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    Greetings all!

    But I found this site when I was first starting out fly fishing a few months ago and looking for some information. I thought I would introduce myself with a few pics of our latest fishing outing in Waco, TX.

    Last weekend, my wife and I, and my sister's family visited my parents. It was the first time they met our daughter (3 months) and all the cousins played together (as much as a 4yr old, 3-16month olds and a 3 month old could play together).

    Any way back to fishing. My parents house sits on two ponds stocked with bass, crappie and catfish (among other things). This weekend I thought I would try out my new Orvis BMA reel I got with free Gen III Class V Extra Sink Tip Fly Line. This line worked for me from the dock and the dam, but the shore was a bit too shallow for it. A couple of the fish we caught are shown below.


    Crappie: 1.25lbs 13.5-in (actually measured)


    Bass: 1.5-2lbs (estimating - largest fish to date on a fly rod, hence the picture )

    My wife only caught the one crappie, but she didn't fish long at all, she tended to the kiddos most of the weekend. But I caught that bass and a couple other crappies about the size shown and more smaller, I also caught a channel catfish (no picture) and a few small bass.

    I used only one fly to catch everything on. Size 10, black bead chain eyes, red chenille, and gold mylar tubing, very simple, very effective.


    My dad and brother in law also caught a bunch but they weren't fly fishing.

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    Congrats on the "New Addition".
    Looks like fun, I bet theres a new float tube in your near future? Gonna be seein Grandma & Grandpa alot.

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    Welcome to the group man! Congrats on the little one, I'll have one by October myself.

    If you do want a float tube, and a barely used Outcast Fish Cat sounds good, let me know. Its worked very well for me, I'm just moving from the metromess to San Antonio, and all the water I fish down here is wadeable. I've got good flippers and a pump for it too.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyshstykr
    Congrats on the "New Addition".
    Looks like fun, I bet theres a new float tube in your near future? Gonna be seein Grandma & Grandpa alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Welcome to the group man! Congrats on the little one, I'll have one by October myself.
    Thanks!

    If you do want a float tube, and a barely used Outcast Fish Cat sounds good, let me know. Its worked very well for me, I'm just moving from the metromess to San Antonio, and all the water I fish down here is wadeable. I've got good flippers and a pump for it too.
    I might be interested, but I would have to convince my wife With the little one, we have less expendable cash laying around

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    Yeah, I need to doo the math and figure out what to sell it for. I'll likely post it in the classifieds section before too long.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Yeah, I need to doo the math and figure out what to sell it for. I'll likely post it in the classifieds section before too long.
    Let me know so I can ask the Missus, and I live in Wichita Falls and Ft. Worth is not too far away to do a face to face, plus there are more fishing shops (Cabelas, Orvis, etc.) in the metromess than here

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    I'm not there often these days, working in San Antonio and busy while home on the weekends. We'll figure something out if you wanna do the deal.

    Witchita Falls? poor guy! 2hrs Closer to Colorado, I guess.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Witchita Falls? poor guy! 2hrs Closer to Colorado, I guess.
    Came from Lubbock

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