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Tying Chat / MGM at the next TFF meeting, 2014-01-28
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:39:06 AM »
I have been asked to tie the Mardi Gras Minnow, so at the next meeting I plan to tie this fly.

Here is the recipe:
Gama stinger hook, size 2 (or Mustad 34007, size 2)
Size "A" rod wrapping thread, color to match craft fur
Round Mardi Gras beads, red, green, blue, or black
Clear finger nail polish (CA glue will work in a snap, but not prefered)
White, or other light color craft fur
Krystal flash or equiv
Metalic sharpie(R), gold or silver

I'm going to ask for somebody to video the tying.  Any volunteers?

Puck

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Padre Island National Seashore - September 2014


Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: PINS trip


When:    Locked dates 12-14th of September.  We have avoided "Shark-o-Thon" 
The dates for Sharkathon 2014 have been set for September 26-28, 2014
The backup dates for Sharkathon, in the event the park is closed on primary dates, are October 17-19, 2014

Note the date change
Where:       
Start Time: 
End Time:   
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here

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 change this up a little from last year.  Let's start early Saturday monring and run down to about MM 40+ and fish the next day, Sunday, on the way back.  More to follow.


How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or 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.

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).

•  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, 2012, there were 10 anglers.  Ladyfish were the most caught species, with reds, spanish macks, bluefish, and trout also brought to hand. 

The typical fishing method involves cruising the beach while looking for signs of fish. When a school is sighted, anglers bail out 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
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wading Shoes and Sting Ray Guards
•   Lunch, 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 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
•   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.
• 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.




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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine River - September 27th, 2014
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:49:01 AM »
We may want swapped weekends with the PINS trip.

There may be a better chance of seeing the anchovies. 

We may have been too late for PINS in 2012 and 2013, leading to some disappointed anglers.



Puck


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Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine River - September 27th, 2014
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:47:51 AM »
Unlocked and ready for sign-up.

Puck


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Outing Information Only / Sabine River - September 27th, 2014
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:47:15 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club

Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal


When:        September 27th, 2014  to avoid Sharkathon
The dates for Sharkathon 2014 have been set for September 26-28, 2014
The backup dates for Sharkathon, in the event the park is closed on primary dates, are October 17-19, 2014

(Note the date change)
Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal   
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Too dark to fish
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       281-865-32 one 6
e-mail:        PM here

Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal (details to follow)

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or 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.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your boat driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:   
 
About the area:


Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Waders and a change of clothes.  The water temperature has dropped since last month
Life jacket
Camera

Recommended Equipment:
5-8 wt rods
Kick boat, canoe, kayak, or other watercraft


Recommended Flies:
Your favorite LMB and 'gill flies.
And bring a couple of minnow imitators in size 2-10 just in case the white bass show up.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• 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.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Events and Information / 7th annual Nature Fest
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:11:50 PM »
Save the date for Bridgeland's 7th annual Nature Fest, being held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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.

Puck

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LOL / Re: Redneck Etiquette - WEDDING ETIQUETTE
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:07:03 AM »
  • A bridal veil made of window screen is not only cost effective but also a proven fly deterrent.
  • Its is not okay for the groom to bring a date to a wedding.
  • For the reception, reserve the VFW far in advance, and avoid Saturdays since that's square dancing night.
  • Livestock usually is a poor choice for a wedding gift.
  • Kissing the bride for more than 15 seconds may get you cut. .
  • Though uncomfortable, say yes to socks and shoes for this special occasion.
  • For the groom, at least rent a tux. A leisure suit with a cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create a natty appearance.

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Tying Chat / Re: Squrat
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:31:49 PM »

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Date changed to support the Holder Fishing show, and the move of the Prison Permit.

Puck

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Outing Chat / Re: Fishing the neighborhood ponds
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:53:31 PM »
And horizontal fishing techniques:

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Outing Chat / Re: Casting practice at the neighborhood ponds
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:22:15 PM »
Fishing Casting practice at the neighborhood ponds 2014-01-12;

Joe C, Golden, and Mike Q, met me for a walk around the ponds and some casting practice.

Joe caught 4:
3 oaks
1 palm

Puck



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General Discussion / Re: Interesting article on Rollover Pass
« on: January 09, 2014, 12:16:37 PM »
We will have to watch the fall out, and see who got "paid."

I see that this has not made the local news.....

Puck

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Rod Building / Re: Rod Building class by Mudhole - 26 April
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:24:56 AM »
I order parts from those guys all the time.

Puck

239
LOL / Re: Redneck Etiquette - THEATER ETIQUETTE
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:39:40 AM »
  • Crying babies should be taken to the lobby and picked up immediately after the movie has ended.
  • Do not ask the concession stand attendant for the nacho cheese recipe.
  • Refrain from talking to characters on the screen. Tests have proven they can't hear you.

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Puck- count me in for talking on Jan 31st. I can't yet commit to the other dates, but I'm interested!

So, what's the agenda? On January 1st, do we give a talk 3 different times, for 3 different classes in Periods 1, 2, & 3? Or are we speaking to one class, 3 different times throughout the next few months?

Whatever the hell happens, it should be fun. Just keep me posted.

Ciao!


PM sent

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