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Do we know of anybody travelling that way that can give us an update?

Or does somebody know a guide?


Has anybody else see the forcast for Saturday?

Good weather to be a duck. 

Waders, fleece, and wading jacket are in order for the current forecast.


Outing Chat / Re: Colorado River
« on: February 03, 2014, 02:25:36 PM »
Nothing against that stretch of water.

I personally know nothing about it.

My last adventure on that river was near the dam, and almost run over by airboats, so I've been reluctant to go back.

Further downstream...  I've never been, so I don't know how the traffic could be.

Suggestions anybody?


This member of the "Katy Navy" is definitely in. 



Tying Chat / Re: MGM made with EP Foxy brush
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:39:44 PM »
George's MGMs are looking good!

We need to test these things.


General Discussion / Re: Straightening 80 lb test mono?
« on: January 30, 2014, 02:32:22 PM »

I resemble that remark.


General Discussion / Straightening 80 lb test mono?
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:41:34 AM »
I have a rool of 80 lb test mono that I use for the brails when I make, or repair, my cast nets.

We now have another use for it, but this requires me to straighten 2 feet, or more, at a time.

Last night I tried boiling it, only to find out that this wasn't quite hot enough.  The coil returned immediately.

Is there another trick out there that would work?


Tying Chat / Re: MGM made with EP Foxy brush
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:53:21 AM »
I'll tie up the rest of the brushes within the next few days, mark them up, and set them (total 8) aside for the Devil's River.

Another thought, I can use the underwater camera and check the action in the pool.


OK, jigging and change of angle of attack.  I'll start tying clouser minnows when I get the hooks in.

I've order 100 each of size 4, 6, and 8.  All of these were in freshwater style hook, bronzed, not stainless.

This leaves me with about 75 extra of each size.  Does anybody want to make a trade for some of these hooks?


Tying Chat / MGM made with EP Foxy brush
« on: January 29, 2014, 05:37:22 PM »
George S. picked the brushes up at FTU, and asked me try them for tying the MGM.  They come 4 per package, so cost-wise they are about $2 each.

I was able to tie 2 flies with one brush.  The fibers were much bushier than the brushes I've been making with craft fur.  They hold the shape much better.  I don't yet know how that will translate to action in the water.  They only new modification I made with these was to put red in the general gill area, per George's request.

I was able to shave almost a minute off of my tying time, bringing the time to only a little more than 5 minutes.  The issue was picking the fibers out at every second wrap.  If you don't they trap underneath.  This is still not a show-stopper.


Isn't that a jig hook?

Correct.  60 degree bend jig hook.


A guide I plan to be fishing with shortly recomended this pattern.  And I plan to tie up a dozen or so, as soon as the hooks I've ordered come in.

Does anybody know what the advantage of this style of hook is for a Clouser Minnow?



Steve Flanagan tying a spoon fly using Tuffleye(R) at the 2013 Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
The sound quality is terrible, but it is good enough to follow along.

Tying Chat / Woven stone fly body
« on: January 26, 2014, 02:46:57 PM »

Woven body, the video

This method of weaving the bodies on large stone flies was taught to me by Tony Marasco, of Fly Tyers "Vice" way back when. Embroidery thread is the key ingredient.

I've tied this fly at the Texas FlyFishers' monthly meetings, and at some of the local retailers.
Here is the recipe:
Mustad 75980, size 6-10
6/0 Uni, Black, or color to match.
Pheasant tail fibers, for tail, and wig case
Ice Jig blade,
Embroidery thread, 2 contrasting colors
Hare dubbing, with guard hairs
Head cement


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