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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


Is a kayak required for this trip or is anyone bringing a boat that I could trade beer for a ride?

Q wants to run his boat.

Send him a note.


Trinity River, upstream of Lake Livingston, Sand bass,March 7th, 2015

The place we're going to is called Harmon Creek Marina. 
Check out the website: ( )
Harmon Creek Marina had their annual white bass tournament last weekend and I found out from the owners that it was "too early" - that's probably good news for our 3/7 weekend.

Easy paddle (boat required, no bank fishing) - no current, sheltered from the wind.

This is in the boonies - no place to go eat nearby so bring all food. Maybe we'll have a fish fry Sat night?

For a fish fry we'll need someone to bring a deep fryer, oil, etc.

Lots of room for camping, nice creek/river with, hopefully, enough fish for everybody. By the way, the owner told me this is also the beginning of the crappie run. Also, rumor has it that there are some stripers in there.

Who knows, this might turn into a regularly scheduled "official" TFF outing if this impromptu test works out.
 From HOUSTON - Take I-45 North from Houston, to EXIT 113, toward Riverside. Take Hwy. 19, 10.7 Miles, until you come upon Chevron gas Station on right side Then you will TURN LEFT at next crossover onto Wood Farm Road, and FOLLOW THE YELLOW MARINA SIGNS straight to our gates.

Outing Chat / Re: Quick trip to Sabine Rivir....
« on: February 26, 2015, 03:29:52 PM »
Where did that gent in the jon boat launch?

The exact same place we did.

And did you get a look at the launch?


How could I? I wasn't there.

I thought I posted a photo of the launch.

I will tonight,


General Discussion / Re: Texas Fly Fishing Expo - New Braunfels May 29-31
« on: February 26, 2015, 07:38:26 AM »
I have been asked to tie at that event on Saturday. 

And that was before we moved the Chocolate Bayou trip.  :(


Fly Fishing Gear / Re: WTS "Cliff's Bugger Beast ::: Fly Box" $30 (SOLD)
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:07:22 AM »
Cliff's Bugger Beast ::: Fly Box

Purchased for $50 but willing to sell for $30.

Those lines you see in the photo are my only modification.  They make it easier to find the slot.


Sold to a fellow TFF member, whose dues are paid up...


Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - Mar 21
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:10:30 AM »
Last night Mike Q and Bill L. talked about this trip. 

It is looking to be a good one.  I won't be able to make this one as I'll be out of town that weekend visiting friends at my old stomping grounds.

I like the idea of a place that is close to crash after doing some hard kayaking in that area.  And being clean before going into Stingeree for dinner is a bonus.

So far I only see 2 people signed up.  Even the leader isn't officially signed up yet.

Put the word out, and lets get on the water.

Freshwater Chair

Outing Information Only / Re: Trinity River, LOCATION CHANGED, see new post
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:53:08 AM »
Location must be changed.  Our host will be out of country during our schedule trip.

In an panic measure to get us on the water I am going to suggest that we change the location to Newman’s Bottoms, on Yegua Creek (GPS N 30.31845 W 96.71263)

Last night at the meeting I had a couple of suggestions, still at Lake Livingston, that we could pursue.   If one of you guys have an idea, and are willing to lead, speak up and lets go fishing.

Don C. Puckett
Freshwater Chair

Outing Chat / Re: Quick trip to Sabine Rivir....
« on: February 24, 2015, 09:37:26 AM »
Where did that gent in the jon boat launch?

The exact same place we did.

And did you get a look at the launch?


Sharkathon 2015 has coordinated with Padre Island National Seashore staff and the dates for Sharkathon 2015 have been set.
Primary Dates: October 2nd - 4th 2015
Backup Dates: October 16th - 18th 2015

Have you noticed that neither of those dates are those for our TFF PINS trip.


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