Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction, 2020, planning stages

This annual event is scheduled for May 2nd, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bayou Sports Bar and Grill, 6011 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, Tx

We have a couple of question to answer before we can finalize.

  1. Can we actually meet?  The current declared emergency prohibits the use of “sit down restaurants”
  2. Are we having crayfish (mudbugs), if we can meet?
  3. Will we have enough folks willing to show up in May?
  4. Is it wiser to postpone?

The auction is held in two parts, The Silent Auction and, The Live Auction. The Silent Auction begins at 11:00 am and the Live Auction will kick off around noon.

The Silent Auction

If you are not familiar with the Silent Auction process, it’s quite simple. There will be 4 – 5 rows of tables with items ranging from artwork to flies to tying materials to wading boots and, everything in between. Next to each item is a clipboard where, should you decide to bid, you write down your bidder number and your bid for that item. This process will continue throughout the day so, you will need to keep checking back to monitor the status of your bid. Then, at the end of the Auction, Last Call is given and the auction is then closed. If at the end of the auction, your bid is the highest, you take your item and the bid sheet up to the cashier and pay out. Nothing to it.

The Live Auction

The Live Auction will begin around noon (after lunch) and continue until the last item has been auctioned off, somewhere around 1:30 pm. The Live Auction contains 30+ top drawer items ranging from fly rods to original artwork to trips to 5 Star destinations and, much more. You will want to be on hand for this.

4 thoughts on “Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction, 2020, planning stages

  1. I believe postpone it would be the best option. This ordeal may not be over by then. The turn out may not be good as well.

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  2. I agree with Thi, postponing will allow us to maximize our exposure to the public at a later date and to gather more auction items. Has there been a group assembled heading up this year’s auction? I have some gear ready to donate. Flys, fly reels, an other stuff. Who does it go to, and will they come by and pick up or should it be dropped off at the storage room?

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  3. Most importantly we should have the auction as it is a great money maker for the club as well as a good shopping experience. The timing should be dictated by community and membership health concerns. Maybe it could be relocated to a non restaurant/bar venue. Another option could be an online auction if Coronavirus is still alive and wel

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