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Ifly / iFly closed? Out of business?
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on April 08, 2014, 07:20:42 PM »
Some poster on TKF said he went by iFly today and it was completely empty of merchandise and dark.
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Outing Information Only / Re: Fence Lake - June
« Last post by Wormdrowner on April 08, 2014, 06:05:12 PM »
Unlocked
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Outing Information Only / Re: Port O'Connor Jetties - May 31st
« Last post by Wormdrowner on April 08, 2014, 06:04:33 PM »
Unlocked. We need people with boats to ferry guys out to the jetties.
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Outing Information Only / Re: Village Creek Big Thicket - May 1st
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on April 08, 2014, 07:41:41 AM »
I'm verifying the availability of a hall pass from the rib for the 10th. If I can get one I'll gladly be the "leader" on this one.

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Outing Information Only / Re: Village Creek Big Thicket - May 1st
« Last post by Puck on April 08, 2014, 04:40:36 AM »
I'd love to but May 1st is a Thursday...

...also- Village Creek is a bit of a hike. I was looking at an alternative I could suggest and what about the Colorado River in Columbus? The old 71 bridge to Beason's Park is only about 6.3 miles. That could make for a pretty leisurely day of paddling & fishing. It's only about 45 minutes for you Katy folk and an hour-fifteen or so for me from the Upper East Side.

Are you willing to lead this one?  If so, I will modify the trip description this weekend.

And I agree with Wormdrowner, May 10th is a great choice for dates.

Puck
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Outing Information Only / Re: Village Creek Big Thicket - May 1st
« Last post by Wormdrowner on April 07, 2014, 04:49:26 PM »
Finn is correct.  Columbus (or LaGrange) might be fun, but we couldn't do it the 3rd due to the auction. Perhaps 10 May?
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Outing Information Only / Re: Village Creek Big Thicket - May 1st
« Last post by Finn Maccumhail on April 07, 2014, 03:29:16 PM »
I'd love to but May 1st is a Thursday...

...also- Village Creek is a bit of a hike. I was looking at an alternative I could suggest and what about the Colorado River in Columbus? The old 71 bridge to Beason's Park is only about 6.3 miles. That could make for a pretty leisurely day of paddling & fishing. It's only about 45 minutes for you Katy folk and an hour-fifteen or so for me from the Upper East Side.
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TFF has been invited back to participate in the expanding of young minds at one of our local high schools.

We will be speaking to 3 different classes, starting with the first period.


Day 3 (2014-04-11, "April 11th, 2014") - Fly Tying
          This is the most challenging due to the time limits (40 minutes). 

We will need some more volunteers.

Updates are in the works.

Coffee at the flag pole 0630
Sign in at 0700
We have about 30 students for first, second, and fourth periods, for a total of about 90.
Tying the wooly bugger on size 8 TAG (no sharp edges) hooks.  We have about 40 minutes per class.
One guy on the camera, tying, the others on the floor, assisting.

Puck

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General Discussion / TFF 2014 Auction Announcement
« Last post by Golden on April 07, 2014, 10:23:23 AM »
TEXAS FLY FISHERS AUCTION 2014
Bethany Christian Church
3223 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas
May 03, 2014  -  9:00 am till 5:00 pm



You are invited to attend our annual Texas Fly Fishers Auction where we offer hundreds of quality items for donation and purchase. There will be a silent auction for you to shop over everything from fly rods, reels, lines, leaders, tying equipment, flies, fly boxes, river pouches, back packs, fishing vests, just about anything you can think of having to do with our chosen sport of Fly Fishing.  We will also have a live auction where our long time member and auctioneer, Mr. Corey Rich will offer for your bid guided trips up and down the Texas Coast, beautiful artwork, fantastic new fly rod/reel combos, and numerous other unbelievable items including a three day and four night fully-guided fishing adventure at the Belize River Lodge including their awesome meal package. If that doesn’t get your blood boiling how about three days and four nights at Eva’s Bonefish Lodge on Andros Islands over in the Bahamas.  Yes my fishing brothers we are talking Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Barracuda, and all of the exciting adventure that goes with fishing these two pristine crystal clear water locations. If you enjoy underwater photography just tell your hosts and they will arrange for you to have a photo opportunity of your lifetime.  Sounds fantastic You bet! It’s Grand Slam-ilicious.

If that is not enough, this year we are having a very special addition to our Auction, due to the unfortunate passing of one of our original founding members, Dr. Ed Rizzolo, through the benevolence of his wonderful wife Ms. Ruth Rizzolo and their family, left to our club a tremendous legacy of his fly tying collection including flies, books, travel tying cases and tying equipment. Those of you that had the pleasure of meeting, fishing, tying or just knowing Dr. Ed knew that Ed’s long time passion for fly fishing had a huge effect on the establishing the true Spirit of fly fishing here in Texas.  In that same spirit we are presenting this wonderful collection to his fly fishing brothers as only Dr. Ed would have it.

While you are at the auction you will have available for purchase a wonderful spaghetti lunch dish including beverages presented by the church’s staff. Please go to our website texasflyfishers.org for further information regarding this annual event. On the front page you will find links to a listing of Ed’s collection as well as further information regarding other outstanding items up for auction.  If you have any questions regarding this event, or wish to donate or work the event please contact our Auction Event Leaders Mr. Skip or Ms. Mary Kaye Donovan at 713-822-0069.

Mike “Golden” Graham
Texas Fly Fishers Promotion Director 
 
Please look these photos over and you will see just a part of the collection.
 

















   


































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3 A/C spots left...

Should I beg for another cabin?

Puck
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