Texas FlyFishers Annual Auction, 2020, postponed

This annual event is currently scheduled to be held August 22nd, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055.  This location is to be confirmed before the event.  This is already the location and date for the mini-expo.  We are trying to combine the two.  As of April 2020, we are still in the planning stages.

Guided fly fishing trips await the successful bidder this year at the Texas Flyfishers Annual Auction in Houston.

Newcomers to fly fishing as well as fishing enthusiasts of all persuasions – fly, spin and plug – are welcome to join this celebration of Houston’s fly fishing fraternity.

We normally have this event at a favorite restaurant, but the COVID-19 has put a few things in turmoil, and this event is one of them.

In addition to the live auction’s offerings of guided trips, original angling art and top of the line fly rods and reels, a host of other equipment and accessories appropriate for beginner to expert will be available – often at bargain prices – through a silent auction and raffle. Long rows of tables will display dozens of items with clipboards showing the latest high bids and bidder number.

The Silent Auction items will be on display and open for bids at 11 a.m. The Live Auction will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. A handout listing all auction items will be made available to all attendees at the registration desk. Following the Live Auction, a Last Call notice for written bids on items in the Silent Auction and it will be closed at approximately 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the auction are used to support fly fishing education and outdoor conservation and scholarship programs. urban waterways. Certified fly casting instructors will be on hand to provide instruction for beginners or tune up casting skills for this season’s action

About The Auction:  This is our Club’s primary source of funds for the coming year and, we need the participation of all of our members. There is no admission for the Auction but, you must register at the front table and get a Bidder Number if you wish to participate. There will also be tickets available for an opportunity to win some great prizes that will be drawn for during the day. Lunch will also be available.

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.

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