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Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Abel/St Croix Combo
« on: October 15, 2012, 11:07:54 AM »
My research came up with the reel (Able 4N) being used for small to medium trout... why is it paired with a 12 wt. rod?  The rod retails in the 500.00 range as does the reel.  Strange combination.  I'm betting there is a misprint somewhere. Check this info out. Seems like a good deal if reel handles the line.

Able Reel review
http://www.tackletour.com/reviewabelsuper4nflyreel.html
St Croix Rod info Note: I'm not sure if the rod on our site is an "Elite" model.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-St-Croix-Legend-Elite-Saltwater-Fly-Rod-9-12wt-FG-4-pc-Free-Shipping-/190605612955?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c60fad79b

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Outing Chat / California Fly Fishers
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:51:51 AM »
I heard from Jerry Phan today who is going to put together a trip or two this next year for his Fly Fishing Club members to come fish with us here in Texas.  He's first interested in the Sunfish Spectacular and also the POC One Fly. WOW I CAN'T WAIT these are the guys who fish from the back seat of their convertible Beemer's HAHAHA!  We need to get these guys set up with accommodations and partners. I am already thinking about a reciprocal agreement!  Small mouths to Makos yeah baby!

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Just was contacted by Long Hair Dave (good friend of TFF) and he is checking his belongings for a hall pass for this weekend.  Has anybody contacted their boat partners? Mike I gave you first shot at a boat don't forget. George keep the info coming.  I'd suggest the wet run for Thursday down in POC. Then you could just stay. Anyways more info as it comes available.  LODGING questions...er I'd think so.

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Outing Chat / Re: Camp Honey Creek
« on: October 15, 2012, 10:40:00 AM »
...and darn good thing we aren't coming from Houston it could be taken ...WAY WRONG!  By the way, the women do take their boyfriends and husbands.  I have looked at their website and it appears they do a great job. Just having some fun Dave.

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Outing Chat / Re: Camp Honey Creek
« on: October 14, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »
What about TITLE 9 EQUALITY! They're just not being Politically correct.  We have never excluded women why would they men.  Hell Augusta National even allows women members now.  Is there nothing sacred. jeez-louise.

After a long day of fly fishing they come back to rice cakes, camomile tea, and sing kume-bye-yah.

DARN... 

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Outing Chat / Re: Camp Honey Creek
« on: October 14, 2012, 09:35:25 AM »
NEVER HEARD OF HUNT TEXAS OR HONEY CREEK CAMP. SOUNDS FISHY! WHY DIDN'T THEY INVITE US? WE HAVE SOME WOMEN FLY FISHERS.

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FOR THOSE WHO WHO JUST CAN'T WAIT

I HAVE HEARD FROM SOME OF OUR SALTIER FLY FISHERS WHO JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GO SALTWATER FLY FISHING AND WANT TO FISH THIS COMING WEEKEND DOWN IN PORT O'CONNOR, TEXAS. WELL MY FRIENDS LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.  SO FAR I HAVE LOCATED BOATS FROM M. WEIR, MY SELF, AND I WILL THROUGH THIS WEEK FIND SOME MORE. WE HAVE THE USE OF MARCO'S SCOOTER BUT WILL NEED SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO DRIVE THIS LITTLE WONDER (AND THE WONDER IS WHY THIS THING WONT TURN!). ANYWAYS SO FAR M. QUIGLEY, A. MUIR, G. SUTHERLAND, A. BLAQUE, J. KLINGER, HAVE INDICATED THEY WOULD LIKE TO FISH...WHO ELSE. I KNOW S. BREEDLOVE WILL NOT BE ATTENDING AS HE IS GOING TO ROCK OUT THAT WEEKEND WITH EITHER THE RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS OR ZZ TOP...LIKE THERE IS A CHOICE. HA!

SPEAKING OF S. BREEDLOVE, HE AND I WENT TO PRE-FISH THE POC AREA THIS PAST WEEKEND AND DUDE WIND OR NOT WE SAW AND CAUGHT A TON OF FISH.  WE SAW SCHOOLS OF OVERSIZED REDS SO THICK THE WATER TURNED RED. WE SAW REDFISH "MUDDING" UP THE FLATS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. WE SAW SCHOOLS OF DRUM THAT EVERYBODY DREAMS OF! WE TOOK SOME PICTURES BUT IT WAS HARD TO CONCENTRATE ON PICTURE TAKING WITH SOOO MANY FISH AROUND.  SCOTT GOT HIS FIRST CHANCE TO POLE MY SCOOTER AND IN 25 MPH WINDS MAN DID HE GET A LESSON.  HE DID GREAT! ALSO HE LEARNED TO FISH AND CAST FROM THE FRONT OF A POLED CRAFT (FOR YOU THAT DON'T KNOW IT AIN'T THAT EASY) AND SINCE HE IS GOING TO BELIZE IN TWO WEEKS WITH D. AUGER HE NEED THE PRACTICE "BELIZE IT" OR NOT! ;D

THE MUY GUAPO WAS GASSED FULL AND READY TO GO.


LEAVING POC UNDER BEAUTIFUL SKIES.


THIS IS WHAT WE WERE HEADED INTO.


YOU SALTY GUYS RECOGNIZE THIS LANDMARK - BET YOU KNOW WHERE I WAS HEADED.


SCOTT'S FIRST FROM THE BOW! THE SMILE SAYS IT ALL. GREAT JOB SCOTT!


NEXT IT WAS SCOTT'S TURN TO POLE THE MUY GUAPO, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!


NICE FISH AND THE CATCH WAS SO COOL!


A TEXAS FLY FISHERS BEST FRIEND, THE PRISON PERMIT AH-HA THANKS TO H. SWOAP FOR THE FLY.


THEN SCOTT RAN INTO THESE GUYS WHILE ON A WADE. TRUTHFULLY HUNDREDS OF THEM WERE AROUND HIM AT ONE TIME!


WHY CALL THESE GUYS UGLY AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT ME EITHER.


LIKE I SAID WE DIDN'T TAKE ENOUGH PICTURES BUT WE CAUGHT SHEEP HEAD (2), TROUT (10 OR SO) REDFISH (10 OR SO) FLOUNDER (2 FATTIES), BLACK DRUM (3) LADYFISH, AND OTHERS.  IT WAS GREAT! YOU GUYS WHO CAN'T WAIT TO SALTWATER FLY FISH KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR INFO CONCERNING NEXT WEEK. THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR, LET'S NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.







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I GUESS THIS INFORMATION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE POSTED HERE

From Email I received this morning From Chris Sumers:  PLEASE READ!

“Due to the extremely low number of entries received to date, the 26th Annual Redfish Rodeo, scheduled for October 20th in Rockport, Texas, has been cancelled with no makeup date planned. All entry fees that have been received will be returned ASAP. If you have any questions concerning this, feel free to contact me at the numbers / e-mail listed below. Thank you to those that sent in your entries and I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.”

Tight lines, Chris Sumers

Event Chairman
 

Ok members this is what you get when you don’t show more interest in our events. The Redfish Rodeo is a twenty-six year time honored event and it means too much to some just to have it cast away! I gave most all of you an email notice early in September and I spoke about the upcoming event starting back in June during our members meeting. So you can’t say we just dropped this one on  you! Personally I think we can still hold this outing…maybe not next week but in early November would be good.  However, because of the feedback I received from a lot of you it only makes since that we hold it in POC. 

I will see if the club will sponsor as we have a sizable budget allocated for the event. Personally I don’t think there should be a charge to participate if you are a Club member, but that is just me. I believe as a Club we are looking for worthwhile events to share with our membership. If not, we will have to charge a participation fee for the event.  Some of the other clubs Chris mentioned had events already on their calendars.  I have contacted Walter Laas of the Rockport Flyfishers and he will get back with me soon to give me some input from their members as to a good time for them.  In addition, I will be contacting some of our more notable prize donators to sweeten the pot.  I will keep you advised as to how that goes. I can arrange a cool bunkhouse where up to ten members can stay very cheaply (as low as ten dollars for minimum two night stay). If some of you want a condo with boat slips you must let me know as early as possible. We can arrange a Friday pre-fish with captains meeting to follow.  Rodeo Fishing as always is on Saturday and the Awards dinner for later that night.  Just like last year.  We just need to firm up a date.

As always I need to hear from you! We can’t please everybody but we can surely try!

I need boat Owners to check in and let me know 1. Good Date for you, 2. How many riders you will allow, 3. Your accommodations in POC.  Folks needing a ride need to list up and give me info on 1. Good Date for you 2. Your accommodation needs.  Any of you people planning to attend that already have a place in POC please let me know if you can put up a member or two and what you need for compensation. The fishing in POC right now is “OFF THE WALL”!

I WILL BE CONTACTING MANY OF YOU PERSONALLY TO DISCUSS THE ABOVE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS A GRAND EVENT CHECK YOUR EMAILS PLEASE!

PS - I just heard from Georg S. who spoke to Mike Q. and they are still wanting to fish next week.  Who else?

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2012 and previous / Re: October Saltwater Outing --- Redfish Rodeo
« on: October 09, 2012, 07:44:51 AM »
Darn it I was hoping Jerry would bring his Obama and Romney masks and lead the sing-a-long!  A time-honored tradition at the Redfish Rodeo for those of us who remember back that far. 

By the way here is the Tide Chart for this month. Look at the 20th of October.
http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/calendar/month/5382.html

Looks like we have a high tide to drop the boat into and a low tide to bring the boats out.  Nice, plus the moon is just entering the first phase so the fish won't be gorging all night long. Could be favorable conditions.  Let's hope we are on the backside (by three days) of a cool front too.

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2012 and previous / Re: October Saltwater Outing --- Redfish Rodeo
« on: October 08, 2012, 02:18:34 PM »
I knew that!!! Must have been a senior moment :o!

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2012 and previous / Re: October Saltwater Outing --- Redfish Rodeo
« on: October 06, 2012, 07:47:20 AM »
If you plan on attending the Redfish Rodeo please let it be known here.

The Announcement Page pdf at the bottom of the First thread above has an attachment which is the SIGN-UP page.  That is what Dave said above.  The address to send the sign-up page to is given there. 

Here is what I know so far.  Contact these folks below by PM or phone thru our websites' sign in sheet.
Member         Boat            Rider(s)           Accommodations              Committed to attend
Chris S.             has boat     pending              staying in RV
Jack K.              has boat    1 spot available   Pending                           attending
Mike Q.                               needs ride          staying at Drifters            attending if has ride
George S.        pending       needs ride          staying at Drifters            attending if has ride   
Mike G.                               needs ride          staying at Phil's               attending if has ride
John P.             has boat                                                                         not committed 
John C.            has boat                                                                          not commited

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THE SIGN UP PAGE HAS BEEN REATTACHED TO THE OPENING THREAD OF THIS OUTING...SEE GREEN PRINTING. IF YOU ARE GOING PLEASE SIGN UP HERE

Thanks Dave Kelly for your help!

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2012 and previous / Re: October Saltwater Outing --- Redfish Rodeo
« on: October 01, 2012, 09:51:42 AM »
This is strange, the sign up page has disappeared!  Dave put it back up so we can see who has signed in and who hasn't.  There is no way for me to keep up with who needs what so I can assist with boats or rides.  The entry forms have been set up (look in first post on this thread) and for those participating please download and send in with your money ASAP.  Phil Stranahan is going to participate...way to go Phil.  I will be staying there with a couple of other TFF'ers. Also Phil told me that he has a couple of extra kayaks if somebody needs one.  Contact me and I will tell Phil.   

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Special Events - Local, National, whatever / Re: Oktoberfisch
« on: September 30, 2012, 08:46:38 AM »
Puck that is the Redfish Rodeo Weekend!  I doubt you will get many to drive to Fredricksburg that weekend.  Hopefully all the hill country guys will go though.

You need to listen during our meetings Chris announced that was a conflict we just couldn't fix! Besides you'er fishing the coast that weekend remember...big fish, big times and great for kayakers.

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2012 and Previous / Re: Sabine River generation canal fishing - Sept.
« on: September 30, 2012, 08:39:54 AM »
Thr fishing gods are being hard on us lately. Good try. Let us know when the re-do will be if any.

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Outing Chat / Re: West Coaster on the Bayou
« on: September 28, 2012, 07:15:07 AM »
Well this guy is the real deal. He loves to fly fish.  He went as early as he could go Thursday am hitting the White Oak Bayou and found success right away. He hammered the bass until they shouted "give". We met up around lunchtime and decided that some BBQ was the first order of the day.  We quickly found out our little BBQ joint next to the Citco station had CLOSED...what's going on here? Their rib sandwich was the bomb and the folks there were very accommodating to their customers. So it was off to Larry's BBQ over on SH 290 and Fairbanks.  Buffet style BBQ all you can eat. Ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, meat balls, and all the trimmings...damn good too! While eating Jerry showed me some videos of fishing in Blyth Ca. where they literately drive cars along the side of irrigation canals sight fishing smallmouth bass out in the desert! It was crazy, two guys in a BMW convertible, one driving and the other sitting up in the passenger seat sighting bass in the crystal clear water.  Dood, they seriously  hammered the smallies, but fishing from a beemeer well that soooo California huh!.  I told Jerry they need to get a platform mounted on the front of the car for the fisher and a tower platform for the driver (ie. mansfield towers) and do it right. HAHAHA.

Jerry as I said before is a commercial pilot and he showed me a video of him flying an aerobatic single engine plane doing hammerhead stalls, loops and barrel rolls, out offshore of San Diego how cool is that. Hum...wonder if I could get him to spot the tarpon migration out off of POC on his way back home.  Imagine this... he will be flying his 180 Piper at 8500 ft from Houston to Orange County this Saturday. Hey Jerry keep a sharp eye on the weather brother.  It is supposed to be a little dicey here tomorrow with a 70% chance of rain. It is a "blowing" light norther headed this way. Winds are forecasted 25+mph from the north.  You guys know what this means ducks, and redfish!
His buddies back in Cali were calling and texting him asking about the fishing here in Texas...uh we better watch that the western gate and see that it is closed before the end of today. :) Jerry is also the outings chair for his club and is very active in finding great low cost fishing outings.  He has some real cool deals working with property owners that has me thinking what we can arrange.  Kind of like we have with Mike down at Damien Lakes.  I have proclaimed Jerry Phan our TFF West Coast Liaison.  If we have any members going that way (SoCal) they need to touch base with Jerry and see what he recommends! Call me for his contact info. I am hoping he will bring his presents to our forum here and give us reports from out there. Neat huh!

But we came here to fish. So over to the ponds we went.  I waded and Jerry used my 8' float cat.  It didn't take long for the hookups to begin.  As I waded into the water I saw a large (remember a large bass here is only 14") bass just sitting there ten feet from me but after several casts he blew out and was gone.  But soon we were racking up the numbers. You could hear Jerry's "youuuhooo's" and my "fish on's" with each fish caught.  Jumping bass were everywhere too. After a while we met up with TFF member "Wooley Buger" who we found wading in behind us. He too racking up some impressive fish numbers.  We started talking and he offered us a look in his fly box which was full of some of the coolest foam flys I have ever seen. We need to get him to our tying tables to show us his skills. As the sun started to get over the horizon we called it a day each of us catching well over thirty bass each and that is a conservative number!  Jerry is going to try to fish a little while after his ...and get this... MMA Kickboxing and Jujitsu class and then a quick gym work out all tomorrow.  Ahhh to be young again.

Jerry you are welcome to join me anytime fishing or just what ever.  Good people seem to gravitate to Fly Fishing and Brother you are one. Would also love to get up in your plane too some day.

Golden

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