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Tying Chat / We've got...
« on: February 15, 2015, 06:07:39 PM »
Crabs...

Nilo and I were experimenting with what we have on hand.

Here are the results:


Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: Valentine's Day trip for early white bass.
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:36:13 AM »
5 signed up but only Dean and I went.

We left Katy at 0300 and were parked at the boat launch at 0550, after passing the sign in the fog.

As we were putting the final rigging on the kayak and ready to take the first one to the water 3 trucks showed up all at once out of the fog.  We lost our spot in line for a moment, and then realized that we were small enough to squeeze by the larger boats in this one lane launch.

Boat boats in the water and lights on at 0615.   Since this was Dean's first time out in his kayak, he did a little more adjusting once he was on the water, as I went ahead to the fishing spot given to me by W. Ross, another retired Vet.  First white bass hit at the deep hole about 1/2 mile from the spawning beds.

Fishing was fast and furious, with fish running into our legs until about an hour after sunrise,  Then it slowed down, and most folks called it quits.  Dean and I moved up-river for another mile or so, exploring.  Only a few more fish were caught upriver, to include a small crappie.

We easily caught 60+ fish during the trip, and harvesting only 20.

The what bass run is almost over in this spot for the year.  Of the 20 for the table there was only one female.

I have the GPS coordinates locked for next year.

Puck

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Puck - i will take the Rider 2 spot in your truck. Hopefully this year I can make it!
Matt

I'll lock that spot in for you!

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - Mar 21
« on: February 11, 2015, 08:59:24 AM »
I like to fish these flats near Yates Bayou,

N 29.49452 W 94.59660

It is an easy kayak paddle, and sometimes the fish will be sunning in the shallow water in this area at this time of year.

Puck



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Outing Information Only / Re: Matagorda Prison Permit - Feb 21
« on: February 11, 2015, 07:40:14 AM »

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Fly Fishing Gear / Found: WTB/T: McFly Foam
« on: February 10, 2015, 07:20:04 PM »
As a side note Orvis is offering free shipping on all fly tying stuff until the 20th.

Good to know, but did you see the colors of McFly Foam they offer?  Nothing resembling a live crab.  A cooked one maybe....

Other stuff, I'm looking now..

Thanks.

Puck

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Driver                                          Rider 1                                             Rider 2
Skip D                                          Mary Kay D.                                     No room
Puck                                             Rob K.                                             Matt B.
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Fly Fishing Gear / Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:17:35 AM »
I did coordinate with one other guy, and am sharing materials, and costs.  I should have waited another day or 2.

I'm not sure I plan to use the vendor, Stockard Fly Fishing, again.  We'll see how the order processes.

Puck

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Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:11:54 PM »
Order placed, finally, with J. Stockard Fly Fishing

"Customer service" never did answer, or call, or anything.

Now we wait.

Puck


They had bad weather and were short staffed. 

No Military discount. 
No IFFF discount. 
No Fly Fishing club discount.

More to follow.

Puck

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Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:05:37 PM »
Order placed, finally, with J. Stockard Fly Fishing

"Customer service" never did answer, or call, or anything.

Now we wait.

Puck

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I'm signing up as a strong tenative, meaning I'm in unless something at work goes completely south on me.

Sign-in sheet available.  This is going to be a great trip!

Puck

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Outing Information Only / Re: Valentine's Day trip for early white bass.
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:54:50 AM »
I will only share the GPS points for launch with those that sign up.  This place is on public water, and can easily be be added to those "best kept secrets"

Puck

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Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:45:16 AM »
This maybe a source for color choice.

Joe

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/mcflyfoam-mcflyfoam

I've tried to place an order for 8 packages along with some micro-chenille but was having difficulties, so I called "customer service", and was immediately placed on hold.  Update to follow.


Puck

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Outing Chat / Trip to Sabine River generation canal, Sunday 2015-02-07-0230
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:25:07 AM »
Hit the road at 0230 and drove 200 miles to get on the water by 0620.  The lighting, weather and water, were perfect.  I got to my favorite spot by the rocks and saw that the rocks were covered in patches of white slime.  The wading birds must have been there the night before.  I turned off all of my lights and waited, blind cast, and waited, and waited…..  Nothing.  No bait.  No birds.  No fish. 

Once the sun came up I moved back to the truck for breakfast, and coffee.

I was back on the water as soon as I had my belly full.  This time I started at the rock, but decided since there was still no action to head down to the “washtub” where the two pieces of the river come back together.  A full sink line with a bendback was behind the kayak the entire trip.  Not even a bump.

By 0930, I realized that this was not my day, packed up, and drove the 200 miles back home to unload and clean my gear.

Next time!!

Puck



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Fly Fishing Gear / Found: McFly Foam
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:03:23 PM »
Does anybody have any "crabby" colors of McFly Foam?

I'm willing to trade finished flies for material.  Or buy it outright.

BPS was useless in this material.  All they had was "eggy" colors.


Puck

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