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2012 and previous / Re: May Saltwater Outing
« on: May 07, 2012, 11:59:40 AM »
Sorry guys - I'm not able to make this one. Seems I have a daughter's high school graduation and associated festivities around that weekend.

Argh... I was really looking forward to this one. Maybe next year!  :(

George


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Fishing Tackle Unlimited / Re: FTU I-10 Store Opening
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:48:14 PM »
Stopped by the new store today to pick up a few leaders and WOW! What a nice store. Fly shop and Simms selection right up front and expanded. Really nicestore; they have done a great job. Sounds like they're planning some nice grand opening specials - I'm guessing there is something in there to spend some money on.

BUT... I will miss the FTU/ Carters Country/ Goode Company trifecta. Park once and hit three of my favorites!

George

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2012 and previous / Re: April Saltwater Outing --- Christmas Bay
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:32:31 AM »
I'm planning to be there - will be fun and the forecast looks pretty good.

See you there

GDS

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General Discussion / Check out Texas Saltwater Fishing magazine
« on: April 29, 2012, 06:35:53 AM »
Hey TFF'rs...
Check out the photo gallery of the May edition of "Texas Saltwater Fishing" magazine! The gallery (page 103) features a photo of my daughter Clare and a really nice cobia she caught last summer. A really great fish for her, and it wore her out. Awesome.

Too bad we couldn't Photoshop the homely guy on the left out of the picture, somebody had to help her hold that fish!

Making memories with your kids...what a great life!

George.   8)

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2012 and previous / Re: April Saltwater Outing --- Christmas Bay
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:09:32 PM »
Kayak fishing on Cinco de Mayo! Muy Bueno! Muco tecate gusto...

Trying to fish into a 25 knot headwind  - Sea realmente malo!

Just my $.02... Live to fish another day, and like Golden suggests - a comfy chair and a good book.

George

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2012 and previous / Re: April Saltwater Outing --- Christmas Bay
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:05:59 AM »
I am signed up and ready! I'm hoping this balmy weather continues... will be fun, and I'm sure there is a local venue for a shrimp po-boy and a cold beer after the adventure.  8)

George

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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Jose Wejebe
« on: April 09, 2012, 08:28:11 AM »
A sad day - I enjoyed his program for years, and you could always learn something from his shows. He had a real respect for the marine environment and conservation, and that really came through in his work.

You're right, Mike - Vaya con Dios...

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Mike's been throwing some gaudy green and orange thing with a cone head. I'm planning to bring a few woolly buggers, (black with some flash), some crawfish looking' things (orange), a few streamers and poppers. Just want to be able to cover the water column, with the rains there may be some depth. Bead heads might be useful, as Golden has been drawing strikes by bouncing along the many rocks. I'm sure he'd tell you that if he could salvage his computer.

Actually I'm just going to bring a bunch of stuff and keep throwing.

Also a cooler of beer...must stay hydrated.

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I'm trying to viualize Golden without his computer. Must be about like Puck with laryngitis.  ;)

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Okay I am in too... just officially signed up.

George

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Add me to the list of green-wearin' bank walkers. Will be fun.

Saw the photos of snakes - I'm suggesting stingray leggings!

George

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Rod Building / Re: Fly Line for the Surf
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:33:58 AM »
I used a 10 wt last year at the PINS trip, outfitted with an intermediate sinking line. I used Scientific Anglers "Bonefish" line; it did the trick really well. I liked the sink rate and depth - not too deep which was right for the surf. I had a stripping basket with me, but quickly left it on the beach as it was unnecessary with the intermediate sinking line. I've not tried a floating line, but I would think you'd fight it unless the surf was dead calm.

When you're ready to try it out give me a call!

Good luck,
George

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Tying Chat / Re: February's Featured Fly
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:50:30 AM »
I dunno Mike... tying one fly does not make one a fly-tyer.

Maybe I need some expensive equipment, a whole bunch of fuzzy stuff from Orvis, and an obsessive quest for perfection before I attempt to ascend that pinnacle of greatness. You know, like Puck!  ;D

I think I need practice...!

George

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Yep... that event was truly impressive. That was my first real exposure to fly tying, and so much talent packed into one spot was really something to see. Quite a lot of artistry in motion.

Thanks Puck for coaching me through a first attempt! May be the start of another new adiction.

Good stuff...
George

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LOL / Re: What's the smallest caliber gun you trust?
« on: February 01, 2012, 12:44:15 PM »
I once found myself in a conversation with an Alaskan charter captain on this very subject. There had been incidents that week of salmon fishermen in back country rivers being chased. His recommendation was a heavy caliber - a .44 magnum at least.

But, he said, "most people file the front sight all the way flat, flush with the barrel."
Puzzled, I queried "why in the world would they do that?"
His answer - "that way it doesn't hurt as badly when that bear takes the gun away from you, turns you around, and shoves it up your (fill in blank)!"

Okay, okay. He got the tourist fisherman to bite. True story.  ;D

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