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Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country

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#1 WA5DX

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:19 AM

I just signed up to become a member of this Forum and looking forward to participating with this community of fishermen.

 

I have been fly fishing for a bit over 60 years now in both fresh and saltwater mainly in East Texas and along the coast.

 

I love to fish for all species of fish but my main target is the "Perch" family. Living on Sam Rayburn I do most of my fishing now days here, but will travel up to 100 miles to fish the other lakes.

 

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#2 mikechell

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

Welcome to the site, Thomas. 

 

Glad to have another Texan aboard. 

 

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#3 Flat Rock native

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:21 AM

+1 with Mike. From Wyoming, we too like the Perch, keeps the fishing hot when waters are frozen for 6 months of winter.
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#4 WA5DX

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:51 PM

Hi Mike and thank you for the welcome. I have done a lot of saltwater fishing in Florida many years ago. I also lived on the St. Johns river for a while and experienced some excellent fishing there.

 

Thomas



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

Hello Flat Rock,

 

Well I love your part of the country but only during the summer months. Fished Wyoming and Colorado rivers quite a bit and just love the wild and native feel up in the mountain streams.

 

Thanks for the welcome,

Thomas



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

Welcome from Indiana.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

I also lived on the St. Johns river for a while and experienced some excellent fishing there.

That's my favorite water.  I live within 15 minutes of four places I can put in, but the Harney to Monroe stretch is my favorite.


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#8 WA5DX

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:50 AM

Hey again Mike,

 

I lived on the south side where the Arlington River confluence with the St. John. I fished up in the Arlington as much or more as I did in the St. John. I can remember that the water hyacinths sometimes would completely block the Arlington.

 

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#9 mikechell

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:52 AM

Oh ... I'm in Deltona.  Completely different river down my way.

 

If I get near the Sam Rayburn in my travels, we'll do some fishing.


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