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I'll nominate myself to be the Guinea pig to test out the flys  Saltwater perferred but fresh water bass will be OK! Hope to see you there sometime.  Bring a camera and take photos of the steps taken to tie up some of the flys.  Also record who attends. Brownie points will be given to attendees that donate their flys to me... REALLY ;D

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Outing Chat / Re: Tenkara
« on: December 21, 2011, 08:26:32 AM »
DAVE IF WE GET A NICE DAY SOON (AT LEAST THREE DAYS AFTER ANY RAINFALL AND BLUE SKIES WITH TEMPS 55 DEGREES AND RISING), I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE YOU OUT AND POUND THE BAYOU.  YES YOUR 6.5 4 WT WOULD WORK WELL.  YOUR LONGEST CAST NEEDS TO BE LESS THAN 20'.  WORMDROWNER USED A 7.5' 3 WT AND DID WELL. HOWEVER THERE IS A CHANCE YOU MIGHT HOOK UP WITH A THREE TO FOUR LB. BASS SO YOU BETTER BRING A WEIGHT BELT FOR BALLAST.  PLUS WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO FISH YOU OUT OF THE CREEK DAVE! ;D  ALSO BRING A WADING STAFF IF YOU HAVE ONE TO HELP GET DOWN THE STEEP IMBANKMENTS. hAY SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY ARE WE GOING TO HAVE SOME KIND OF INFORMAL MEETING?

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Outing Chat / Re: Tenkara
« on: December 20, 2011, 02:05:55 PM »
OK DAVE QUIT ACTING LIKE THE BULL AROUND HERE...WHAT THE HECK IS A TENKARA AND IF THE ANSWER IS TWICE A FIVEKARA I WILL BE PISSED!

I JUST LOOKED IT UP.  TELESCOPING FIBERGLASS CRAPPIE RODS WERE THE THING BACK IN THE EARLY 70'S.  THE BAYOU ISN'T EVEN THAT WIDE IN MOST PLACES IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED DAVE.  I HAVE A TELESCOPING 7'6" HEAVY JIGGING BASS ROD THAT WORKS WELL AT RIPPING BASS OUT OF RIPRAP AT DAMS AND JETTIES. SO I HAVE BEEN SCHOOLED THANKS.

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Outing Chat / Re: THIS IS WHAT I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: December 20, 2011, 02:04:02 PM »
RIGHT...I WONDER HOW MANY RODS THEY WENT THRU??? SOME OF THOSE FISH WERE PUSHING 45" AT LEAST.  SO WHEN ARE WE GOING?  I WENT TO THE GUIDES PAGE...575 PER DAY PLUS TIP OF COURSE.  I WOULD THINK LATE JANUARY THRU FEBRUARY BEST TIME TO GO. 10 WT - 12 WTS ONLY THE SMALL STUFF IS PROBABLY USELESS.

SOME OF THOSE FLIES WHERE PRETTY LARGE.  I HAVE BEEN TOLD BIG SEDUCERS WORK REAL WELL FOR SUBSURFACE ACTION.  OK I'M IN. I WANT ABOUT THREE DAYS OF THIS STUFF. SOMEBODY BRING SOME HEART MEDICINE.  OH ELIZABETH...I'M COMING! WE NEED TO GET A JUNKIT GOING. JOHN CARPENTER, ALAN KULKAK, WENDEL BRASSELL, AND ANYBODY ELSE WILLING TO DRAG A SKIFF OVER THERE. WE CAN GET SOME ROOMS DOWN IN VENICE OR EMPIRE.  I SO WANT TO DO THIS ...FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS I HAVE BEEN SAYING I'M GOING.

OH AND YOU CAN BET A COUPLE OF NIGHTS IN NOLA CAN'T BE BAD EITHER. WHEN IS MARDI GRAU???????????

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Outing Chat / THIS IS WHAT I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: December 20, 2011, 07:46:11 AM »
CHECK THIS OUT...ANYBODY WANT TO TRY THIS GIVE ME A CALL.

http://vimeo.com/33872683

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MY BROTHER STARTED TYING THAT EXACT FLY 10 YEARS AGO. HE USES IT AS HIS LOGO AND IT IS COPYWRIGHT PROTECTED  LOOK AT ALL OF MY TEXASFLYFISHING .COM HATS...THIS GUY IS IN TROUBLE!  THANKS MIKE I'LL LET SCOTT KNOW!

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Tying Chat / Re: Someone tie a bacon fly
« on: December 17, 2011, 05:27:46 PM »
GO TO WAFFLE HOUSE!

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Tying Chat / Re: Skrat
« on: December 17, 2011, 05:27:14 PM »
What is that used for catch'n cats in the alley? Scarey rat?  What does it look like after it hits the water? Oh I get it ...Catfish Fly!

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Outing Chat / Re: River float speed
« on: December 15, 2011, 05:08:41 PM »
Yes but there would be paddling involved.

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Outing Chat / Re: River float speed
« on: December 15, 2011, 07:24:45 AM »
Not fast at all.  You must paddle full time because the wind usually out of the southeast blows you back up stream.  If there has been some recent and substantial rainfall the current will take you downstream but fishing will be poor! Best craft would be a low profile kayak or a 17' old town canoe for two - one fishing and one paddling.

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Outing Chat / Re: Newby Nigel hits the Bayou
« on: December 12, 2011, 09:31:21 PM »
Unfortunately you and I fished right after a brief but heavy rainfall and things had not settled out yet.  That first fish of Nigel's came from the hole where you and I ended up.  In looking ahead to this Friday I might be going up to Dallas Thursday and returning Friday.  But I'll know more Wednesday.  Also weather is going to turn for the worst on wed nite thru thursday...but we'll see.  Also...That's why their called the BROWNLINES!!!!!!!!!!!!  KEEP IN TOUCH.

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Outing Chat / Re: Newby Nigel hits the Bayou
« on: December 12, 2011, 07:14:06 AM »
Actually Dave there are Sanitation Plants all up and down the Bayou.  This first spot had what appeared to be very clean water pumping into it through a 12" pipe and there was a confluence formed between the White Oak and creek coming off of another Sanitation plant.  Yes the fish were very healthy and were active in 55 degree clear blue sky weather.  The only problem is using light tipped leader and having all of the high grass behind you while casting.  I lost three real good flys from not keeping my back cast way up high! I am going to start using 16 lb.  The bass won't care.

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Outing Chat / Newby Nigel hits the Bayou
« on: December 11, 2011, 05:41:10 PM »
What a gorgious day today was, cool morning and warm afternoon. geese in the air and fish wanting to cooperate that 'bout says it all.
Met up with Nigel from our board and we hit a stretch of the White Oak today.  When we arrived at our first destination we set up a plan how we would attack the fish.  Nigel broke out his fly box loaded with home spun flys that looked like he was an acomplished tier.  I said those will work pointing to several different flys but I said the chartruse and olive clousers with the red underside would be killer.  His eyes lit up "yeah I just tied those up after reading your posts. "Well there you go McCloud" somebody does listen.  As we walked down the embankment he remarked that he wasn't much of a bass fisher.  I told him i'll ask you that question in a couple of hours and see what you say! He also was amazed at how clear the water looked and that it did! The water was as clear as I have seen it lately. This was going to be good.  We set up and I pointed out several deep holes where I thought we should start. After his first cast I heard him say, "Darn I just missed one".  My first cast was met with the familar "thump" and I had my first fish on but while fighting the fish another larger bass came out and tried to steel the fly out of the mouth of my fish. While Nigel was still casting in his spot a large flight of canadians could be heard directly overhead and I told him to look up and see the geese and come and join me and lets see if I can get you on this larger fish.  After telling him where to cast he laid the fly in the spot perfectly and whamo the big girl slammed the fly and the fight was on.  I looked over and saw a grin ear to ear! Should I ask him now? We both stood over this hole and alternated casts.  We took at least ten bass out of this deep hole that was probably no more than 25 long x 15 wide x 3 foot deep.  Saying the fish were stacked up would be the obvious.

My first out of the "honey hole", look close you can see her trying to escape to no avail!

The geese overhead heading to Katy!

Here's Nigel landing his first White Oak Bass.

Can you see his grin?

One down and many more togo

Here is a poor picture of another out of the honey hole.

Our first double.

So after awhile we relocated to another deep hole.  Here's Nigel.

Ooops another double...you getting the picture here!

Life is good!  Thankyou Jesus!

Say Aaahhhh! This little fly did the trick until I lost it.

I always like to show that we catch little one too.

Definately the most beautiful fish of the day!  Thanks to MIke Arnold...er I lost this one too in the weeds behind me.

Another look who would have thought Chichlids would be in this bayou?

By this time Nigel had to return to his studies but I have a feeling there will other trips to the bayou for him.
Hey Nigel what do you think of these little guys NOW!


Till next trip.  Hey Matt sit down and tie some of these lil bugers up. See you later in the week. Scott you missed a good day.
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Outing Chat / Re: Pre-fishing the Bayou for the Guys!
« on: December 11, 2011, 07:05:16 AM »
Dont think so I went to their Katy Freeway store last night and they didn't have anything near that.  I'm thinking one of our guys tied this puppy up.  Man was it effective. six casts and six fish.  Bet if i didin't try and lift that bigger fish I could have caught more with it.  Heck it would still be tied on the leader right now. I think the long body shape and the flash it produced helped.  Remember though I was a bass fisher for 20 years before turning salt.  I know where they live and how to entice them into striking in just about any conditions. Not just a strip strip strip is going to catch them.

Yesterday I saw some big 30"+ carp...I want them badly!

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Outing Chat / Pre-fishing the Bayou for the Guys!
« on: December 10, 2011, 04:00:54 PM »
Had a chance to get out this evening to pre-fish several areas as tomorrow Scott B and Jared F are coming out to take part in some Bayou antics.  Although the temp was 55 degrees the bass were readily on the feed. So much so I broke off on two larger fish.  Guys don't bring any wimpy 10lb. leaders 12 -16 much better.  Especially when lifting your fish up the imbankment. Lost two fish and two good flys.  Mike Arnold's green cookie and one from I don't know where. That fly I caught six fish in six casts! the last was just too big to lift up the bank... I have some pictures of the fly.  It was a clouser type with brass barbell w/ painted eyes, dark orange head wrap, yellow white olive and burnt orange body with a couple of copper flash fibers that really flashed in the water.  Look at the fly in each of the pictures below.  If you can tie some I want some ...easy as that!

First fish out of this hole. Note fly

Next fish Note same fly.

Believe it or not another fish on same fly note where fly is position in fishes mouth.

Here's the next fish from the same hole.  This place was loaded.

Here is a (too) closeup of the fly.  not a good picture but you can see it good in other picts.

Last fish before I lost it. Good look at head note fishes gill has fibers sticking out to show length.

The fish that I broke off on was around 2.5 lbs. and out of the same hole.  I tried to lift onto bank and the leader broke abobe the knot! Anyways whoever wants to join me tomorrow send email or call I will be hitting the bayou arond 10:30 am.  See ya.

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