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General Discussion / Re: PooP Happens!
« on: May 23, 2015, 01:03:41 PM »
SURE GEORGE JUST BRING THEM BY AND STORE THEM HERE! WHOOSH THERE GONE!

IT'S FUNNY EVER SINCE GEORGE BOUGHT HIS B-TAIL HE HAS BEEN SO VERY GRACIOUS AND OFFERED TO TAKE ME (and others) OUT WHEN ON OUR OUTINGS. IF NOT FOR HIM, JOHN P., AND MARCOS I'D PROBABLY BE BOWLING AGAIN! THAT IS WHAT THIS CLUB IS ALL ABOUT. ALL OF US WANT TO FISH AND THERE ARE GUYS WHO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND HELP OUT WHEN OTHERS MIGHT BE LESS FORTUNATE. I AM VERY GRATEFUL OF THE FRIENDSHIPS MADE SINCE JOINING TFF! ONCE MY BOAT IS BACK IN COMMISSION I TOO WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE.  THAT MEANS YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO HIDDEN WATERS SELDOM SEEN BY MOST FISHERS CAUSE THAT'S HOW THE MUY GUAPO ROLLS!
OUT AT THE JETTIES!

THRU THE FOG!

WHAT CRUNCHIES???

CHASING TARPON OUT IN THE GULF!

...AND YOU MIGHT JUST END UP HERE HOLDING THE REWARDS OF A SINGLE WADE WHERE FEW GO.


 

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Outing Chat / WHITE OAK BAYOU REVISITED
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:20:04 PM »
After the great time I had down in the Arroyo I have had the fishing bug BAD!  Got a message yesterday from Travis saying he was up for fishing the Bayou if I was.  That's all I needed - HECK YEAH BROTHER LET'S GO FISHING! Travis is a friend of our club and has joined us for an outing (PINS) teaming up with PUCK!

We got together at the ponds at nine am.  Wind was a little brisk but not too bad.  I brought my float boat and Travis waded (yes I told him about the scourge of the pond so he wore waders). The first spot I went to I caught a fish on my first four casts! I'd say today was a decent day for fishing as the forecast called for rain later in the day...falling barometer...GOOD Stuff!
New TFF'er (we hope)

This was my drop point a small protected cove full of fish I hope.

First of many to come...Yes the fish are hungry and ready to play.

Here is what I'm looking for. These guys are real fighters for their size and beautiful to boot!

Then I noticed the dragon flys were now active so a change to a popper was the order of the day.

Nice one taken from under the trees seen in the background.

But as the forecast stated rain was coming in on us fast so we met up on the shoreline and headed back to the vehicles.  Travis said he caught quite a few bass but no brim. While waiting out the rain shower this little guy came up and was as friendly as could be.  Hope he develops some instincts to be weary of humans and other animals else-wise he's food! Looks like there is some tying material on the hoof!


By the way, the bayou was cut this last week and is in good shape with the exception of the water flow is a little high right now...Duh! Hope to see everyone on the water soon.

GOLDEN  <')))><

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I hope your pooch is doing better day by day Bob.
Regarding the water, I have a job going on in Alvin and I can tell you that area has received a "ship" load of rain in the past month!  The run-off might be a little much for kayaking.

check this out: go to bottom of page
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08078000&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060

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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: May 22, 2015, 09:06:29 AM »
I have never seen those signs either.  But that is not the way I access either. Probably to deter the vehicles from driving around the place. Sunday/Monday are supposed to be the worst weather days of the weekend. I will check out conditions on Saturday morning. Call me for conditions as I won't be on the 'puter.  Bringing the 3 wt. and 5 wt.

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General Discussion / PooP Happens!
« on: May 20, 2015, 09:54:52 AM »
So I have a new "I'll never do that again!"  The other day at my office warehouse where I keep a good portion of my fishing gear, I decided to box up my two damaged Sage fly rods to send off for repair.  One an awesome XP - 8 wt and the other a RPLXi 8 wt. that I use for dredging work. I love both of these rods as I guess we all do in one way or another.  They were carefully placed in a plain triangular shipping box stuffed with bubble-wrap and sealed up.  I did this about three weeks ago while gathering up my equipment for the Laguna Trip. So I left them out in the shop in an area where I had my other fishing equipment.

Last week I called FedEx and ordered a pick up for the rods to be sent to Sage. I then went out into the shop and could not find the shipping box anywhere! Here is where the PooP begins to fly!  I noticed how the shop appeared much better organized and cleaner than before my trip. So I asked my son-in-law if he had put the box somewhere.  He said No not really.  So I then did a closer inspection of the warehouse to see where it could be.  Well you've already guessed what happened by now. BOOM two $ 700.00+ investment rods GONE TO THE DUMP-DUMP-DUMP! He had decided to clean up the mess of leftover materials and job junk that was brought back to our warehouse recently from one of our projects.  He said he probably picked up the box shook it and thought it was empty and so he threw it away.

I'll never do that again!  So yesterday I picked up one of the few SAGE XP 8 wts for public consumption off of EBAY.  It had been custom built by a well known rod builder in Wisconsin who put some cool feathers just above the handle too. Yes I know I can only hope he did a great job building the rod!  It looked awesome and had only seen fresh water on a pike trip once. Handle looks brand new.  I can guarantee you'll see me using it soon. 

Also an update...the Muy Guapo is at the boat doctors getting refurbished to be ready for the season.  Once I have both the boat and the rod in hand you will know where to find me!





Tight Lines to All!

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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: May 20, 2015, 09:14:46 AM »
I will go by this weekend mostly to see if they have cut down the weeds.  If so I will most likely fish the ponds as the bayou will still be in Class 4 condition!  Have you ever seen so much rain.

Was catchin plenty of these before the weather turned bad.

Watched this squall line come racing in...time to go!

No lightening yet but getting a little scary!

Anybody want to raise a flyrod into the air?


Call me if you want to join me. I'll have my watercraft with me too.

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General Discussion / Re: Speaker for May 2015
« on: May 20, 2015, 08:43:23 AM »
Hey Joe thought I would help you with your request.  We are putting on the front-Home page of the website that information monthly.  Look at the left hand column.  It will be Lefty Ray Chapa - he will address fishing photography.  With all of the cool trips you take a year, you can learn how to get the most from your camera so we can actually see your catch! Hope to see you there.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Port Mansfield - April 17-19
« on: May 09, 2015, 12:52:10 PM »
We missed you down on the rio arroyo.  You would have had a blast fishing the lights whil;e sipping a cold one.  Hope to get a bigger group together in September cooler temps hopefully by then too. Maybe we can walk over the island and see the PINS group of TFF'ers.  Now that would be cool.

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ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GUESS WHAT THE MINOR CHANGE IN THE CABIN ASSIGNMENTS WAS? :o

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Events and Information / Re: Cedar Bayou Redfish Study
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:45:30 PM »
For those of you who want to know who HRI is (the article assumed you already know.)

Harte Research Institute for the Gulf of Mexico.

Very good info Mikey, keep it coming! Let's fill up that boat of yours and take a trip down there and see for ourselves.

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Outing Chat / Re: Grand Isle trips 1 & 2 (pic heavy)
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:19:26 PM »
Now I know where the name "Big Ugly" came from!  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Fly Fishing Film Tour
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:17:59 PM »
I'll be there. I'll have TFF Club brochures, the Outing Schedule, and other goodies including membership forms. Bringing tables, chairs, banner, and ...

See ya there.  If you want to help work the crowd call me. 

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General Discussion / Re: Orvis Happy Hour switched to Wednesday?
« on: March 17, 2015, 01:08:46 PM »
HUMP DAY .....Just fine with me but their programs need to include casting for prizes & more beer so they don't have to make the mad dash to the store like last week. How about some edibles for the folks too? 
Good thing tho...lots of folks showed up for Captain Steve.

Is it just me but haven't their prices gone up substantially? ie., tapered floro leader = $27 bucks ...REALLY?
Seems to me I never paid half that much before.

Heyword's Swan Point Outfitters in Rockport does it right!  Food, Beer, Movie, and Guest Speakers.  That shop is AWESOME.

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I smell a Croaker Soaker here in our midst!  Why would anyone go all the way down there and not use a fly rod to potentially catch the largest trout of their lifetime...Joe waz up? You just hungry or something?

Does the two fiddy per day cover the gulp and guide too?

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Now Puck the Tournament Rules Committee conducted an investigation of your totals and this is what they found.

1.  Hooked up 7?  :o
Committee:  Puck how many were fish? The Judges observed Oysters, your wading pack, and Quigley's left ear?  ;D
2.  Landed 2?       :o
Committee: You didn't tell everyone here that one of them was a 10" mullet...did you Puck. But NOOOOOO!
3.   Rules Infraction*...biting one's fly rod cork handle.    :o
Committee...really Puck, no nutritional value there! Penalty Imposed - Deduction One fish from your total (luckily for you it was the mullet)

It is important to note, everyone of Puck's fish were as hard of hearing as Puck...they had to be you ever seen a mullet with ears!  ;D  :o   ::)

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