Summer Fly Fishing Expo, 26th August, 2017

Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Texas FlyFishers Mini Expo on Saturday, August 26th. The venue for this year’s event will be held at the Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and it is open to the public.

Texas FlyFishers will showcase:

  • Fly Casting Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Fly Tying Demonstrations and Instruction
  • Wildlife carvings by Jim Lowdermilk
  • Displays and presentations on various facets of fly fishing

ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!!

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 9am-4pm

Where:  Terrace Unity Methodist Church – 1203 Wirt Road, Houston ( Google Map )

Background story about this expo 

Lunch is available and there will be a raffle for flies, a Temple Fork Outfitters rod and other assorted fly fishing items.

Since its inception in 2009, the Mini Expo has become one of our clubs most successful events. Whether you are an experienced, novice or wannabe fly fisherman, we invite you to this yearly event that showcases the talents and expertise of our club members.

There will be a booth explaining some of the educational opportunities that our club makes available to the novice on through the more experienced fly fisherman. Also on hand will be Mike Arnold, explaining the fishing opportunities available at Damon 7 Lakes and Guide Kevin Hutchison, Hill Country Flyfishers, who will be tying flies and explaining where to use them on the Central Texas Rivers.

There will be activities both inside and outside throughout the day. Starting off the day outside will be Capt. Steve Soule, Jeff Ferguson, MCI and Andy Payne CCI, who will be demonstrating casting techniques for saltwater and freshwater fishing. Also, outside will be Clay Sheward, demonstrating the “Do’s and Don’ts of Fishing from a Poling Skiff” and Don Puckett doing Casting Games.

Featured presentations:

Casting demo/instruction on back lawn
10:00 am to 12:00pm

Urban Angling with Danny Scarborough
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Casting Games with Don Puckett, bring your fly rod and join in.
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Intro to Paddling (With the Kayak Fisherman in Mind)
with Patti Carothers of Southwest Paddlesports
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Fishing the Big Lake ( Lake Calcasieu, LA )
with Jeff Ferguson
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Inside will be seminars and demonstrations of the various aspects of fly fishing and fly tying. Depending on your interests, there is something for everyone.

Featured presentations:
Danny Scarborough – Urban Angling

Jeff Ferguson – Fishing the Big Lake (Lake Calcasieu)

Patti Carothers – Intro to Paddling (with the kayak fisherman in mind)

Joe DeForke – Fly Fishing West Galveston Bay

Texas FlyFishers will showcase:
Rod Building – George Sutherland and Garland Sparks

Knot Tying – Dave Steffek

Furled Leaders – Frank Schlicht

“Relatively” Recent Developments in Fly Tying – Jerry Brown

New Innovative Process for Tying Flies – Joe Nicklo

Featured Fly tyers:
John and Shelby Carpenter
Kevin Hutchison
Chris Sumers
Barry Sandler
Curtis Gross

Beginner’s fly tying table. The Texas FlyFishers membership has a wealth of fly tying talent they are eager to share with you. Tying your own flies adds a whole new dimension to your fly fishing experience.

We look forward to seeing you on the August 26th

 

 

 

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