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Tying Chat / Re: Fly Videos
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:46:52 PM »
My version of the Cypert's minnow:

And how well they worked:


My version of the Cypert's minnow


We are signed up and in contact with Bridgeland.

A few more volunteers will allow us to walk around and socialize.

So far we have 3. 
Don H.
John P.

Let me know if you can help out.


Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:05:35 PM »
5 of us were there to show the students how to tie that fly:
Don H.
John P.
Marcos E
Joe C

The video was a great help, and the after actions review by the crew gave us some ideas for next year. 

The kids loved it and we were asked to come back. 

Let's get these kids on the water!


When can we expect a fly-tying video?

Soon!    8)


The secret river...

Dean reminded me about how effective this simple fly truly is.  I have always tied them, and recommended them to others, but have never personally fished them.  That changed yesterday. 

I'm sure you can supply the name once you see them>

Here are a few that Nilo and I tied today.


Tying Chat / We've got...
« on: February 15, 2015, 06:07:39 PM »

Nilo and I were experimenting with what we have on hand.

Here are the results:


Outing Information Only / Re: Valentine's Day trip for early white bass.
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:36:13 AM »
5 signed up but only Dean and I went.

We left Katy at 0300 and were parked at the boat launch at 0550, after passing the sign in the fog.

As we were putting the final rigging on the kayak and ready to take the first one to the water 3 trucks showed up all at once out of the fog.  We lost our spot in line for a moment, and then realized that we were small enough to squeeze by the larger boats in this one lane launch.

Boat boats in the water and lights on at 0615.   Since this was Dean's first time out in his kayak, he did a little more adjusting once he was on the water, as I went ahead to the fishing spot given to me by W. Ross, another retired Vet.  First white bass hit at the deep hole about 1/2 mile from the spawning beds.

Fishing was fast and furious, with fish running into our legs until about an hour after sunrise,  Then it slowed down, and most folks called it quits.  Dean and I moved up-river for another mile or so, exploring.  Only a few more fish were caught upriver, to include a small crappie.

We easily caught 60+ fish during the trip, and harvesting only 20.

The what bass run is almost over in this spot for the year.  Of the 20 for the table there was only one female.

I have the GPS coordinates locked for next year.


Puck - i will take the Rider 2 spot in your truck. Hopefully this year I can make it!

I'll lock that spot in for you!

Got a note that you were teaming up with Scott.  I've updated the list above.


Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - Mar 21
« on: February 11, 2015, 08:59:24 AM »
I like to fish these flats near Yates Bayou,

N 29.49452 W 94.59660

It is an easy kayak paddle, and sometimes the fish will be sunning in the shallow water in this area at this time of year.


Outing Information Only / Re: Matagorda Prison Permit - Feb 21
« on: February 11, 2015, 07:40:14 AM »

Fly Fishing Gear / Found: WTB/T: McFly Foam
« on: February 10, 2015, 07:20:04 PM »
As a side note Orvis is offering free shipping on all fly tying stuff until the 20th.

Good to know, but did you see the colors of McFly Foam they offer?  Nothing resembling a live crab.  A cooked one maybe....

Other stuff, I'm looking now..



Moved to the first cell.

Updated 2015-08-02


Fly Fishing Gear / Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:17:35 AM »
I did coordinate with one other guy, and am sharing materials, and costs.  I should have waited another day or 2.

I'm not sure I plan to use the vendor, Stockard Fly Fishing, again.  We'll see how the order processes.


Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:11:54 PM »
Order placed, finally, with J. Stockard Fly Fishing

"Customer service" never did answer, or call, or anything.

Now we wait.


They had bad weather and were short staffed. 

No Military discount. 
No IFFF discount. 
No Fly Fishing club discount.

More to follow.


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