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Messages - Don Hanselman

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About You / Down in the Back and Rt.leg nerve problems
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:16:01 AM »
 :'(  I have been off work since last Monday. Waiting for a referral for an MRI and Therapy .. So if I don't show up for meeting this is why. I have to get well before I can go fishing...Darn do I miss it...!!!
God Bless the club and save me some fish to catch...!!!

Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 04, 2013, 05:03:44 PM »
I change my mind I will take off Friday...I'm going to get boat in morning and Will be in Rock Port around lunch time on Friday.. Let me know if you want to go for a ride an look around.  I will have my 10 WT rod, I used it yesterday in a pond an caught some four inch perch practice catching big fish...Hee! Hee! I really like the way it cast.

Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 02, 2013, 06:58:35 PM »
Have fun! and be careful!!

Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 02, 2013, 04:45:47 PM »
We will spend the night in Victoria with sister...and then drive back to Alvin... I'm still working, Will retire in June and then I will be able to go whenever...
I will see ya'll in Rock Port. Friday evening..

Damon's Seven Lakes / Re: TFO Mangrove 10wt
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:43:50 PM »
Mine is here already... I think I will like it...and extend my casting abilities..

Damon's Seven Lakes / Dyna King Vise
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:41:54 PM »
 :)  A wonderful vice an have been tying up some bass flies and trout and Red flies.   I'm enjoying the fun of tying... Good luck next weekend in the Red Fish Rodeo...I have fished Rockport when a teenager, I was raised in Victoria an fished up in down the coast a lot. I crew up in San Antonio Bay as a kid, on popping cork and shrimp...back then the trout size had to be over ten inches no limit, Uncle and I would start just before Sun up, and by the 10:30, we would have two large ice chest full of trout. This is the reason why we have limits and  sizes today.  Back then didn't know better---but now it's a different story...only take what I need for dinner...or a fish fry which isn't to often.  I have really gotten serious about fly fishing.  I think Denver, Idaho, and New Mexico had spoiled me... I will never say don't get a guide...anymore,  on rivers wading or float trips. I have learned so much from them.  Never knew how much more you need to know about Fly Fishing.,...compared to conventional casting which I like too.  I will sign up for casting lessons this year an hope by summer I will be able to compete  with the pros...  'GET THE NET IV...

Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »
I plan on leave around noon of the 8th... If I need to go sooner let me know...If anyone wants to ride from Alvin,TX  call me 713-816-0884, I will be by myself an with the boat.   I will pick up boat on Tuesday in Port  Isabel.. I bought a 10 WT. TFO for the tournament and can't wait to try it.

Tales For 2012 / Big Red at POC
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:55:39 PM »
Went jigging for reds at POC.. and caught this one...only one of the day...slow bites...

Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom Release Day
« on: October 19, 2013, 12:08:34 PM »
If you go again next year let me know I would like to help...I was in Denver working this year and couldn't. 713-8160884..

Outing Chat / POC BIG REDS
« on: October 19, 2013, 12:05:20 PM »
When down last weekend to fish with conventional rod and reels. For big reds.... We usually catch five or six big reds on a trip, but only caught one about 25-30lbs on a jig with gulp. I need someone to help me catch a big red like this on a fly rod...any takers.. I know were to find them but the only draw back is that they are in15/ 30ft or so of water..

Tales For 2012 / Find the Perch
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:59:29 AM »
I wanted to do some fly fishing in Port Lavaca, TX.. found a park off main drag with a pond.. Did catch any bass figure they were all caught out since it was a park... I started with a hopper that I used in Denver for trout... It worked, the perch loved it...See if you can find the perch in photo... all of them were this sizes.. should be monsters next year if they are not all caught.

Tales For 2012 / Re: Attacked by an Allagater Gar
« on: October 19, 2013, 07:53:02 AM »
Way back when, I went to a friends Grandmas' home in York Town,TX to fly fish on York Creek that ran thru her property... We caught all the above including gars on fly rod...was a blast.  To top this off was Grandmas' cooking--never had cornmeal fried chicken with smashed potatoes and gravy. So good..!! Nothing like old country cooking an friendship... Nice Pictures and story.

Outing Information Only / Re: October 2013 - Anahuac - Trinity Bay
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:42:06 PM »
Sorry, I gust got in town tonight, I had to return my boat back to factory for repairs down at Port Isabel.. Should be ready at end of Oct.
I will not be out this weekend.   The weather is not to favorable.  I fished Lavaca River today and it was slow.. my friend caught a 27 " red and two 3lb trout...
Good Luck tomorrow. 

General Discussion / Re: Tip leader for Trout,Redsand Flounder.
« on: October 03, 2013, 07:41:24 PM »
Thanks for info... Will try all of them and see which one I like..

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