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« on: February 15, 2012, 07:32:52 AM »
Duely noted Hammer.  I am having some E-mail issues the last few days and is not fixed yet. Either call me if you have my number or PM me thru the website here and I will get the messages. I want to send a check this week by 17th if possible.  Saves us each $10.00.

Outing Chat / Re: Sheephead outing?
« on: February 13, 2012, 03:18:09 PM »
You guys are driving me nuts!

FIRST         FEBRUARY 25..............POC TX......................Public Outing Barnacle Bandit Benefit

Matt I have not seen you sign up yet for this one yet.  Boats are short on demand and we need boats.

SECOND      March 10th.................East Matty.................TFF OUTING Prison Permit Invitational

This is the outing held at Alan Kulcak's Place.
We need boat drivers first to sign up please.  So far I believe we have Alan Kulcak, John Carpenter, Wendell Brazille, Ray Russ coming with boats. Pending would be Scott Folsum, Ray Russ told me he expects Mike Arnold and son to be riding with him.

I have een very busy lately and I need to dedicate some time to the East Matty Outing.

Tying Chat / Re: February's Featured Fly
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:57:35 AM »
I had just recieved the Camera when I took those pictures.  The auto focus was pinpointing another object instead of the fly.  Hopefully our tyers can get the picture.  The colors and size are most crucial and this little guy hits a home run when on the Bayou!  I have also slammed several good reds and trout with this same fly. Everybody needs a good pattern that goes both ways huh John?  Tie some up and give them a try.

George "the Obsecession" has just begun.  Wouldn't you like to be at home today with a warm cup of coffee sitting on your tying table with all your new gear spread out before you as the rain gently cascades down on your roof. The wifey cooking up some hot steaming gumbo in the kitchen all the while your tying your favorite patterns. AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

« on: February 10, 2012, 06:07:14 AM »
Spoke with Ray Russ...he will not be able to attend as he has a prior work committment. Jerry Loring is looking at his schedule as he is supposed to be at the Holder fishing show here in Houston. I just looked up the dates for the Holder show and they are the 29th of feb thru the 4th of march. So he might be able to make it still I will verify today. Right now we need another big boat.  Has anybody got contact info for Martin Ware he might enjoy helping out the POC VFD.  Let me know soon. John Purcell is a go and will be taking Adam Muir.  Jack Klinger is a go and he will be taking Eduardo Davis. I'm thinking the USS Enterprise might be available for our two GENTLE GIANTS - PUCK AND QUIGS. IF QUIG CAN GET PUCK TO CARRY HIM AROUND HORSE STYLE, OF COURSE USING A PUSHPOLE AS A STABLIZER. I THINK THE TWO OF THEM WILL HAVE A DISTINCT HEIGHT ADVANTAGE. Just hope the wind isn't blowing!!!!!
Stay Tuned   

Tying Chat / February's Featured Fly
« on: February 08, 2012, 07:49:48 PM »
OK you guys here is the Monthly Featured Fly for the TFF Tuesday Nite Tyers at Bayland Park Recreation Center for the month of February.  As you can clearly see it works very well in freshwater but originally designed for Salt! Look closely and tie carefully...a winner will be announced (the decision of the judges is deemed final) judged by tying committee = the tyers themselves. (they collectively vote on their favorite)

Now the good news is that we...are you listening... all voting and judging shall be done bankside (contestants must be present to win) before we then hit a section of Houston's finest hidden backwater bayou to search for big spawnning bass...They are there and not that hard to find.  One Kicker... only the winning tyer can use his winning fly pattern.  The rest shall refrain from using the same pattern during that outing!

Here is the pattern.

Another view - poor photo's

but I'm sure you get the picture.

George Sutherland give this one a try!!!! YOU COULD WIN!

The personal adoring acclaim one receives from being a Tuesday Nite TFF Tying Champion during future TFF events will astounding. 


« on: February 08, 2012, 06:42:12 PM »
Well as you can clearly see we now have a dilemma of three riders added and availability at this point in time is getting a bit tight.

Please remember this is a team event so we can have one five man team or two five men teams. However I think a team can be as many as you want up to five. $ 40.00 or $200.00 per team which is donated back to the EMS and POC VFD's. That money needs to be paid up prior to event per the flyer previously attached. I'll be contacting each of you to discuss boats and rider's very soon.  If you plan to stay at a local hotel for either fri or sat nite you might try to nail down your rooms once you are confirmed on boats. We'll discuss the money thing via phone.  This is sounding good.

But remember we're still going to East Matty to get that fine trophy away from Alan on March 10! Lets start making solid plans for that one too!  Man I'm feeling SALTY! 8)

Fly Fishing Gear / Re: Want to Buy Saltwater Rig
« on: February 05, 2012, 07:32:31 PM »
A combo is a good idea. BPS Katy see Richard or Dave in the fly shop tell them exactly what you are looking for and they will get you started.  Orvis wont have any combo set ups. You can get everything to get on the water for less than 150.00.

Lessons casting are a must.  Don't get too anxious either because the windest time of the year is coming.  You need to practice in the wind anyways. Oh yeah ...better start looking for your BOAT! Good Luck

You are right Puck there were a lot of smiling faces here today we don't get to see that often round these parts.  The overwhelmiing theme I got from this years festival was the number of youngsters in house and tying flys.  A new generation of tyers and fishers is developing in this sport and it shows from the rods and gear the equipment manufacturers are promoting to the number of new youthfull fly fishing sites you find on the internet.  The equipment is now becoming more affordable for the younger generation and allows them to experment without going broke!  You could see the excitment in their eyes that others really were interested in seeing what they (the kids) were doing and how they went about tying their favorite flys.  I was really impressed with Joel's kids.  I wish I wrote down all of their names but just sitting there and watching each of them told me they have received some first class instruction and motivation from Joel. Their level of concentration while at task was incredible and will only help them in their endeavors later in life.  Congratulations Joel you are the MAN! Seeing how Shelby Carpenter has grown and the respect she commands while at the vice is joy to watch. Her ability to communicate what she is doing to others shows her maturity well beyond her years.  John...You did good BROTHER! Casey Smarts son looked like a chip off the 'ole shoulder.  Casey showed how proud he was of Rhodes all day long.  Rhodes showed leadership qualities and personality traits that should make his parents extremely proud.  Then there was little Brandon he was like "STOKED" all day going from one tying station to the next introducing himself, shaking hands and striking up a conversation like he's been your friend for years.  What a Kid. I expect his dad has his hand full with him from time to time but I think we have found a winner here.  I'll be watching for him to do big things in this sport!

Then of course there were the Master Tyers.  WOW, some of these people can really tie. The lady (missing name) who was tying up the butterflys and jewelry accents, man she was impressive. Diane Blair had a group in front of her all day long.  She is highly accomplished for sure. Then it became apparent to me that many women are now slowly sneeking in the back door of the fly shops and becoming leaders in our chosen sport. Having Tim Borski as our "Guest Tyer" was truley a wind fall for our festival. When he was tying one of his famous patterns not a move was missed by the onlookers.  It was intense! See spome of Ron Mayfield's work was cool.  This guy has the goods and a real gift for teaching his patterns.

I got a huge kick out of watching George Sutherland tie up his first clouser fly.  Hands shaking, wetting his lips, concentrating not to make a mistake, learning his wrapping skills, and finnaly coming up with a very good looking and hopefully productive fly.  George bring that one with you to the Brownline next time we get a chance to go and I'll make sure you get a big girl on it and then you can retire your first to a picture shadowbox for your livingroom's mantle.  Success will be your's brother.  Anyways to much talk and not enough photos huh! Enjoy.

Good croud and folks moving around everywhere.

Dinner was delicious too.

Here is Rhodes Smartt tying a salty pattern.

Shelby Carpenter and her Deerhair flys.

I didn't get this young mans name but he was steady tying all day long.

One of Joel's students intensley tying to perfection.

Can't leave 'lil Brandon out. He's all about big bold colors.

Here Mike Drone is exposing lil Conner to his sport. Marcos was there too.
Diane Blair had everybody's attention when she tied. Thanks for coming Diane.

These are some of Ron Mayfield's Saltwater collection.

We can always count on Bob Logan to do a great job. He has a real ability to communicate his patterns.

Bill Sargent's flys were incredible.

Here is a close look at some of his Deerhair patterns.

Side angle.

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is George's first ever tied fly.  What a grin... bet he can't wait to get that baby in the water! Wait where's the hook?

These guys  (Scott, Jim, Joe and Harry) are full of food and conversation and are just taking in the festival. Thanks for your help too guys!

That's John Carpenter hiding behind his magnifier tying up one of his shrimp patterns...don't forget to bring them to our Sheepshead Outing John!

Now this guy traveled a long way to be here and said he was impressed with our festival.  Thanks for being our Key Tyer Tim and you are welcomed back anytime.  Just leave your snakes at home... Tim Borski!

Jerry Loring tied up these Salty Beauties.

Folks, I cant lie... this little shrimp Jerry tied up is deadly on the flats!

The olive shrimp pattern is going on my rod very soon.  Look out Sheepshead your mine.....

So here is a group of our guys all lined up outdoors for a chance to cast the big two handed rod that the fine folks from TFO brought out.  Thanks to TFO for being so supportive of all of our events. They seem not to be thirsty as well.

Big Jim trying his two hands with Banning. SWOOOSSSSSSHHHH....!

I want to say thankyou to all the tyers who offered me a chance to use one or more of their flys. I will report back to you of my successes and ...well there won't be any failures! Like I said before...what a great time was had by all. Special big thanks goes to Chris Sumers organizing what has to be one of the top fly tying festivals in the country today. We are all very proud of what was accomplished here today and plans are already being formulated for next years PARTY! If you came, thanks for your attendance, if you didn't I hope to see you here next year. ...and as always thanks to Mr. Ed Rizzolo for providing the inspiration for this festival.

« on: February 04, 2012, 09:02:27 AM »
Let Me know. So far Steve Vigil wants to fish.  Jack Klinger and John Purcell say they want to come and they'll bring their boats but need verify soon.  Remember the Date is February 25, 2012

Mike Graham Scooter - (Non poling type)
Steve Vigil - rider
Jack Klinger - Poling skiff - Pending
Mike Quigley - rider - Pending
John Purcell - Skiff - Pending
Ray Russ - Bayboat - Pending

2012 and Previous / Re: Guadalupe One Fly
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:34:38 PM »
What a great time.  There I said it again. Had a good group of guys...Matt lead the group of Mike Q., George S., Scott B., Mike H., Denis A., and myself.  We arrived to this cabin...

A closer look at the back of cabin and the rear deck.

Bear is starting to stock the fridge.

A look out in the back yard!

Nother look the other way.

This is where my brother Scott G. was married!  Go figure right!

Mike Q. needs a low overhead sign. He clears the light fixtures by only 1/2" or so.

This guy couldn't wait nor could George, Scott, or I for that matter.

Around 6:00PM Friday we met our newest club outing member, Mike Hart.  It didn't take long for us to see that he fits right in with the group so it was time to go and find some grub and that we did.  Chicken Fried everything was on the menu tonight at Lucky's Cafe.  Hot wings, pints of shiners, cold fresh salads dripping with Ranch so thick you could spread it with a rake and mash potatoes and gravy!  Did I miss sumpthin'?  After dinner at Lucky's there in Sattler we returned to the cabin to rig equipment and tell stories. Quigley my friends, is full of them. So much so in fact there is a new I Phone App out called I-QUIG it has all of Mike's one-liners... hold on it takes a while to download!  Meeting time for the group was 8:00 am Saturday AM and so we turned in for some shut eye.  The snoring was minimized by the fresh hillcountry air I guess 'cause it was pretty quite.

We woke up to this.

Pretty rough conditions wouldn't you say?

TEXAS Hill country Post Cards!

The water had a slight stain to it from the recent rain earlier this week.

Denis worked this hole all day long and was rewarded with several landed and several escapes too.

Scott B. working his "bobber" and dropper rig.

Quigley was a hoss and worked his steelhead drifting techniques at this beautiful location.

My only strike of the trip came right where I am pointing. Three head shakes and a "see ya" was I all could muster.

I drifted this spot in front of these two bIg cypress trees for an hour, there had to be some fish here.

Well anyways as you could see Texas is still one beautiful place and we are graced by the good Lord above to be here sharing time with others in his presence. I am hoping others will send me or Dave kelly more photos AND THEIR STORIES.

As Bear said in his thread Brent and Amy were very hospitable at their new shop REELFLY. The folks down at Action Angler were eager to share their knowledge and very friendly too.  Breakfast at "Sweeties" Sunday consisted of Texas sized Biscuits smothered with Sausage and cream gravy. Whew wee brother! YOU MISSED IT! 


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

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!

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 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

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 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)

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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