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Orvis / MOVED: Home for good...
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:16:03 AM »

Fly Fishing Gear / WTB a 10 wt ??
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:37:33 AM »
I will be buying a 10 weight before Christmas. 

Skip is loaning me one for PINS later this month, and Nilo has approved my purchase of one.

I prefere a much slower action than most of the club.  I'm just too lazy of a caster for the extremely fast rods.

Suggestions are welcome.

Or if you have one you are willing to let me "try before buy" let me know.


Outing Chat / Christmas Bay solo kayak trip
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:28:24 AM »
Launched late, about 0830. 

There was no wind, but plenty of vampires.  The water was perfectly clear with some floating grass. 

Hooked up 3 times, but landed no keepers.  One rat red to hand on a spoon fly.

Covered 4 miles, for very little fishing activity, but it was a great day to be on the water.  No work, no chores..  as Scott B. reminded me..


Tying Chat / Where can I find this particular foam head?
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:45:10 AM »
Rainy's Foam Diver HeadsRainy's Foam Diver Heads

I ran out of them, and the place I used to get them went out of business.


Outing Chat / Anahuac, 2013-07-13
« on: July 14, 2013, 01:56:41 PM »
Mike Q and I left Katy at about 0615 and drove straight to the water just pas the boat launch in Anahuac, Tx.

It was a quick one mile paddle to get to the first set of flats.  The water was fairly clear, but not much salt.  Bait was all over the place in the channels going towards the boat launch, so we though we would have good day.  On the water by 0800.

It was spooky, no wind.  Easy paddling, easy casting.  Temp in the 90s.

Mike hooked and landed a nice flounder.  (Picture later)

I caught a mullet, hardhead catfish, and a ladyfish, (Pictures later) all on a redfish crack that Mike loaned me.  Another nice fish was hooked up, but I was cut off by oyster, or something else sharp.

We saw redfish, and plenty of mullet.  The largest, and most exciting, sighting we had was the enormous alligator gar rolling and feeding sometimes just feet away from our kayaks.

Off the water trying to beat the incoming rain by 1400.  We were loading the kayaks on the trailer and it started coming down.

More later.


General Discussion / Fly boxes?
« on: July 14, 2013, 01:48:10 PM »
My wife has declared that I need to standardize on my fly boxes.

We've been looking at Cliff's (R) and Bug Luggage  (R).

Most of my flies fall between size 12 and 4/0.

I am open to suggestions.


About Us. / Executive Committee Meeting, August
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
Executive Committee Meeting at Luling Meat Market - The second Tuesday after the monthly meeting, starting at 6:30 (LMM is near the northeast corner of Loop 610 and Richmond Blvd about a block toward downtown facing Richmond on the north side.)

The membership is encouraged to attend.
This meeting sometimes floats to accommodate work schedules. Check with a committee member before attending.

LOL / A man invites his friend back home for dinner.
« on: June 28, 2013, 05:00:46 AM »
A man invites his friend back home for dinner. 

His wife screams at him, "I've not done my hair, not done my make up, not done any housework, not done the dishes & I can't be bothered with cooking! What the #$%# did you invite him around for?"

"Because he's thinking of getting married."


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.

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