The 10th Annual Summer Mini Expo, Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Come enjoy a fun filled day of: Fly Tying Casting Instructions,  Demonstrations, Travel Presentations, Rod Building Area, and Fishing Information along with drawing for Prizes at Terrace United Methodist Church, 1203 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055

The Texas FlyFishers Present 10th Annual Summer Mini Fly Fishing Exposition

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 08:30 am until 4:00 pm

The Mini Expo has something for every fly fisher…

Beginner, intermediate or expert!

2021 Mini Expo Program Flyer

Schedule of Events – Scheduled Presentations and Times

8:30 am – Doors Open

9:00 am
Inside:  Fly Tying, Rod Building, Fishing experts
Outside:  Master Casting Instructor Jeff Ferguson

10:00 am
Inside:  Presentation 1:  Fly Fishing by Kevin, Kevin Hutchison of Hill Country Fly Fishers
Outside:  Captain Steve Soule

11:00 am
Inside:  Presentation 2:  Fly Fishing the Sam Houston State Park, Rob McConnell, author of “Fly Fishing the Sam”
Outside:  Faults and Fixes

12 noon:  Lunch and Drawings

1:00 pm
Inside:  Presentation 3:  TBD
Outside:  Master Casting Instructor Jeff Ferguson

2:00 pm
Inside:  Presentation 4:  Fishing the Lakes of Alaska’s Wood-Tikcik State Park, John Eldred, TFF Outings Chairman
Outside:  Certified Casting Instructor Gary Davison

3:00 pm
Inside:  Free time at tables
Outside:  Individual time

4:00 pm  Expo is Over

Note: Time and topics of the presentations are subject to change without notice. 

The Texas FlyFishers is a 501 (c)(3) Organization and a member club of the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International

 History of the Annual Summer Mini Expo

Most Texas FlyFisher’s monthly meetings play to a full house, every month with the exception August. For some reason, the August meeting draws less than half of the audience of the other 10 months. So, in 2009, then Club President David Lemke came up with a plan to pick up the August monthly meeting attendance. David’s idea was, instead of holding a typical meeting with a guest speaker, the Club to hold a mini expo featuring the club’s talent at fly tying, rod building, knot tying / leader building, casting demonstrations and information and personal experiences on fly fishing destinations in an exposition format.

The first Texas FlyFishers Summer Mini Expo was held on August 25th 2009 at Bayland Community Center, the same venue as our monthly meetings. Inside the Center, club members were set up to demonstrate their prowess at fly tying, rod building and, basic knot tying, leader basics and rigging. Other members were on hand for report on their trips to destinations such as the Bighorn River in Montana, the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country, fly fishing for salmon in Alaska and fly fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast. Outside, the Club’s Certified Casting Instructors were holding casting demonstrations and clinics. The night went on without a hitch and, we closed the evening with a drawing for some great prizes.

After the success of the initial Mini Expo, it was decided to make this an annual event with the only change coming in 2014, when it was decided to move the Summer Mini Expo from the traditional last Tuesday night of the month to the Saturday before and, making it a day-long event in hopes of offering a few additional programs and, attracting a few more interested fly fishers. Since its inception, the Mini Expo has continued to grow and we are looking for another large turnout at this year’s event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fly Tying


Inside, there will be non-stop fly tying demonstration and instruction. Learn tips and techniques or, how to tie that special pattern from the club’s fly tying members


Have ever wanted to learn how to fly cast but, you didn’t know how to go about it? Well, here is your chance. At the Mini Expo, you will have the opportunity to receive instruction the art of fly casting from Certified Casting Instructors. Come learn the basics or, take your skills to the next level.

Our instruction will include but, not be limited to:

  • Basic techniques to achieve effective, accurate casts
  • False casting
  • Casting in winds of varying speed and direction
  • Techniques to Increase you distance, accurately

During the day, any of the instructors not directly involved in making a presentation/clinic will be free to work with students on their issue of choice.

All participants are encouraged to bring their own rod with line and leader for the clinic but, the Texas FlyFishers will have a limited supply of rods for anyone who does not bring a rod.

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