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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)


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...

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.

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

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


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

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


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,

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...!


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...

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

2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 26, 2012, 03:22:17 PM »
Denis it is yours! First come first serve for beds and sofa. I'll grab a bunk in the heavy snoring room and bring a pack of ear plugs.

2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 26, 2012, 02:43:53 PM »
One-fly fishers:

I'll head out to the Gaudalupe tomorrow afternoon, and plan to check in at Rio Raft around 5:00. That's official check-in, but if you arrive earlier you may be able to enter the cottage if it is ready. Should be able to fish the area in front of the cabin tomorrow afternoon when you arrive. When you enter the resort the cottages will be on your right. The one we have reserved is a two story, with two bedrooms. We can declare one room a snoring room, the other a heavy snoring room. Look for a white F-250 crew cab out front. Come on in, grab a bunk, take a beer from the cooler, and hope you have the right place.

Right now we have four confirmed for the riverside cotage; room for one more on the sofa. Any takers?

See you out there...

General Discussion / Re: Sight Casting --- Natures Style
« on: January 24, 2012, 03:36:32 PM »
Wow that is quite a flounder gig!

Outing Chat / Re: Latest Bayou Trip Report 1-22-12
« on: January 24, 2012, 06:41:09 AM »
Yeah, I'm scared of water moccasins. Only a damned fool isn't. Oh, and zombies.  :o

2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 23, 2012, 08:53:29 AM »
Mike Q has confirmed the cabin at Rio Raft. So confirmed are: Mike Graham, Mike Quigley, George Sutherland. Scott was prevously confirmed, we'll see if he can make Round 2. Haven't heard from Jared.

We can accomodate four in beds, one on the sofa (don't think it folds out), and floorspace.


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