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2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 29, 2012, 07:23:12 PM »
What a great time! Good Food, friends, and hillcountry hospitaillty. I'll get the pictures posted soon. Congradulations.... ;D

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2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 25, 2012, 03:55:42 PM »
Great Mikey, I will have my cataraft too.  Should make for neat fun in the evenings with some drys!

Mike H. as I said earlier on this thread Denis Auger was originally on the "Injured Unable to Perform" list but has up graded to "Ready Willing and Able".  He will be staying in the cabin with us and if you don't mind will accompany you and I on the river. I hope this is OK by you.  We are still the soon to be winning team, Denis will team with another if someone shows up!

Scott. I am going to call your wife and tell her all about the new shoes ...and oh yeah the purse that you are going to buy her just for letting you go two weeks in a row! It will still be worth it!

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2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 24, 2012, 12:51:53 PM »
I also spoke with Denis Auger he is still on the reserve list but will let me know real soon.  Mike Hart... does he realize what he is in for!!!! ;D

PM me his info I will war ...er I mean call him tonight.  Thanks Matt
Cheers (I guess) or is it Cheers Matt. What are cheers anyway? I don't hear anybody screeming!  ....yet

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2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
Well I just found out that Jared won't be able to make it...so I need a partner! Also Jared was going to ride down with me and share expenses, anybody else need a ride???  Especially one that has knowledge of the river.  I have none.  ScottB You got another hall pass ...way to go brother.  8)

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Outing Chat / Re: Latest Bayou Trip Report 1-22-12
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:37:06 PM »
George is sceered of water moccasins hahahahaha....uggh ME TOO! :-X :-X
Oleyakker...welcome to join anytime.  Both of my shoulders have been blownout for years. Knees, back and feet too!

Hey somebody I need a pair of river boots size 11-12 for over my waders for this coming weekend's trip to the guad. HELP!

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2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:58:28 AM »
So I get this call Friday night from Scott B.  Goes something like this..."hey where are you guys?" "I'm here at Rio are you close by?" ME...er Scott ...ah aren't you a little early? I mean by a week or so!
SCOTT B... What? Aren't we fishing this week?
ME..."No" Next week!
SCOTT B...?????
ME... "At least you can pre-fish and let us know what is the hot fly! Meet us at the monthly meeting this coming Tuesday.
SCOTT B. er I thought the meeting is held the last Tuesday of the month!
ME... Maybe I don't have a calander with me but you maybe right. In that case we won't see you until after the outing.  You can call me and give me the info. I promise I'll let everybody know what the hot fly is.  George already has the Cornfly in pocket! 8)
 

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Outing Chat / Latest Bayou Trip Report 1-22-12
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:36:13 AM »
George Sutherland calls me and says he has a little time Saturday to fish and would I like to hit a Brownline! Heck yeah...
Satiurday started off with some drizzle and fog early.  I hit a local haunt before meeting up with George and found the fish very active.  Five fish in less than forty-five minutes.  That's very good in my opinion so they are on the feed!  George is right on time (pay attention all you slackers) at the meeting spot.  He has all of the essentials...five wt., purdy flys, cold Shiner Bachs, and some new electrician's tape for my reel seat!  Now that's being prepared!

We chose a spot on the bayou that has been left alone for a couple of weeks.  Water clarity is good, flow is low, and fishing pressure non-existant! However there was a large flock of Comarants (sp?) watching us! I walked along side of George telling him how the fish relate to the deep rock piles and holes.  The object is to present your fly let it drop into the strike zone and with a "jigging" motion get the bass too strike. So I set him loose along this good stretch and he starts fishing.  I go the opposite direction and do the same. 

My first bass of the day...that's George over there.

Here my next one.

After catching a few I go over to George and say a few encouraging words like come on George all you have to do is fish the rocks jig the fly like this and whaala I pull out this nice bass right where George was standing and fishiing....George Just Got SCHOOLED!!!

Second jump.

Here is what she looked like coming out of the water.

We decided to move downstream to a new location.

This fish was the first to jump on my line.

George has gone his way and me mine this is what I ran into...

What ...sweet a catfish struck that fly! I did say the fish were on the feed!

...and so the day went big fish....

...and little ones...


The last two pictures show a good example of the fly I was using today.  But the operative word here is WAS!  I lost it later on to the rocks and could not retrieve.  If anyone could tie me up a few I sure would appreciate it.  Beadhead with Yellow, chartruse, fire orange would be good colors too. About three inches long. Mike if you read this post... I would like you to tie me up some of those chartruse and blue clousers you did for me last...I'l be at the meeting this week.

Thanks George for coming all this way to share your Saturday with me on the WOB I had a great time. It is like we (TFF'ers) have this place all to our selves anytime we want! SWEEEEET! Good COLD beer between each fishing hole was a big plus too! ;D

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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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