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General Discussion / Re: Just ordered my new boat!
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:51:33 AM »
What did you do hit the Lottery!  Jesus Christ your currently buying a new boat, plus four guided trips plus air transportation not to mention all of the "scatah" that goes with new boats and fly-in trips. Oh yeah plus the new family addition this past year. WOW $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Don't loose your opportunity to fish the POC One Fly here in July.  Remember the Poco Bueno is the week before the One Fly and the Cula Roja is the week after.  I'd suggest, unless you want to fish with a thousand other like minded people on the weekend you chose your date in July carefully.  Getting a meal in POC on those two weekends is not easy. Hopefully you planned a weekday date that would be best. The One Fly is one of our premier outings with great food and lots of fun. We have a lodge reserved too right on the water and boat ramp.

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 10, 2015, 09:03:48 AM »
Should have the Muy Guapo running and gunning by then. Cant wait to fish POC it's been a long time. I'll be staying at the Sea Isle Compound as usual unless the AC crapes out!  Like last year I'll make some fresh Redfish "Breadbites" for appetizers for Friday Night's Captain's Party Dinner. I'll be fishing Thursday thru Sunday. 

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General Discussion / Re: Just ordered my new boat!
« on: June 10, 2015, 08:27:01 AM »
Everything sounds great.  I'm guessing it should be ready for the Tarpon migration later this summer. 12wt Time!
Start saving up your "hall" passes.  You'll need them! 

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General Discussion / Re: LOT'S OF FREE STUFF FOR FREE - CLICK HERE!
« on: June 08, 2015, 01:39:28 PM »
The board is doing preliminary research right now and your info and insight is greatly appreciated Matt!

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Outing Chat / Colorado River Report
« on: June 08, 2015, 12:52:17 PM »
Last month TFF had to cancel a float trip scheduled for the Colorado River due to unmanageable flood waters resulting from all the recent rain.  In an effort to observe more recent conditions and have a great time bass fishing too, I joined a group six like-minded fly fishers gathered by the Orvis Westheimer store and headed west to Webberville, Texas.  Our group was guided by Alvin Dedeaux and his able bodied crew of Winston and JT.  With all of us in jet drive aluminum boats we set out from Little Webberville Park in the morning and headed upstream towards Austin.  Now of course we didn’t have gin clear water to sight fish but the water was reasonably clear enough to fish.   The release rate upstream was a little faster than you would like as you only really got a chance or two to make a cast before the current had you past your target in quick order. 
Ben (Orvis Fishing store Manager) and I were guided by Winston who during his days when not on the water guiding/fishing is an EMS/Firefighter in the Austin area.  He was extremely helpful during our trip.  Besides fighting the current rowing a heavily laden 16’flat bottom aluminum boat, he was actively giving advice on casting techniques, fly selection, and re-rigging our equipment.  Since the water was higher than usual and many of the shoreline trees had been laid over by the recent floods casting, casting accuracy was a premium as was boat handling.  We primarily used large poppers and big jigs (similar to what conventional guys use for bass fishing) and of course we put our share flies up into the trees but only two were lost and not recovered.  Winston would paddle his butt off getting us into position to make the recovery each time without even a growl.  That was hard work too! 
The fish were where they were supposed to be but still were a little “gun shy” due to the river’s condition.  We all caught fish throughout the day but the catching really slowed down after 11 am.  Around noon we all gathered at a lazy bend in the river under some trees for our lunch of fresh sandwiches, chips and cookies.  After lunch we motored downstream to where a confluence forms between a wastewater plant discharge and the Colorado River.  OK, Ok, I know what in the heck are we doing here?  The discharge as it flowed out of three 24 inch diameter pipes caused the water surface to froth into white bubbles and under those bubbles we found some active white bass.  We all stopped there for several minutes taking two or three each before moving on.  That was fun but a little weird!  The day in general was lots of fun and full of talk about returning when conditions get much better. 
On the return trip to the boat launch Winston showed Ben and I what the jet boat was all about.  We jumped gravel bars and trees stumps without even a slight feeling of hitting something.  The ride was smooth as glass. Thank God for the breeze too. Winston forgot to wear long pants and his legs got pretty burned up. Unfortunately, Ben and I both left out sunscreen back in our trucks after we applied before we left the ramp.  He told us that it has been more than a month since he had been on the water and forgetting the sunscreen was a mistake he won’t make again this year! As a medical technician I’m sure he still has a few things up his sleeve to remedy the burns though! 
So all in all I had a great time sharing the water and outing with some fun people.  Thanks Alvin, Winston, and JT for making our day wonderful.  The trip back to Houston went by fast as I was lost in thought of fishing the beautiful Colorado River again with these guys. I will get some photos to post here in a few days that will better tell the story. Tight Lines.
GOLDEN      <*)))><

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General Discussion / Re: LOT'S OF FREE STUFF FOR FREE - CLICK HERE!
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:23:00 AM »
Thanks Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Just ordered my new boat!
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:21:27 AM »
Well said Mike!

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General Discussion / Re: Just ordered my new boat!
« on: June 06, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »
So Very nice Dan! I'm hoping you get to use her plenty. KT has one being rigged out now.  Look at dates for the POC "One Fly" and the Redfish Rodeo.  LOVE TO HAVE YOUR BOAT JOIN OUR FLEET. RECOMMEND YOU GET A ONE PIECE PUSH POLE BECAUSE THE ONE IN THE PHOTO IS STORED ON BOARD IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT MIGHT END UP WITH A PERMANENT BEND IF IT IS SECTIONED!  ASK JOHN PURCELL.  SHOULD BE A GREAT BOAT TO CRUISE THE FRONT BEACH ...WHICH BY THE WAY IS ON FIRE! My ten weight is in rutt right now and needs to get BENT! RIGS ARE ON FIRE TOO.

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General Discussion / LOT'S OF FREE STUFF FOR FREE - CLICK HERE!
« on: June 04, 2015, 11:36:12 AM »
Let's call this a test. During the next month I would like to see just how many individual hits this thread gets. The Board has been discussing the re-vamping of our Website.   

I just want to see how many folks go to our Forum and use it for what ever reason.  There are those in this club that see no reason for the membership to be able to openly speak here in an open forum about our sport of fly fishing and club doings! Again, I am hearing that phrase,"IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!"  ...you remember what happened the last time we heard that statement.

Meaning it is quite possible the new and improved website may contain only a Front Page, a Calendar of Events, the Windknots, and possibly not a whole lot more. Members who want to post up something will be required to submit photos/stories to our Web Administrator by private email in a proper format (what ever that will be) and request they get their info printed and used.  You know that all might work well too. But there are no promises.

Things like classifieds, open general discussions, could be eliminated and trip/event updates might be slightly dated by the time the Administrator has his personal time to input the information. Surely the use of In-Club private messaging (PM) will be eliminated too. Meaning if you don't have access to the current membership contact page you might have a hard time finding a partner for that next fly fishing outing. So anyway if you feel one way or the other your input on this topic would be well appreciated. Lets have an open discussion on the merits or lack thereof of the use of this forum. What would you like to see in our new Website!

My feelings are simple.  What ever you give up today will be gone tomorrow and forever is a long time.

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General Discussion / Re: I have cabin fever bad!!!
« on: June 04, 2015, 10:24:37 AM »
Ive been using a Scott STS 8wt for the past two years. No problems.  Dan you need to be able to throw more than 60' with a 10wt. that third gut is a little farther from the Whataburger than 60 feet.

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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: June 01, 2015, 02:09:02 PM »
I was there yesterday and saw plenty of BS to piss you off.  None by fishers, but kids driving 4 whl drive trucks and atv's. Noisy, destructive little bastards! Cant believe they would mess it up for every one if given the chance. Fishing was great and I also took out a bag of trash with me just to help.  Check out latest freshwater chat thread.

John send me a PM with your phone number I'll give you and others heads up next time I go. bring kayak!   

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Outing Chat / Re: WHITE OAK BAYOU REVISITED
« on: June 01, 2015, 01:55:23 PM »
I went there Sunday morning and it was off the wall. 63 degrees, cloudy overcast bass catch'n skies, light breeze from NW are you kidding me. ...and I'm the only fisherman there all day? WTF where are all of you fly fishers...must be still in the closet! You could not find a better day to be out on the water considering the all of the bad weather we have had lately.  Then the skies cleared off and the bass were jumping three feet out of the water to catch dinner.  I caught two in mid-air!  The bream are getting ridiculously huge too and they will outfight the LMB! Caught one bass that had a dragonfly half down it's throat see the picture below. Caught half a dozen golden-throat bream and probably 30 to 35 bass of all sizes to 2.5 lbs.

My drop in point. You can tell water is up about 18 inches.

Flooded shorelines looked inviting don't they?

Very Calm conditions huh!


I got on the water around 8:00 am first fish again on first cast.  Seems to be a resounding theme on this body of water.  I started out with a small #8 firetiger popper boom fish on!

Then another!

This one flew out of the water two feet to hit my popper.

Plenty of salad around too.

Here is what they are eating.

How beautiful is this little guy! Man they fight so hard on this little three wt.

Believe it or not this one is not the same as first picture. Nice huh?


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Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:56:32 AM »
Bayou has been cut down but presently 11' over flood stage! I was there yesterday morning but check this out it was over 4000 cubic feet per second last night! Normal flow 40 cubic foot! 


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Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Bucks Bags Bronco inflatable pontoon boat
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:56:45 AM »
This is real similar to what I have.  I'll tell you one thing the price is RIGHT! Mine was approx. $ 800.00 when it was new. Way more comfortable than a kayak especially for lake or river fishing.

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Outing Chat / Re: WHITE OAK BAYOU REVISITED
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:50:49 AM »
OK the Water level is ridiculous right now. WOB is total flood stage NOW. Wont be fishable for several weeks at minimum. Cant believe I fished the ponds yesterday with no problem. Hope everybody is OK from last nights downpour. 

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