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Outing Information Only / Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Last post by Golden on November 12, 2014, 04:43:36 PM »
Sounds like everything is coming together Skip.  Unfortunately this weekend my eldest daughter is having an early family Thanksgiving dinner as her mom (my ex) will be in town for a convention so I must pass on this one. We are also scheduled for family photo shoot at her new home too. Sorry the redfish will have to wait until January/February for me. Here's to you guys having a "whale" of a time!
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Outing Information Only / Re: Louisiana Marshes - November
« Last post by Skip on November 10, 2014, 10:26:01 PM »
Alright Guys, it's getting closer to the actual date of the Louisiana Marsh outing, so a little update. Talked to Jeff Ferguson, a member of the Contraband Fly Casters, Monday morning.  He said that water conditions on the lake were great.  If there are no heavy rains, to muddy things up, between now and the event itself we should have a great trip.  He was out chuckin' plugs for specs on Sunday and ran into a pod of reds and limited out in no time. (His words, not mine). He said his group was looking forward to meeting us Friday night (Nov. 21st) and getting out on the water with us Saturday. If you haven't signed up yet you'd better get it done.  As things stand now we're getting a little tight on room but we can always fit a few more in. 
Skip-
713-822-0069
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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« Last post by Puck on November 10, 2014, 10:33:58 AM »
PM sent.

Puck
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Events and Information / Re: Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« Last post by Bear on November 10, 2014, 07:15:56 AM »
Where is the location of the parking lot?
Bear
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Outing Information Only / TFF Outing, Fishing the Sabine River, September 26th, 2015
« Last post by Puck on November 09, 2014, 11:29:42 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston and The Contraband Fly Casters Club

Event: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal


When:        September 26th, 2015  (Hopefully the same weekend as Sharkathon)
(Date subject to change)

Where:    Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal   

Start Time:  0700

End Time:    Too dark to fish

Trip Leader: Puck

Phone:       2 ate won minus 8 six five dash 32 sixteen

e-mail:        doncpuckett at geemale

Trip Description: Fishing the Sabine River below the generation canal.  We plan to fish the generation canal, but if the generators start up we will quickly shift our efforts to the east branch, locally known as "coldwater."  Launch and take-out will be the either the new boat launch on the generation canal, or the boat launch at pool 2 at coldwater. 

Species targeted are , LMG, KLMB, yellow sunfish, white bass, gar (3 species), catfish (2 species) and if extremely lucky striped bass.

  How to sign up: 
1.  Sign Up Here,
2.  On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting
3.  Or e-mail the trip leader.

How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: No anticipated cost (You may want to help your driver with a few dollars for his expenses, though.)

Directions:  Driving from Houston
About the area:


Important items:
Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit
• Waders and a change of clothes. If you plan to use a kickboat, or have a wet riding kayak..
Life jacket
Camera

Recommended Equipment:
5-8 wt rods
Kick boat, canoe, kayak, or other watercraft


Recommended Flies:
Your favorite LMB and 'gill flies.
And bring a couple of minnow imitators in size 2-10 just in case the white bass show up.

Recommended guidelines for participants:
•   Fish with a buddy.  Don’t fish this stretch alone.  There are too many variables. This stretch of water is part of a power generation waterway.  The water conditions can change quickly.
•   Double, and triple, check your gear.  Make sure you have what you need before getting on the water. 
•   As much fun as fish are to catch on a 3wt, I’d recommend at least a 5wt.  This will allow you to cast a little further with a larger fly.
•   If you have a favorite fly, bring at least 6 each.  I fished with 3 flies for 6 hours. This was an exception, not the rule.  Frayed tippets after repeatedly catching fish can abrade the mono.  I made a conscientious effort to keep my tippet fresh.
•   Most of the fish in this area are spotted bass (Kentucky) and aren’t as large as LMBs.  I started out with a size 8 PGPP, and had to go up to a size 6 to keep number of the sunfish hook-ups down.  The KLMB make up for size with their willingness to bite and the way they fight.
•   If you fish on the weekends here, be prepared to share the river with swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, and other anglers.  Rarely will you see anyone on the river in the morning.  By late afternoon the casual sportsmen will start showing up.  The summertime is much busier than any other season.
•   Bring twice as much water as you think you will need.  Just because you feel comfortable and cool does not mean you don’t need to take in water.
•   A lightweight watercraft is perfect to fish this water.  A canoe would work well with 2 people, and a kayak would also work.  The downfall of them is that you can’t lug them up the hill like a backpack, as I did with my kick-boat.  With the new boat launch in place this is no longer an issue.
•   Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
•   If inexperienced, then buddy up.
•   Have proper safety equipment
•   If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
•   Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Broken Bow Okla - February 6-8th, 2015 (Leader needed)
« Last post by Puck on November 09, 2014, 11:14:30 AM »
Leader needed!!

Puck
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Sell Anything / Re: ||| SOLD |||Canoe for sale...$100 (OBO)
« Last post by Puck on November 09, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
Damon 7 Lakes made a deal for it.

Delivery shortly.

Puck
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Damon's Seven Lakes / Quick trip to D7Ls, 2014-11-07
« Last post by Puck on November 08, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »
We caught fish!
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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Fly Tying
« Last post by Puck on November 06, 2014, 10:50:34 AM »
Feb 13 - Fly Tying (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to tie a simple fly.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to tie a fly.

For this we set up the vices and tools before the first student gets in the room.  Materials will need to be pre-bagged, and sorted.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck
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Events and Information / Business Class Support, Casting
« Last post by Puck on November 06, 2014, 10:45:19 AM »
Jan. 30 - Casting (Friday)

We have the opportunity of showing the next generation how to cast a fly line.

The plan is to meet up in the parking lot, drink coffee, gather our gear, and finish making assignments.

Once they let us sign in, we'll move to the classroom for introduction, and get our morning started.

I expect we will have 3 classes to show how to cast. 

For this we move into the hall-way, and begin instruction.

Contact me if you want me to add you to the list.

Puck
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