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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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Outing Information Only / Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Last post by rreed on November 05, 2014, 10:41:38 AM »
Anahauc flats==  I have been fishing out of Gu Hole off of 565... the month and a lot small trout under birds, but have caugth some over three pounds and some really nice flounders.. I has a great boat ramp an a park area. Lot of rivers and flates.. The rivers are over ten feet in places and is a great winter fishing .. The lock boat ramp on Trinity River is another great place to launch.. great river fishing in winter as well... Make a one trip fun.... Any one want to go, I can carry two yaks an I will wade fish... the bay bottom is like concrete.. 713-816-0884.
I'm always up for a trip.
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Outing Chat / July and August report in the West Bay marsh
« Last post by docarie on November 05, 2014, 09:50:49 AM »
Sorry for being so late with this report.  I’ve just returned from being in South Fork, Colorado for a couple of months.  I’ve got a little cabin there on the Rio Grande River.  When I was younger and my health was better I used to enjoy fishing the rivers, brook trout streams, and high mountain lakes in Colorado  Now a days I really just don’t want to leave the salt water marshes between April and October. 

In July I fished 21 days.  I had broken boat motor that kept me off the water for 4 days, and I was rained out on 3 days.  I caught a total of 23 slot size reds.  Got skunked on 7 days. 

In August there were 5 days I was rained out and 7 days when abnormally high tides and/or high winds conspired to keep me off the water.  Of the remaining 19 days in the month, I caught a total of 21 slot size reds.  During the 19 days of serious marsh fishing, I was skunked on 6 days (my notes show that even on 4 of the skunk days I had fish hooked that escaped capture due as usual from mysterious long distance release or amateurish anxiety completion errors).

On the last day I fished before going off to Colorado I caught a 29” red, my personal best from the West Bay on a fly rod. 

Hope to see you out there some day.

So much marsh, so little time.
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Outing Information Only / Re: 2015 Saltwater Outings
« Last post by Puck on November 04, 2014, 12:53:19 PM »
Anahauc flats==  I have been fishing out of Gu Hole off of 565... the month and a lot small trout under birds, but have caugth some over three pounds and some really nice flounders.. I has a great boat ramp an a park area. Lot of rivers and flates.. The rivers are over ten feet in places and is a great winter fishing .. The lock boat ramp on Trinity River is another great place to launch.. great river fishing in winter as well... Make a one trip fun.... Any one want to go, I can carry two yaks an I will wade fish... the bay bottom is like concrete.. 713-816-0884.

Don't let the secret out.. :)

The spoil islands can get crazy when the salt level is right.  I go over there in the kayaks when I can.

Puck
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