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Tying Chat / Re: Pizza and Fly tying
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:22:28 AM »
These are the fly holders that I was using.  I just stab them into a peice of packing foam.

Bluecell 50 pcs Alligator Clip Stick for Airbrush Hobby Model Parts


Tying Chat / Re: Seeking some crack
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:54:19 AM »
The trade is on!   Simple shad flies for fly line.

How did we go from buying RF crack to trading flies for fly line?



Tying Chat / Pizza and Fly tying
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:17:08 AM »
6 of us sat around the table and tied the Seaducer.  (Marcos E.  Michael M.  John P.  Michael Q.  George S.  Puck)

A few of our guys had other obligations, and were missed, but talked about   :)

Pizza, beer, and wine were provided by MM, JP, and GS.

Nilo made baklava and dolma for us.

This was a "Stevie leading Ray" adventure, until Marcos showed us some of the details, materials, ect. to consider.  His seaducers are works of art compaired to my SCE version.

As part of the discussion we talked about moving the location.  I'll call Wes and see if either the 1st or 15th of April is available for our next get together.  We may not be able to have the libations at the next location, but I'm certain we can have food.

Surf candies, and smack candies are the next flies to tie.


I've sent an invitation to the Alamo Fly Fishers of San Antonio.

Hopefully they can join us.


Only 3 weeks away ! !


Yes, there is a raffle.

We have been able to convince Mr. Arnold  that a raffle of some good stuff may help participation.

Details to follow this weekend.


Here are the details:

I'll work with our Webmaster to get them into a better format. 


Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine River - September 27th, 2014
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:21:54 AM »

We are ready to lock this one in!


Tying Chat / Simple shad start
« on: March 16, 2014, 03:48:50 PM »
I'm working on these.

These are the skeletons.


Tying Chat / Still organizing flies....
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:25:30 PM »
I went through all the little nooks and crannies in the man-cave and retrieved every loose fly.  These I threw into placed a plastic dish pan.  When I was done scrounging, I had a pile of unsorted flies about 3" deep. 

Now the fun began.  I have been spending most of this rainy day getting the flies separated into storage boxes, neatly.  I am down to half a layer in that dishpan, and then I can actually sit down and do some more tying.

Here are the bendback, clousers, MGMs, and cracks look like when they aren't in one tangled mess.


John P. and Mike G. volunteered, and this went well.  The coffee and scones were Nilo's idea.

John P. brought the Redington training rods that Marcos E. was able to find for us, due to Mike G.'s prodding.  Considering that we were casting in a hallway, this worked better than expected.  OK, Mike was right..  again

Each class was split into 2 parts, giving us 20 minutes with each group of 3-6 students each. Some of the students were a natural, others will need more coaching, but all of them had fun.  There were quite a few students that were not in the class that tried to get in on the hallway casting.  The police officers, other teachers, trash cans, all were targets for delivering the "fly"

I'll ask for some of the pictures and get them up soon.

Our (TFF) next time in front of this same group is 2014-04-11 (April 11th, 2014), and the event will be fly tying.  We will have 40 minutes to tie a fly, with people that have never touched a vise, or bobbin. 

Any, and all, help will be appreciated.


Recap of how the first day went:

1.  Mike M. and I stood in front of 70+ teenagers, and talked about fly fishing.
2.  None of them went to sleep.
3.  We were invited back.

A couple of pictures from the back of the room..


Tying Chat / Re: Bread, beer, and fly tying:
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:38:27 AM »
I found a chartreuse Whiting neck, and now have it on hand.


Tying Chat / Re: Seeking some crack
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:27:51 AM »
PM sent for the bargaining to start.....



Tying Chat / Re: Bread, beer, and fly tying:
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:21:21 AM »
is it sharp out of the package?


Sharp enough, but could use a touch-up.


Outing Chat / Targetting stripers on the upper Guad
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:20:00 AM »
Matt B. and I left Katy about 0515, coffee in hand to get up to Satler to fish with Brent from ReelFly.  One stop at Buc-Ees for breakfast and more coffee, and we got there in record time.

Chilly morning dictated waders and wind jacket.  And as we flew across the water with a 42degree wind, it was still cold.  Blind casting, watching for birds, watchers the other anglers, drifting, trolling, nothing was working.

All morning without a solid connection.  As we moved into the river proper, this striper hit.  It was to be the only fish of the day.  Full sink line on a grey and silver Clouser.

Nobody was catching any fish this day, even the few that were using live bait.  High winds, clarity of the water, and who knows what other factors led to the slow fishing. 

Brent worked hard for us.  We didn't get off the water until 1900.

A quick visit to the shop, a Dr. Pepper to celebrate the fish, a cold beer, a lot of talk about the Devil's River trip coming up, and once again on the road.


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