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Messages - GDSutherland

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Outing Chat / Re: 2015 Guadalupe One Fly?
« on: November 22, 2014, 07:01:44 AM »
I'm in... sign me up! Let's reserve a cabin at Rio Raft (let's also count beds as well as bedrooms), fill it up with air mattresses, fly fishermen and bourbon. Always a great trip and a highlight of the year. We should contact the Alamo Fly Fishers, that was fun last year. Arrange a big dinner at Genarro's in Startzville (Bear will like that), and we'll have us a time!

I like Mike's idea of a TFF woodsie, but I'm frankly not too sure what that means.

Maybe we'll catch some fish too!

Let's make this one happen... January is right around the corner!  ;D


Outing Chat / Re: Saltwater bass fishing in two places
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:37:51 PM »
Great stuff Matt - never let a business trip get in the way of fly fishing, right? I'm thinking I need to arrange a business meeting somewhere down near Venice Louisiana...  8)

Outing Chat / Re: White Oak Strikes Again!
« on: October 14, 2014, 07:33:34 AM »
Sounds like you are getting quite comfortable with that snazzy new Orvis rod... and it with you. Maybe some black electrical tape on the reelseat would make your casting more comfortable?  :o

Would love to join you one of these days on the bayou - a few poppers, woolly buggers, and shiners sounds like a very pleasant afternoon.

Outing Chat / Re: Mongolia Trip Report
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:42:14 AM »
Wow! What a trip Matt - I shall live vicariously through your fly fishing adventures!  8)

Good list Puck...

I will have two VHF's in the event a vehicle needs one. Also a tow strap, a set of jack boards, shovel. Cannot have too much of that stuff.

Also - I am willing to bring several packages of speckled trout fillets (full disclosure - frozen, beginning to age and need to be eaten) if there is interest. Plenty to feed everyone. I'm thinking a quick/ easy fish fry on Friday night. Maybe Puck will let me use his propane burner and cast iron skillet; I'll bring all the ingredients and canola oil.

Deal? Interested?

Outing Chat / Re: LMB on the South River
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:03:57 AM »
Really nice... I want one!

General Discussion / Re: New fishing buddy is here
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:25:42 AM »
Congratulations Dan! Looking forward to seeing those two strapping sons on a TFF outing! won't be too long before Damon 7 Lakes is on the family calendar...

Best wishes for your growing family!

General Discussion / Re: TFF SUMMER EXPO
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:51:48 AM »
Ewwww....yeah I recognize that toe.

Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:07:07 PM »
Guys - looks like I  must back out of the Bolivar marsh trip - regrets. Seems I have a grandchild introducing himself to the world this week.

Have fun without me!


Outing Chat / Re: My Son Caught a Big Trout today..
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:21:34 AM »
Wow that's a nice fish! One to brag about to be sure...

Congrats to the lucky angler

Outing Information Only / Re: Bolivar Marsh - August 16
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:47:29 PM »
Okay I'm in... will be fun!

Any idea how far it is from the Stingaree to Yates Bayou? Looks like about 1.5 miles to me... might be a fun place to paddle into.

Took a look at the signup sheet, Pavon has signed up twice... he must be very excited!


Fished a lot, ate a lot, drank a lot, laughed a lot!  8)


Can't wait for the next one!


Okay, guys, looks like the time is upon us! Ready for the weekend... will head to POC this evening, fish tomorrow (not seriously), then looking forward to an evening grilling steaks, enjoying a few adult beverages, and listening to the TFF laughter and smack as we try to learn what fly others will be using while not divulging our secrets!

So here I sit today at work, heads down with too much to do, with my boat and truck in the parking lot fully loaded with gear, coolers, fly rods. I have to admit my heart is not really  into departmental budgets today!  ???

Looking like a banner weekend gents! Looking forward to it!


Outing Chat / Re: Not the target species, but not bad......
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:18:16 AM »
Targeted or not, these look great Puck...looks like a great day!

Congrats on some nice fish!

Outing Chat / Re: West Galveston Bay
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:35:17 AM »
Looks like fun! next time you have a day between "bundles of joy" give me a call - maybe we can run tandem Beavertails!

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