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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:46:47 AM »
Cost:
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:13:07 AM »
GPS points

Start:  N 29.84952 W 97.83899
Finish: N 29.78272 W 97.83146

Puck

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Friends,

As it was pointed out last night, the 22nd of August is a conflict with our mini-expo, and the date for this outing is now changed to the 29th.

This means that we wait for a week before hitting the flats, but it also means that we can participate in the mini-expo.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 28, 2015, 09:00:59 AM »
Tents that we bring, and Friday night for sure. 

We can ask skip about Saturday if we need to at the meeting tonight.

Puck

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1.   Time to arrive,
      a.   Before dark Friday night, to be able to set up camp
2.   Wading, bank, kayak, types and
      a.   I plan to take a kayak, but you need to be aware that the “boat launch” is pretty hairy. See the picture
      b.   You can wade in many spots, but expect to get wet. The rocks are slimy.
      c.   Kickboats work well, but they limit amount of water you can cover, and if they generators start, you’ll be in a panic for the shoreline.
      d.   Banks are high, and fly-fishing from shore is a real challenge
      e.   Bass hunters, etc. are seen on this river all the time.
3.   Sizes of flies,
      a.   Size 2-8 minnow patterns. I like bendbacks because of all the rocks that you can get caught up on
      b.   Colors:
               i.   Dark for low light conditions
              ii.   White and bright colors for daylight
4.   Anything else I should know?
      a.   Waders are a must during November through April, the water is extremely cold.
      b.   Studded wading boots are a bonus
      c.   Camping at the TBARS is primitive, for me, but there are showers available. I could possibly rent a yurt, but I normally don’t.
      d.   Best fishing for white bass and stripers is when there is no sun. Once it comes up, the game is over.
      e.   The water is extremely clear, and fish can be spooky
      f.   My largest fish from this area was a 15 pound striper in March
      g.   Launch in the dark and get positioned about ½ mile upstream from the launch.  N 31.16788 W 93.55895 http://mapper.acme.com/
      h.   5-8 wt rods, floating line, or sinking if they move out of the shallows
       i.   If SRA starts generating, there is no way we can stay in the generation canal. http://srala-toledo.com/
       i.   We check the status of the generators the day before we travel.
       j.   This is my old stomping ground. I lived less than 6 miles from the dam while I was going to college.


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Let's work on the drivers/riders list.

I've updated with what I have today, but I am sure there are people that still need a ride.  Or drivers that haven't signed up yet.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: Anahuac Flats - August 22
« on: July 27, 2015, 05:07:50 AM »
Direction updated, and the water seems to be in good shape.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 01:45:55 PM »
From Skip:

"Just got off the phone with Pat at Spencer's and reserved a site (in her words) big enough for a troop of Boy Scouts. It is right next to the pavillon (which we have access to) There is also electicity at the pavillon if we have need for it."

Let's go fishing.......

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:54:25 PM »
The trip information was lost/deleted. 

The sign-up sheet survived, so we are OK there, but the basic trip information was completely deleted.

Reconstruction is still in progress.

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:52:40 PM »
San Marcos River Trip with- Kevin Hutchison

The San Marcos trip is on for August 8th and the river should be in great shape. The Memorial Day flood, as we all know, was epic and has changed the look of the river but Kevin has floated it a few times since then and all the major obstructions have been removed by either Mother Nature, the local paddling clubs or by Kevin himself and his trusty chain saw.

If you have ever thought about floating the San Marcos this is the trip you should sign up for. The flow is great and the level has never been better. Kevin is planning on floating the section between Spencer Canoe / Shady Grove Campground ((512) 357-6113 ) down to the town of Staples. This is a long run but with the flow being what it is he thinks it will be perfect. Plans are to meet at Spencer Canoe at 8:00 am and run our shuttle by 8:30. Kevin will arrange the shuttle. There will be a $5.00 per car parking fee for each vehicle. Based on getting started at 8:30-9:00 we should be off the water around 5:00 pm.

Each person that signs up for this trip will receive a brand spanking new leader, a dozen San Marcos flies (in a new fly box) and a special commemorative t-shirt, printed special for this event courtesy of Kevin. The fee for this unforgettable trip will be $20.00 per person. Kevin also has available three canoes and two, one man, sit on top, kayaks which he will generously rent at a deep discounted rate of $15.00 per boat. These boats will be available on a first come first serve basis but if they are all gone I have other sources.

So, all you need to do is sign up now on the Texas FlyFishers website, then e-mail me to let me know what size T-Shirt you wear and if you would like to rent one of Kevin’s boats, I'll take care of the rest.
http://www.spencercanoes.net/

Those signing up after July 31st will not be guaranteed flies nor a commemorative t-shirt.
Skip Donovan
c: 713-822dash zero zero 69
skipdonovan1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net


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Outing Information Only / San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:50:26 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: San Marcos River


When:   2015-08-08
Where:        see below
Start   see below
End Time:     see below
Trip Leader: Skip
Phone: see below
e-mail:         see below


Trip Description:   Kevin has agreed to guide us!

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:
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's

Directions:  See Below
 
About the area: See below


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

Recommended Equipment: 

Recommended Flies:

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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Outing Information Only / TFF Outing: RedFish Rodeo Rockport
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:46:54 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:    RedFish Rodeo


When:  October 09, 2015  and October 10, 2015 
Where:  Rockport   
Start: from Friday night October 10, 2015   
End Time:     To Saturday, October 11, 2015   
Trip Leader:  MFQ
Phone:  Seven one three-213-ocho uno cinco cero
e-mail:  MFQuigley at yahoo dot com

Trip Description: Come join us for our 29th Annual Red Fish Rodeo.  We are inviting members from all of the Texas fly fishing clubs as well as fishers from the Texas Council of the IFFF and other guests.  Friday night we will hold the Captain’s meeting at Paradise Key Dockside Grill at 7:30 PM to discuss the rules and conduct for our event (optional dinner at 6:00 pm).  Saturday night, the Texas FlyFishers will serve up barbecue for supper for all to enjoy while we get to know each other and share a few cold ones!  As always we will have some really cool Division Awards for the winners (Largest Redfish – Trout – Three Fish Slam – Most Spots - Redfish) and wonderful door and raffle prizes for all of the lucky attendees to partake.

How to sign up:
1.  Don't sign up here.....Old Sign Up Sheet
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:   Cost: $45 (to be donated to Texas Chapter IFFF.)  Price rises to $55 at the door.

Directions: http://www.driftersresort.com/    http://www.swanpointlandingflyshop.net/ 
 
About the area: You know it, you love it!


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

Recommended Equipment:  7-9 wt. 

Recommended Flies:  Clousers, seaducers, bendback, redfish cracks

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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Tying Chat / Kevin describing his first days as a Texan
« on: July 23, 2015, 05:51:45 AM »

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: July 22, 2015, 12:25:48 AM »
Last year I was there about the same time and we tore into the false albacores.

This year, my poor planning, and lack of PTO, put me on the water when I could, instead of when I wanted to be.

I will try again, but never on the same day as the PocLoco again.

My "southpaw" comment: 
As we pole the boat, we tend to put the boat into positions that we, the guy in the back of the boat, would like to be in if we were in the front.  Unless you have "Buggywhip's" casting skills (equally bad with both hands) you may have to remind your boat partner.   ;)

Good pictures!

And good luck Saturday.

Puck

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