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Posted By: highflyer Get together in East Texas - 02/11/20 07:04 PM
We are looking to have a get together this Apr. We finally got the last piece needed for the project that I have been trying to finish.

So, here is the plan:

We are looking at two different weekends in APR. Yes there is a higher chance of rain, but hey, these are ponds filled with water, so that is how it goes.

Rules:
You must be a Pond boss Magazine subscriber.
You must be here on the forum and,
You must be a good person!

These have been a blast in the past and I expect this one to be a lot of fun.

Plan on a few projects, fishing, and other water related activities.

Once we have a primary date, the plans should be easy to finish.
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/11/20 08:12 PM
Thanks Brian. Appreciate you doing this again. The highflyer knows how to host a party! I hope to attend if it's not the weekend of April 4th.
Posted By: Snipe Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/11/20 09:51 PM
I would love to come down but we're still milking WAE if it's the first week of April.
Posted By: anthropic Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/11/20 10:36 PM
I'd be interested and would be happy to bring something to eat or drink. Are wives allowed?
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/12/20 01:05 AM
Looks like the weekend of the 4th and 11th (Easter)are out. We will look at the weekend of the 18th for starters.

Spouses are always welcome.

After we get a nominal head count, we will see what might be needed.
Posted By: TGW1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/12/20 01:20 PM
Brian, Thanks for the invitation and having a get together. Looking forward to seeing you and your guest once again. Let me know if I can bring anything to help out.
Posted By: snrub Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/12/20 05:00 PM
Would have loved to have made it, but we already have plane tickets to Sulawesi to go scuba diving in that time period.

The rest of you have fun!
Posted By: jludwig Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/12/20 05:37 PM
Making a mental note of date for calendar.
Posted By: anthropic Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/12/20 11:34 PM
I've scheduled it on calendar.
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 04:28 PM
highflyer, just going over your rules....

"Rules:
You must be a Pond boss Magazine subscriber.
You must be here on the forum and,
You must be a good person!"

Considering Rule #3, are you making an exception for FireIsHot??

Asking for a friend.....
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 04:40 PM
Ha! Name one friend you have other than me.
Posted By: Flame Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 06:44 PM
What a great comeback Al!!
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 08:07 PM
Originally Posted By: FireIsHot
Ha! Name one friend you have other than me.


That's easy!!

Babylonfive is my friend. He/she joined back on February 2, 2008. Granted, he/she never posted a single time, but still......
Posted By: RStringer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 08:33 PM
Al if you are his only friend what does that say about you? Asking for a friend also. smile
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 08:51 PM
Originally Posted By: RStringer
Al if you are his only friend what does that say about you? Asking for a friend also. smile


Yeah, Al. Rusto's my friend too...
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 09:15 PM
Originally Posted By: RStringer
Al if you are his only friend what does that say about you? Asking for a friend also. smile

Poor judgement
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/13/20 09:57 PM
....and maybe bad habits.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/14/20 01:49 AM
Sunil,

Rules are rules.

But yes, Allen is welcome we don't judge.
Posted By: RStringer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/14/20 02:10 AM
I judge but I always know that iv did dumber things than most. So not putting myself above anyone just glad to see I'm always surrounded by others of the same. Lol
Posted By: anthropic Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/14/20 02:34 AM
I'm a good person. Sometimes.
Posted By: RStringer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/14/20 03:04 AM
Oh I think most people are good but that dont mean we dont do dumb $H!T sometimes.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/14/20 08:57 PM
I am always fascinated by the direction these threads go.

We will use a relaxed interpretation of "good person" for this get together.


Also, Nicky is planning on being at this gathering, she is a lot of fun, and a great person. If you have not met her, this is your chance.
Posted By: ar_confederate Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 05:30 AM
My wife and I would like to attend.
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 01:58 PM
Heck, most of my fun in life has involved:

Hold my beer and watch this.
Wanna bet?
Man, that looks like fun.
Do you know who you're talking to?
Of course I like tequila.

These things have also wound up with contusions, involvement with constabulary, and copious infusions of cash.
Posted By: RStringer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 03:25 PM
If I'm going to do this you better get it on film.
Posted By: DannyMac Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 05:01 PM
Wow, that's a grand offer! The wife and I need to see more of east Texas and meet more pond crazy folk (as evidenced above, lol). Attended Bob's Pondology in October, now I understand the difference between us, in San Antonio, experiencing an hour of thunderstorms, and the same cold front storm system extending a hundred miles along the EastTx/Ok border.
But it was the best of times...a small crowd, new friends, grand hosting, fabulous food, fishing, and "projects" of a minor nature.
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 06:33 PM
'Ole Guvnor Davidson's Exclusive Case Study Guide on 'How Not to Get Invited Back (..and not invited at all):'

"Hold my beer and watch this.
Wanna bet?
Man, that looks like fun.
Do you know who you're talking to?
Of course I like tequila."

And more stories like "when Guvnor Davidson met a young man who wanted to get into the fountain aeration business, and proceeded to tell him that fountain aerators were worthless and then just walked away leaving Allen Hall and Sunil to help the young man pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams."
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/15/20 09:19 PM
That was a moment. Didn't take us long to access the situation and steer him towards B Lusk.

That was a fun PB conference.
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/16/20 05:29 AM
Poor kid....
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/20/20 02:34 AM
RS,
There will be cameras. Just saying.
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/20/20 11:22 AM
I still maintain that fountains are useless for aeration. I see them like I do race horses and beauty contest winners. Nice to look at but don't do a lick of work.
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/20/20 03:27 PM
Originally Posted By: highflyer
RS, There will be cameras.

In the air?



Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/20/20 04:10 PM
Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
I still maintain that fountains are useless for aeration. I see them like I do race horses and beauty contest winners. Nice to look at but don't do a lick of work.



The poor kid needed encouragement and guidance. You could see the gleam in the kid's eyes as he approached Guvnor Davidson. I think the kid knew who Guv was, and thus sought out his advice....and support.

While giving Guv's opinion of Fountain Aeration was a five-finger death punch to the young kid, Guv just walking away after that was maybe too much.
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 12:38 PM
I have neither knowledge nor memory of that discourse.
Posted By: Tbar Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 01:26 PM
Thanks for putting this together Brian.
Posted By: ar_confederate Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 01:31 PM
It's probably a little early but do you know what you would like me to bring?
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 03:29 PM
Brian let me know as it gets closer if you want me to pickup BBQ meats again at Winnsboro's "Bodacious Bar-B-Q" or "Countryboys BBQ and Sweets"...whichever you think is best. Be happy to do it.

Posted By: Flame Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 06:12 PM
just curious, will there be t-shirts like the last one? I got more comments about my t-shirt. People asked a lot of questions about Pond Boss!! I have almost wore the lettering out of mine! Wish I had another one!!
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 08:19 PM
Originally Posted By: Flame
just curious, will there be t-shirts like the last one? I got more comments about my t-shirt. People asked a lot of questions about Pond Boss!! I have almost wore the lettering out of mine! Wish I had another one!!

Wow Flame that's cool to hear. I kind of doubt I will do the t-shirts this time. We never know how many people are going to show up and most of all sizing is a nightmare...and of course the expense. I did the t-shirt thing for two Pond Boss get-togethers...and might be retired from that. I am pretty sure I still have some of those shirts brand new so if you let me know your size I might still have one.

Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/21/20 10:09 PM
Mark,
There will be cameras with different vantage points available.

AR and Mark, About the food, let's get a head count going then we can see about the food.

Lance,
Great to hear from you as well. Looking forward to the gathering.

I too still wear my shirt from time to time. I might have one or two extras around if Mark doesn't.
Posted By: Sunil Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/22/20 05:31 AM
I'm actually wearing my white, long sleeved PB North East TX...shirt right now!!

And I wasn't even at the event!!!
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/22/20 09:38 PM
Me too!!
But I was!
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/22/20 10:24 PM
Me too and Iím working on an empty rent house
Posted By: ewest Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/25/20 07:50 PM
These meetings (events) are always a great time.
Posted By: Snipe Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/26/20 12:39 AM
In the essence of privacy, can someone PM me the local of this event??
I don't want to ask anyone to post info the FBI/FAA may be watching..
I'm a 1 head count unless I can pull the long con on the wife.. (I SAID CON!!!)
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/26/20 01:53 PM
Originally Posted By: Snipe
can someone PM me the local of this event??

Look at the t-shirt
Posted By: Snipe Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/26/20 03:44 PM
Duh...Yeah, I'm slow.
Maybe I should stay home. I'm not the brightest bulb sometimes..
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/26/20 05:31 PM
Originally Posted By: Snipe
Duh...Yeah, I'm slow. Maybe I should stay home. I'm not the brightest bulb sometimes.

Snipe not as slow as me I'm sure..lol. If ya can I'd try to attend...these gatherings only happen every few years, Brian and Heather are great hosts, and it's always educational, good fellowship, and just a fun day.
Posted By: Snipe Re: Get together in East Texas - 02/26/20 07:36 PM
I'm planning to attend Zep. We make it through WAE egg take, I'll be ready to get out for a few days.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/11/20 02:49 PM
Okay it's time to start getting more serious about attendance numbers. If possible, can I get head count. You are welcome to say maybe, or I believe, etc.

I do need to start coordinating food, drinks and other activities. And there is going to be a reveal.
Posted By: Zep Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/11/20 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by highflyer
Okay it's time to start getting more serious about attendance numbers. If possible, can I get head count. You are welcome to say maybe, or I believe, etc. I do need to start coordinating food, drinks and other activities. And there is going to be a reveal.

If the date is Saturday April 18th I plan on attending and will most likely be solo.

Always look forward to visiting the HighFlyer ranch.

If weather forces a change to April 25th I am ok on that date as well.

Thanks Brian!

Posted By: jludwig Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/11/20 04:43 PM
I am a maybe.
Posted By: FireIsHot Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/11/20 07:19 PM
I "should" have my ankle monitor removed by then and be able to attend, but it all depends on the judge.

If any of you guys/gals attending are interested in fly fishing for BG or LMB/HSB, I "may" be available to show you some tricks that make rigging up less of a PITA. No fancy Orvis fly fishing vests or $600 Simms waders required. LMB and BG aren't as picky as trout, so no reason to overspend to enjoy slinging a fly.
Posted By: ar_confederate Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/11/20 07:27 PM
I would like to learn how to fly fish for BG and/or LMB. Thanks.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/12/20 05:01 PM
Mark,

The 18th of APR is the day. Rain or Shine.

Allen,

Do you want me to put in a good word with the judge? Also, thanks for the offer to teach tossing flies. Your demonstrated patience is perfect for that endeavor.

As for the rest of you, chime in, it is time to start getting the numbers solidified.
Posted By: Cliff76169 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/12/20 06:45 PM
I have been lurking for a while and would enjoying meeting some of the posters and joining the East Texas BOW community. I have a 10 acre lake stocked with CNBG, FHM and FLMB in Zan Zandt County.


Cliff
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/13/20 12:13 AM
Cliff,

If you meet the three requirements (see the first post in this thread), you are invited! Always good to meet new members of the pondboss family.
Posted By: anthropic Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/13/20 05:01 AM
Hope to meet you there, Cliff. How have your FLMB been doing re catchability?
Posted By: Cliff76169 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/13/20 01:39 PM
During the warmer months I was catching 3 or 4 in a couple of hours. Since winter I am lucky to catch more then one. As the water warms up I hope the catch rate will increase.

As a side note, My BOW is 10 acres and I only stocked 650 fingerlings. I am hoping to get my first spawn this spring. BOW record is 3.14 lbs caught on a Texas rigged worm in Nov 19.


Cliff
Posted By: Cliff76169 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/13/20 01:39 PM
Brian

I meet the first two, and you will have to decide on #3


Cliff
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/14/20 02:54 PM
Cliff,
Allen made it past the third requirement so you should be just fine.
Posted By: ar_confederate Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/16/20 12:56 PM
I just learned that an event I'm committed to work has been rescheduled to April 18th. My wife and I will not be able to come to the gathering. I'm really disappointed. I was looking forward to meeting you good people.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/17/20 01:56 AM
AR,

Thanks for the update. I understand, and with all the goings on, you might not miss it if we have to reschedule.
Posted By: gehajake Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/17/20 11:47 AM
I would give anything to meet a bunch of you guys, and maybe learn a few fly fishing tricks, two out of the three requirements shouldn't be too bad, but I wont be able to commit to it at this time, the spring has been too wet for me to get much done in my line of work so I better be available for work if possible, and its right in the heart of Crappie, Turkey and Mushroom season if I do get a spare minute. if it were closer I would sure make every effort. Have a good time guys, as I am sure you will! sorry to miss it!
Posted By: ar_confederate Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/17/20 12:07 PM
Thanks Brian. I pray that all this is effective and it blows over quickly. If not this event, maybe another time.
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/19/20 11:36 PM
All,

I think it is in everyones best interest to postpone our gathering. Clearly as things ebb and flow, any gathering, no matter how fun, should be delayed for now. When this passes, we will evaluate our options.
Posted By: anthropic Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/19/20 11:42 PM
You made the right call, Brian. A shame, but now just isn't the right time.
Posted By: RAH Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/20/20 11:07 AM
Nice to see folks doing the responsible thing and looking out for others
Posted By: TGW1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/20/20 12:35 PM
good call I think. Hopefully we can all get together again. Brian, your last get together was really enjoyable. Sometimes, it is just nice to be asked smile
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/20/20 01:14 PM
Agree
Posted By: snrub Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/20/20 04:19 PM
Yeah it is getting crazy around here in the stores and things shutting up. A few cases of the virus popping up in the area. We were supposed to go to Indonesia for 6 weeks on April 5th but of course that is a no go.

Maybe if Brian reschedules later in the year I can make it.
Posted By: TGW1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/22/20 11:51 AM
snrub, I think it would be Great if we could all get together after this virus has run it's course. Maybe we could just show up @ Brians place and holler out "were here" Like some long lost relatives. smile
Posted By: TGW1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/25/20 04:22 PM
Brian, how are things going with you and the lake? Happy water ? Fishing? And I'm guessing you are in the skies transporting needed things from around the country and the world?
Posted By: highflyer Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/26/20 03:33 PM
Tracy,

The pond is doing well. We are here working on projects. That part of my life is good.

Flying has been surreal. You could make a Zombie apocalypse movie in any of the cities I have been in. Lots of people all over the world are nervous. The good news, if there is any, is that this will pass, but it is not going to be pretty.

I can't wait for normal to return. I bet I am not alone on that one.
Posted By: TGW1 Re: Get together in East Texas - 03/27/20 11:39 AM

Brian it's good to here that your @ the pond and flying also. I miss being behind a yoke. But lots of good memories in the skies. Hoping we can all get together again soon. How is your Tp room? Raising many of them? For me it won't be long before I make a trip to Overtons for Tp. My Fa is the worst I have ever seen .
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