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.
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. http://hillcountryflyfishers.com/
A former member of the club, before he moved away, Crawford P. invited us up to fish during the week, so I passed the word out to those folks I thought could go. He could handle at max 5 people, so I tried to target anglers that had kayaks, and could fish mid-week. John E. … Continue reading TFF was invited to fish the Sabine River
The Jan 10-11 outing was postponed due to inclimate weather. LCRA has given us a "credit" to move the reservation to a later date. I am looking at dates near the end of Feb or mid-March. Glen Wells and I took a chance and showed up at the Northshore Boat Launch on Fri, Jan 10. … Continue reading Jan 10th Report: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park
THE WEATHER HAS FORCED CANCELLATION OF THIS TRIP. MAY TRY TO RESCHEDULE LATER Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Kayak/Canoe/Motorized Boat - Lake Bastrop (Bastrop, Texas) Trip Description: Fish Lake Bastrop in the winter; Fri/Sat, Jan 10-11. Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat. Three tent campsites have been reserved for Friday, Jan 10th. (#80, #81, #82) LCRA … Continue reading CANCELLED: Lake Bastrop – North Shore Park, Fri-Sat, Jan 10-11, 2020
A quick, unplanned trip to fish the Sabine River on the second and 3 day of 2020, below the generators. It rained both days, and it never got very warm, but the fish didn't seem to mind, and it gave us a chance to visit friends. If you want to learn more... I called Crawford … Continue reading 2020-01, Sabine River, generation canal
Fish Lake Bastrop in the winter; Fri/Sat, Feb 28-29. Kayak, canoe, or motorized boat. Three tent campsites have been reserved for Friday, Feb 28th. (#77, #78, #79) LCRA "canvas" tents and cots are available for 12 people (6 tents, 12 cots). We will meet at 6:30 am Fri and Sat at the Northshore boat dock. Pot luck Friday night. (Bring a side dish) Breakfast Sat morning on your own.
From: Tom Strawther I fished two days last week on the Nueces River in Camp Wood. The flow was still pretty strong from Barksdale down to Nueces Lake. A few fish were landed, but the wading was a little treacherous for me. The tail waters just below the dam on Nueces Lake were almost perfect with … Continue reading Fishing Nueces River in Camp Wood, 2019-07
Lake Bastrop - Sept 27-29 We will fish Lake Bastrop on Fri, Sat, and probably Sun morning. I have reserved two airstream trailers (Lady Bird and Blue Lacy (60 and 62) ) at Lake Bastrop North Shore Park for Fri and Sat nights. (Sept 28-29) My plan fish in the morning/afternoon on both Fri and Sat (and possibly Sun morning)....explore the whole lake. If you are not interested in camping overnight, come and join us for Fri or Sat or Sun. I have rented two of the campground "Airstream" trailers for Fri and Sat nights. (Lady Bird and Blue Lacy) Each trailer has two queen beds, and can accommodate four (4) people. The total (two day) cost for a spot in the trailer is $125. We will "share" dinner duties (most likely pot luck style), and leave breakfast and lunch up to the individuals. Please sign-up per the below, either via phone call to John Eldred or the Evite link. I will collect the $125 at the time you sign up (or as close as possible). The first eight (8) people to sign up AND pay will fill the trailers. Several of us made a day trip to Lake Bastrop earlier this year, and the lake is very fishable via kayak, canoe, or boat. All are welcome.
Lake Raven: Kayak/Canoe trip. I have reserved a Shelter site (S018) at Huntsville St Park for Fri and Sat nights. (July 12-13) My plan is to fish Friday and Sat, and overnight on both Friday and Sat. Fish in the morning/afternoon on both Fri and Sat....explore the whole lake. You can come Fri, Sat, or both....either spend the night, or just join for the day. Your option. The Shelter can accommodate "tent cots". I will set up my tent on the outside grounds. The site permit allows for eight (8) people. If more are interested, I will reserve individual tent sites and we can use the "shelter" as a common area. I am thinking of a "pot luck" type dinner on Sat (possible also Fri) if there is enough interest.