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General Discussion / MOVED: Grand Isle trips 1 & 2 (pic heavy)
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:47:54 AM »
This topic has been moved to [SW Outing Chat].

Fly Fishing Gear / WTS "Cliff's Bugger Beast ::: Fly Box" $30 (SOLD)
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:21:30 AM »
Cliff's Bugger Beast ::: Fly Box

Purchased for $50 but willing to sell for $30.

Those lines you see in the photo are my only modification.  They make it easier to find the slot.


Outing Chat / Quick trip to Sabine River....
« on: February 21, 2015, 06:19:32 PM »
The fishing was great.  The catching could have been better.

3 of us were on the river, in the rain, at sunrise, flinging flies from kayaks.

Some pictures....


Sell Anything / WF-5-F line free to good home....home found
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:45:47 AM »
I've replaced one of my 5wt lines, and this is the old one.  It has a few nicks, but still casts, and floats.  It would be perfect for a beginner or a training rod.

I'll bring it with me to the next TFF meeting 2015-02-24.


The secret river...

Dean reminded me about how effective this simple fly truly is.  I have always tied them, and recommended them to others, but have never personally fished them.  That changed yesterday. 

I'm sure you can supply the name once you see them>

Here are a few that Nilo and I tied today.


Tying Chat / We've got...
« on: February 15, 2015, 06:07:39 PM »

Nilo and I were experimenting with what we have on hand.

Here are the results:


Outing Chat / Trip to Sabine River generation canal, Sunday 2015-02-07-0230
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:25:07 AM »
Hit the road at 0230 and drove 200 miles to get on the water by 0620.  The lighting, weather and water, were perfect.  I got to my favorite spot by the rocks and saw that the rocks were covered in patches of white slime.  The wading birds must have been there the night before.  I turned off all of my lights and waited, blind cast, and waited, and waited…..  Nothing.  No bait.  No birds.  No fish. 

Once the sun came up I moved back to the truck for breakfast, and coffee.

I was back on the water as soon as I had my belly full.  This time I started at the rock, but decided since there was still no action to head down to the “washtub” where the two pieces of the river come back together.  A full sink line with a bendback was behind the kayak the entire trip.  Not even a bump.

By 0930, I realized that this was not my day, packed up, and drove the 200 miles back home to unload and clean my gear.

Next time!!


Fly Fishing Gear / Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:03:23 PM »
Does anybody have any "crabby" colors of McFly Foam?

I'm willing to trade finished flies for material.  Or buy it outright.

BPS was useless in this material.  All they had was "eggy" colors.


Outing Information Only / Valentine's Day trip for early white bass.
« on: February 07, 2015, 05:10:32 PM »
Details to follow.  I have the details, but who wants to make their spouse angry at them for this day?

Canoe or kayak.

2-3 hour drive from Houston.

I will only share the GPS points for launch with those that sign up.  This place is on public water, and can easily be be added to those "best kept secrets"

How to sign up: 
1. Sign Up Here,
2.  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.

Fri, May 29, 9am – Mon, June 1, 2015, 4pm
Expo, TX Council IFFF Fly Fishing Fair
New Braunfels Civic/ConventionCenter
375 S. Castell Ave. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Directions from Houston, Tx

More details to follow.


Tying Chat / Fly tying at the February 24th, 2015 meeting....
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:45:06 AM »
Is there a fly that you want to see tied before this meeting?

Let me know.


Outing Information Only / Back to Damon 7 Lakes, October 10th, 2015
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:49:11 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Back to Damon 7 Lakes

When: October 10th, 2015 (2015-10-10-0700)      date to be confirmed
Where:     Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx   
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   Russell Cowart
Phone:       713-Two 0 eight minus three 3 two zero
e-mail:, Send PM here, or post up 

Trip Description:

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:  $40  for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues.


About the area:  "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 occurance. 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 (You will need to bring your own lunch for this outing.  The cook’s on his day off for this one).
• 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
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 roll-up door.

Tying Chat / Simple Streamer
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:25:08 PM »
This is the simple fly that we will us in a few weeks to show the high school students some on the skill needed to tie flies


Sell Anything / Solid wooden desk.
« on: February 01, 2015, 09:05:26 AM »
While looking for a new fly tying table I ran across this on TKF, and contacted the seller. (Board name of CoastieCulture)

For $40 it would be a great desk for fly tying or anything else.  Since it is being stored in a garage, it needs some TLC, but you can see that the wood is solid, not pressboard.

Contact the seller at:  94zero-53five-8869


Tying Chat / How to paint stainless steel bead chain?
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:49:26 AM »
I bought a 6ft lenght of pie shelll chain. 

The material is stainless steel, and should hold up to saltwater as it is, but I wanted to modify the center spot to imitate eyes better.

I also wanted to tie up some super heavy "swamp monsters" for June.


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