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Messages - GDSutherland

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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!

About You / Re: Hello, I'm Flyakker. I'm a flyaholic
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:21:20 PM »
Hello Flyakker...

Welcome! Sounds like you're ready to join the fun! Looking forward to meeting and fishing with you. Always a fly fishing event on the calendar, both saltwater and fresh, and once you get that project boat complete I'm sure you'll never lack for friends!

Seriously, take a look at the outings and jump in! Best way there is to meet and get engaged.


Gosh Les - your offer to tie flies for people is pretty tempting, but... hey, wait a minute.... what if you're really trying to tie a really bogus fly for everyone, an thus sabotage their fishing and ensuring your victory as you fish one of your real secret flies???

I'm afraid I'd end up fishing with something like this:

Thanks for offering, but I think I'll tie my own!

About You / Re: Another New Guy
« on: June 30, 2014, 06:36:21 PM »
Hello Mark - Always great to have "another new guy." We were all new guys and beginners once, some more recent than others. Practicing in the yard armed with videos is a good way to start. Might also consider getting some casting lessons, you'll find that to be an instant accelerator. They can critique your stroke and offer corrections. There are several in the club, and we often have someone providing a informal clinic prior to our meetings.

A really great way to start is to go fishing! Come on out and join us - and welcome to a new addiction!


General Discussion / Re: Lost and found...
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:56:28 AM »
And the winner is...

Alex Blacque has come forth and claimed the lost wading boots and snazzy socks. Mystery solved!

Cool Don... welcome to the team! We'll have us a time..

Many thanks,

Pavon and I will pledge that nobody goes hungry!

We'll throw dinner together on Friday for those with a hardy appetite. Mike Frankoff and I are starting the cooking team; others welcome to jump in too. We'll grill steaks, baked potatoes, salad, starter, etc. Perhaps a fine "cardboardeux" to complement the meal will be nice. Bring your own whisky, or we can just wait for Alex to show up and drink his like always. We'll split costs, and will  put out a tip jar and expect everyone to contribute their share... should only be about $12 or $15. What a bargain, and you won't have to fight that POC traffic, make a reservation, pay for valet parking, or tip your waiter. I expect we'd have the captain's meeting at the same time.

Of course on Saturday evening you'll have the chance once again to experience the finest culinary delights of the Texas gulf coast, as John prepares his world reknowned paella. I'll let John describe that bit of creme de la creme; he's the artiste' for that event...

Golden says he's planning to add holes to his belt in preparation for the event. I'm thinking elastic might be easier!  :o

Come hungry and ready for fun!


Outing Chat / Re: ABC Tourament in POC
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:18:09 AM »
Well that will give us all something to talk about at tonight's meeting!

Outing Chat / Re: Video of Austin's first fish on a fly
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:17:05 AM »
An addiction for which there is fortunately neither a cure nor a rehab program!

Nice fish and a nice video...


I signed up a while ago, and will be there with the Beavertail.

Looking forward to being on the "Pavon Paella Posse!" Looking forward to that dinner - I'll bring the rum and limes!  8)


General Discussion / Re: early Father's Day gift...
« on: June 10, 2014, 12:54:06 PM »
Congrats Dan! Looks like a great vessel for chasing redfish  8)


Outing Chat / Re: Local pond suprise
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:07:38 AM »
Nice Puck! You been dipping one of your hare-e flies in gulp juice?

Outing Chat / Re: Sunday morning in the West bay marsh
« on: May 18, 2014, 03:15:56 PM »
Well done and nice report! Great to see that pods are active in the marsh... Any idea what they were feeding on?

Can't wait to get out there!


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