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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!


General Discussion / Re: Fishing in Abu Dhabi
« on: May 14, 2014, 05:48:58 AM »
I was in Abu Dhabi some months ago, and looked for fishing opportunities in the area. You're right - very limited. Despite the beautiful waters it seems that nobody goes fishing. Inquiring locally I found that it is pretty fished out (verified?); not much there. I was kinda disappointed. Better luck if you could make a weekend in Oman from what I remember. Diving is pretty good, though.

Lots of other things to do though - desert safaris, dinner cruises, formula 1, drive around in a rented ferrari...

Would be interested to hear if you come up with anything.


Mike, Mike, Mike... that's not snoring, it is merely the sound of contentment. Only happens when I drink too much. And... I drank too much.  :o Shocked I know.

One of the best times one can have when not catching any fish. Not for lack of trying, though, covered a lot of water. When we found clear (ish) water there were no fish. Huh. Some very experienced anglers came away with the skunk.

Yeah - great job Justin for towing those guys all the way back to the dock. I saw that G3 go by heading west, and thought they looked a little out of place out there on the bay. Running out of gas, with no gps? They were lucky - could've run out of gas in the intracoastal with heavy barge traffic. I'll bet they install a gps and learn to watch their fuel...

Had a great time, guys - looking forward to the next one! POC jetties will be a blast!


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