Thursday Night Live – Texas Fly Fishing Report

| January 30, 2015

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Good morning fly fishers! We had our first live version of the Texas Fly Fishing Report© last night, and the technology went smoothly – WITH ONE EXCEPTION. Apparently the Google+ application that used to spool the entire live program to YouTube … NO LONGER SPOOLS the open forum video discussion to YouTube any longer. There’s no way to know that when you hit the “GO” button though. So here’s the Report in written form.


It’s Texas, and the weather will alway play a role in our fly fishing success. It’s such a big State that we typically have different patterns in different parts of the State. This weekend we will have rain coming through virtually the entire State and clearing off by Monday. It’ll be widespread, and Oklahoma will also be under the same skies. So maybe it’s time to tie flies, stay in and watch that little football game Sunday.


There’s a whole lot of information you can glean from Facebook posts by Texas fly fishing guides. And what I am seeing is that fish are coming from guides who are working in Louisiana salt water. This weekend’s weather will emphasize that even more. Was anyone aware that Facebook was hacked earlier this week, and offline for hours? Eventually somebody will crush Facebook with a hack, and unless everybody has saved the words and images they entrusted there – they’ll all be gone.


Today’s tip – Be sure you immediately open and put the battery in your new GoPro Hero 4, and turn it on right away. There should be a minimal charge that allows you to turn it on and make sure it works in general. I just went through the whole rigamarole of a new, out of the box, GoPro Hero 4 that had a bad battery. (I slapped on a Hero 3 Battery BackPack to power it) I contacted GoPro to see what they could do, and the long delay in response lead me to where I purchased it originally – BestBuy. Their policy? You have to return the whole thing (within 15 days). Now, if you are familiar with the packaging of a GoPro, you know it’s incredibly wasteful and jinky packaging. Nevertheless, I managed to get all the bits and pieces together and returned for a clean exchange for a new camera. This one fired up, and the battery charged up like it was supposed to. All that for a $19.99 battery! GoPro obviously still has a problem with their batteries – and it’s turning into a long-term problem now.

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