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General Discussion / Re: rio or SA for sink tip
« Last post by Scott F on July 02, 2015, 06:56:32 PM »
Another recommendation for teeny sink tips.  Used the ts450 last weekend offshore with a 10wt.  I use ts450 or 350 with 10 wits.

For a less expensive option us a shooting head.  Buy t15 in bulk & cut to size based on the rod wt.

Integrated lines/heads are easier ( although definitely not easy the 1st few times), but good ones are 4x the cost of a t15 shooting head.

Teeny also makes shorter head & markets it as freshwater sink tip.  They are even weights:  200,300, etc.  Shorter is better in some circumstances.

Scott F
Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on July 02, 2015, 09:35:35 AM »
Front pond
Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by Golden on July 01, 2015, 01:37:15 PM »
That was in the front pond? The back pond is getting covered in moss.  We need to sneak a couple grass carp into each pond. Boom - problem over!
About You / Re: Hello to All
« Last post by Golden on July 01, 2015, 01:32:45 PM »
Welcome aboard Jeff!  Look closely at the One Fly outing Puck sent you.  One heck of a great time and way to meet the saltier types in the club. We have at least six skiff owners and about that same number of bay boat types that regularly participate in our club saltwater events. We cook, drink, BS, and fish with the best of them!

Outing Information Only / Re: White Oak Bayou (July 11th, 2015)
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on July 01, 2015, 09:58:58 AM »

Yes they are.

Took the rib there this past Saturday for her casting lesson with Marcos. Beautiful morning. I took my vintage 6wt Fenwick glass rod too. It really feels more like a 3-4wt in graphite. Anyway, he helped me tweak a couple things in my casting stroke because when I need to get out past about 70 feet or just make a 50 foot cast INTO the wind I tend to try and overpower my cast and throw tailing loops.

I got to fool around a bit and caught one nice, fat bluegill and had a bass break me off on a stick-up.
General Discussion / Re: Scott Tidal rod
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on July 01, 2015, 09:54:16 AM »
The wife already busted me when I bought the 10wt.

I had stopped into FTU to get a couple things before my Florida trip and I had been planning on getting the TFO TiCRX in 10wt to be able to hit longer casts. I have a 10wt TFO Mangrove that's fantastic inside 50-60ft but it practically buckles past that. Anyway, I got to bullnaughty wordting with Jim about the rods and he says, "have you cast the new Tidal?" I say "no, let's go out back and check it out."

5 minutes with it and I was sold.

Anyway, last week the rib happens to look at the bills more closely than normal and says, "Dan, did you spend $600 at Fishing Tackle Unlimited?"

My response, "Baby, I don't know what you're talking about."


Oh well, she didn't get mad. Her response to me was basically, "As long as you're closing deals, I don't care that you spend money."

That being said, I still need to buy a GPS, marine radio, and push pole for the boat. That will easily be over $1000 so the new 8wt will have to wait.
About You / Re: Hello to All
« Last post by Puck on July 01, 2015, 04:32:31 AM »

Gald to see that you posted up. We have some great trips this month.  Join us. 

Most of the hard core fishaholics are pretty good guys.

July FW, White Oak Bayou

July SW, Port O'Connor One-Fly   

About You / Hello to All
« Last post by jeffsipes on June 30, 2015, 07:48:21 PM »
Hi Folks,

I really enjoy fishing in and around Galveston.  I run a 19' poling skiff out of Louis' Bait Camp and fish Greens Lake, Jones Bay, the North Shoreline and the surrounding waters of East and West Bay.  I get out as much as family and work allow.  I love to fish, talk fishing, and read about fishing.  Been meaning to join Texas FlyFishers since I chatted with some of the members at the Holder Fishing Show.  Look forward to meeting y'all at an upcoming outing.

Peace and tight lines to all,
Fly Fishing Gear / One Piece Hardy Zenith 8'10" 4 Weight For Sale
« Last post by mwillis on June 30, 2015, 07:14:31 PM »
Like new Hardy Zenith 8104-1 with rod tube. $400.

Mike Willis

Outing Chat / PINS exporing, 2015-06-26 through 28
« Last post by Puck on June 30, 2015, 09:33:14 AM »
5 of us tried our luck at PINS for the weekend.  Tundra, Tacoma, Hummer 2.

Easy driving!

Fishing suct.

30+ mph wind killed at least one tent, and making cooking dinner impossible that Friday night. 

Water was dingy, and not the clear clean water we are used to seeing in the fall.

No bait in the first or second gut.

Shark anglers were also getting skunked.

I made 2 trips through Yarborough Pass.  My first, and my last.  I high-sided my blue truck and was throwing sand everywhere as it tried to get traction as I went into the pass.  Even the Hummer had a challange.  The guy over at Laguna Madre was catching specs on jigs, but with the rough travel, huge mosquitoes, and marsh gas, I think I'll stay on the beach from now on.

High tide seemed to bring the whiting into the first gut.  We harvested some whiting for meals later, but even ladyfish were slow to bite.

A few pictures later in the week.

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