing Chat / Re: Costa Rica tarpon fishing
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:10:07 PM »
I found what I needed to change. There is now NO limirt to the number of attachments.

Outing Chat / Re: Costa Rica tarpon fishing
« on: June 10, 2012, 08:56:29 PM »
Jerry, let me look into that. Meanwhile, you should be able to start another message and post 4 that, repeat repeat.

Outing Chat / Re: Costa Rica tarpon fishing
« on: June 10, 2012, 06:41:00 PM »
Excellent report. Thanks.
See you finally figure out how to post pictures.

2012 and Previous / Re: South Llano FLoat Trip - June
« on: June 08, 2012, 09:24:59 AM »
My house got 4 inches of rain last night. Anyone check the LLano?

General Discussion / Re: Who Remembers
« on: June 08, 2012, 09:21:45 AM »
My grandfather told me about him before TV. Then I watched hi m on the tube. Read his Bio book. Remember watching him fly fish off the pontoons of his plane.

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

2012 and previous / Re: June Saltwater Outing
« on: May 24, 2012, 04:32:51 PM »
The subjects are sorted by relivence.  So this and a couple more are to mover this outing up to top.

Outing Chat / Re: White Oak Bayou - April 29, 2012
« on: May 23, 2012, 02:26:33 PM »
Mike, I like  your last line and will support it.  I think to get the board to approve and allicate funds, you should  find some member who will head up this project.

I also like you first paragraph.  However those fish don't look under fed.  It might me wrong to put  too much food in their face.  They get lazy.


About You / Re: The Random New Guy
« on: May 18, 2012, 04:48:04 PM »
Things like the Needville event will be posted on the home page. Doesn't hurt to scan it when you visit.

Outing Chat / Re: Casting for Recovery!!!!!!
« on: May 16, 2012, 06:17:39 PM »
Mike thanks for supporting this cause and reposting  the information.  This link to the Lydia Ann Event spent some time on our home page and there is till a link showing.

I have a daughter who is a breast cancer survivor as others do who read this.

2012 and Previous / Re: South Llano FLoat Trip - June
« on: May 16, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
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