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Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:14:57 AM »
Okay - here are the official "rules", or perhaps more correctly guidelines for the event. Sent out in an email yesterday to all who are on the sign-up list, but for general communique' here they are:

Pasted in from an email, so please overlook formatting errors...

•   Start – meet at Rio 7:30 to 8:00.  Might want to hit the river early, since it is a prime Saturday with good weather. I hear there is another group event (PACK) fishing as well, so there might be a crowd.
•   Liability waivers – we should have a stack of them, and we often simply have many people sign one form.
•   Fish till 4:30 or 5:00, whenever people want to get off the river.  Sunset is 5:56 pm, but if you fish that late the cooler will very likely be empty. Your call.
•   Meet back at Rio to compare catches and results. There might be an opportunity to reward your efforts with an adult beverage along the river.
•   What constitutes a “one-fly?” Here are the rules:
o   If you are Nymphing a two-fly rig is considered a “one-fly.” No more than that.
o   Anything else (streamers, dry fly) should be a single.
o   If you lose your fly, or any part of your nymph rig, you are out of the competition at that point and your score is complete.
o   Total score is cumulative inches of fish caught on your one-fly.
o   Sucker fish are not fish.
o   Winner is the angler who catches the highest number of cumulative inches of fish.
•   Also – Bring a duplicate of your one-fly to be contributed to a pot, and the winning angler will take home a nice set of flies.

Be ready for a great time on and off the river! We'll post results and editorial commentary when the event concludes.


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:53:10 AM »
Hey Bear - could you make the reservation for 8? I think John Purcell want to join us as well.

Eh, Pavon?


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:28:59 PM »
Great idea Denis...count me in. Molto benne!



Rod Building / Re: Rod Building class by Mudhole - 26 April
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:04:53 AM »
Yeah - Mudhole is a major supplier for rod builders. Great inventory, good service, ridiculously high freight charges. I would assume their classes are good too.

There are other ways to get started in rod building as well ... Joe's classes are great, and around the April timeframe FTU usually sponsors a rod builders day. It's a great chance to meet people, see techniques, and observe how it all fits together. Armed with that, some youtube videos, and a starter kit you have plenty to get you started. If you need help along the way there are forums on 2cool, and the rod builders department at either FTU are full of expertise and help.

The main thing is... figure out a way to start and jump in! Remember, as Joe Nicklo says - catching on fish on a fly you've tied, and on a rod you've built yourself, is a spiritual experience!


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January 18th, 2014
« on: January 10, 2014, 06:42:34 AM »
Great John! Glad you're coming. I'm thinking you'll need an air mattress/ sleeping bag.

Matt - is the cabing now full?

By the way - weather forecasts, which are always correct, say that Saturday will be a great day on the river!


Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:11:11 PM »
Yeah it was a big Duck Dynasty Christmas... in addition to the duck calls there was some other pretty cool stuff under the tree. Check out the Uncle Si Chia Pet! Now who else has one of those?! Yeah, baby...Coolest thing ever!

Will be a fun trip regardless of what happens.


Outing Information Only / Re: Sabine Lake - January 25th, 2014
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:54:42 AM »
yeah - I'm planning on making the outing! Looking at calendars already.

Signing up... GDS

About You / Re: New member
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:57:10 PM »
Welcome Simon!

Looking forward to both meeting and fishing! Like Puck says - lets go fishing! Couple of opportunities next month - the Guadalupe trip on January 18 is a blast; beautiful river. Going to Sabine the following weekend, seems there are always good stories coming from that spot. Grab a kayak and join the fun!

Also great to see your whole family out with the group last night. Fitting right in!


Outing Information Only / Re: Guadalupe One Fly - January
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:42:16 AM »
Yep - Sign me up for Rio Raft accommodations! And lets count beds this year... as well as how many the cabin can accommodate.

And since this is typically  nymphing, I think a double drop should be allowed as a "one fly." Who agrees or disagrees?  Stirring...  ;)


General Discussion / Re: Venice 11-8 & 9, 2013
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:02:14 AM »
Great pics Joe, and congrats to you and Denis on a great trip.

I was over there last weekend too, fishing out of Empire with some conventional fishermen casting paddle tails. Brought the long rods with me but didn't get the chance to break them out.

Tough conditions! Winds on Friday were pushing 30; but we were able to catch big reds in the river itself. Winds laid down Saturday for lots of trout and reds in the marsh.

I'd like to hear whose guide services you used, and would love to put together a fly trip on the area.

Great post!

Outing Information Only / Re: REDFISH RODEO!!!! November 9th
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:36:58 AM »
Sorry I can't make the event this year, guys... wish I could join the group  :'(

Have a great time, be safe, catch lots of fish, and make up plenty of stories.

General Discussion / Re: Scratched out one
« on: November 04, 2013, 04:27:19 PM »
Way to go - looks like a great day. I was going to ask you how it went; photo says a lot.

Still wanting to make that trip with you... maybe one of these days!



About You / Re: New to the group
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:56:38 PM »
Welcome! Great to have you in the club, and look forward to meeting and fishing. And please  - don't inflate Puck's ego any further... we'll never hear the end of it!


Tying Chat / Re: Gudebrod is out of business.....
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:52:03 PM »
Puck -  I've been using Pro Wrap mostly without any problem, and a couple of colors from Fish Hawk. No issues with either. I have heard that Gudebrod's colors had consistency problems before they went out of business. So I just make sure I have enough thread to complete a rod without needing another spool.

Give either a try; should be fine.


Outing Information Only / Re: October 2013 - Anahuac - Trinity Bay
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:18:14 AM »
Tasted the water? Wow... that's pretty hard core.

Be careful where you do that, particularly if you're fishing with Golden - check out the sign on the fence!

Hoping the weather forecast improves; I'm thinking light winds NNE and slightly salty flavored water!

Cheers... George

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