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This is from our friends at Damon 7 Lakes.

Mike's report.  See attached.

10 volunteers
b) TFF
c) Interns
d) School staff

21 students (my count could be off slightly)

As we waited for the bus to arrive we started the coffee pot, set up chairs, and made introductions as we drank our coffee.

The first 30 minutes or so after everybody moved into the pavilion, we talked about:
1. Safety
2. Why fly fish.....
3. Difference between fly casting and conventional tackle.. (Thanks Don H.)
4. Basic mechanics behind casting....
5. Rigging the fly rod, which turned out to a be a lot of hands on...
6. Knots, more hands on..

Then we moved out into the grassy areas, which this state park has plenty of, and began flinging lines.

Once we could get the lines out more than 3 rod lengths it was time to move to the water.

1.  We saw fish, gar, bass, carp, but no takers.
2.  Somebody saw a snake.  I didn't get to it in time to ID it.
3. The water was just starting to recede from the recent rains, and even the bluegill weren't interested.

Lunch whistle was blown at 1200 and it was back to the tables for lunch, and more chatting.  Students were interviewing the volunteers for their homework assignments as we sat.

As everybody started loading up for the trip home, a quick look around for any debris yielded nothing.

Now that we know this can be done, and how much fun it is, we need to look for opportunities to do it again.

I'll look at some pictures to see what I can post later this week.

Freshwater Chair
Texas FlyFishers

Outing Information Only / Re: Port Mansfield - April 17-19
« Last post by Wormdrowner on April 22, 2015, 04:23:57 PM »
They are going this weekend.
Outing Information Only / Re: Port Mansfield - April 17-19
« Last post by Joe French on April 22, 2015, 04:36:42 AM »
Any reports?
Outing Information Only / Re: South Llano River float trip, 12-14th of June, 2015
« Last post by Puck on April 21, 2015, 09:25:26 AM »
Bob has reserved a canoe for us.  Raymond and Austin have volunteered to man it at the beginning of the trip.  I'll switch out with wither of them as we go downstream.

From the sign-up sheet it looks like we are going to need 3+ watercraft from Bob.

Here is what I know about watercraft today....

Puck                has and will bring his kayak
Austin              will be in canoe #1 (reserved with Bob)
Raymond         will be in canoe #1 (reserved with Bob)
Rene D.           has and will bring his kayak
Skip                has and will bring his kayak
Mary Kay         has and will bring her kayak
Russel C.         has and will bring his kayak
Paul R.            ?
Dean K.           has a kayak.  Is he bringing it?
Steven M.        ?
John S.           has a kayak.  Is he bringing it?
John S. guest  ?

Only a few weeks away...

Garland S. with an 11" red ear.  See the photo.

Now..  where is that trophy currently?

Proud Papa.


General Discussion / Re: My favorite fish caught so far in 2015
« Last post by Puck on April 20, 2015, 01:50:33 PM »
That's great!

General Discussion / My favorite fish caught so far in 2015
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on April 20, 2015, 01:43:00 PM »
Not a big fish but my favorite thus far in 2015.

Too my 4-year old, Brady, to a neighborhood pond for his first fly casting lesson- caught a bunch of blue gills and a couple green sunfish.

Outing Information Only / Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 18th, 2015
« Last post by RobK on April 19, 2015, 04:58:02 PM »
Actually it was a princess rod!  A great time was had by all and the kids slept hard that evening. 
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