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SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! WHITE OAK BAYOU OUGHT TO BE A GOOD PLACE TO START.

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General Discussion / TFF 2014 Auction Huge Success
« on: May 04, 2014, 05:15:23 PM »
Huge success...thanks to all that came. The trips to Andros and Belize went to some extremely happy folks. We raised what appears to be an all time high net for our club thanks to the many of you who attended. Brand new fly rods with reels and lines went to some mighty happy folks for huge savings. Thanks to Cary Marcos, the Sage 4 pc. 3 and 4 wts in socks and tubes went for over $250.00 each to some very lucky fly fishers. Guided trips all over the state of Texas and the gulf coast were gathered up quickly for some huge savings...big thanks to all of the guides and outfitters who supported the Texas Fly Fishers. Also to the vendors like Fishing Tackle Unlimited, Orvis, and Bass Pro Shops these people really care about the fly fisher and the promotion of our sport. Please folks in return we shall support them too. As always if I have left your name off please someone followup this thread and help me and get credit to these wonderful people who help us so greatly.

BIG Thanks to all of the TFF workers who helped put this event together. It took a lot of work by caring people all in the great spirit of bringing affordable fly fishing to more and more people. Most of all a huge special thanks to the event coordinators. Mr. and Ms. Skip and Mary Kaye Donavon, who without their diligence during the past year this event would not have happened. These two wonderful people have the energy and work ethic that many folks fifty years their junior have no idea even exists. Thank you Skip and Mary Kaye you guys did it again! Thank you for Corey Rich and his 25th year of calling our auction.  Are you kidding ME! I love this man! what a wonderful job he does for this club.  A special shout out to Sandy Lemke, John Scarcelli, and Dave Steffek your work with Dr. Ed's stuff was nothing short of phenomenal! Thank you soooo much. Thank you to Ms. Quigley (...now that's just fun to say right there) Traci now that you got your feet wet I figure we'll be seeing you a lot in the future. ...and as always there is Dave Kelly who has probably been to every one of these events and is the most unselfish giver of his time...thanks Dave. ...and of course I must say thanks to our Maker who has given us everything that is good in this world and we are so blessed that FLY FISHING is right up there with that of being Americans too. May God continue to bless America, Fly Fishers all over the world and especially our TEXAS FLY FISHERS with his grace.

GOLDEN

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Outing Information Only / Re: Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« on: May 02, 2014, 05:19:15 AM »
PUCK WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU! ON A RIVER ...REALLY? POOR CHOICE BROTHER, REAL POOR CHOICE!

Also as it has been said ...YOU MUST SIGN IN ON THE SIGN IN SHEET. By doing so you are committed to the outing, boats and lodging.  You don't sign in you will not be counted. 

WE NEED AT LEAST ONE BIG BOAT TO FERRY GUYS AND GEAR OUT TO THE JETTIES ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. STARTING AROUND 5:00pm  MOST OF THE DAY FISHING WILL BE DONE FROM BOATS EITHER OUT AT JETTIES OR BEYOND.  SMALLER BOATS USUALLY STICK TO THE FLATS. AS IN THE PAST WE HAVE MADE THIS TRIP A WEEKEND TRIP, MEANING FRIDAY NIGHT THRU SUNDAY DAY. IF THAT IS YOUR PLAN PLEASE LET US KNOW SO THAT BOATS AND ACCOMMODATIONS REMAIN WORKABLE. IF YOU PLAN ON STAYING/FISHING OUT ON THE JETTIES PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS  - YOU MUST SIGN THE WAIVER!!

IT IS ADVISABLE YOU BRING SUN SCREEN, BUG REPELLANT, RAIN GEAR, DRY TENT, AND ANYTHING YOU WILL NEED TO GO IT OUT THERE. I SUGGEST YOU TEAM UP WITH SOME ONE SO YOU CAN MINIMIZE THE GEAR. THERE ARE NO FIRES ALLOWED OUT ON THE ISLAND SO THAT MEANS NO COOKING. MICROWAVE AND GENERATOR IS ALLOWED AND COULD ALSO BE USE TO POWER SOME NIGHT LIGHTING...NOT A BAD IDEA.

AS FOR FLY RODS 10-12 WTS FOR JACKS, BULLS AND TARPON. 7-9 WTS FOR TROUT, REDS, FLOUNDER, SKIPPIES, SPAN.MACKS, ETC.

BOATS SO FAR WE HAVE COMMITTED: PLEASE NOTE YOUR BOAT ASSIGNMENT!

Don H.         Bay Boat holds 3 + Captain (Mike Q. + Ray L.)
Les L.      Bay Boat holds 2 + Captain
George S.     Skiff holds 1 + Captain       (Mike G.)
Mike S.        Bay Boat holds 2 + Captain (Alex B. +  Denis A.)
Scott F.        Bay Boat holds 2 + Captain  (John P. + Scott B.)

FOR NOW THAT IS ENOUGH BOATS.

Staying at Apartment B: Mike Q., Don H., Scott F., Denis A., Mike S., Scott B.,
Staying at Mike's RV            Mike G., George S.   
Staying at John's RV            John P.,  Alex B.

Dinner Arrangements:
Friday Night:      7:00PM Cathy's in POC - Honk'n Good Food - BYOB! Captains Meeting After Dinner.
Saturday Night:  7:00PM Grilled Redfish, Fried Trout, Taters, and Salad Everyone is going to help.
It's Catch and Don't Release Night in POC.  We'll have several grills and some frying pans ago'n at the Condo.  Bring your own fix'ns. I've got the Slap Your Mama, Club will sponsor the other stuff.
Need several guys to do the shopping while I drink! YEEEHAAAA.

We Need Some More Fishers...Com'on man! You kidding Me.

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All I know is that we had plenty of good water just horrible skys. There were fish everywhere but you didn't see them until they were right under your boat. Sheepshead didn't want to play anymore, funny how that happens in April. I saw a close to thirty inch red just sitting there in a small pothole. He never moved until I had put five casts right in front of his face. He must not have gotten any sleep Friday night like the rest of us GEORGE!  Your wife must be deaf or her room must be way down the hall! Just Say'n...I see a C-Pap machine in your near future BROTHER. We saw one big trout but she had different ideas and they were in the other direction than what we were going!

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Outing Information Only / Re: Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« on: April 23, 2014, 07:49:18 PM »
If you plan on walk'n the rocks I'd plan on a rattlesnake bite kit an orthopedic surgeon and plenty of single malt to ease the pain of the ten thousand mosquito bites. :o

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Outing Information Only / Re: Colorado River in Columbus - May 10th
« on: April 23, 2014, 07:44:23 PM »
Why don't one of you contact Ray Russ! He fishes this stretch weekly.  He just doesn't talk about it too much 'cause he doesn't "want a bunch of hot spotters catchin his fish!" But if you approach him in just the right manner say'n "you're the man Ray"  "Nobody knows it like you Ray." "We need you Ray!" You can take one of your guns and kill something while your there Ray." "We'll all go blind folded Ray." "We just want to see you catch big fish Ray!" He just might go for it and from what I have heard...well I'm not supposed to talk!

...or you can just sit at home wish'n you were RAY!

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That is RIGHT we're fishing this weekend...well now that is a wonderful thought. I'm betting I'd better wake up the troops since they've have had plenty of time to fall asleep.  ;D

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Not at the moment.  I am trying to get another boat to join us but I can't get a conformation yet.  Also lodging is full and the hotel down the street is full too. Bring a tent and camp with the critters!

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General Discussion / Re: TFF 2014 Auction Announcement
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:52:05 PM »
If I thought my whole back wouldn't come apart there are days when I'd like to try that contraption. I hung from a teeter once and it took me about three weeks to recover. :P

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X2 for MIDGETS :o

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General Discussion / Fly Fishing Film Tour - Tonight
« on: April 17, 2014, 05:45:46 AM »
Well I hope you guys can make it.  The photography is usually the best. Dream trips on film. $25.00 gets you a wonderful evening of beer and fishing.  WOW! I'll get there around 5:30.

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General Discussion / Re: When to use a full sinking fly line?
« on: April 17, 2014, 05:43:27 AM »
I can get a 22' Wahoo with 200 hp Merc. Will get to the short rigs without a problem.
Look for that boat at the POC jetty trip in May. 

Full Sink lines are for dredging up deep fish so they are most likely used with heavier rods and flys.  I can only think of salt applications around here in Texas.  Tuna, shark, groupers, Amberjack, ...sightcasting to your graph/depth finder!

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Outing Chat / Re: Lake Amistad, Del Rio, TX
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:33:31 PM »
MY BIGGEST WAS AROUND 130 LBS... ;D WHERE YOU TAKEN THIS BOY FISHING? BOYSTOWN IN CIUDAD ACUNA?  :o YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR SPELLING... HAHAHA

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Outing Chat / Re: Picture of Mason's Stripper
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:30:18 PM »
HEY DON WORK ON YOUR SPELLING! STRIPER HAS ONE P. THE OTHER HAS TWO...  WHICH YOU CAN SEND US A PICTURE OF HER TOO SURE JASON WONT MIND! ;D

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Outing Chat / Re: Bull Reds, Jack Carvelle, on a Fly??
« on: April 12, 2014, 05:00:08 PM »
I just answered your thread on the chat forum but I will tell you catching a big jack while wading in 16" of water is a hoot.  John Purcell was with me two years ago when I spotted a big jack cruising back in Mule Slough in less than 16" of water. I was eating a sandwich while sitting on the bow of my scooter so I just reach back and grabbed my rod stripped off 30 feet of line... one handed cast (wasn't going to drop my sandwich) and boom a huge jack pounced on the fly.  Ok now I dropped the sandwich. I fought the fish while wading away from the boat. I got John positioned to take underwater pictures while I was fighting the fish but John got inside the fishes line arch and the Jack turned back into John wrapping the line around his leg and BBBBUUUURRRRRNNNNN Snap! But he did get some good pictures.

But here is a few from last year. OOopps notice the two piece Xi3 10 weight.  Belonged to Dr. Mike Eberhardt! Well he told me to use it.  I thought he said to abuse it...I did!


Here is Dave Lord you want to know what to throw...look closely at the small mop hanging out of the fishes mouth.  Better practice your casting this fly will ware you (and me) out.

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