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Tying Chat / Re: Fly Videos
« on: March 04, 2015, 06:51:16 PM »
Tying the squirrelly:


As of 2015-03-17-1000, there are no beds left open.

We still have 3 couches that sleep OK.

People that are signed up get priority!


Work in progress.  Date, and rooms, are the only things confirmed, as of 2015-02-04.

Day 2:  Launch from just downstream of the State park with our livery service, and float down to Morgan Shady Park.  Bob from Fun In The Sun (325) 446-7265 will provide our livery service.  Currently (2014-05-12) he also has some kayaks for rent.  Pizza from the new local pizza place at teh picnic tables at Morgan Shady Park.

We need to let Bob know how many kayaks, or canoes, we need.

Call him as soon as you know what you need.

I will set up the livery.


Let me know if we need to change, or we have somebody that wants the open spots.

Cabin 1
Rene D.

Cabin 2
Mary Kay
Russel C.
Paul R.  Bear

Cabin 3
Dean K.
Steven M.
John S.
John S. guest

Couch 1, open
Couch 2, open
Couch 3, open

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."


I have been asking him since last February for an opportunity to video him making that crab.

So far, we havne't been able to get him in front of the camera.

I can bring the camera and tripod next weekend and hope he'll sit still for a bit....


Tying Chat / Re: Carpet Carb
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:51:10 AM »
Why does your carb look like a crab?   :o

Throw it in front of a Prison Permit, and let's see how it works!


Tying Chat / Re: Mesh tubing for Cypert's Minnow
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:48:04 AM »
Mesh tubing....

My version of the Cypert's minnow that I plan to use on this trip.


The cabin is full, but there are still campsites open.


In the cabin.....

Rene D.
Mike Q.
Rob K.
Dean K.
Russell C.

Updating as I get the responses.



Lilly and I have rented a cabin that sleeps 6, for Friday and Saturday night at Harmon Creek RV Park & Marina. 

If you are interested in sharing costs (per bed), get in touch with me quickly.  I expect the beds to go quick.


Outing Chat / Re: Quick trip to Sabine Rivir....
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:35:37 PM »
The launch:

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 / Re: Sinking line
« on: February 27, 2015, 10:03:58 AM »
I have a few type IVs that I throw routinely.

A floating fly, minnow, shrimp, bug, etc. works great with sinking lines.  Let the line go down to depth, and as you work the fly, it dives with the pull of the line.

I like to work bendbacks out of the kayak with my sinking lines. 

In the surf, at least an intermediate is required to keep the line from wrapping you up with the wave action.

Casting is completely different from a floating line.  You are not going to pull a backcast while the line is burried.  Get the line to the surface with a roll cast of spiral cast, and only then can you pull the back cast.

These sinking lines are also a lot thinner than floaters, allowing you to cut through the wind.

Talk to Don H.  He is a recent convert.

My 2 cents


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