Texas Council Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to the Texas Council!! The Texas Council was formed this fall, as there was a strong desire to unify our state. Texas was divided with the Northern clubs belonging to the Southern Council and the rest of the state belonging to the Gulf Coast Council. A unified state will be beneficial in so many ways. On November the 26th, the Federation of Fly Fishers approved the formation of the Texas Council. The new Council has been off to an excellent start, with the help of so many wonderful, and talented volunteers. Without them, this dream would have never came true.

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24th Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival

When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Dr., Houston, TX (Google map)Dr. Ed and Mark Marmon

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.
Fly Tyer and Guide - Blane Chocklett 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.  As a youngster he started a guiding service and, in the late 90’s, opened Blue Ridge Fly Fishers in
Richmond, Virginia which rapidly became one of the most respected full service fly shops in the
region.  He quickly gained a huge following with his creative and extremely effective fly patterns.
Blane has worked for years to create patterns that have all the intricate nuances of flies,
combined with the strike-generating action of conventional lures. Continue reading

Texas Fly Fishers Christmas Party – December 12 6-9pm

Where: St Arnold’s Brewery – Investor’s Pub   Map

When: December 12, 2015 – 6-9PM

Now is the time to mix and mingle with your fellow members and their guest and meet the famous tyer Enrico Puglisi. Please RSVP including guest by Dec. 4th, so we can coordinate “The French Corner” caterer’s,Turkey Dinner. Only room for the first 100 paid members and one significant other.

If you have pictures that you’ve taken from TFF events or outings that you’d like to share for the slideshow send them to John Purcell.

All paid members should have received an invitation via Evite.com

Contact John Purcell for details – fluidos1@swbell.net