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Outing Information Only / Back to Damon 7 Lakes, 2015-10-24
« on: August 03, 2015, 05:08:20 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Back to Damon 7 Lakes
When: October 24th, 2015 (2015-10-24-0700)       
Where:     Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx   
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   Russell C
Phone:      (71 three) 2 zero 8 (dash) 33 too 0
e-mail:      RCowart (at) eprod (dot) com

Trip Description:

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or
3. E-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost:   
  $40 = Negotiated lower price for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues for this event.
$150= Normal day rate

Directions:  http://www.mjacompany.com/directions.html
 
About the area: http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html  "Damon's Seven Lakes is a beautiful one-of-a-kind private fishing club located in Damon, Texas just west of Highway 36 between Rosenburg and West Columbia. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurrence. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last two years."


Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
BBB
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.


Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the picnic area.

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I've always been told to have the fly match what the fish are eating, so I tied up a few of these.......


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Tying Chat / Chartreuse eyes
« on: July 31, 2015, 04:37:27 AM »
From Russell C.

I saw your video on swamp monster.  Chartreuse eyes are hard to find.  I make mine by spraying bead chain in the back yard.  I hang the beads from a coat hanger that is hanging on a tree limb.  I spray them with this Krylon (R) spray paint.  I get the Krylon (R) from Hobby Lobby (R) or Walmart (R).  The color for chartreuse is "Ivy Leaf Gloss".  I hang the beads from a coat hanger at one end with a twisty tie.  Then what I do is spray them.  It takes only 10 minutes to dry.  Once dried I go back and look to see if it needs respraying.  Again I wait 10 minutes, and if all looks good then I put the clear acrylic on it.  The clear acrylic coats the paint and the paint won't come off.  I will send you a picture of this.  After 10 minutes it will be dry as well.  The beads in the picture were originally black and I painted them a couple of times and they came out good.



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Outing Information Only / San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:50:26 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: San Marcos River


When:   2015-08-08
Where:        see below
Start   see below
End Time:     see below
Trip Leader: Skip
Phone: see below
e-mail:         see below


Trip Description:   Kevin has agreed to guide us!

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here,
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost:
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's

Directions:  See Below
 
About the area: See below


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 

Recommended Flies:

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / TFF Outing: RedFish Rodeo Rockport
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:46:54 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:    RedFish Rodeo


When:  October 09, 2015  and October 10, 2015 
Where:  Rockport   
Start: from Friday night October 10, 2015   
End Time:     To Saturday, October 11, 2015   
Trip Leader:  MFQ
Phone:  Seven one three-213-ocho uno cinco cero
e-mail:  MFQuigley at yahoo dot com

Trip Description: Come join us for our 29th Annual Red Fish Rodeo.  We are inviting members from all of the Texas fly fishing clubs as well as fishers from the Texas Council of the IFFF and other guests.  Friday night we will hold the Captain’s meeting at Swan Point Landing at 7:30 PM to discuss the rules and conduct for our event.  Saturday night, the Texas FlyFishers will serve up barbecue for supper for all to enjoy while we get to know each other and share a few cold ones!  As always we will have some really cool Division Awards for the winners (Largest Redfish – Trout – Three Fish Slam – Most Spots - Redfish) and wonderful door and raffle prizes for all of the lucky attendees to partake.

How to sign up:
1.  Sign Up Here  Sign Up Here
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost:   Cost: $45 (to be donated to Texas Chapter IFFF.)  Price rises to $55 at the door.

Directions: http://www.driftersresort.com/    http://www.swanpointlandingflyshop.net/ 
 
About the area: You know it, you love it!


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:  7-9 wt. 

Recommended Flies:  Clousers, seaducers, bendback, redfish cracks

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Tying Chat / Kevin describing his first days as a Texan
« on: July 23, 2015, 05:51:45 AM »

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Outing Chat / PINS exporing, 2015-06-26 through 28
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:33:14 AM »
5 of us tried our luck at PINS for the weekend.  Tundra, Tacoma, Hummer 2.

Easy driving!

Fishing suct.

30+ mph wind killed at least one tent, and making cooking dinner impossible that Friday night. 

Water was dingy, and not the clear clean water we are used to seeing in the fall.

No bait in the first or second gut.

Shark anglers were also getting skunked.

I made 2 trips through Yarborough Pass.  My first, and my last.  I high-sided my blue truck and was throwing sand everywhere as it tried to get traction as I went into the pass.  Even the Hummer had a challange.  The guy over at Laguna Madre was catching specs on jigs, but with the rough travel, huge mosquitoes, and marsh gas, I think I'll stay on the beach from now on.

High tide seemed to bring the whiting into the first gut.  We harvested some whiting for meals later, but even ladyfish were slow to bite.

A few pictures later in the week.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / South Llano River float trip, DRAFT report
« on: June 15, 2015, 04:57:28 AM »
Texas FlyFishers South Llano River float trip 2015

The Texas FlyFishers started showing up at camp, Morgan Shady Park (http://www.morganshadypark.com) late Friday morning.  The routine of checking gear, talking about the fishing, setting up camp, and general chatter kept the group busy until René broke out the charcoal grill. Quickly the focus became food as he deftly grill bratwurst followed by hamburgers. 

A phone call to our livery, Fun in the Sun Canoe Rentals, just to make sure that they would be there at 0530, and the wake-up time noted, the dinner chatter wound down as folks drifted off to beds.

Fun in the Sun Canoe Rentals showed up at 0540 and immediately set to work loading watercraft.  The small crew made short work of getting all the kayaks on the trailer and us into the bus.  We made it to the water at a perfect time, just a few minutes after sunrise.

There were 12 anglers in 11 watercraft on Saturday.  The canoe was to be the “mother boat” and had a nice cooler of drinks in it.

The weather stayed overcast and comfortable the entire day.  The river was up from last year by 9-12”, making the paddling much easier.

We had 5 swimmers that day with one double dip.  There was this one log that got every one of us within the first mile of the trip….

One young man that we met on the river performed 2+ good deeds for us and others.  He saved a rod for us as our double dipper swam the second time, and was able to perform first aid (hook removal) with a tool that we had dropped at the launch, which he returned when he caught up with us.  I hope he gets in touch with us and joins some of our outings.

3 and 1/4 lost, and recovered rods.  One broke rod, on the “mother boat.”  It was a nice TFO so it will go back to the factory shortly.

Mary-Kay looked like a mayfly caught in a spider’s web as she tried to help Russell recover his reel by pulling on the fly line and backing until the reel and bottom part of the rod surfaced.  Skip had a handful of the stuff, and was just barely out of reach.  Russell was anchored, and had his hands full with fly line, rod parts, and fast water.  All of this happened at the bottom of a swift run.  30 minutes later we were all back on the water, with all gear salvaged.

Guadalupe bass, Largemouth bass, Bluegill, yellow sunfish, green sunfish, Rio Grande Perch, and gar were all caught.  I didn’t see any monsters pulled out, but there were some nice fish caught.  The numbers of fish caught is another story completely.  Most of us stopped counting at around 50.  After a few hours I switched from a size 12 spider to a larger, size 6 S1B, to entice larger fish.

The range of flies that worked was a varied as the anglers.
a.   Yellow spiders (see photo for another reason this fly may work)
b.   Hare-E
c.   Brown spiders
d.   Briminator
e.   S1B
f.   Gurgler
g.   And I could probably get a list from the participants as to what worked for them.

The first of our crew was off the water at about 1500, with the last showing up at camp at 1700.  7.21 water miles covered on this stretch.

Pizza was fetched for Saturday night’s supper and quickly consumed.  By about 2300 the camp was once again quiet.

Sunday morning was a leisurely affair.  Coffee, breakfast, tinkering, packing, good-byes, and a late start of 0900. 

5 people in kayaks on Sunday for the short run between crossings. Five of us decided to head back to Houston, and two of us were just too banged up to enjoy another day in the kayak. On the water before 1000, with 2 base camp crew waiting at the take-out point.

I'll actually work on this more as the week goes on, as well as setting up a "dropbox" for the photos.

Puck

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Sell Anything / Soloskiffs for sale..
« on: June 04, 2015, 04:32:56 AM »
Soloskiffs for sale.. 

Did one of you guys say you were looking for one?

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=226258

Puck

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Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Rendezvous 2015
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:51:07 AM »
Oct 30 thru Nov 1.

North Toledo Bend State Park.

A 3 day event.

Walter McClendon is our point of Contact.

Details to follow.

Puck

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12th Annual Oktoberfisch Fly Fishing Festival

October 16 - 18, 2015
(Rain or shine!)

S. Llano River, Junction, Texas

Some details here

Last years' pictures here and more

Puck

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Tying Chat / An idea
« on: May 26, 2015, 01:05:55 PM »
Frank S. showed us this trick with the binder backs,  and our Nilo gave me the rack to store them on.

Puck

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Outing Chat / Locall ponds with a 5wt
« on: May 23, 2015, 03:56:14 PM »
Fishing was poor with topwaters, so I switched to a "Ligon" size 6 and this is what happened.

Puck


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Fly Fishing Gear / Bucks Bags Bronco inflatable pontoon boat
« on: May 22, 2015, 11:38:02 AM »
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=225890

I can't justify buying it, but it is a great little watercraft.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:58:19 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:


When:   2015-07-11 (July 11th, 2015) 
Where:       White Oak Bayou, Map
Start Time:  8 AM
End Time:    3 Pm
Trip Leader: Golden
Phone: TBD
e-mail:  TBD

Trip Description: Local fishing done in a laid back style...  More to follow

  How to sign up: 
1.  Sign Up Here,
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to bring cash for lunch)

Directions: Meet at the store at the corner of Hollister & W Little York
 
About the area:  Urban fishing along the banks of the bayou.



Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 3-5 wt

Recommended Flies: Woolly Buggers, Poppers, clousers.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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