25 September 2015
22 September 2015
|Cody fishing one of the many cut banks|
|Trophy Brown for the day|
|A fingerling Brown|
|An old homestead along the South Platte; the old stove was still in the light-colored building|
16 August 2015
Jerry Hamon, President of the Mariner Sails Kayak Fishing Club and member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff, guided a small get-together of the Texas Women Fly Fishers on a morning kayak trip. Cody and I chose to spend the night a recently opened campground to make a little adventure of the trip. We met up, loaded up, and headed on down the river. We casted deer hair and topwater flies to eager Largemouth Bass swimming in shade-covered, clear water. We switched to chartreuse and white Clousers and rust-colored Red Asses to land beautiful Stripers, Crappie, Sunfish, and a Gasper Goo. We watched a young, juvenile Bald Eagle watching us. All-in-all, it was a great morning, most especially, because we finally got to fish with our friend, Jerry.
|Gator Bait & Lizard Lick|
29 June 2015
Traveling to Cuba's Jardines De La Reina, Tarpon was a highly targeted species for Tailwaters' 11 fishing guests aboard the Avalon II and certainly the favored species among her guides. For several of us, this beastly king was an accomplishment for our species bucket list, too. Fly fisherman Camilo regaled us with his first landed Tarpon on Thursday 25 June 2015.
On Monday of that week, Bill and Will Seals and Cody and I fished for the Kings of the Sea from the same, deep-water hole. Being the courteous and respectful friends that we are, we each took turns. Bill first, me second, Will third, Cody fourth, and then, we repeated the sharing again exactly as in the first time. Those sea beasts were strong and beautiful.
|Bill Jumps and Lands Tarpon #1|
|My First "Landed" Tarpon|
|Will Bows and Lands Tarpon #3|
|Cody Lands Tarpon #4, a PB, as Keko Looks On|
|My 2nd Landed Tarpon|
|Cody's 2nd Landed Tarpon of the Day|
|My 3rd Tarpon of the Day|
|One of Cody's Five Jumped Wednesday Tarpon|
|My 4th Tarpon of the Trip|
|My 5th and Final PB Tarpon|
28 June 2015
As the first and last days of the trip are spent boating five hours
from-and-to the port town of Jucaro, fishing those days are half-days. So our first day was an evening spent Bonefishing on some of the calmest flats I have ever experienced. Tailwaters' original logo sported a freshwater trout and tailing Bonefish. Until 20 June 2015, I had never seen tailing Bones as depicted on their first brand; it was something to see.
I haven't been to Los Roques, Venezuela for Bonefishing, but I have been to Belize and Hawai'i, and I think that the Cuban Bonefish are some of the Western Hemisphere's best Bonefish.
27 June 2015
|Back Row L-R: Jeronimo, Camilo, John, Dick, Will, Brad, Bill|
Front Row L-R: Ron, Meredith, me, Cody, Juan
|Avalon II with the Tortuga in the background|
02 June 2015
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