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Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:02:00 AM »
My camping plans:

In preparation for PINS, I'll be trying a few new things.

Don't forget to bring your food for Friday night and breakfast for Saturday morning, unless you really feel the need to make the trip to the town of San Marcos for breakfast.

I found my coffee pot, and dehydrated foods. 

My old style tent-cot will be what I plan to use this time, along with a comfortable folding chair.

I'll be on the way to the campsite as soon as I get my truck back from service Friday morning, and plan to be there only Friday night, hitting the road after fishing on Saturday.


Outing Information Only / Back to Damon 7 Lakes, 2015-10-24
« on: August 03, 2015, 05:08:20 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Back to Damon 7 Lakes
When: October 24th, 2015 (2015-10-24-0700)       
Where:     Damon 7 Lakes, Damon, Tx   
Start   0700
End Time:     TDTF (Too Dark to Fish)
Trip Leader:   Russell C
Phone:      (71 three) 2 zero 8 (dash) 33 too 0
e-mail:      russell.cowart (at) genlp (dot) com

Trip Description:

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or
3. E-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

  $40 = Negotiated lower price for Texas FlyFishers members with paid up dues for this event.
$150= Normal day rate

About the area:  "Damon's Seven Lakes is a beautiful one-of-a-kind private fishing club located in Damon, Texas just west of Highway 36 between Rosenburg and West Columbia. Contrary to the name there are now nine different, unique lakes of good size that hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurrence. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last two years."

Important items:
• Member dues are current!  Or you can pay your dues at this time.
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the picnic area.

And it worked!

Only have 5 drivers listed as of today 2015-08-02.

I hope for more soon.


I've always been told to have the fly match what the fish are eating, so I tied up a few of these.......

Puck where is this updated list you speak of. On Page 1 there is a list but it has people on it who have not signed up and it is missing people that have signed up.  I don't see Skip and Mary Kaye, Who is John C?

Mike G.

Skip and MK were the first on the list, and that should have been John P (VP). 

I'll move the list into the first window, and update.


About You / Re: Hello to All
« on: July 31, 2015, 10:52:11 AM »
PINS is coming up quickly.

Let's hit the sand and chase the birds.


About You / Re: New to fly fishing in Texas
« on: July 31, 2015, 10:51:14 AM »
Let's get you on the water with these cast of characters.

Which trips are you planning on joining in?


About You / Re: New to fly fishing and fly tying
« on: July 31, 2015, 10:49:22 AM »
Good to see you join the ongoing discussions.

We have quite a few great trips coming up.

Join us as you can.


Tying Chat / Chartreuse eyes
« on: July 31, 2015, 04:37:27 AM »
From Russell C.

I saw your video on swamp monster.  Chartreuse eyes are hard to find.  I make mine by spraying bead chain in the back yard.  I hang the beads from a coat hanger that is hanging on a tree limb.  I spray them with this Krylon (R) spray paint.  I get the Krylon (R) from Hobby Lobby (R) or Walmart (R).  The color for chartreuse is "Ivy Leaf Gloss".  I hang the beads from a coat hanger at one end with a twisty tie.  Then what I do is spray them.  It takes only 10 minutes to dry.  Once dried I go back and look to see if it needs respraying.  Again I wait 10 minutes, and if all looks good then I put the clear acrylic on it.  The clear acrylic coats the paint and the paint won't come off.  I will send you a picture of this.  After 10 minutes it will be dry as well.  The beads in the picture were originally black and I painted them a couple of times and they came out good.

Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 30, 2015, 08:46:47 AM »
$20/person for the fishing trip, (check or cash to Texas FlyFishers) 
$5 parking/car, to Spencer's
$10camping/person/night, to Spencer's


Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:13:07 AM »
GPS points

Start:  N 29.84952 W 97.83899
Finish: N 29.78272 W 97.83146



As it was pointed out last night, the 22nd of August is a conflict with our mini-expo, and the date for this outing is now changed to the 29th.

This means that we wait for a week before hitting the flats, but it also means that we can participate in the mini-expo.


Outing Information Only / Re: San Marcos River, 8th of August
« on: July 28, 2015, 09:00:59 AM »
Tents that we bring, and Friday night for sure. 

We can ask skip about Saturday if we need to at the meeting tonight.


1.   Time to arrive,
      a.   Before dark Friday night, to be able to set up camp
2.   Wading, bank, kayak, types and
      a.   I plan to take a kayak, but you need to be aware that the “boat launch” is pretty hairy. See the picture
      b.   You can wade in many spots, but expect to get wet. The rocks are slimy.
      c.   Kickboats work well, but they limit amount of water you can cover, and if they generators start, you’ll be in a panic for the shoreline.
      d.   Banks are high, and fly-fishing from shore is a real challenge
      e.   Bass hunters, etc. are seen on this river all the time.
3.   Sizes of flies,
      a.   Size 2-8 minnow patterns. I like bendbacks because of all the rocks that you can get caught up on
      b.   Colors:
               i.   Dark for low light conditions
              ii.   White and bright colors for daylight
4.   Anything else I should know?
      a.   Waders are a must during November through April, the water is extremely cold.
      b.   Studded wading boots are a bonus
      c.   Camping at the TBARS is primitive, for me, but there are showers available. I could possibly rent a yurt, but I normally don’t.
      d.   Best fishing for white bass and stripers is when there is no sun. Once it comes up, the game is over.
      e.   The water is extremely clear, and fish can be spooky
      f.   My largest fish from this area was a 15 pound striper in March
      g.   Launch in the dark and get positioned about ½ mile upstream from the launch.  N 31.16788 W 93.55895
      h.   5-8 wt rods, floating line, or sinking if they move out of the shallows
       i.   If SRA starts generating, there is no way we can stay in the generation canal.
       i.   We check the status of the generators the day before we travel.
       j.   This is my old stomping ground. I lived less than 6 miles from the dam while I was going to college.

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