Dr. Hausman's wife has committed to gather a few fishing items for a United Way Fundraiser. If you have something that you can contribute, contact Ralph. Send him a message and let him know what you have.
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on January 15, 2010 at 12:26pm —
Same fly caught both fish yesterday. See more at www.inshorenearshore.blogspot.com.
We also were on those pesky black drum on the west side this week. I managed to catch one when I was expressing my disdain for their snootiness. The fly was lying motionless in the water when, wham, one took off with it.…
Added by Capt. Kenny Smith on September 17, 2009 at 3:39pm —
Anyone out there?
I signed up for a fly swap on the texas kayak fisherman website so I'm obligated to tie 12 crystal shrimp and I'm half way there. When I get them all complete I'll post some images of the set. By the end of this thing I'm hoping my crystal shrimps will be pro.
Also, Bernard has stopped by a few times to tie flies and the last time he came by he brought a rotisserie motor with him that converted into a perfect epoxy fly dryer. I've always dried my spoons… Continue
Added by davidwinters on July 7, 2009 at 9:59pm —
Several of us have encountered some finnicky fish these last couple of weeks. Before that we almost limited out on every outing.
This weekend I encountered fish that would be initially interested in the fly and then turn away or just bump it and then swim off. I spoke with Mark and he said that he had time finding fish...however, I'm wondering if he had, whether he would have had the same problem.
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on June 2, 2009 at 10:48am —
I found this resource that has some great animations for knot tying. In particular it shows a method for tying a nail knot without a tool and it looks really handy!
I haven't tied a nail knot since I lost my tool, and I'm not sure where I would put it, but the method shown above is really clever.
What knots to you folks primarily use? When tying loops I often use a double surgeons or a perfection loop, and I do… Continue
Added by davidwinters on May 29, 2009 at 10:47pm —
Follow the link below to learn about a free online magazine from the Federation of Fly Fishers. Its free and will be sent via the Internet. Check it out. It looks really attractive.
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 20, 2009 at 5:58pm —
Earlier today, I had to remove a new member that was not invited to the group. Since this is an inconvenience to all of us, I have made the decision to control membership. Therefore, from now on all new members have to be approved or invited by members.
If you invite someone and I inadvertantly do not accept them, please ask them to let you know so that you can contact me directly. I'm not certain if this is the best way to do it, but I want to ensure the quality of this site and the… Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 20, 2009 at 11:56am —
So Bernard and I conducted an completely unscientific experiment yesterday with two rods with different actions.
We used a TFO TiCR 8 weight and a Reddington RS3 8 weight.
The TiCR is not the fastest action of the TFO rods but it was much faster than the Reddington rod.
The Reddington was my first rod and after using the TFO rod for a while I came to appreciate what I thought was a smoother cast with the slower Reddington rod. I still fished primarily with the… Continue
Added by davidwinters on May 18, 2009 at 12:28pm —
It has been windy and most people would stay home and tie flies rather than go fly fishing. But don't let high winds keep you from fishing with the fly rod. There are strategies that can be used to make the best of windy days.
You can fish at night when the wind speeds drop. On Wednesday the winds were gusting to 45 miles per hour during the day. Trying to fish in these guys would be really difficult. I figured that going out at night would help us be able to cast in 15 mph winds… Continue
Added by Reynaldo Ramirez Jr on May 3, 2009 at 10:13pm —
So its that time of year again where I like to hit the lawn and start practicing my casting. I am considering finding a marked football field around town I can practice at since it has the distance markers, otherwise I'll setup some distance markers and maybe accuracy rings for practice. I don't know if anyone is interested in joining me but its something I'll be doing regularly myself.
Added by davidwinters on April 28, 2009 at 11:44am —
Ok everyone .....first I mentioned in an recent blog that my brother had puchased his first fly-rod at the Fly Shop with Larry. Well I have even more good news to share, Robert Villagas is the individual I invited to the last Fly Tiers session recently and not only did he make himself a member of this group but I am please to announce he too has made a trip to The Fly shop and purchaed his first fly-rod with Larry Haines today! Congrats on the great Buy Robert!! Robert and I met at the… Continue
Added by Bernie-Garcia on April 11, 2009 at 9:31pm —
Tomorrow morning I'll be cruising on up to Port Mansfield to try out the mud there since I've had such failure on the sand lately. If anyone is interested let me know!
Also, thanks for the compliment on my casting Rey, that means something coming from a pro. But it also goes to show that casting is only a small part, finding fish and being stealthy might be more important!
Added by davidwinters on April 10, 2009 at 8:52pm —
I'll be driving out on the sands again tomorrow morning. If anyone wants to go speak now! If you don't see a follow up post by Saturday, send someone looking for me.
Added by davidwinters on April 9, 2009 at 7:55pm —
Today My brother Benjamin and I drove to The Fly Shop and He purchased his first Fly rod and a few flies from Larry Haines. With my brother just itching to give it a try we could'nt resist but to stop off and do a little wade on the way home from Larry's place. Ben hooked up one after another. He was in a school of piggy-perch and he ended up landing a total of about 5 of them. It was super funny ! ! ! Wish I would have had my camera. I was able to… Continue
Added by Bernie-Garcia on April 7, 2009 at 6:56pm —