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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.


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.


General Discussion / Warm weather fly line?
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:56:40 AM »
Nilo won a 4wt at the Christmas party, and I've complemented it with a TFO BVK(R) reel, but am at a loss as to what line to put onto her new outfit. 

I see a ton of trout lines, designed for cold water, but no warm-water specific lines.

And no, she is not giving up on her bright pink Dogwood Canyon (R) outfit.

Responses appreciated,


Outing Chat / Fishing partner for 2015-02-01
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:18:38 PM »
I am hoping to hit Spring Creek in kayaks on this date. 

Weather permitting it could be the absolute best fishing day of the year (Stupor Brawl Sundae)

Nobody will be on the water, and the white bass should have begun their run by then.


Tying Chat / Reversed "Green Weenie"... video added
« on: December 24, 2014, 04:24:20 PM »
This is based off of Les Lehman, Jr's fly presented in "Texas Saltwater Classics: Fly Patterns for the Texas Coast " by Greg Berlocher (ISBN-10: 0929980190)

I've reversed the colors to make the body black, and the hackles green. 

Scott Null is the one that introduced me to this fly at the 2012 DERFTF.

This fly allowed me to land 4 sheephead during the February 2014 Prison Permit.


Tying Chat / Capt. Steve Soulé tying a speckled trout fly
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:12:40 AM »
Capt. Steve Soulé tying a speckled trout fly (a video)

 at FTU's Shallow Water Expo 2014

Details, and recipe, to follow.


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