As April approaches and COVID-19 is still rampant, we are watching, and waiting. These lakes hold largemouth bass, tiger bass, catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. Catching bass in the three to five pound range is a normal occurance. Twelve pound bass and channel cats and twelve inch bream have been caught in the last three years
POSTPONED TO OCT-NOV. There is a REASON that the fishing on this trip has always been good to OUTSTANDING. it's because I always pick a weekend with excellent tides, and this weekend is no different. Most of us will launch from the Stingaree Marina and fish within a 1 to 2 mile radius.
To ease the pain of being leashed to our homes because of COVID-19, Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis is hosting a live fly tying session every M, W, F at 3PM Eastern, streamed live via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2905148839599015/ Didn't join yesterday for first session, which seemed to have technical difficulties. Hopefully works tomorrow (Wed).
Guys: The thought occurred to me that while we all make our way through these uncertain times, basically confined to our homes, many are keeping sane by fly tying in anticipation of a great season. Last year's First Annual Fly Drive for REEL RECOVERY was a great success, thanks to you as well as the … Continue reading Tie for REEL RECOVERY While We Make our Way thru COVID-19!
Micheal S. gave me a larger version of this frog, and the bass completely destroyed it.
I tinkered with the pattern until I could get the tying down to less than 5 minutes, and here is the result:
Hook: Size 6 Mustad 3366A
Thread: 240 denier thread to match under-body
Over-body: 3mm closed cell foam cut to 1/2" wide
Legs: Flat rubber legs, 4 strand wide, and 1 strand
Under-body: Chenille, yarn, etc.
Eyes: 4mm dolls eyes
Glue: Craft glue or CA
Markers for finishing touches.
Distancing myself from the public in the hobby room, tying flies in anticipation of good weather coming.
I needed to replace the frogs that Mike S. gave me a few months ago.
Then again Scott F. convinced me to try tying some DB poppers.
This fly line is lightly used. It is a sinking head, not a sink-tip. The running line floats and is a high visibility yellow. I traded it out of one of my reels for a compensated sink.
I find that I need some Gama B10S size 6 hooks. I'll trade you this line for 50 of them.
Word went out.
Six total anglers accepted the invitation.
3 bank walkers
1 Stand-up paddle board
Weather held for most of the day.
The object of this series is to show some ideas, and cost savings, when making popper heads. None of the products mentioned are the absolute “best” to buy, or use, but mentioned to only give you some ideas.
The basic approach to this fly was originally published by Jay "Fishy" Fullum as the “single fold popper” in his book Fishy’s Flies, ISBN 0-8117-2616-9.
Kevin has made some modifications. Most notably is the thickness of the foam, 6mm instead of 4mm. Another noted modification is a slit in the foam for the dogleg of the hook to rest in.
Folks Our TFF trout in the classroom tanks continue to do well, and all the fish survived spring break with no issues. However COVID-19 has meant that we are looking at multiple weeks of school closures now, and many of the teachers have limited to no access to their classrooms during this time. In addition … Continue reading Trout in the Classroom Update
This annual event is scheduled for May 2nd, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bayou Sports Bar and Grill, 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Tx
We have a couple of question to answer before we can finalize.
Can we actually meet? The current declared emergency prohibits the use of "sit down restaurants"
Are we having crayfish (mudbugs), if we can meet?
Will we have enough folks willing to show up in May?
Is it wiser to postpone?
Fished with Eloy Gonzales (https://www.facebook.com/eloyinbelize/) for three half days on the lagoon side of Ambergris Caye, Belize - home base San Pedro. Used two TFO rods with Orvis Hydros SL reels - 8 wt for bonefish and 10 wt for tarpon. All bonefish caught on Crazy Charlie style fly. Tarpon and cuda caught on hackle/marabou … Continue reading March 2020 – Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) Belize – 3 Half Days on the Fly (Tarpon & Bonefish)