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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 14, 2012, 02:59:38 PM »
Scott are you bringing your kayak or drifting down from Rio Raft or wading lease to lease?  Also if anybody has an extra pair of river boots size 11 (fit over my waders) I would appreaciate their use.  Coastal boots don't fair well on slippery angular rock. BumBusters.

I do plan drifting some of the deeper holes from the cataraft. 

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Damon's Seven Lakes / Re: SSG JL Puckett, 2011-12-29
« on: January 14, 2012, 07:13:40 AM »
Tad Poles... jeeze Puck.  TURN IN your honorary Friend of the Flyfishers lapel pin and rip off your Live Bait - Who Me? bumper stickers this needs to go to the Committee! 

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Damon's Seven Lakes / Re: SSG JL Puckett, 2011-12-29
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:28:56 PM »
100amp Generator?




Gulp?




Shrimp on a popping cork?





Trolling behind a 50' Bertram?

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Ergh...scroundging...harsh word my friend. Evidently you are the only man in our club who doesn't know that I am a 7th Degree (for those who don't know...especially our squating friends from the UK the 7th degree is one step past PHD) BASS, FFF, LSAA, CCC, NASCAR, NASA, and La Raza Certified Fly and Lure Tester! It takes years of hard work and untold hours toiling in search of the correct protocol to obtain this level of professionalism...so in a word (or two) absolutely not!  Besides I do this for your safety and welfare. Just ask any of our more proficient tiers. None of them have sustained harm while in my company! >:( :o :P 8)

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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 13, 2012, 04:20:21 PM »
YEAH... WHAT HE SAID!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome George, good job!  8)

Wake up FRESHIES The SALT has risen to the top!  Can't wait for one of us to win the Award HAHAHAHAHA!

You have been duely Challenged.
 

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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:20:37 PM »
Wormdrowner I thought you said to day you were in on the lodging on the river?  Nigel George has found a great deal down on the river we are planning to stay Friday and Saturday nites. the rate is approximately 60.00 each night or less (tax included).  The place sleeps five and will aford us safe overnite parking and fishing right out our front door. If that is OK with you  - your in.

So far lodging on the River.

Mike G         In
George S.     In
Scott B.       Pending
Jared F.       Pending
Mike Q.        Pending

We could squeeze in another on an inflatable if needed which would make everybody's price go DOWN!

Friday let's plan on trying to assemble around 7:00PM remember it is three hour drive to River not counting Houston Traffic.
Satrurday nite Dinner and local bar scene...Jared bring your Cowboy hat, ZZ Top Beard, and some cheap sunglasses... that otta work! We'll try and keep the chicks off you!

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Outing Chat / BARNACLE BANDIT BLOWOUT BENIFIT TOURNEY - POC TX.
« on: January 11, 2012, 08:15:49 AM »
HEY GUYS HERE'S A NEAT BENIFIT TOURNEY THAT HAS CASH/PRIZE PAYOUTS.  IT IS BEING HELD TO BENIFIT THE PORT OCONNOR EMS AND VFD.  THEY COULD ALWAYS USE OUR HELP.  CAPTN. CURTIS CASH IS HEADING UP THE OUTING PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO I HAVE ATTACHED.  THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TUNEUP FOR OUR PRISON PERMIT INVITATIONAL HELD THE FOLLOWING MONTH.  PLEASE CONTACT ME AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. IT LOOKS TO BE A FIVE MAN TEAM EVENT???? THAT'S STRANGE.  MAYBE CURTIS'S THINKING IS ONE GUIDE AND FOUR FISHERS?  I DON'T KNOW BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ASSEMBLE A TWO BOAT TEXAS FLYFISHER TEAM FOR THE FLYFISHING DIVISION.  LET'S MOVE ON THIS FAST. 8)

GOLDEN

 

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Well hello fellow TFF'ers.  I thought I would attend the initial nite of our informal fly tying get togethers.  Don had the doors open and Bob and Jim had completed their setting up.  Puck was already finishing up one of his Skrat flys and was starting another.  So I thought I whip out my new camera and get a few shots for you at home.

You guys know this guy, the legendary PUCKSTER.

Here Puck is putting the finishing touches on one of his famous Hare-E's that slave everything that swims out at Damen Lakes!

As Puck had arrived early he also had to leave early to return to the house. Here's a picture of his flys from tonite!


James was tying a salty looking Gurgler Blanco.  This fly has potential in the right hands...who me? Here he is wrapping in the foam.

This fly took patients, here he is wrapping in the body (I'm sure there is a technical term - why do you think I'm here!)

Now he is pulling back into position the foam.

A few quick wraps.

After a few clip clips and snip snips, a lil glue here and there and WHA-LA! Isn't she purdy...

Thanks to Jim Richards for your attendance.

Here is where Jim got his patterns for tonite. Don't stop now only eight more to go. I like a set please.


Now Mr. Logan...well let's just say this man is driven to tie. He was all about the freshwater scud eating shrimp tonite. He brought his how to magazine and followed the pattern of the famous Oh he made me promise not to tell! Here's James and Bob accessing the theory behind the tying specifications.

This hook was very interesting.  Note the curved profile.  Very flexible too.  Ask Bob about it the next time you see him.

Here he is wrapping in the first few wraps of the body using mono.

Next he is using the microfibetts to form the portion of the soon to be head and horn...this stuff was cool.

Using a backround (Bob's Shirt was busier than Westheimer at five o'clock) the microfibetts are now in place.

These were the trick of this fly...the eyes (green) made by Metz.  Use your zoom on this pic.

Now he has added the body by tying small segmented bunches of microfiber (I think...ask him)

Not a great picture but the eyes have now been added and the critter is coming alive.

Now he is applying the flexible epoxy to form the shrimps shell.

Quickly the ultraviolet is applied to cure the resin material. 

There she is in the upper left hand corner.  Bob also banged out the rest of these tonite.
 
Here is where Bob learned this pattern and he aspires to tie as well as these that are shown. From what I saw that could be tomorrow. By the way those are Bob's (the small ones) laid on the Magazine photograph. NICE STUFF BOB!!!!!!!


I had a great time tonite and hope to see some more of you here next Tuesday night.  Sombody bring a bucket of chicken and some biscuits!

GOLDEN

PS Here is data on Jim Richard's Fly

The fly I tied last night was the Gurgler Like  version of a fly many in this area know as the "Red Fish Crack" fly.
 
The tail is craft fur and the body is EP fibers with micro legs.  I tied on a double weed guard and used black mono eyes. I used white foam. This was the first of this version of the fly I have tied.  It is intended to skitter along the top of the water like a shrimp.  As you may have noticed the foam was tied in from the front and the front of the fly was round rather than flat like most Gurglers.  The round front is intended to prevent the fly from catching water in the front and allowing the fly to skitter accross the top of the water like a popping shrimp.
 
I have tied some of these flies in the past which did not have the foam-some with bead chain eyes, some with dumbell eyes and some without eyes.  This is the fly I call "Red Fish Crack".
 
I have found a number of Crack addict Red Fish in Port O' Connor and a few in Galveston which went after this fly.  The most productive colors for me have been  an olive body with a tan tail and solid white both tied with pink thread.  In very shallow water I have had Crack Addict Reds go for the fly in Olive without any eyes at all on it. This design of course creates a very slow sink and is nice to have in very shallow water.
 
Hopefully, this is the type of information for which you were looking but if not let me know.
 
I will plan on making the forum next month but have a conflict with another meeting on Tuesday of next week.
 

 


 


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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:07:51 PM »
I'm with George on this one.  River side lodge if afordable, George find us some good rates and let us know ASAP for Friday and Saturday nites. Maybe some rooms at the I-35 corridor are more reasonably priced, Either way I'm in!

So far we have but we need more!

Matt B.
Mike G.
Scott B.
Jared F.
George S.

There are plenty of trout fishers in our club...where are they now? So far we have all Saltwater guys where are the "freshies".

I spoke with Denis A.  He would like to come but can't confirm this early due to work concerns.
What about Steve V.earlier he said he was busy this time of year but just maybe? 
Harry C. said he wanted to come and so did Adam M.,  Alex Balcque loves these little creatures.
What about Dave L. he travels all the way to NM to fish for smaller fish than the Guad has!
Jerry Loring lives three miles from the river!
Who's calling these people? We need some activity here. Don't make me GO POSTAL! :o >:( :o

PS I'm going to the tying class tonite wanna join me well come on!

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Outing Chat / ANOTHER PREFRONT BONANZA
« on: January 08, 2012, 03:40:11 PM »
It seems every Sunday, there is another front on it's way into HTown and they make our Bayou "Green Trout" FRISKY just before it starts to rain!  To say the least today they were feeling frisky for sure!  However, today I was on a mission of another sort.  The Wormdrowner and I had noticed a fresh bicycle reef in one of the deeper holes while fishing last week and I thought I would return to remove it today.  I have several of my workers who cant afford bikes for their children and this one looked like with a little effort it could be returned to use. So while I  was removing the bike with a home made grappling rig I noticed a large bass on the far shore crusing back and forth like she was bedded up between some rocks. I knew I had my conventional rod and some plugs in the back seat of the truck so after pulling out the bike I returned to the truck for my bass rig. Yes I asked three neighbors out in their yards near where I parked if they knew who's bike this was but nobody seemed to know,so...

Here's the bike.

So armed with a 1/4oz flashy Model A I went back to find the bass and here is her partner.  Doesn't the buck always get there first!

So I'm thinking she has to be near so I'll wait a few seconds and try that spot again. BOOM Who Let The Dog Out!

After quite a tussle I landed her and she was a brute approaching FOUR pounds!

Here she is next to my size nine shoe.  NICE FISH FOR IN THIS BAYOU!

I moved down stream a little and saw another spot where a bed might be. 2 casts later.

Last fish of the day as the rain was starting to come down and I have a cold already don't need to get any sicker so I split.


Iknew these big fish were in here but they just haven't been hungry before when I was after them.  Today was a banner day for the bayou.  Fishing time 1 hr fifteen minutes.  Bye Now.



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Outing Chat / Re: New Web Site Up
« on: January 08, 2012, 03:22:05 PM »
DENIS WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE BACK! :o

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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:07:26 PM »
Great

By the way how's Dad?  Just Buy him a bottle of Macallan 12 year scotch I promise it cures just about everything. He'll be up and at 'em in NO Time! ::)

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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 05, 2012, 07:28:40 PM »
Well my Guadelupe experience has to do with ...well believe me it wasn't fishing!
Also very limited to where you can wade in without TU access.  The neighbors on the river "don't likes nobody cross'n my land."

Only FOUR signed up...You've got to be kidding me where are all of these flannel shirt, mountain khaki trout bums in our club Dave Lemke, Doc Joe, Slammin Adam, MR "San Juan" himself Marcos, and all of the rest of you guys who sit over there on that other side! Not to miss mentioning Mr. GOOD (not great) LOOPS!!!!! Get off your arses and lets MOVE IT! SIGN UP NOW! >:( >:( >:(

Wait a minute where in the heck is Ray Russ...Hey Ray don't you want to be the first Winner of both the salt and freshwater One Fly events?  :o

Although I'll be using Gulp's San Juan Worm attractor and a high-density poly-propylene 8 gr. corn pellet dropper on twenty-five pound florocarbon leader.  I can't lose! 8) 

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2012 and Previous / Re: January Fresh Water Outing
« on: January 04, 2012, 06:11:44 PM »
Jared I'm in if you want to ride with me.  I have room in my truck for a kayak or what ever you will be taking.  I am taking my outcast inflateable pontoon.  Sorry it only holds one fat guy and is not fast on the water.

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Outing Chat / Re: Brownlines tomorrow?
« on: December 31, 2011, 05:17:45 PM »
MIKE AND I MET DOWN AT THE CITCO ON LITTLE YORK AND VENTURED OVER TO THE WHITE OAK TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING.  YESTERDAY I TRIED AN AREA OF THE BAYOU CLOSER TO HOME BUT NOT MUCH WAS HAPPENING THERE PLUS IT APPEARED THAT SOMEONE ELSE WALKED THE BANK PROBABLY FISHING 'CAUSE I COULDN'T FIND A DECENT FISH WHERE THERE IS USUALLY PLENTY OF ACTION. SO WE TRIED UPSTREAM.

THE CONDITIONS APPEARED EXCELLANT 68 DEGREES AND CLIMBING, SCATTERED CLOUD COVER, AND LIGHT WINDS FROM THE SOUTH.

THE BANKS LOOKED GOOD AND WATER CLARITY WAS EXCELLANT.

HERE IS MIKE AT THE FIRST HOLE.

FOURTH OR FIFTH CAST THE FIRST OF MANY TO COME WE HOPE!

HE WAS USING HIS SAGE 3 WT. AND I HEARD HIM GRUNT INTO A HOOK SET! WHAT IN THE WORLD?

THE SHORE FIGHT, BIG SWIRLS WHAT IS IT?

CLOSER EXAMINATION REVEALED HE WAS HOOKED INTO A FAIRLY LARGE SOFT SHELL TURTLE. hahaha
SMILE!!!!!!!!

THIS PLACE WAS OLDING SOME FISH FOR SURE...AND IT WAS TOO!

CLOSE LOOK AT THE RIFFLE...YOU'D NEVER KNOW YOU WERE IN THE HOUSTON SUBURBS.

OK SO I DID CATCH A FISH TOO. THIS I PROMISE WAS THE SMALLEST.

OK SO HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE JUST DYING TO SEE. AND YES THAT IS A MIKE ARNOLD CLOUSER

OK THIS WAS THE NEXT SMALLEST JEESE!

WELL ANYWAYS WE HAD A GOOD TIME BUT DIDN'T CATCH MANY GOOD FISH. DON'T KNOW WHY WE JUST DIDN'T.  SORRY ABOUT THE CAMERA FOCUS IT IS A NEW CAMERA FROM CHRISTMAS AND I HAVE A LEARNING CURVE TO GET BY FIRST.









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