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This is turning out well.

Topics for the day:
Safety, fire ants, reptiles, sunburn, dehydration, etc.
Knot tying. 
Basic casting. 
Discussion of flies we want to use and the fish we are trying to catch this day
Differences between conventional and fly fishing.
Some fly tying.

Greg has whistles enough.

A sun shade, Chris, would be great.  I plan to bring a couple of my folding chairs.

Greg also plans to bring tent and tables.

A table to set up demos will also help.  Don . and Puck will bring one each.

The Park has grassy areas we can use.  Via Heather’s e-mail.

I have enough tippet to supply a small army, but do we have flies?  I plan to bring about 50 or so.  Other TFFers my want to do the same.

Charlotte took care of the bus fee waiver with Ron.

I’ll bring a container of fish food, to get the bluegill motivated.


LOL / Why I fish.....
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:04:57 AM »

Outing Chat / Walk around the neighborhood ponds...
« on: April 12, 2015, 07:51:32 AM »
Lilly and I took a walk around the neighborhood ponds when we had a break in the weather. 

I was using an old pattern called a Ligon  (a link to Breambugs), that was once sold by Accardo & Pecks, size 6 and black.

The rod was a 7/8 Ugly Stick fly rod, by Shakespeare, that I bought back in 1992, and for years it was the only rod I owned.  Before the rain came pouring back down, it proved that even at it's advanced age, it can still catch fish. 

8 LMB 1/4-2 pounds
2 Redear, 1/4 and 1 pound.


Events and Information / Re: High School Outing
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:43:29 AM »

Bus waiver in progress.

TPWD rep, Greg, saw the students on Wednesday.  The young folks are excited about the trip.

Nails Creek staff are assisting...  A LOT!

5 TFF volunteers.  List updated this morning.

Weather looks to be cooperating.

More details when I am able to sit down and go through all the supportive e-mails.


After all of the second guessing, and hoping for better weather, etc. 

It looks like we made the right call to postpone until the 18th.

Weather Underground for Damon, Tx


I am not a fan of holding a lightning rod during a thunderstorm.

Due to the rainy weather forecast, and increased possibility of lightning, we are going to postpone the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular until the 18th of April.  This is the exact same day as the SW trip to Port Mansfield, but it is still our best option for the make-up.

Please pass the word to any I may have missed.

We still need to post this up on Facebook

Don C. Puckett
Freshwater Chair
Texas FlyFishers

Weather is looking kinda nasty this weekend. Is there a backup plan?

Of course there is a back-up plan.  I am just waiting until the last possible moment to pull the trigger.  This afternoon will be Rubicon.


Outline drafted. 

Gathering pictures, and picking brains.


That would be great to attend, but the auction is that day as well.

And Bridgeland's Event


Updated flyer:

2 months away, and I'm already tying for this trip.

Yellow Spiders will be my fly of choice this time.

Tying the SCE yellow foam spider  a video


I plan to man the picnic table at the pool area with my fly tying gear on hand.

Ligons, and

Are on the tying list.


I did a little pre-fishing yesterday.  Since I had Lilly with me the only casting I could do was into the middle of the lakes.  Stealth is not her strong suite.

The bluegills and redears were staging just outside of the spawning beds, with the bass up in the shallows feeding.   I expect by next week for the water to have wormed up enough for the fish to really turn on.

Here are some pictures of yesterdays' catch.


Question: Do we pay at the entrance?

I've paid my dues, so me and my gal will be camping the night before. And we'll gladly bring some food/drink to share!

Pay when you get there.  I'll be the guy signing folks in, and taking the fees.

See you next Friday.


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