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by Ron Mc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 52
Views: 25978

Re: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?

With the proviso that I rarely fish dries on the Guad, I think that you should think more about fly type than specific pattern. Any fly type can be tied to match a specific bug, but different fly types have different characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. Having said that, my own preference is...
by Ron Mc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 52
Views: 25978

Re: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?

if you're fishing your wet fly as an attractor, with a smaller dropper, it may be working, anyway. If the attractor turns the fish, and the fish takes the dropper, both flies have done their job. A technique to have in your back pocket is skittering a crazy big dry fly - sofa pillow, hex pattern. Th...
by Ron Mc
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

Not sure if Alex is being facetious, but it truly was a blizzard, downed power lines, and not a good time to be driving because of almost zero visibility. I was out yesterday morning, there were felled trees, and many stranded cars both in my neighborhood and on the highway. The very good thing was ...
by Ron Mc
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

nah, we're pushing 70 tomorrow and next weekend also.
by Ron Mc
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

Fredericksburg is getting 6 inches snow - Corpus up to 3 inches. Intellicast shows its even snowing in the Valley and northern Mexico.

This is pretty amazing for deep south Texas
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by Ron Mc
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

It's snowing heavy here. I set up the new Trout in the Classroom aquarium at Great Hearts Northern Oaks at 4pm. By the time I got home there was an inch of snow on the hood of my truck, and it only started snowing a few miles from home. https://imgur.com/xfz6Nne.jpg and this is after being parked on...
by Ron Mc
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

we can thank Mick for that - this, too
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we fished through a 20kt wind that cold morning.
The next day was calm and warmed up nicely
by Ron Mc
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3466

Re: We need Rain !

last time I remember snow, we had a really good day on the river
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that was a really-rare-for-us dry snow - no ice
by Ron Mc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Trouble reading Private Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Trouble reading Private Messages

I ran into it before, too, until I figured it out.

My inbox is still full on this forum, among others.
by Ron Mc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: Trouble reading Private Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Trouble reading Private Messages

Jimbo, check your settings on private messages, specifically how it responds to a full inbox. What you want to check is letting the board delete your oldest pm's when your inbox is full. Go to Private Messages Rules, Folders and Settings last block is If Folder is Full : simply check delete oldest m...
by Ron Mc
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 2143

Re: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam

Those of you guys with some experienced chasing these guys, what size leader/tippet are you guys using. I doubt these guys are leader shy. Since I use a sinking line I keep my leader short (4-6ft). Is a 20lbs butt section and 15lbs tippet enough in the case of hooking a big one? On my Teeny lines, ...
by Ron Mc
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 2143

Re: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam

I've thrown every kind of rainbow-looking lure possible - including Catastic - at known striper holes on the Guadalupe, without reply. It's been many years, but one season I was responsible for harvesting 7 stripers from Barking Dog pool (legal limits, of course). The only way I caught them was a ca...
by Ron Mc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Swimming BWO
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Swimming BWO

I do have a photo of this simple dropper pattern, which works wonders on the Guadalupe. This is Dave Hughes' Serendipity, which doesn't really look like anything except generic food. I have some friends who don't fish any other fly on the Guadalupe. https://imgur.com/goYdhmy.jpg Size 18 scud hook, 8...
by Ron Mc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Swimming BWO
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Swimming BWO

pjvanek wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:11 am
Got it! I was thinking the entire braided section was 9'. Thanks for the description on your caddis. Sounds kind of similar to a Fox's poopah, except of course that fly does not have a soft hackle wrap or tungsten cone. Appreciate your help!
fun stuff!
by Ron Mc
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Swimming BWO
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Swimming BWO

Ron, thanks for the reply. Couple more questions if you don't mind please. The furled leader is 9'. How much tippet are your running between the ring and the soft hackle? Just wondering how long the whole thing is from leader to dropper fly. So 9' leader plus ? tippet to soft hackle plus 18" to dro...