Fish were caught, and the FOTHD (fly of the day) was the “Swamp Monster”:
I was at home, relaxing after a long night of fishing when my friend, Rodney Fontenou, called. “Whatcha doin’?” “Nothing .” I replied. I was not about to tell him I was sitting on my butt and wishing I had the energy to get back on the water. Continue reading “Turtles”
Jim and I had always talked about going fishing together, but had never seemed to find the time. Finally, we both had a weekend off and could go. Continue reading “Hoppers”
A great time was had by all, and the gift game was a lot of fun. Did you know that there were flies attached to those corks?
These are the flies that I depend on to catch fish reliably in freshwater.
- Sam’s One Bug, modified
- Ligon, modiffied
- Bully spider
- Pete’s Gurgle Pop Popper
- Simple shad
- Cypert’s Minnow. modified
- Clouser deep minnow
Arrived in Houston Friday night. Nilo picked me up from the airport and a quick trip home to our excited puppy.
Saturday Nilo had to work, so I stuck around the house and took care of things that were neglected in my absence.
Sunday, Q came by and we went out to D7Ls. Fishing was slow, but the weather was perfect. We caught a few fish, but the size and numbers were low.
Monday I picked up my truck from the repair place. As I was driving to the bank, the tire pressure alarm went off. I stopped at another Toyota dealer only to be told to take it back to where I just picked it up from.
Tuesday was a depressing meeting with the OG&C Chief at the Houston office and then a trip to Lilly’s doctor.
Wednesday early, a 4 hour trip to the Sabine River, for kayak fishing. Details of S&MK’s break down…
Thursday, my truck had to go back to the shop for new tires, headlight service, and replace the tire pressure sensors.
Friday, we drove to Georgia. 16 hours for 800 miles. We lost about 2 hours due to congestion.
Saturday, Sam Club run with Dad. Too much food, and a little bit of fun.
Sunday, Tybee Island. More later
Monday, Tybee Island, more later
Tuesday, food prep
Wednesday, food prep
Friday, Cris left. Shooting balloons.
Saturday, 22 hours on the road, to arrive home at 0500 Sunday. James left, and beat us home.
Sunday, pack for the trip to Colorado
Monday, 1,000 miles in 15 hours.
Don C. Puckett
SFC, US Army
This cheap simple fly is one of my winter “go-to” flies for LMB, and ‘gill.
Hook: Dry fly hook, size 12 (94833)
Thread: 6/0 (
Eyes: Brass bead chain
Body and tail: Zonkered pine squirrel
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