The Rod Building Class, part 1, was held on Saturday, January 21. Eight participants showed up to build. For most of them, they were are able to: Locate spines on rods Install reel seats Install handles Grind guide feet Mark spacing for guides Tie on a few guides
Each year in January, the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Chapter sponsors a Youth Camp at Rio Guadalupe Resort. The primary leader for years has been Dakus Geeslin. He has a great time working with him. It is a great camp. There were 26 youth at the camp this year. The official camp started Saturday moving with the youth helping with the trout stocking—transporting fish from the truck to the river. Then we watched them shoot some from the “canon” into the river off a bridge. The kids really loved this experience. Throughout the rest of the day Saturday, there were sessions on topics such as: the role of game wardens, panel discussion with guides, Fly Fishing 101, fly tying, tying knots, stream health and bugs, casting, and research projects on trout. Sunday morning was set aside for fishing. Ten guides volunteered their time and brought rafts and boats to take the kids out for a half day of fishing, In addition, we had some other guides that took some of the kids wade fishing. I think all of the kids caught some fish. I was quite impressed with this wonderful gift of time and talent by the guides.
On February the 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm, the Texas Council FFI will be holding its first Quarterly Meeting LIVE from the Fort Worth Fly Fishers Meeting. In that regard and as part of the meeting, Russell Husted, will be presenting the second topic in a seasonal series which will be on the topic of … Continue reading EVENT: White Bass Presentation – February 7, 2023
Here I whip finish by hand and attempt to use a whip finish tool.
30 th Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, Featuring Fly Designer and Author Charlie Craven Saturday, February 4, 20238:00 am – 4:00 pm See details on attachment: 2023-dr.-ed-announcement-rev.-final-pdf-ver_Download https://texasflyfishers.org/2022/12/05/30th-dr-ed-rizzolo-fly-tying-festival/ Link to original post, and as details unfold this information will be updated.
Ron Mayfield, will be teaching how to tie his deer hair "Mohawk Minnow Pinfish" Fly Pattern Tie1On, will be holding its December monthly meeting Tuesday night December 6, 2022 at Jax Grill located at 1613 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007 (near IH 10 and Shepherd Drive). Participants generally arrive around 6 pm for dinner and/or … Continue reading Fly Tying Night: Feathers, Food, Friends and Fun; Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Participants will receive basic instruction in the art of fly rod building and build a fly rod. The class requires some reading/work before, between, and after the two sessions. Class size is limited to 12. (Preference is given to TFF members)
This free workshop is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning and teaching fishing skills in their communities. See the link to TPWD for sign-up details.
Oct 21-23 will be Oktoberfisch in Kerrville, held by Texas Hill Country Fly Fishers. Event-goers can attend hands-on must-know lessons for casting, boating, and fly tying. Serious fishermen are sure to pick-up pro-level fly fishing techniques from guides and shop the latest gear displayed by manufacturer reps. Saturday evening is highlighted by fun raffles and auctions for premium gear or guided trips and other goodies. See link for details: https://www.oktoberfisch.com/Oktoberfisch
Sat, Oct 1 Aggieland Fly Fishers is holding a festival at Millican Reserve in College Station. Will be a great event. Click for details: https://www.aggielandff.org/roundup