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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 22, 2015, 12:01:00 PM »
Now that's what I'm talking about. You might get the "Minister" hooked-up with Stacey for those lessons.  She has a way to teach flycasting that puts the student at ease. Marcos scares cockroaches!

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General Discussion / Re: Just ordered my new boat!
« on: June 22, 2015, 11:53:15 AM »
Good on you Brother! Hope you have a wonderful time in FLA.  Remember the photos...not of your legs but the fish!

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General Discussion / Re: Happy father's day everyone!
« on: June 22, 2015, 11:48:25 AM »
Thank George I just shared the evening with my two daughters, and son-in-law + #1 granddaughter. The kids pumped Dad full of pot roast and all the trimmings...WOW absolutely deeeelicious. Watched the U.S. Open golf tournament and the Astros on the tube. Had an excellent day hope you guys did too.

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 20, 2015, 10:37:18 AM »
POC ONE FLY INFO

MFQ asked if I would put the word out to all the salties about a "reel" fun event upcoming on our 2015 calendar.  First off if you are on the list to receive this email it is because you have either attended one of our events in the past or you have said you'd like to.  Please forward this email to your other TFF fishing buddies if they are not listed above and have them sign up early so we get a good head count. We will also be inviting other Texas fly fishing clubs to attend and see how we roll.  So here you go.
 
On July 24 - 26, 2015 were are having the Port O'Connor One Fly event.  Besides being one of our longest running premier saltwater events, we have arranged the use of the Rabe House for comfortable lodging for those who need a place to stay.  The House has plenty of room for our attendees, plenty of streetside parking (get there early), a four story observation deck, outdoor grill and a fish cleaning table.  If you have attended and stayed there before you probably had a blast like the rest of us. It is important that you sign up early so that you secure your accommodations.  The Upstairs portion of the house has One bedroom with a queen sized bed that has been reserved.  Also up stairs are a comfortable futon and sofa sleeper plus 2 baths and a kitchen.  Downstairs is a more open concept that has 3 twin beds and three double futons plus bath and kitchen. Kitchens have stoves, refrigerators and microwaves.  Bring your own toiletries please! If needed and we hope we do, we will have other accommodations available for all. 
 
If that isn't enough we are talking world class food too! For Friday night's Captain's Dinner we'll have George Sutherland and his cooking crew (John P. and yours truly) cooking up a Cajan style shrimp boil with plenty of spicy corn, potatoes, and ice cold beer! Also included will be grilled Redfish over garlic bread smothered with smoked Gouda cheese.  A cardiologist will be on call if needed! Now on Saturday night John Purcell is making his famous POC Paella with all of the freshest seafood available.  For those that had tasted this treat before, you will see them run for the chow line as quickly as they can get there and really that's all that needs to be said. DEEEEELICIOUS!  Also we'll be sampling some fine Texas distilled Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, and Rum and some big HONK'N Cigars too!  Are you kidding me I'd drive to POC just for the food and drink!
 
So don't be a fishing social outcast - join the fun!   Last Year's One Fly set high standards which will be hard to beat but we'll definitely try for sure!
 
Of the people who have signed up as or notified me of this date are:  Right now we have more boat space than fishers.  That will change quickly.  Get signed up! If you are having trouble getting signed up call or email me and I will take care of the sign up. We need to know your needs for sleeping arrangements immediately
 
1.  Mike Quigley            has boat      room for 1 or 2                      MFQ - staying at Rabe House Second Bedroom upstairs
2.  Mike Graham           has boat      Mike Midyette - rider               MM - staying at Rabe House
3.  Tim Boon                 has boat     room for 1 or 2
4.  Skip Donovan          has boat      MaryKay - rider                      SD/MK - staying at Rabe House Master Bedroom Upstairs
5.  George Sutherland  has boat      Scott Breedlove - rider         
6.  John Purcell             has boat     Scott Fossum - rider                JP/SF - staying at John's RV
7.  Mike Frankoff           has boat     Jared Frankoff - rider             
8.  Jerry Loring              has boat     Mystery guest - rider              JL and Guest staying in POC
9.  Don Hasselmann     has boat      Denis Auger - rider + 1            DH - staying at Rabe House
10. Lamarr Scott           has boat     room for 1 or 2                       LS - Staying at Rabe House
11. Gary Evans             has kayak   
 
Please contact captains for space on their boats. Contact Mike Q. for accommodations.  Act quickly...NOW!<*)))>{GOLDEN}<)))*>

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 20, 2015, 09:49:10 AM »
Yeah Dan and I have this constant conversation going on. Bashing No. Remember, I was in that same boat while bringing up two girls by myself, believe me I know the pain.  Brother do I know. Even today I still work constantly and miss a lot of fun stuff, but that's just a given running your own business. I get it! Plus the funny thing is Dan gets out on the water way more than I do. HAHAHA so he can take the ribbing.  8)

I do try to schedule the key outings the club holds way in advance so that I can attend or at least offer my help.  As soon as my girls became teenagers my outdoor life became so much less active.  Their agenda usually took the top of the hill if you know what I mean. So instead of traveling, fishing, or golf, I did the national competitive drill/dance team circuit for five years. Swimming teams for six years, Girls Basketball and Soccer team coach for three years.  Every weekend and many weekday nights totally involved with my kids and don't forget all of their friends too. I paid my dues but once you get your parole you're FREE FREE FREE! Oh crap...I almost forgot I just finished my grand daughter's first season of Jr. T ball. I sponsored the team (Yankees) and only missed one game. Here we go again! ::)

I know your have young boys so hopefully they'll love the outdoors as much as you and will afford you more time on the water, nothing better than the family setting.  :D

Hopefully you use one of those July weekends (July 24-26) to fish with us in the POC One Fly! Make your reservations NOW.  Legos...Austin really! Sweet. I like the green ones. ;D

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Outing Chat / Re: Rockport report 6/14
« on: June 19, 2015, 02:58:20 PM »
Yeah it is that time of year should go down on next moon phase. And with all of the fresh inflow...well that's not helping either. You gotta fish where dry land used to be to find a fish or two. It sounds like you at least found some fish. Good on You!

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Outing Information Only / Re: July Outing - Port O'Connor One-Fly
« on: June 19, 2015, 02:53:30 PM »
The way I see it Dan it is hard for us to get you to come fish with us now even if it is here in town due to your current litter's demands.  :( My advice is to relax and buy a good tarp for the new boat.  :o I figure it will sit way more than float. Once the kids are old enough to crew the boat and go with you then all of this changes.  By that time the wifey will be screaming at the top of her lungs "DAN...TAKE THOSE TEENAGE HEATHENS OUT OF THIS HOUSE AND GO FISHING!"  Mark my words Brother! ;D

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Sounds like the Pointman didn't warn the others of the log. Hope nobody got hurt bad.  You really need to be in good physical shape on a trip down a limestone river. That rock will tear up your skin without much of a problem.  Puck, just add the photos to your report here. Many of us don't want to open a Dropbox account to be able to see the photos. That is what we are trying to encourage more folks to use the Forum for. Pizza, burgers and brats WOW now that's living! Who brought the "Cardboardeaux". I hear the trip out there was beautiful and the river was very generous.  Sounds like you had a great time. 

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About You / Re: Moving to Houston
« on: June 11, 2015, 04:46:09 PM »
Welcome aboard!
Houston has quite a few fun in-town locations to wet a line in. May I suggest as the others here have done for you to come to our next meeting on the 30th of June.  Introduce yourself around and the members will help you locate what ever you like in the world of flyfishing.

as far as rod building, we have some real experts in the club that will be willing to hep you further your skills. My only advice is to build yourself a good, fast, and light 8 wt. rod as soon as possible 'cause it's SALT TIME for the next six months.  Get yourself ready for some leader chomping, high flying, drag screaming big fish as we head towards the coast.  There you get the BOOM instead of sip! Catch my drift. No 4x in my boat!
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and by the way you can go ahead and start looking for your boat now too.  JUS SAY'N

}<))))*> GOLDEN <*)))>{

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Outing Chat / Re: Fly fishing Destin in the fall...
« on: June 10, 2015, 12:22:28 PM »
I was there last year in Navarre FL.  My girls and I walked the beaches there (incredible water) but I did not fish.  Helped a young man who was fishing but did not have polarized glasses on.  I could see where there was a distinct shore current between sand bars and I could see periodic shinny flashes meaning the fish were there.  He was fishing cut bait on the bottom with no luck. I walked up to him and asked him could he see the fish? Huh? Can you see them? No.  Well here look with my glasses you see the shore line current? Yes.  Do you have any Plastics... er Yes.  After re-rigging his spinning rod I told him to cast out to the deepside of the current and slowly twitch the sand eel until it starts moving off in the current.  Then recast.  His third cast he got hammered by a 22" pompano!   Those are what you see out there flashing in the current.  You got it!  Yes Sir I got it! OK now give me back my glasses. Tell your Dad you want some Costas! HAHAHA

That area is prime for fly fishing. The water is obscenely clear. Kayak'ers routinely catch big fish within 200 yds of shore. The bridge fishing there is much like down in the keys.  Tarpon, big reds, sharks by the thousands, and the GOLIATH GROUPERS! 

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Outing Chat / Re: Colorado River Report
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:55:31 AM »
Bass are friggin bass! But as I said I'll post some pictures here soon. I need to contact Ben and Gretchen They had the cameras!

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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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