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Forum: The Juke Box 09-19-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By txshane
Re: Lightnin Hopkins

I think that's a clip from the film, "The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins". I have the DVD somewhere, but it's been a long time since I watched it.
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By txshane
Re: Prayers/well wishes/good thoughts request

Prayers sent for your mom, brother.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By txshane
Re: Hurricane Harvey,

I am 400 miles from the coast here in Abilene, so I'm unaffected by the storm. But I have lots of friends in the Houston area. The rainfall totals that they are reporting are INSANE. They have...
Forum: The Juke Box 08-25-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By txshane
Re: Lightnin Hopkins

Practice helps for sure. But it's not everything. My son is 20. He started playing when he was 11, so 9 years on the guitar. I've been playing for 42 years. He can play circles around me. ...
Forum: The Juke Box 08-24-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By txshane
Re: Lightnin Hopkins

Several years ago I was hanging out on a blues guitar forum, and we were focused on Lightnin' for a while. He recorded a pile of records. He pretty much just played 3 or 4 songs though, but he had...
Forum: The Juke Box 08-23-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By txshane
Re: Lightnin Hopkins

If you look up the word "cool" in the dictionary, it has a picture of Lightnin' next to it.
Forum: Flies 08-18-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By txshane
Re: Texas River Fly Assortment

My top 3 flies for bass are:

1. Frog
2. Clouser
3. Woolly Bugger


For panfish and smaller bass:

1. Grasshopper/caddis/stimulator - or any terrestrial really
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By txshane
Re: Anyone else value solitude above all else

Yep. Solitude is the best thing about outdoor pursuits.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By txshane
Re: Tippet failure.

I've had it happen several times with all types of tippet material. Once it gets past its "expiration date", it just breaks easy. I try to make sure that I always use fairly new and fresh tippet. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-21-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By txshane
Re: I didn't want to hijack the current handgun thread.

I have never regretted having a firearm with me and not having the need to pull the trigger. I'm thankful to God that I've never needed to even draw a weapon in a self defense situation. I pray I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 104,215
Posted By txshane
Re: Show us Your Photography

A recent trip to the ranch ended like this...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Day-Well-Spent/i-JwNxbNx/0/dbe45861/L/A%20Day%20Well%20Spent--L.jpg
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Forum: Fly Rods 06-06-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By txshane
Re: Bluegill rod

I am in West Texas. It's just as windy here. Lighter line does blow around easier, but you don't need to make 60' casts to bluegill. I'll occasionally pull out my 4wt if I'm fishing on a super...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By txshane
Re: The best guide in Kauai?

Unless it's changed in the last 2 years, there's only 1 flyfishing guide on Kauai. We fished with him in 2015. Not bad at all. Good guide. Fishing was marginal. You can go to Anini Beach (pretty...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-05-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,381
Posted By txshane
Re: Bluegill rod

I like my 2wt rods for panfish and trout. Sticking with smaller flies, you'll rarely hook a really large bass (over 5#). You'll have a big bass jump on a bluegill that you've caught sometimes...
Forum: Western U.S. 06-02-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By txshane
Re: High Uintas

Thanks, Dan. Will do. I have a deer tag as well, so I hope to be busy packing out lots of meat and antlers. But I will definitely make some time to fish. Going in on horses several miles to camp...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-02-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By txshane
Re: Warm-water Essential Flies

If I was limited to one fly for a body of water that had bass in it, I'd make sure it was a frog. There is nothing like a topwater bite, especially when a LMB is hitting a frog. They don't sip...
Forum: Western U.S. 06-01-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By txshane
High Uintas

I'm going elk hunting in late August in the High Uintas in Utah. Gonna take my fly rod as well to fish the lakes and streams around Grandaddy Basin. What flies should I make sure I pack in with me?...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By txshane
Re: Follow up question on tippet rings

I use a surgeon's loop on my leader to loop my tippet to. Same principle as a tippet ring, but no metal ring. When using a dropper, I tie a 2nd piece of tippet material to the dry fly's hook shank...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,336
Posted By txshane
Re: Busting off too many

If you are using 2 yr old tippet, that's the biggest issue. 4X will break every time you set the hook when it's that old.

Use the freshest tippet you can get. Buy new tippet material at least...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-15-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By txshane
Re: Hello from Texas

Howdy from another Texan named Shane! :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,336
Posted By txshane
Re: Busting off too many

There are lots of opinions, but what works best for me is matching my rod to the tippet size rather than matching the rod to the size of the fish. If I'm fishing with 6X tippet, I break off a lot if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By txshane
Re: What am I doing wrong?

I'll echo the comment above about setting the hook downstream. If your fly is downstream from your rod when you set the hook, you are likely pulling the fly out of the trout's mouth and missing the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-27-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By txshane
Re: Rods under 7ft,functional or fun???

I love my 6'6" 2wt for small, brushy streams. It's great for trout in tight quarters. Both fun and functional. It's easier to keep your casts out of the bushes overhead with a shorter rod.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-27-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By txshane
Re: Guide suggestion for ERMNP

We went last year. We fished DIY in the park and did well (read the book). The fish were small, and it was crowded though. I booked a day with a guide at Kirk's on the Big T below town on private...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-06-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By txshane
Re: RMNP reports?

Thanks for the updates, guys. I appreciate it!

I'm hoping they'll be ready to eat some caddis and terrestrials in 2 weeks. I'd rather catch one on a dry fly than 10 on a nymph.
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