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by Ron Mc
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Best spots for carp?
Replies: 6
Views: 3318

Re: Best spots for carp?

I haven't been there in a long time, and certainly not this summer, but the upper end of Lake Georgetown - below Tejas Camp has many big carp. I've caught them spring, summer and fall there in the past.
by Ron Mc
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Kayak or Pontoon
Replies: 10
Views: 5553

Re: Kayak or Pontoon

Thanks for the excellent advice, folks. One of my major concerns is portability. I will frequently be loading the kayak to the top of my car and unloading it by myself. And, as those of you who know me know, I'm not exactly a linebacker. Could I do that with the larger yaks, such as the one you rec...
by Ron Mc
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Kayak or Pontoon
Replies: 10
Views: 5553

Re: Kayak or Pontoon

Tom, could you talk a little more about the differences between the Mini-X and the LiquidLogic Coupe. I'm considering a yak and these are at the top of my list. Alex, if you're wanting a river boat, I recommend you look at the Jackson Coosa. Test paddled it a few weeks back when my buddy Steve boug...
by Ron Mc
Wed May 18, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Concan/Frio
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: Concan/Frio

gin clear water - blend colors are best, green, gray, tan, sandy brown. Gee, hard to beat a cats whisker. http://www.grtu.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1689 Most if not all of the water around Concan is impounded - you're going to need to float, a kayak or belly boat (float tube). great water to s...
by Ron Mc
Tue May 17, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 9467

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08183890&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060 the creek looks good. The rain gave it a little spike just above median (10 cfs), but as you can see, it's been running only 1 cfs all year. your last photo is a great spot, but a very tricky wade to avoid putting every ...
by Ron Mc
Tue May 17, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

you're a good photographer, Mick.
by Ron Mc
Tue May 17, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Steve's description of the rod Mike Clark built for him is a perfect tailwater/big-Guadalupe-trout rod. I prefer a 5-wt. but break out a 6 when the wind forces it.
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by Ron Mc
Sat May 14, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 9467

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

I'm happy now.
by Ron Mc
Sat May 14, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 9467

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

when I was hiking there last week, it was not fishable - there was little to no flow and a continuous algae mat over all the slow water. The rain may have given it a breath of life. There are no hybrids in the creek they are A-strain endemic Guadalupe bass (and some largemouths) - one of only two or...
by Ron Mc
Thu May 12, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Chris used to be the repairman at Alnwick for Hardy, so machining parts for antique Perfects was already his bread and butter.
His made-from-scratch brass-faced Perfects are phenomenal.
by Ron Mc
Thu May 12, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Clark's board is inhabited by published authors, accomplished and published outdoor artists, many of the best cane rodbuilders, bench reelmakers, tackler brokers, collectors, and great, great amateur photographers - all over the world. It's the No. 1 fly fishing site on the internet, with 30M hits/y...
by Ron Mc
Wed May 11, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Jimbo Roberts wrote:I loved the link from the previous page Ron. Very nice Leonards presented there. I can only imagine their worth!
Jimbo
this will astound you, Jimbo,
Check out the mortised rods Yukihito Okawa makes in Ashikaga, Japan
http://clarksclassicflyrodforum.yuku.com/topic/34305
by Ron Mc
Tue May 10, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

you won't get off that easy, Jimbo throw in old British line Grades (Grade 2 is about a modern 6/7) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/young/p17.jpg all compounded by the fact that modern lines are porking up compared to the original AFTMA weight scales, and modern fly rod manufactur...
by Ron Mc
Tue May 10, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

mickmcco wrote:I have not been combing eBay, but Clark's Classic Rod Forum (a much more dangerous place for me).
did you see the Show Us your Leonards thread?

Jimbo, my Orvis Fullflex glass rod, Phillipson blank from about the same year is marked HDH or 6.
by Ron Mc
Tue May 10, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 11558

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Just added another UL bamboo rod to my quiver. It is an Orvis Madison 7ft, 2pc, rated for an IGI (three weight) line. It's a bit windy here to give it a thorough test, but I think I'm going to like it. It's a full flex rod, but is not wimpy, with some decent backbone. And, unlike some full flex rod...