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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Casting
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:43:35 AM »
We have "Thank You" letter from these students.

When I have a chance, I'll post them.

Puck

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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:43:13 AM »
We have "Thank You" letter from these students.

When I have a chance, I'll post them.

Puck

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We have the registration form!

See attached.

Puck

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Marking "Bear" down in pencil.

Once he confirms, I'll put him down for a couch, unless somebody beats him to it.   

As of right now (2015-04-29-0500) we still have all three couches open.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: Chocolate Bayou - Postponed until May 30
« on: April 28, 2015, 12:01:47 PM »
I can't help on this one, as I am commited to “Destination Texas”, Expo 2015  (Link)

“Puck”
Don C. Puckett
Freshwater Chair
Texas FlyFishers
http://www.texasflyfishers.org/
    &
East Regional Director of Texas Council IFFF
http://texascouncilifff.com/

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Marking "Q" down in pencil.

I don't know if he will fit on one of the couches.

Once he confirms, I'll put him down for a couch, unless somebody beats him to it.   ;D

Puck

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Tying Chat / Tying before the TFF meeting
« on: April 27, 2015, 06:20:02 AM »
I'l be tying the S1B (Sam's One Bug) in preparation for the Colorado River at Columbus, Texas, Saturday, May 16th   Details

And the yellow spider, in preparation for the South Llano trip,  Details


Puck

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Pictures added.

 8)

Puck

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This is from our friends at Damon 7 Lakes.

Mike's report.  See attached.

Puck

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10 volunteers
a) TPWD
b) TFF
c) Interns
d) School staff

21 students (my count could be off slightly)

As we waited for the bus to arrive we started the coffee pot, set up chairs, and made introductions as we drank our coffee.

The first 30 minutes or so after everybody moved into the pavilion, we talked about:
1. Safety
2. Why fly fish.....
3. Difference between fly casting and conventional tackle.. (Thanks Don H.)
4. Basic mechanics behind casting....
5. Rigging the fly rod, which turned out to a be a lot of hands on...
6. Knots, more hands on..

Then we moved out into the grassy areas, which this state park has plenty of, and began flinging lines.

Once we could get the lines out more than 3 rod lengths it was time to move to the water.

1.  We saw fish, gar, bass, carp, but no takers.
2.  Somebody saw a snake.  I didn't get to it in time to ID it.
3. The water was just starting to recede from the recent rains, and even the bluegill weren't interested.

Lunch whistle was blown at 1200 and it was back to the tables for lunch, and more chatting.  Students were interviewing the volunteers for their homework assignments as we sat.

As everybody started loading up for the trip home, a quick look around for any debris yielded nothing.

Now that we know this can be done, and how much fun it is, we need to look for opportunities to do it again.

I'll look at some pictures to see what I can post later this week.

“Puck”
Freshwater Chair
Texas FlyFishers



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Bob has reserved a canoe for us.  Raymond and Austin have volunteered to man it at the beginning of the trip.  I'll switch out with wither of them as we go downstream.

From the sign-up sheet it looks like we are going to need 3+ watercraft from Bob.

Here is what I know about watercraft today....

Puck                has and will bring his kayak
Austin              will be in canoe #1 (reserved with Bob)
Raymond         will be in canoe #1 (reserved with Bob)
Rene D.           has and will bring his kayak
Skip                has and will bring his kayak
Mary Kay         has and will bring her kayak
Russel C.         has and will bring his kayak
Paul R.            ?
Dean K.           has a kayak.  Is he bringing it?
Steven M.        ?
John S.           has a kayak.  Is he bringing it?
John S. guest  ?

Only a few weeks away...

Puck

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Garland S. with an 11" red ear.  See the photo.

Now..  where is that trophy currently?

Puck

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Proud Papa.

Justifiably!

Puck

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General Discussion / Re: My favorite fish caught so far in 2015
« on: April 20, 2015, 01:50:33 PM »
That's great!

Puck

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DRAFT:

Everybody caught fish.   Gotta post the snoopy rod fish here...

Rain held off until about 1600, and left completely at 1930.

12 anglers braved the weatherman's prediction and fished with us.

One non-fishing spouse came outside and joined us for a day outside.

Too much food and drink left over.

It rained a lot the night before, so we parked the cars and walked everywhere.

Yellow spider and Ligon seemed to work well, from my collection.

More later.....

Puck


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