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Outing Chat / Catching a catfish while Lilly looks on
« Last post by Puck on July 01, 2014, 08:29:42 AM »
Catching a catfish while Lilly looks on.
6lb tippet
Size 6 Ligon

Fly rodding a local Katy pond  A short video

Gosh Les - your offer to tie flies for people is pretty tempting, but... hey, wait a minute.... what if you're really trying to tie a really bogus fly for everyone, an thus sabotage their fishing and ensuring your victory as you fish one of your real secret flies???

I'm afraid I'd end up fishing with something like this:

Thanks for offering, but I think I'll tie my own!
I will be bringing flytying stuff down as well, so any last minute superduperdoublesecret flies could possibly be tied Friday night if necessary. I might even be able to be bribed (with the appropriate amount of livation beforehand of course) to tie a few if needed. ;)

Of course Willies law of "at 2 o'clock I went to bed with a 10 and at 10 o'clock woke up with a 2" will apply!

sidenote: I claim no responsibility as to the durability or effectiveness of any fly tied after 9 p.m.
About You / Re: Another New Guy
« Last post by GDSutherland on June 30, 2014, 06:36:21 PM »
Hello Mark - Always great to have "another new guy." We were all new guys and beginners once, some more recent than others. Practicing in the yard armed with videos is a good way to start. Might also consider getting some casting lessons, you'll find that to be an instant accelerator. They can critique your stroke and offer corrections. There are several in the club, and we often have someone providing a informal clinic prior to our meetings.

A really great way to start is to go fishing! Come on out and join us - and welcome to a new addiction!


About You / Another New Guy
« Last post by Chunky on June 30, 2014, 05:59:54 PM »
Hello all who may come here and check this out.

My name is Mark Johnson. I live on the NE side of Houston. I am 55 years old, and you can either say retired or between jobs at this time. I have always wanted to learn to fly fish, but with raising a family, work, and many other hobbies, I put it off until now.

For the last thirty years I have been spending most of my outdoor time on bowhunting with traditional a little golf thrown in.

I have always fished some when the opportunity came up. I have even owned a couple of bass boats. However, I would say that at best I was a fair fisherman. More lucky than skillful.

I have bought what I believe is a decent starter outfit and I am reading, watching videos, and practicing in the yard. I have yet to try and catch a fish.

My new gear is an 8wt rod and reel, because I see myself fishing more for bass, whitebass, trout, and redfish in the one to ten pound range.

I am looking forward to meeting some other fly fisher persons, and I hope to go on some outings, when I have enough skill so as not to be a hazard to the others.
To make it fair for everyone needing lodging, once I determine the lodging costs, I will divide it up evenly and ask those who are staying with someone to pay the allocated amount. Of course, if you own a place and are graciously allowing someone to stay with you, we wouldn't ask anything of you.
Outing Chat / Re: Nilo and I made a trip to Lake Livingston State Park
« Last post by Dave Kelly on June 30, 2014, 01:18:44 PM »
She been out on the  trapeze yet?
About You / Re: returning old member
« Last post by Dave Kelly on June 30, 2014, 01:09:57 PM »
Welcome back to Houston, Lee.
Outing Chat / Nilo and I made a trip to Lake Livingston State Park
« Last post by Puck on June 30, 2014, 12:13:17 PM »
The winds were 20mph gusting to 30mph.  After 3 hours of sailing and playing we snuck into a quiet cove to fly fish, only to be run off the water by thunder.

Nilo sailing, short video

I am in too. Will need a boat ride and place to stay on Friday and Saturday nights
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