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Tying Chat / How to paint stainless steel bead chain?
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:49:26 AM »
I bought a 6ft lenght of pie shelll chain. 

The material is stainless steel, and should hold up to saltwater as it is, but I wanted to modify the center spot to imitate eyes better.

I also wanted to tie up some super heavy "swamp monsters" for June.


Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Re: Rendezvous 2015
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:00:18 AM »
Puck, on which Friday exactly does this event start? Also regarding when the event gets closer - do you mean closer than Toledo Bend???   :D  ;D  :o  :P

Updated, and it stays at Toledo Bend.

Good event, and I should have spent more time there in 2014.


Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Re: Fly tying class 2015?
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:56:31 AM »
Education page, available as a link on the home page.

General Discussion / Re: Warm weather fly line?
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:54:17 PM »
Seems like the might do the trick:

I appreciate the effort, but these guys start at 6 wt.  :(

We still need a 4 wt.  And that is the challenge.....


Tying Chat / Re: Reversed "Green Weenie"
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:51:49 PM »
Reverse Green Weenie

The video!!!


General Discussion / Warm weather fly line?
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:56:40 AM »
Nilo won a 4wt at the Christmas party, and I've complemented it with a TFO BVK(R) reel, but am at a loss as to what line to put onto her new outfit. 

I see a ton of trout lines, designed for cold water, but no warm-water specific lines.

And no, she is not giving up on her bright pink Dogwood Canyon (R) outfit.

Responses appreciated,


Events and Information / Re: Trout in the Classroom 2015 kicks off!
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:13:03 PM »
What strain of trout are we looking at this year?


Sign-up sheet in place and topic unlocked


The rooms are reserved!

6 spots are still open.


As of today, 2015-01-09, we still have 6 open bunks.


Tying Chat / Re: Video opportunity?
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:45:24 AM »
I am still willing to video.

Where is Alan?  ( Really want to capture him tying that sheephead crab! )

And anybody else willing to sit for a session, before the DERFTF?


Tying Chat / Re: Fun new material, fly 5
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:43:11 AM »
Fly 5

That was the result of reversing the material on the hook then folding it back over after tying in the the tailing.  I didn't like the result, so I only did it the one time.

The ends frayed so badly that I lost half of the tubing fibers.


Tying Chat / Re: Reversed "Green Weenie"
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:40:40 AM »
Reverse Green weenie based on the pattern from Greg Berlocher's book.

Some of you may even know the tier that Greg talked into sharing the pattern...... ;)

Texas Saltwater Classics: Fly Patterns for the Texas Coast

ISBN-10: 0929980190
ISBN-13: 978-0929980195


Size 4-8 saltwater hook, darker is better
Black size "A" rod wrapping thread (280 denier)
Lead dumbell eyes, sized to match hook
Rubber band, any color (underbody)
Died olive barred hackle
Black rabbit dubbing
CA glue

The SRA phone recording is not updated on the weekends, but the website ( is.

Cell phone reception is spotty at the fishing location, and actually getting a web page to load on a smart phone is going to be a challenge.


Outing Chat / Fishing partner for 2015-02-01
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:18:38 PM »
I am hoping to hit Spring Creek in kayaks on this date. 

Weather permitting it could be the absolute best fishing day of the year (Stupor Brawl Sundae)

Nobody will be on the water, and the white bass should have begun their run by then.


Back-up plan in place for the 18th. 

Lesson learned from 2014 is to have the back-up plan in place long before it is needed.


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