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The part of this story that nobody has mentioned yet is one of us loosing his balance in the front of the raft and going for a fully immersed swim. 

The fly rod never left his hand, and it never touched the water.  Yes there are 2 witnesses to that fact.

Puck

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Outing Chat / Walk around the neighborhood ponds
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:39:10 AM »
Lilly and I took a stroll around the ponds, me with a fly rod in my hands.

4 LMB, over 20 BG, and this fellow.  Poor picture because Lilly get trying to get a bite of him.

Puck


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Events and Information / Re: More trout in the classroom pictures
« on: April 16, 2014, 05:33:35 PM »
They look healthy!

Puck

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General Discussion / Re: When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 16, 2014, 05:32:31 PM »
ADHD much?            Squirrel?

How this thread has devolved....

What was I saying? Oh yeah, we know a guy.....

Now we just to convince him that taking us is a good idea.




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Linked to calendar, and hyperlink added.

Puck

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Heyyo, as of now (provided who's going) what's the damage$$ gonna be for the lodges?

$95/night per room

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General Discussion / When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:16:52 AM »
I have my opinion, but I'd like to here what others have to say.

Puck

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No longer do we have a cabin. 



We now have 2 cabins and one campsite!

8 more A/C places are still open as of today, 2014-04-12.

Puck

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Take a look at the map, and information provided by TPWD.

And I've marked where we took out and took out. 

I don't show the campsites, or where we caught fish.  That would be up to Brent and his team at ReelFly Fishing Adventures.;)

Puck

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You are welcome!   ;D

That smallmouth gives you just another reason to go back. 

Puck

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The volunteers, Dave S. Frank B, Marcos E, and I showed up to educate the students how to tie a wooly worm.

Coffee, scones, muffins were enjoyed while we waited for the sign-in desk to be manned.  While waiting we got a visit from the police. I guess a bunch of guys drinking coffee at the flag pole is not a common event.  When we reminded him that he was one of our moving fly casting targets the last time we were there, he remembered us with a laugh and went back to his regular duties.

OK, we forgot 3 bobbins, and 100 hook.  The video camera had the wrong cables.  And then the fun started.  100 sandwich baggies loaded with the ingredients for the fly.  About 30 teenagers in 3 different classes.  3 roamers, and a loud bald guy in the front, with a running commentary.

During the first class we timed it perfectly, and only had 2 minutes to spare as we were able to get two sets of students at each vice.

The second class we had about 5 minutes left, and Marcos attempted to explain the math behind profiting from fly tying.

One the last class of the day, we were a well-oiled team.  Roving through and getting the tyers help as they asked for it, we had a ton of time left, almost 12 whole minutes. 

Some of the neon colors that we used would get the attention of just about anything, fish included.

This was a great way to introduce younger folks to  our sport.  Without this some of them would never even consider fly-fishing.

Then Charlotte G.  our teacher, showed us the homework assignment, budgeting a fishing trip.  I thought this was a great idea, and could only get them to put more thought into what kind of fun there is to be had.

Next time?

Puck




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Some pictures:

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