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LOL / Why I fish.....
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:04:57 AM »

Outing Chat / Walk around the neighborhood ponds...
« on: April 12, 2015, 07:51:32 AM »
Lilly and I took a walk around the neighborhood ponds when we had a break in the weather. 

I was using an old pattern called a Ligon  (a link to Breambugs), that was once sold by Accardo & Pecks, size 6 and black.

The rod was a 7/8 Ugly Stick fly rod, by Shakespeare, that I bought back in 1992, and for years it was the only rod I owned.  Before the rain came pouring back down, it proved that even at it's advanced age, it can still catch fish. 

8 LMB 1/4-2 pounds
2 Redear, 1/4 and 1 pound.


The Alamo Fly Fishers will once again host the Annual Bud Priddy "Any Fly" Contest on the Nueces River on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
The big change is that any fly or flies can now be used. No restrictions.
Registration will be 7:00am to 8:00am at Lindbergh Park in downtown Camp Wood, TX. The registration fee is $20.00 and a donated fly. Fishing is allowed from 7:00am until 5:00pm. Results are due before 5:30pm at the Casa Sifuentes Restaurant which is located on the main street in Camp Wood. Dinner is included in the entry fee.
Lefty Ray Chapa

Damon's Seven Lakes / 2015-03-22 trip with grandson.
« on: March 22, 2015, 06:47:28 PM »
Mike fed us, and we caught fish....

Outing Information Only / Harmon Creek trip report, 2015-03-07
« on: March 08, 2015, 03:48:37 PM »
Harmon Creek trip, 2015-03-07

The cabins that “sleep 6” only have 1 bed, 1 loft, and one futon.  Don’t ask me how we managed to get 2 more cots spread out in the tiny cabin. Mike and J. set up a tent, with heater, close by the launch point.  Dinner the first night was bratwurst, cooked on charcoal, with sides.

17 club members made it for Saturday’s fishing

50+ white bass were caught.  I actually lost count after people started telling me where, and how many were caught. 

One Kentucky bass and one turtle were also landed.  The turtle, and the black bass, were returned unharmed to the creek.

The 0700 launch turned out to be an overly optimistic guess.  With frost on the boats and kayaks, the launch was delayed, and then delayed again.  The last boat actually launched at noon.  The white bass were all in staging pool, stacked up in deep cold, 51°F, water, and not biting very well.   A lot of the ones that came to hand came to small flies drug deep.  I didn’t get a picture of Phil’s fly, but I watched him pull in a few fish without ever changing it out.

The kayaks travelled 3.08 miles upstream of the launch point exploring, and casting to likely holes, and pockets. 6.16 miles total travel, according to the GPS.  Kayaks catching rates were just as good as the boaters.

With the clarity of the water in the creek, the hard sandy bottom, and the fishy-looking structure on the shoreline, we may have to make this trip again in the summer.  Pictures to follow….


17th of April, Lake Somerville - Nails Creek Unit State Park - Park Headquarters
20-30 kids
Rods provided by TPWD
Volunteers needed.

Details to follow.


Tying Chat / Leg tying tool
« on: March 04, 2015, 10:06:56 AM »
While working with the Sam's One Bug (S1B) during the Katy Navy Fly Tying Group (KNFTG) meeting, I brought out one of my favorite tools.  This little gadget allows you to pull the silicone legs through the closed-cell foam easily, saving a ton of effort, and time.

Leg tying tool 1

 Leg tying tool 2

Or just go to Joan's Fabrics and buy at "knit picker."


Tying Chat / Mesh tubing for Cypert's Minnow
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:08:04 PM »
My version of the Cypert's minnow:

And how well they worked:


Darice Mesh Tubing

The material that I used for the overbody.


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!!


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