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  1. If you will it, it is no dream.
  2. Bump, if I missed a more recent thread, then muledick. Considering a last minute trip down there this week with my teenage boys, look for a fly fishing guide for a day or two and let them goof around. It's been so long since I've been that I'm functionally a noob. Recs on a place to stay or look at an Airbnb somewhere in particular? My wife is sitting this one out so it doesn't have to be the elitest of the SPI elite, just room for me and two large teenage humans (I guess I'll get the sofa bed). Proximity to a good beach bar for my sanity is a plus and worth paying for.
  3. Appreciate it. Sounds like that's a better trip for another time. This is why I'm much better overplanning a year out than scattershooting. I'll try to find something else for a spontaneous trip. Any guide recs out of Padre or Port Isabel? I could deal with that. Well, yeah, but it's my Dad job to make them hate all the things I love.
  4. Yeah, that sounds like something I would rather do psycho-level planning on. I probably didn't express well this is more like a day of fishing and a couple days bumming around, and not particularly chasing a target. A quick getaway and decompress from working way too hard kind of thing.
  5. This is way out of character for me as a psychotic vacation pre-planner, but I ended up with some time off and wanted to do something with my yahoo teenagers. I've never been saltwater fly fishing, and have never been to the Keys. Been perusing this thread and the site (BTW, fuck you KKL for making Key Largo search worthless), and looks like Islamorada might be our speed. I saw the rec for Bud N' Marys, is that the go-to? It looks like several of their skiff guides will take three fishermen, but I'm not sure how well that works with fly fishing. Any thoughts on particular trips? I guess it's probably too ambitious for n00bs (and impatient teenagers) to chase bonefish on the flats, although I'd be just as happy standing out there casting all day myself. Any thoughts on places to stay, getting there, etc.? Is this a reasonable last-minute idea (as in next week), or would it be better to push it to my time off in August (and then go psycho planning every detail)?
  6. I'd say don't sweat it. We sent my son off to school in Colorado, and his registration expired last October. We just renewed it a couple weeks ago when he came home for the summer. He even got pulled over for it when he first came back and the cop just laughed when he explained it then shot his dog and murdered us all.
  7. @BearSchlong I'm sure there will be things closer and more convenient to the Springs, but if he ever wants to fish the Arkansas, we've been out with ArkAnglers multiple times. They have offices in Salida and Buena Vista, either of which is probably a little over 2hrs away. My family and I went out for our first time with Stuart, who was a great teacher. If you want to jump in feet first, they offer instructional classes as well as a half-day instruction wade followed by a full-day float the next day. That would make for a great father/son weekend trip to Salida, stay at the Amigo Motor Lodge in one of their Airstreams. Just sayin'. Uggghh... I need to be standing in a cold mountain stream....
  8. Posted in the New Music 2024 thread too, but thanks KUTX for introducing me to Holy Wire. Debut album out today and is great.
  9. Damor

    New Music 2024

    Debut album from Austin band Holy Wire is out today and blowing my mind at work this evening. I'm a musical ignoramus, so not sure what to call it. Very 80s throwback, new wave with some electronica? IDK. I get some Tears for Fears, Echo and the Bunnymen, Nation of Language vibes. The whole album is pretty damn fantastic start to finish.
  10. @patrickdrinksbeer Damn, had tickets and a whole trip planned for that show that fell through. Hopefully this is becoming an annual thing and I can make it next year.
  11. Just got back from taking my boys out to the Llano, now that the older one is home from college. We started out at the James confluence, but it was "crowded" and a little turbid, so we moved down to the next crossing. Good move. Although not anything big, we caught a ton of guads, and the older one kept pulling one after the other out of a hole just down from the bridge. They were absolutely blowing up Llanolopes and hoppers, which was even more fun. And the only other person we saw was the Game Warden.
  12. Back when my boys were little, we had awesome season tickets just behind the on-deck circle. In between innings, the assistants would sneak them extras under a tiny loose corner of the netting next to the dugout. They were in heaven. Then one year Deloss put up a wall in LF and bolted that little corner down. It's a boy's last dream and a man's first loss.
  13. @Jerry Callo pm sent.
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