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John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:25:08 AM »
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
Event: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular


When:      2014-04-05 (5th of April, 2014)   
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 5th 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.
Download Special Damon Seven Lakes PDF form here. Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.
Cost: $45 per TFF member, special price for kids.
 
5th 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 21st of March).

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, 2014-04-05-1200.  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: April 06, 2014, 12:29:08 PM by Puck »

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 10:43:13 AM »
Unlocked and ready for sign-up.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 06:44:08 AM »
This event is shaping up well:

If you have a kid that you want to get into fishing, not just fly fishing:
This is the event.

If you have a canoe, kayak, or kickboat to test:
This is the event.

If you want to meet a ton of people (men, women, and kids) that are crazy about the sport, and are willing to tell you all about it:
This is the event.

If you want to try out that new pattern for LMB or 'gills:
This is the event.

If you want to catch fish:
This is the event.

More details soon.

Puck
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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 07:03:31 PM »
Yes, there is a raffle.

We have been able to convince Mr. Arnold  that a raffle of some good stuff may help participation.

Details to follow this weekend.

Puck
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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 01:13:48 PM »
Yes, there is a raffle.

We have been able to convince Mr. Arnold  that a raffle of some good stuff may help participation.

Details to follow this weekend.

Puck


Here are the details:

I'll work with our Webmaster to get them into a better format. 

Puck

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 09:35:23 AM »
Only 3 weeks away ! !

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 12:29:06 PM »
I've sent an invitation to the Alamo Fly Fishers of San Antonio.

Hopefully they can join us.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 09:30:40 PM »
Yes, there is a raffle.

We have been able to convince Mr. Arnold  that a raffle of some good stuff may help participation.

Details to follow this weekend.

Puck


Here are the details:

I'll work with our Webmaster to get them into a better format. 

Puck


What do you need from me?

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 04:52:33 AM »
Those that sign up before midnight Monday, 2014-03-31-2359, will have a nametag made, and a set of flies put aside for them.  I high suggest you use these during the John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular.  All of those have been painstakingly tested.

Sign-ups help us with the headcount for the lunches.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and some surprise side dishes, is what we plan for the menu.

Puck

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 07:55:31 AM »
What are the costs for kids to fish?

I might bring out my little boy and let him fish but I wouldn't really be able to fish myself. He's only 3 and a half so he's not quite ready for fly fishing.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 08:04:04 AM »
What are the costs for kids to fish?

I might bring out my little boy and let him fish but I wouldn't really be able to fish myself. He's only 3 and a half so he's not quite ready for fly fishing.

How much does he eat?  PM sent.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 08:10:20 AM »
Bringing kids to this event is encouraged.

To those of us in the younger crowd, drag your parents on down and have a good time.  Make them sit on the sideline and watch if they don't want to fish.

If you aren't a member of Texas FlyFishers yet, join us on this day.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 04:11:03 PM »
I'm a new member, joined the Club at the meeting last night. I just signed up for this event. How do I pay the event fee?

I'm looking forward to meeting more of you and fishing with you.

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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 07:21:57 PM »
Can I bring someone who is not a member of TTF?  Son, Grandson, Wife, Son in Law?




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Re: John Scarborough Sunfish Spectacular - April 5th, 2014
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2014, 10:25:48 PM »
Bill, you are certainly welcome to brings friends and members of the family.
You will need waivers on all, available from the links at the top of this thread.

Please sign up for each, need head count for food.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 10:28:47 PM by Dave Kelly »