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April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:20:47 PM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event:  John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular

When:        April 20th, 2013
Where:       Damon 7 Lakes
Start Time:  0700
End Time:    Dark
Trip Leader: Puck
Phone:       
e-mail:        PM here if you don't have Puck's e-mail

Trip Description: Join us for the annual chance to capture the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular Trophy and a decent feed on Saturday the 20th of April (date is confirmed) at Damon Seven Lakes. Fishing from the shore, but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

How to sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting 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: $40 per TFF member, special price for kids.
 
20th of April at Damon Seven Lakes.

A catch log will be given to all at sign-in, and a drawing from those will take place for all of them turned in by 1830 hrs, for a special set of flies and case.

Fishing from the shore but float tubes and kayaks are quite successful.

Participants will also receive Mike’s package of special flies.  He will give these out at sign-in to those signed up by the cutoff date 5 days before the event (Midnight of the 15th of April).

The longest sunfish (micropterus salmoides do not count) will be the winner of the trophy.
Largest bass, most bream caught, and most flies lost to trees will all be noted.

Lunchtime is at noon, 2013-04-20-1200.  Be late = be hungry

Directions: http://www.mjacompany.com/map-big.html

About the area:  http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html

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 Repellent
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment:
Canoe, kayak, or kickboat, (These are not needed, but it is a good time to try stuff out)
3-7 wt fly rod with floating line
Extra rod

Recommended Flies:
Yellow spider, size 6-12
Miss Prissy or similar small popper
BBB
PGPP, size 8-12
SOB, size 6-10
Hare-E, size 10
Squirrelly, size 12
Dark Wooly bugger size 6-12
And I’m sure the list will grow when a few folks read this and make their own recommendations.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 12:51:39 PM by Puck »

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 05:20:17 PM »
Date is locked for the 20th of April, 2013.

Topic is unlocked for discussion.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 12:52:38 PM »
SSFS Updated

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 04:10:01 AM »
Get signed up soon.

Those that are not signed up by Sunday, 2013-04-14, will not get a free box of Mike's killer flies.

On a side note, an accurate count will help us determine how much food to cook.

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« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 11:14:13 AM by Dave Kelly »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 01:27:23 PM »
We have 17 people signed up as of 2013-04-10-1130.

We typically have 40+ show up for this event. 

Don't be bashful, sign up early.  Let's get a good count.  I would hate to have to feed folks hotdogs instead of brisket.

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« Last Edit: April 10, 2013, 09:30:36 AM by Puck »
To fish, or not to fish?  What a stupid question!

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 09:31:03 AM »
17 signed up?

We can do better.....
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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular, pre-fish
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 04:10:06 PM »
Went to D7Ls yesterday with Jim H.  (2013-04-13), and caught some fish.

Watching the 'gills drag the spider under again and again, only to see Jim "fish on" with a black popper.

Next weekend is looking good!

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »
This thread is absolutely no good without pictures!

Fortunately Mike Quigley and I were able to fish today on the WOB!  As always the fish were there and ready to cooperate.

Quigley's beautiful little Chichlid

I caught this Bass

...and this one

This one ate a prop fly that was tied during one of the fly tying classes out by the horse track.


I also caught a chichlid and was going for a slam but was denied!
Never Met A Redfish I Wouldn't Eat!

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 09:14:20 AM »
Those of us that are signed up early are being rewarded!

If your name was on the list before midnight last night, Mike is putting together a box of "killer" flies that he will give us when we sign in.

For the late folks, he will offer the same set for sale.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 02:28:05 PM »
What is Midnight of the 15TH. ?

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 04:01:11 PM »
What is Midnight of the 15TH. ?
The Ides of April.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 10:07:11 AM »
I plan to have a small supply of Puck's yellow spiders on hand.

Follow the sound of my voice, "Fish On!", and I'll give you one or two.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, JSSFS, Basic Fly casting class 1400
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 07:17:05 AM »
There will be an opportunity for new folks to learn at 2:00pm

Details to follow.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 05:11:59 PM »
Getting my gear ready now.

Loading the truck and setting the coffee pot in a few minutes.

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Re: April 20th, 2013, John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 09:57:35 PM »
How was the outing and the eats? I missed my flight Friday night in Kansas City, didn't get home till 12:00 today. >:(

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