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Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:02:51 AM »
I am still ready for this event.


Outing Chat / Local pond LMB
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
What a supprise!

Size 10 squirrely on a 3wt.


Matt and I went fishing with Brent Hodges, from ReelFly Fishing Adventures Saturday, 2013-02-09, with the plan of scouting out the area for the TFF.   Brent worked hard on getting us onto fish.  Some of the techniques we used would be frowned upon by the purists. :)

We arrived in front of the fly shop at 0715 after a 3 hour drive from Katy, and started assembling our gear, and getting waders on.  Brent showed up, boat in tow, at 0745, ready to go.

A short road trip to the launch and we were on our way, across the lake.  The boat launch Brent originally wanted to use didn't have enough water to put in.  His Beavertail (R) had no problems with the glassy water.

The trip up the river itself had to be taken slow.  A lot of the trees that are normally under the water were exposed, even in the middle of the channel.  We actually saw one boat hit something hard, and come immediately down off of plane. 

The plan was to go up the river as far as his skiff could take us, and then wade.  A few of the locals had already made it that far and had staked out the river as their own.  This wasn't a show-stopper since there was plenty of river to fish.  Using this as our starting point, we started blind casting was Brent used the trolling motor to guide us downriver.

The weather was perfect for fishing, a light drizzle, and cool (58°), but not cold.  A couple of thin layers followed by a rain jacket and waders, and we were comfortable enough.

We caught a Varity of fish.  White bass, stripers, black bass, crappie, and catfish, all on flies.

One of the more interesting sights was watching a large pod of catfish slurping something off of the top of the water in an eddy.  The is when we wished we sould have brought one of Matt's carp flies.  Of course we had to make a few casts into these feeding fish.  I even had one one for a few seconds.....

I used a 5wt with a full sinking line for most of the day.  Matt was a bit more adventurous, and was trying out almost every one of Brent's rods.

The fly of the day was a greay and white clouser swith a silver nose.  See the photo of the destroyed fly.  The catfish was caught onthe white/char bendback.

We found one area that every time we drifted through we at least got a bump, but most times it was "Fish on."

You can tell by the attached GPS track that we went through the same area many times.

More details, and pictures when I get them in hand, of this trip to follow....


Outing Chat / Re: San Jac white bass, 2013-02-03
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:24:10 AM »
Skunked.  I caught one LMB up by Jessie Jones, but no white bass.


Outing Chat / Re: East Matty 1-26-13
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:50:01 PM »
Good report.

Now I've got my hopes up!


Outing Chat / San Jac white bass
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:49:52 PM »
I caught only 2 while travelling 4+ miles in the kayak.  The season is about to start.


Outing Information Only / Re: June 2013, South Llano River float trip
« on: January 13, 2013, 11:55:46 AM »
Topic unlocked for discussion,


Date is locked for the 20th of April, 2013.

Topic is unlocked for discussion.


Outing Chat / Re: March?
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:10:17 AM »
You are talking about saltwater, or fresh?


Tying Chat / Re: Black plastic bead chain?
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:45:00 PM »
I found some larger sizes in the Mardi Gras beads.  Here is my first attempt.

My packing needs some work, as does the details of the trimming. 

I'd be willing to throw this in front of a fish.


Tying Chat / Black plastic bead chain?
« on: December 29, 2012, 02:25:48 PM »
I saw Casey Smartt tie the fly using these eyes and craft fur.

Now that I've watched how easy he made it look, I'm ready to try it, but am having a difficult time finding the plastic bead chain.

I found some, but they have a minumum order of 100 at 3ft each.  That is way too much for my simple uses.  I only need a few feet to start with.

Does anybody have a clue where to find it?


Outing Chat / New Year's Eve Fishing
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:18:45 PM »
I was just invited by a friend to hit the saltwater on Monday. 

And this is the week I have family in town and just can't...   "Next time?........."



General Discussion / Re: Hey Mike/ Grey fly
« on: December 25, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »
Looks good on the table, Joe.

How does it move in the water?


Outing Information Only / Re: February 2013, Prison Permit
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:45:37 AM »
Are there dates on this thing yet?

We are doing pretty good so far. 

We've got the date narrowed down to "February"    ;)


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