Held annually on the first Saturday in February and presented by the Texas FlyFishers, the objective of Dr. Ed Rizzolo Annual Fly Tying Festival brings many of the top fly tyers from Texas and surrounding states together in an open forum to present their talents and artistic ability to both fly tyers and, non-fly tyers alike. The Festival also includes 6, one hour classroom session for a more specific and detailed presentation of the different types of flies.
The Festival is open to the public and is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Dr. Ed Rizzolo
According to Dr. Ed “I started fly tying in New Jersey in November, 1944, fly fishing in April,
1945, and it’s been a continuous learning process ever since”. He began fishing the streams in
New Jersey, New York, and Maine and, from there, his travels ->Read More
2016 Festival Details and General Information
Ladies and gentlemen, the Texas FlyFishers would like to invite you to attend our 24nd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Bethany Christian Church, located at 3223 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. The hours will be from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Appearing will be some of the best and most versatile fly tyers from Texas and surrounding states to answer your questions and show you their particular style of tying. We will also have a series of one (1) hour classroom sessions dedicated to a particular pattern and/or style/technique of tying and, a table set of for the beginner to try their hand at fly tying. Joining us this year will be Blane Chocklett, noted fly creator, author and expert musky guide. Blane grew up fishing the small mountain streams near his home in Blue Ridge, Virginia.
Past and Present Festival Featured Presenters
2016 – Blane Chocklett
2015 – Drew Chicone
2014 – Charlie Craven
2013 – Dave Hughes
2012 – Tim Borski
2011 – None due to snow
2010 – Bob Clouser
2009 – Mark Sedotti
2008 – Ken Iwamasa
2007 – C. Boyd Pfeiffer
2006 – Tim Blount
2005 – Jack Gartside
2004 – A.K. Best