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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.


Outing Information Only / Re: Prison Permit Invitational - March 1
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:00:10 PM »
Sorry about the late reply.

I got really busy here in CountryPlace and completely forgot about getting on the site. 

Yeah, I missed the dock while stepping off of John's boat.  I have no idea what happened, but I must say that in the 65 or so years that I have been stepping on and off of boats in and around the bays along Texas I have never missed the dock before!  Now, I will add that I have had at least one person fall into the water when I was behind the wheel - it was my wife and she has not let me live that down, let me tell you!  Oh, well, there is always a first time!

I was hobbled for a couple of days, but not too badly.  The bruise never really materialized, however, I have had some pain and swelling in my lower leg and foot.  I applied an ice pack for the last week and that is most likely why I have had very little bruising.

I had a great time - drank a bunch more beer than usual - ate a lot more jalapenos than I should have - ate too much chilli - slept on my air mattress on the floor (and slept good) - got up right after Puck - ate too many breakfast tacos!  That about sums up the time before fishing.

I did my usual - lots of fishing but no catching.  I road with John and we both fished hard to no avail.  I don't think either one of us even say a fish!  I did hook up once, but did not get more than two strips before it was off the hook.  Must not have set the hook well enough and it was most likely a Hardhead anyway.

You know what they say - a bad day on the water is better than the best day doing anything else!


That was great!


Tying Chat / Re: Bread, beer, and fly tying:
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:58:37 PM »
S74SZ is the replacement for the 34011. It's 2x strong and 4x long. It's also got that new fangled "z-steel" finish.  A little shinier that the 34011, but it works.


This event is shaping up well:

If you have a kid that you want to get into fishing, not just fly fishing:
This is the event.

If you have a canoe, kayak, or kickboat to test:
This is the event.

If you want to meet a ton of people (men, women, and kids) that are crazy about the sport, and are willing to tell you all about it:
This is the event.

If you want to try out that new pattern for LMB or 'gills:
This is the event.

If you want to catch fish:
This is the event.

More details soon.


Tying Chat / Re: Seeking some crack
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:02:34 AM »
So I've yet to become addicted to tying flies and as such need a source for my crack.

Redfish crack that is. If somebody will tie me up a dozen or so, say half with lead eyes and half with bead-chain eyes I'd pay $5 apiece if I can get them before the Xmas Bay outing.


I don't sell my flies, but am willing to trade, this time.

Whatcha got?
- 22 LR ammo
- Fly tying materials
- Hooks
- Fly tying books
- Volunteer time
- Etc


Outing Information Only / Re: Christmas Bay - March
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:16:40 PM »
Topic Unlocked!


Events and Information / Re: 7th annual Nature Fest
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:59:57 AM »
We have the booth locked. 

Start 2014-05-26 1000 (April 26th, 2014 @ 10:00am)
End   2014-05-26 1700 (April 26th, 2014 @ 5:00pm)

TFF has been asked to give a casting demonstration again this year.

I sent a shotgun request for volunteers last month.  If you didn't get it, and want to join in on the fun, let me know.


George brought 5 of the club rods to the fly tying class last night.

5 rods + 30 kids + 45 minutes = Fun filled chaos.

I plan to bring a couple of my "expendables" with me also.

Who is up for casting class?


As of right now it is on.  2014-03-10-0630

Thsi trip is planned for this weekend.  We will need boat rides because the turbulance below the dam can get too rough for a kayak.

We have less than 10 people signed up. 

We still don't have a leader that is familiar with the area.  I've seen it on a map. 

I'd like to have everything lined up by Wednesday, or we can cancel the trip due to lack of participation.

Keep an eye on it, and let's see how it goes.


Tying Chat / Hook boxes that sit at my tying station......
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:44:58 PM »
I was asked, more than once, what the hook boxes that I had in front of me were.  Here is what I've been using for years.

Spirit River Hook Box, 20

BPS used to carry a Wapsi box that was something like it (Wapsi Hook Box Pro 20).  I can no longer find it at BPS.

I am not endorsed, just saying what I use, and what works for me.


Outing Chat / Re: Bayou Bassin - They're Back!
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:27:40 PM »
E-mail sent.


General Discussion / Re: TFF at the Houston Fishing Show 2014-03-05
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:30:51 AM »
I just couldn't get rid of the skunk....

As you can see, this was a good time. 

We had hundreds of people we talked to on Saturday.

Outing Chat / Re: Pond Fishing for Bass& Perch
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:54:26 AM »
I must be one of the fortunate ones.

The lakes in our neighborhood have a 6-8 foot concrete lip, but there is also some underwater structure in place.  The pieces look like parts of lawn chairs, with weeds growing on them.

The aeration from the fountains is enough to keep the lakes from getting too hot. 

I've only seen one lake get a fish kill, and that was from a fire ant control gone badly. 

There are no fish feeders but there are enough people feeding the ducks that the fish get dog food and bread on a routine basis.  I'm pretty sure that the larger bass and catfish supplement their diet with ducklings. Once the water warms up a little we can catch LMB, catfish, bluegill, and the occasional crappie out of the ponds within walking distance. 

The major challenge is your back-cast.  Pedestrians take a dim view of you hooking their poodle, or kids. 

I generally take a 3-5 wt, or my spey rod, along with a selection of favorite flies, and spend a few hours walking and casting.


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