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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe River - December 6th
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:50:59 AM »
Any fishing report?

Or pictures?

Puck

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Updated as of 2014-12-08-1200

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Guadalupe One Fly, Saturday, January 17th, 2015
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:39:38 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: Guadalupe One Fly


When:      Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Where:     Guadalupe River, Rio Raft in Sattler. We will meet here and then spread out to fish   
Start   08:00 in the Reel Fly parking lot
End Time:     When ever everyone is done – probably around 4pm
Trip Leader: MFQ
Phone:    713-213-eight one five zero   
e-mail:     MFQuigley at yahoo dot com

Trip Description: Catch as many inches of fish on the same fly. Measure and photograph for proof.  We will meet up afterwards to eat, drink and announce the winner. Hopefully we will meet at the fly shop in Sattler as Brent & Ashley have a keg in the shop!

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:  Rio Raft access fee, plus personal expenses and transportation

Directions:  Rio Raft is located at the 4th crossing bridge on River Road. The easiest way to reach it is from exit 191 on I-35. Go North on FM 306 for 13 miles then turn left on 2673.  Go 1 ½ miles and turn left on River Road. Rio Raft is one mile down on the left. If you cross the river you went too far.
 
Important items:
•    Member dues are current!
•   Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information
•   Current Texas Fishing License
•   Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Lease Access Pass (not essential but it will help you reach areas the others can’t)
•   Waders with safety belt
•   Wading staff
•   Extra change of dry clothes
•   Wind and/or water proof jacket
•   Wide brimmed hat AND polarized glasses

Recommended Equipment:  Standard trout fishing gear will work fine here.  Rods should be in the 4-5wt range and whatever length you feel comfortable with, although as the predominant method is nymphing longer rods are better.  Tippets in the 5x range should be fine; I don’t think you need to go any lower unless you find the fish are really spooky.  Fluorocarbon is not essential, but I am sure it can’t hurt if you want to use it.  Standard 9ft leaders, split shot, indicators (if you want to use them), forceps, landing net, tape measure and camera.

Waders are essential to fish this river as most of the banks are private. A kayak can really expand the area you can fish.


Recommended Flies: Nymphing/streamers are the best bet as dry fly hatches on this river tend to be sporadic and this is a competition after all.  These are mainly hatchery raised fish that have been in the river only a couple of months so flies do not need to be complicated.  Last year egg patterns, san juan worms and basic nymphs such as hare’s ears, copper johns and pheasant tails all worked.  Sizes from 18-14 should be about right.  If you want to use streamers then woolly buggers (white or black) seem to work well.  Choose one fly, tie it on well and go for it!  If you get up to the river the day before you could stop at The Fly Shop and ask what is working on the river at the moment.

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.
•   Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.
•   Be careful wading! There are some nasty slots in the river bed that can catch you unawares if you do not pay attention

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Outing Information Only / Re: Matagorda Prison Permit
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:14:01 AM »
I'm in, but will need a ride.

Puck

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No sign up sheet?

Sign up sheet in place and we already have one person signed up!

Puck


6 People signed up as of 2014-12-01-1200

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General Discussion / Re: Trip info?
« on: November 28, 2014, 02:56:09 PM »
Texas FlyFishers Piscatorial Patter » Salt Water Outings » Outing Information Only

This will have the most current, as we start talking about the trips.

Puck

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Tying Chat / Re: chernobyl ant question?
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:00:15 AM »
I tried super glue, but as soon as I bent the foam, the glue broke.   Next attempt will be the booger glue.

Puck

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Tying Chat / chernobyl ant question?
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:08:11 AM »
I like the idea of sandwiching 2 colors of foam to make one fly.

How would you recomend bonding the 2 layers together?

Puck

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Outing Chat / Re: 2015 Guadalupe One Fly?
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:03:01 AM »
I've seen several posts for 2015 outings. What is the story on the Guadalupe one fly?

Trying to figure out when it is so I can get my calendar sorted out.

Scott B

MFQ is leading this one on the 17th of January.

Shaping up nicely, so far!

Puck

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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:33:58 AM »
PM sent.

Puck

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Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club

Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal


When:        September 26th, 2015  (Locked)

Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal   

Start Time:  0700

End Time:    Too dark to fish

Trip Leader: Puck

Phone:       2 ate won minus 8 six five dash 32 sixteen

e-mail:        doncpuckett at geemale

Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal.  We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the east branch, locally known as "coldwater."  Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal, or the boat launch at pool 2 at "coldwater." 

I plan to camp a few miles away from the launch site at TBARS.

Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and if extremely lucky striped bass.

  How to sign up: 
1.  Sign Up Here,
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  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 driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:  Driving from Houston

About the area:
This is the link to the most up to date generating schedule on SRA-LA’s home

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. If you plan to use a kickboat, or have a wet riding kayak..
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:
•   Fish with a buddy.  Don’t fish this stretch alone.  There are too many variables. This stretch of water is part of a power generation waterway.  The water conditions can change quickly.
•   Double, and triple, check your gear.  Make sure you have what you need before getting on the water. 
•   As much fun as fish are to catch on a 3wt, I’d recommend at least a 5wt.  This will allow you to cast a little further with a larger fly.
•   If you have a favorite fly, bring at least 6 each.  I fished with 3 flies for 6 hours. This was an exception, not the rule.  Frayed tippets after repeatedly catching fish can abrade the mono.  I made a conscientious effort to keep my tippet fresh.
•   Most of the fish in this area are spotted bass (Kentucky) and aren’t as large as LMBs.  I started out with a size 8 PGPP, and had to go up to a size 6 to keep number of the sunfish hook-ups down.  The KLMB make up for size with their willingness to bite and the way they fight.
•   If you fish on the weekends here, be prepared to share the river with swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, and other anglers.  Rarely will you see anyone on the river in the morning.  By late afternoon the casual sportsmen will start showing up.  The summertime is much busier than any other season.
•   Bring twice as much water as you think you will need.  Just because you feel comfortable and cool does not mean you don’t need to take in water.
•   A lightweight watercraft is perfect to fish this water.  A canoe would work well with 2 people, and a kayak would also work.  The downfall of them is that you can’t lug them up the hill like a backpack, as I did with my kick-boat.  With the new boat launch in place this is no longer an issue.
•   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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Sell Anything / Re: ||| SOLD |||Canoe for sale...$100 (OBO)
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
Damon 7 Lakes made a deal for it.

Delivery shortly.

Puck

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Damon's Seven Lakes / Quick trip to D7Ls, 2014-11-07
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »
We caught fish!

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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:50:34 AM »
Feb 13 - Fly Tying (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to tie a simple fly.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to tie a fly.

For this we set up the vices and tools before the first student gets in the room.  Materials will need to be pre-bagged, and sorted.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck

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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Casting
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:45:19 AM »
Jan. 30 - Casting (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to cast a fly line.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to cast. 

For this we move into the hall-way, and begin instruction.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck

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