Gurgler style frog, 2020-03-25

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.

For trade, WF-5-S (type VI), for hooks

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.

Kevin Hutchison shares popper head assembly and painting, videos

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.

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Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction, 2020, planning stages

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?

March 2020 – Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) Belize – 3 Half Days on the Fly (Tarpon & Bonefish)

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)