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LOL / Frank
« on: October 29, 2014, 06:14:56 AM »
A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by.

He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank."

Passenger: "Who?"

Cabbie: "Frank Feldman . . . he's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time."

Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."

Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone, and danced like a Broadway star. And you should have heard him play the piano! He was an amazing guy."

Passenger: "Sounds like Frank was somebody really special."

Cabbie: "Oh, hell, there's more! He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order, and which fork to eat it with. And he could fix anything. He could do everything right."

Passenger: "Wow, some guy then."

Cabbie: "Frank always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. He never made mistakes, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never argue back, even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! I never knew him to make a mistake! No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman."

Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet Frank?"

Cabbie: "Well . . . I never actually met Frank. He died, and I married his wife."

LOL / Would you tell him or just watch?
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:36:45 AM »
Would you tell him or just watch?

Padre Island National Seashore – September 11-13, 2015
Texas FlyFishers of Houston, Event: PINS trip
When:    Locked    September 11-13, 2015
Our back-up plan will be the following weekend (2015-09-18) if there is a conflict, or rain-out.
Where:       Padre Island National Seashore
Start Time:  1100
End Time:    2 days later
Trip Leader: Puck
VHF radio channel: 69 for primary, 71 back-up
Phone:      to ate 1 dash 865 minus 32 sixteen 
e-mail:        doncpuckett at gee male

Trip Description: We will take four-wheel drive vehicles down Padre Island National Seashore during the anchovy migration, and target blitzing schools of ladyfish, jacks, redfish, and tarpon.

Based on last year's experience:  Let's start around noon on Friday at Malaquite and run down to about MM 40+ fishing, and camp in that area.    Low tides are at 0932 and 2115.  We may be able to get by Big Shell by taking the high road.
VHF radio channel 69 for now.
Then run to the jetties Saturday morning, move back to a camp spot between the 40 and 30 mile marker and then the next day, Sunday, fish on the way back.  Shower at Malaquite, load for the return about 1400 and drive home.  More to follow.

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. Or on the sign-up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3. Or e-mail the trip leader.

Let me know if you are 4WD driver or not when you sign in:
Boat: 4WD driver
Crew: 3

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: National Seashore Entrance Fee $10 per vehicle

Directions:    About 250 miles (4-5 hours) from central Houston
Search Houston to Malaquite Beach (20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, Texas (Padre Island National Seashore)) in an online mapping program
About the area:  At 60-70 miles long, Padre Island is the longest, undeveloped, barrier island in the world. Anglers with four-wheel drive vehicles can access almost all of it.

Fall brings bait migrations and large schools of predators. The water is typically clear (much more so than Galveston).

PINS Webcam  

Wind and wave predictor 


•  When the club did this trip in September, 2006, 14 anglers hooked 8 tarpon. Countless large ladyfish were brought to hand, as well as some big jack crevalle.   
• Last year, 2014, there were 7 anglers.  Ladyfish and jacks were the most caught species.  Whiting also brought to hand.   We saw redfish, but didn’t hook up.

The typical fishing method involves cruising the beach while looking for signs of fish. When a school is sighted, anglers bail out of the vehicles and start casting. The Port Mansfield jetties (at the very end) offer deep water access.

Driving on the beach can be difficult. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required. Realize that a tow for a stuck vehicle here could cost you thousands (yes, thousands). Cell phones do not work on the island, except at the extreme ends.

The Malaquite Pavilion offers public showers to get off the sand and salt before the drive home.

Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp
•   Have proper safety equipment INCLUDING a proper fitting PFD
•   Change of dry clothes for 2 days, and the ride home
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
•   Food for 2-1/2 days, plenty of water, snacks and power bars
•   Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses
•   First Aid Kit
•   Hand held VHF or FRS radio with extra batteries
•   Vehicle rod holders
•   Tow rope
•   Jack and base plate
•   Fix-a-flat
•   Shovel
•   Spare Tire
•   5 Gallon bucket

Recommended Equipment:
•   8 – 10 wt rods
•   Full intermediate, or full sinking, lines with at least 200-yds of backing
•   Short 4-5 foot long, straight leaders of 30-lb monofilament or fluorocarbon
•   Bite tippets of 50-80 lbs if targeting tarpon
•   Bite tippets of 20-40 lb braided wire if we get into the Spanish mackerel (Smacks)
•   Back-up rods, spinning/casting in case it gets too rough in the surf, or the wind picks up to gale conditions

Recommended Flies:
Surf candy
Clouser minnows
Lefty’s Deceivers
Beck’s Bombers

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Travel with at least 2 vehicles
• VFH radio channel 11
• 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.  Shouldn’t apply on this trip, but still good advice.
• Sign in and sign out at the meet up point. Inform the trip leader if you will be fishing in a different place.

 (Driver and riders list)

Driver                                          Rider 1                                             Rider 2
Skip D                                          Mary Kay D.                                     No room
Puck                                             Rob K.                                             John P.   
Scott B                                         Matt B.   Open                                  No room
Tim Boone                                    Mike (Golden) G.                              No room
Garland S.                                    Open                                               No room
Ron M                                          Open                                               No room
Matt D                                        One rider                                          Place holder
Place holder                                  Place holder                                      Place holder
Place holder                                  Place holder                                      Place holder
Place holder                                  Place holder                                      Place holder

Tying Chat / Fly tying tonight (2014-10-28) at the TFF meeting
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:39:47 AM »
I've brought this material with me to use tonight at the meeting.

Nilo ironed a couple of pieces and I have the rest of one color in hand.

Stop by and talk for a while.  You know how bashful we are.


Outing Chat / Impromtu trip to Bolivar
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:43:44 PM »
Guru and I made a quick trip to the flats just north of Yates Bayou.

LOL / The power of a wife's love, a powerful story.
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:51:54 PM »
A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.

With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.

There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table. The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral."

Save the date for Bridgeland's 8th annual Nature Fest, being held on May 2 (Saturday) from 10am-5pm

16919 North Bridgeland Lake Parkway, Cypress, TX 77433

TFF will have a booth, and I will be asking for volunteers to help man it as the event gets closer.


Damon's Seven Lakes / Pre-fishing the October TFF event
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:15:30 AM »
S1B brought 6 LMB
Squrat caught 41 mixture.
Fished from 1600 with lots of breaks. Lilly was with me.


Tying Chat / Fun new material
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:10:15 AM »
Nilo found this at the craft store

LOL / Thanksgiving treat...
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:32:51 AM »
One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister was, mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store and sent her for it. While she was gone, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, stuffed it, restuffed it with a Cornish game hen, put stuffing back over the top of it, and put it back in the oven.

When it came time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out this little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Patricia, you bought a pregnant bird!!" At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry. It took my mother two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs.

LOL / Beauty creme
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:51:34 AM »
A little boy is watching his mother at her nightly routine, and sees her putting her moisturizer all over her face..

"Mom, whatcha doin'?"

"Making myself beautiful." is her reply.

A few minutes later she begins wiping off the cream.

The little boy is confused, "Are you giving up already?"

Tying Chat / Simple shad, video added
« on: September 29, 2014, 09:43:55 AM »
I will tie the simple shad tomorrow. It worked so well on the Sabine River that I should re-introduce it to our club members.

Here a photo of what the fish were hitting at the rocks.

I will bring the tripod along with a video camera.  Is there somebody willing to operate the video camera? 


Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Rendezvous 2014
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:30:49 AM »
Rendezvous 2014 

Walter has all of the information posted there.

October 31st through November 2nd


Tying Chat / Yellow spider, a video
« on: September 14, 2014, 11:05:05 AM »

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