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radar detector
ive noticed my gas mileage go up when i set the cruise to under the speed limit on the highway   where are all these fools going at 85 mph?The speed limit in the DFW metroplex is 70 to 75 mph so
Bully Bluegill
The bully bluegill fly seems too simple to catch fish.  However that is far from the case.  This fly catches fish, and catches them well.  In fact, it could be considered one of the bes
Guadelupe River with a 3wt...
Interesting video.  I thinks it's funny that you tell viewers not to grab the rod above the handle on your first fish, then proceed to do it on almost every fish. Nice catfish ... not large by ca
With Kids Spring Winter And Summer at City Park New Orleans
Every time I've fished the lakes and channels in New Orleans, I've caught tons of Rio Grand (or Texas) Cichlids.  It's the only North American cichlid ... but considered an invasive species in NO
August Flies From the Vise
    texas rose muddler   hook - streamer style thread - black ribbing - fine oval silver tinsel body - orange floss/uni-stretch head - deer hair   reference - forgotten flies &
There's a little place I know...
Piker, I'm sure you're right--there's no good reason why there wouldn't be some larger bass in there, and I imagine you're also right about how to go about catching one. It's so weedy in there, though
After a water flow change
Pretty good for a bad day on the Juan, looks like a couple of nice spots with nobody around to catch fish. At least it isn't 5000 CFS and you can still do some wading.   Yeah, I n
I really DO hate people.
Michigan you have a left hand turn light / lane at a majority of intersections. You may turn RIGHT on red, but it is never legal to turn LEFT on red here in Michigan unless it is at a divided hwy and
Why I'm Not Hosting Right Now
BB, good luck with the retirement I know you deserve the time off after 47 years with the same company. I worked in Texas for 20 years and retired then came to         Arkansas
Dredging
20+ years ago I needed to come up with some way to fish road beds and points 15-25 deep in the dog days of summer in Texas at Lake Fork. What I did was get 20-30 of type 6 sinking line and attached it
Interesting idea for weedless flies on wide gap worm hooks
I can see it working well if you pull it through the worst of the weeds and brush gently. It is all a guess, but the big keel of the Texas hook will probably “guide” it through a lot of s
Jig Patterns
I've found the size 10 1/80 jig heads work real well for smaller bass and sunfish here in Texas. I have used up to the size 8 1/64 jigheads when I want a slightly larger hook, but the 1/80 is my bread
Reptiles!
Looks kind of like a Texas Glossy Snake.
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
I've never fished for tarpon or tied tarpon flies (not a lot of them swimming around in North Texas), but actually have something to add to this thread. In his book 101 Favorite Saltwater Flies, Dave
Hook Size for false albie flies
Have you checked with a fly shop in the area you'll be fishing?  The "gulf" is a big area and the patterns may vary from Florida to Texas.   I would imagine that you could use the same
Dragons tails?
Okay, I'm going to need to try these. Looks like they could end up being (at last) a suitable plastic worm imitation that doesn't cast like a wet bath towel.   What would be really cool would be
San Juan River in January
Is Texas Hole ever not crowded? Looks like a stellar day. You have me jonseing to get down there. Thanks
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
I bought a pair of Prato shades that have a magnifier lens built into them for around $120, and they work great.  The company is owned by a local guy and I found them at a fly fishing expo but I
Using google earth to scout wading areas
for those wondering... vibrio can be found in all warm salt or brackish waters worldwide - not just here in Florida.... I've read of cases reported as far north as the Carolinas and across to the Texa
Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country
Welcome to the site, Thomas.    Glad to have another Texan aboard.    I'm from Florida, not Texas.  But some of my best friends are Texans!  
6'6" 2wt 4pc #5
@ Flat Rock Native diy rod case 2" schedule 40 pipe..have store cut to rod length + 1/2"-1"  https://www.lowes.com/pd/Charlotte-Pipe-2-in-x-10-ft-280-PSI-Sch-40-Solidcore-PVC-DWV-Pipe/3133041 end
Stocker trout
I grew up in the eastern high Sierras.... Stocker trout were for tourists... they taste like crap and dont fight I never chased or followed that truck. I have lived in Texas now for close to 30 yea
DIY bonefish, Belize
Thanks guys. I don't have much of a story. I've been fly fishing for around 10 years now. I spend may-octover every year guiding along Wyoming north Platte river and in the winter and spring I'm back
Crappie fly fishing
My experience with Crappie, though limited, extends from Indiana to Florida and West to Texas.   Like most fresh water predators, they will attack anything ... opportunist when hungry.  They
The Texas Midge
isn,t a Texas midge tied on a 5/0 hook?..just joking.
Fly fishing Port A
I used to live in Corpus Christi, Texas and would catch fish non stop.  However recently hurricane Harvey came through and destroyed much of Port Aransas and Rockport, and Huston got hit really b
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I live in North Texas (Erath County and work in Weatherford) and am going to East Texas for the weekend before Thanksgiving to stay at the in-laws by lake Palestine.  I fish in the Brazos below P
My Private Lake fishing report...!!!
So my brother who I havent seen in about 7-8years comes out to go Bass fishing with me in Texas for his birthday on a private lake Ive been trying to get on for close to two years... I use to belong t
November Flies from the Vise
Talking to Davie takes time and patience. He called one Sunday and said, Ray, the biggest problem we will have is understanding each other. He was right. We both spoke English, but different versio
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I actually haven't fished the SJ.....yet. I do hope to make it there either later this month or in early December for the first time. I am familiar with where the Texas hole is (on the map), have seen
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Can I refuse a man who caught a bass as big around as it is long? That was fast..thank you for doing that. This is going to be a good one. Sad part is I’ve caught bass considerly bigger than th
Hurricane Irma
According to the update on the news, we're expected to get a 10ft surge, along with the rainfall, debris, and whatnot. Will probably end up going to a hurricane shelter on higher ground. Actually now
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
I don't do any trout fishing in Dallas, Texas, but use soft hackles a lot on sunfish. Typically in rivers and creeks I fish a size 12 soft hackle as a dropper under a foam hopper. I am sure color does
Ordering Tying Materials
Some things are ok online. There are times though, when you will want to inspect what you are buying. An example would be buck tail. I bought several dyed bucktail online and was more than a little di
Any float-tubers out there?
I've float tubed in Florida and Texas, off and on, for about 20 years.  I've only had a round tube style, and it's suited me for all the places I've been with it. I've had a lot of people tell me
Fishing the San Juan River
Well that's good to know, I'll have to try and find Baetis Bend when I'm there. We have a couple similar tailwaters here in Oregon, and although most people use nymphs I've found the dry fly fishing
Project Healing waters
I work with the North Texas and Oklahoma PHW, and it can take a while to hear back from the local coordinators due to the amount of work that they do.  What part of the US are you in?   Blan
YouTube video links
There's a feller down close to Bryan Texas and I like his YouTube videos. Look up Fishtales. He and I have the same basic mindset as far as fly's go. Nothing fancy, but his fly's work! Check out his f
Surf fishing in Pensacola, FL area
Guides that won't cater to both fly and conventional anglers? That's odd. I know quite a few guides here and their main thing is to stay booked with whomever and whatever. Maybe Florida is differ
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
American wages
The jobs I've seen initially are in Brunswick and Portland. Advanced nurse practice or family nurse practice jobs. Wouldn't have to be ME but we would never move to somewhere like Florida or Texas.
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
The Eyes Have It
GC - I don't like using the UV stuff, but water-based acrylic paint doesn't seem to react chemically with anything else, so I imagine it'd work OK with UV. I used to epoxy all my saltwater heads, but
Largemouth Bass Weight Estimator
That's what Texas Parks and Wildlife noted in their study. Was mainly for catch and release contests where the fish are released immediately and not weighed. So far it's been good at estimating Bass i
March Flies From The Vise
I am relearning warm water fishing, too.  Trouting intensively since 1978, but lucky us, we have a nicely growing bass and TigerMusky fishery developing just 10 minutes from my kayak parking are
Fishing on the San Juan and one Big Brown!
Well this video was a few months in the making.  On my 2nd episode I met Joe out on the river.  We were both fishing the San Juan River and struck up a conversation.  He told me he made
Fly Knots
I used to tie a loop knot when I was spinning a Rapala.   But with the adoption of braided lines (super limp), I didn't need them.  When I got back into fly fishing, I fished with a guy in T
Getting caught with "protected species" feathers or furs ...
Just in case some of you doubt that you'll get caught with those feathers you picked up ...   It's not the actual authorities that are monitoring all these sites, it's the "concerned citizen" and
The Down Home Pride Swap
Texas-  I'll do a llanolope
Finally I caught a trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River!
Fish the bubbles...  It was super slow moving water, so I was fishing a streamer...  However he was still fishing a small midge, but dropped it down super deep from his indicator.  He s
Hello From Austin!
Maybe they are cultivating flying fish in Texas. Welcome to the site David.
Positive shopping experience
No affiliation to these folks, but I just got a couple of things from Tailing Loop Fly Shop (TLFS) on Ebay and I thought the experience was better than average for an online store. Placed the order on
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
Well, you have that fairly stiff 5 wt and you surely know how to tie flies. I admit I use sink tip line with my special wooptedo bugger that gets fish everywhere I use it when run deep, but a cone h
Clear Cure Goo UV Light Issue
This is the Clearcuregoo,com site registration information. Give Brian Carson a call.   Domain Name: CLEARCUREGOO.COM Registry Domain ID: 1561874081_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.
PMC Emerger
Here is info on how we tie a fishing fly that seems to be working on the trout feeding near the water's surface at a couple of local ponds. We first tried it on the Blue River in Oklahoma. Seem to be
Amazing temperature drop
Yea humid cold is much less comfortable than a dry cold is, I spent a couple years in east Texas and a little over 1 in TN.
Dumbell Fat Head Zonker
This has enough weight to use with a conventional or spinning rod and I use this fly to catch flounder in the Texas gulf with my conventional gear.  It is also a great fly to use with heavier fly
Crab patterns
Hi all,   I just moved to Texas and I'm interested in catching some Redfish.  A few weekends ago, I was out in Matagorda bay, and a small crab floated right past me, just beneath the water s
Waco Fly Fishing (& Tying) Club, Check Us Out!
I've been on FlyTyingForum, sometimes active & sometimes not, but often looking, for around 11 years. I belong to a club in Waco, Texas where we are trying to gain more more members and get more
Fly fishing in Lansing early Jan?
I've spent all of my life in Florida and Texas, so my experience fishing in the winter up north is nil.  I'm taking a business trip in very early January to Lansing, MI.  Will everything be
Project Healing Waters Donations
This is a request to all of you for sets of flies for Project Healing Waters to be sold at auction for our local chapter.    The man who has run the local chapter of PHW is dealing with canc
Ripped off!
http://nation.time.com/2013/06/13/when-you-can-kill-in-texas/http://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code/penal-sect-9-42.html Very interesting, part 3 of the statute will be a problem...plus $50,000 or so
100% Wool Fingerless Gloves
I have two pairs that I never use any longer.  Now I wear finger-less light nylon gloves for protection from the sun.  I save the wool gloves for that rare trip for steelhead up north. 
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