Monday, August 31, 2015

San Saba River Adventure

Loaded up and ready to roll!
On Saturday, we decide to take it easy and not pile out of bed too early.  It was supposed to be a nice day as the summer has broken here and it was only supposed to be in the 90's.  So we finished packing up around 11am and hit the road.  It takes about an hour and a half to get to San Saba from our place so we got there around 12:30-1pm.

The sun was shining when we got there and I thought it was going to be a hot day, but shortly after we got there, the clouds came over and we never saw the sun again.  Perfect day for fishing!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PowerPro Super8Slick - Not so slick!

I have no idea what Shimano was thinking....

This last spring I saw this great new product at Academy and thought I'd try it.  The package said it was smoother than other types of braid and would cast further.  Since it was braid, I assumed it would last longer too!

Super8Slick it is called.  Made by PowerPro (Shimano).  It sort of lived up to it's name in that it was very smooth casting.  That is... when it wasn't giving me bird's nests.... ON A SPINNING REEL.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Life in the fast lane and Guadeloupe Bass

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of life really gets in the way of things you really want to do. For instance, I have over 10 hours of video I need to edit down to a 10-15 minute video for your enjoyment.  However, I have a problem... I want to go somewhere every weekend yet I don't have enough time each weekend or during the week to edit video. Sigh...

The fact is, the main reason most of us go fishing is to get away from the business of life.  Catching fish is a really nice plus.  Yet we are always learning all we can about catching fish - and many of us are good at catching fish. However, the areas I go to are often different from the environments you might encounter on the lakes and rivers of other areas in Central Texas or anywhere else for that matter.  My favorite rivers are the Llano River, the San Gabriel river, and am quickly adding the San Saba River to that list.

Geeks Fish Too is now up and running!

As I mentioned several posts ago, I have been working on splitting Hill Country Fishing Rods from the fishing adventures.  Well, I finally had some time to get this done and here you go!

I'm still working on a good logo and could use some help.  I think I've got something to work with from my collection of fish pictures I've taken.  Here's one I've started with and hope to make something of.

I'm hoping to select the fish and put text into the side of it.  I did a preliminary version of it and posted it on the blog.  Let me know what you think!!!

So what happens to Hill Country Fishing Rods?   The site is going to continue as a site relating to fishing rods only.  It started out that way and now is time to go back to that.  The sites will continue to cross reference each other and in fact, I hope to include each site as a tab on the other site(s).  Yes, you read that correctly- Sites.  I'm hoping to branch out to other specifics.  For instance, there will be blogs dedicated just the process of building fishing rods, a site related to my adventures in guide fishing on the Llano and San Saba rivers (more to come on that!).

This post will go to both sites but as of the next post cycle, I will be splitting the context of the sites completely.  Again, the other site(s) will be just a click away as I will have them linked at the top.

Any suggestions on how to make this happen is always welcome!

Finally, Hill Country Fishing Rods finally is getting customers.  We have 3 rods going to stores as soon as we get the label issue resolved and I have a rod order in progress.  Of course there will be pictures coming on that as I start that process.

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