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I plan to support this one.  I plan to make it on the Tuesday lunch and dinner.  We can put in a video, or we can talk.  Who else can we get to come out?


"We are planning our annual Cub Scout Day Camp for the Big Cypress District in Cypress/Northwest Houston and wanted to see if your group would be interested in talking to around 400 Scouts about Fly Fishing!

Our Big Cypress District Day Camp is scheduled for June 10th-13th.  We have two sessions scheduled each day (Morning and Evening) with a lunch/dinner break at 12pm and 6pm.  We generally have about 200-250 Scouts attend the Morning Session and the rest during the Evening Session.

During their lunch/dinner we invite guest speakers and entertainers to meet with the Scouts and provide education or entertainment (or both!) about a variety of subjects.  We've had guest speakers talk about mountain biking, animal conservation and even frisbee dogs.  Our "theme" for this year's camp is "Surf's Up at Cub Bay" and I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about fishing."

We will have a booth to be set up by 0930, and our casting demonstration is early in the afternoon.  I'll put the time here when I get to my home PC.

If we could have a better caster do the demonstration, I will man the booth, and let somebody else talk for a change.

Or if you'd like to demostrate your fly tying, I can sling a line, and talk.

Currently there is only me scheduled/coluntold, for this event.

I'd appreciate soem help.


Mike sent me the photos.  I'll update with more information later.

I have this collection of flies.  And yes, they work.

From Mike    "One has the picture of the six flies and case that I will give to the 20 people who called or signed up before the deadline.When they show up and register they will receive this in addition to the other gifts given out. I wish to thank them for helping me decide how much brisket to prepare. The other fly box will be given to the person drawn from the catch reports that are turned in before 18:30 hrs. There will be a good number of flies put into this box. At lunch there will be a drawing for a Stripping Basket."

I own the stripping basket, cutters, and the neoprene covers.  Ask me and I'll tell you how they work.

From Mike "This picture has a number of tools for sale at D7Ls and there will be a number of fly rods and reels to be sold at discount prices. All prices include freight and tax. Only cash and checks made out to 'Michael J.Arnold & Company'."


Tying Chat / Mardi Gras Minnow
« on: March 31, 2013, 04:12:15 PM »
I started tying this fly as an imitation of Casey Smart's minnow.  Casey Smart's minnow

As you can see, my results didn't come out anywhere near as elegant as Casey.  But for some reason the fish seemed to like my disaster well enough.

Here is how I do it:

Tye in the Mardi Gras Beads, about 1/2 way up the hook shank.

Tie in the First layer of fur at the rear.

Tie in some Shiney stuff on top of the first layer of craft fur

Tie in a Second layer of craft fur over shiney stuff

Make a dubbing loop for craft fur

Palmer the dubbing loop all the way up to the eye of the hook.

Tie off , cut and glue.  I use CA, but others use Fabric Fusion.

Use a Metalic marker to get a layered look.

Finished, take it fishing

Outing Chat / Fishing Devil's RIver with ReelFly Adventures
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:34:34 AM »

Damon's Seven Lakes / 2013-03-09
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:45:38 AM »
LMB were on the bed, but the wind was high, making casting a lazer minnow with a 5wt a true challenge.

I landed 4, but gave up after only a few hours.


TFF has been invited to participate in the expanding of young minds at one of our local high schools.

Day 1 (2013-03-01)- Introduction to fly-fishing
Day 2 (2013-04-12)- Fly casting
Day 3 (2013-04-26)- Fly Tying
Day 1 sent well, with Puck talking to 2 seperate morning classes for a total of almost 50 students.

We will need som volunteers for days 2 and 3. 

Jim H. has volunteered to help with day 2 so far, but we'll need more.  A CCI would be appreciated.

Day 3 is wide open.

Updates are in the works.

Tying Chat / Steve Flanagan tying a spoon fly at the ERFTF
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:28:06 PM »

Damon's Seven Lakes / 2013-02-17, fishing with Nilo...
« on: February 18, 2013, 10:13:04 AM »
And talking with Jerry.

We brought Lilly out to run while we fished.

The fish were willing to bite slow, and small.

Jerry was catching a few bluegill with a twin set of nymphs.

I was using a skrat and Nilo a odd colored Hare-E.


Bass Pro / Bass Pro Shops, Katy, is looking for help
« on: February 16, 2013, 01:27:30 PM »
I just left BPS, Katy, and was talking with Claude.

There are 2 positions open. 
    - One full-time in the White River Fly Shop
    - One part time casting instructor.

Contact BPS on-line, or stop by the WRFS  @ BPS for details.


Outing Chat / Local pond LMB
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
What a supprise!

Size 10 squirrely on a 3wt.


Outing Chat / San Jac white bass
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:49:52 PM »
I caught only 2 while travelling 4+ miles in the kayak.  The season is about to start.


Tying Chat / Black plastic bead chain?
« on: December 29, 2012, 02:25:48 PM »
I saw Casey Smartt tie the fly using these eyes and craft fur.

Now that I've watched how easy he made it look, I'm ready to try it, but am having a difficult time finding the plastic bead chain.

I found some, but they have a minumum order of 100 at 3ft each.  That is way too much for my simple uses.  I only need a few feet to start with.

Does anybody have a clue where to find it?


Outing Chat / New Year's Eve Fishing
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:18:45 PM »
I was just invited by a friend to hit the saltwater on Monday. 

And this is the week I have family in town and just can't...   "Next time?........."



Outing Chat / Kitchen Pass...
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:51:37 AM »
I have a kitchen pass for this Saturday, 2012-12-15.

Now the tough part......  Fresh or Salt?


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