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Parker
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Post by Parker » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:22 am

So on the little blog my friend Wes and I keep www.liveandletfly.com, it states "Fly Fishing Texas...And all that implies" I've been asked a lot lately, "I thought yall's site was about fly fishing Texas but not many of your stories/pictures are from Texas. Well, here's my response...

http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/vi ... dium=email

I borrowed yall's logo w/out permission...I apologize but I hope that's okay. I used to live down in ATX for over a year in 06' and '07 and fished the hill country rivers and streams all the time. Never joined the group but followed along online.

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Post by TrentW » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:52 pm

I enjoyed the video very much. I especially enjoyed the picture of the fly rod and arm out of the water while the rest of you is swimming with fish! You may drown but you will still have a fish on the other end! Great stuff.
TW

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Ron Mc
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Post by Ron Mc » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:16 pm

I was wading the Sabinal one day - the water was so clear and it looked so easy to take that next step.
My hat was floating - I wish somebody had that photo.
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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:45 am

I've done it too..... the technical term I like to use is "High sticking in deep water". Of course the real trick to pulling this off is not to thrash around once you gone under. You also need to follow your line properly for a good 15 seconds before you pop up for a breath. Then purposely scan upstream, as if to tell anyone watching, Yeah I do it all the time when it's the only way to get a good drift over my next fish! Jimbo

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Post by d ayer » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:32 am

was wading the Sabinal one day - the water was so clear and it looked so easy to take that next step.
My hat was floating - I wish somebody had that photo.

Now that would be a funny picture.

Enjoy Alaska, Ron

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Post by d ayer » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:34 am

WHo singe the title song on the video?

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Post by Parker » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:29 am

Both of those songs were by Gary P. Nunn. My friend DannyO introduced me to his Texas sound a while back. On every fishing trip I go on, I make sure I play those two songs when I start to get close to the water. This is the album you need to score...
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...Lots of GREAT songs!!

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Post by mickmcco » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:37 pm

My wife and I were married in the Texas Hill Country 23 years ago. I was informed by her family that one requirement for receiving her hand in marriage was to memorize and sing all three verses of Gary P Nunn's "London Homesick Blues."

So after the ceremony in the back yard of her parents' home west of Fredericksburg, we went inside, picked up the guitars, and started singing. Best reception I've ever attended.

"Well, when you're down on your luck, and you ain't got a buck, in London you're a goner...."
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Post by LabRat » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:15 pm

That video ROCKS!
Mick....I would have loved to have been at that reception!
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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:56 pm

Just for you Mick and all those that miss those days back in Austin.....
For those who are unfamiliar with this one.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kbZ7ae2wfk
Or a more simple version.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw9tqjk3 ... re=related
Or.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKyqKlky ... re=related
God bless the memories of Armadillo World Headquarters !!!!!
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Post by LabRat » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:32 pm

Parker, thanks for the recommendation on the CD...my copy arrived in the mail today.
I had a tough day at work, but listening to that CD on the way home made me smile...What I Like About Texas, Guadalupe Days, Road Trip, and the venerable London Homesick Blues. Great ear candy!
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Post by Parker » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:49 pm

LabRat...Glad you got it.

I just returned from Craig MT yesterday but I had that blasting in the cabin and on the daily trips to the mighty MO and the Little Prickly Pear Creek (it was 50 yards from the front door of the cabin).

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Post by LabRat » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:58 pm

And it's goin' with me to Creede the end of this week...:-)
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Post by Jimbo Roberts » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:16 pm

I found another one to listen to.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scjb_f95diA

Jimbo

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