Fly Fish Texas at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Athens Texas March 14

| February 25, 2015

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NOTE – I’ve given a fresh update to carp-on-the-fly fishing lecture here the last two years, but am relieved to simply be an interested spectator and reporter this year. You’ll find me helping sell flies for Texas Women Fly Fishers just outside the doors of the AB Dive Theater.



Special Events – Fly Fish Texas

March 14, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anglers from novice to expert will gather at TFFC to celebrate the sport of fly-fishing. Learn the basics of fly-tying and casting, then fish for rainbow trout in our on-site ponds and streams. Attend seminars and demonstrations led by fly-fishing professionals. Visit with vendors of fly-fishing services and equipment.

Fly-fishing clubs from across Texas will be on hand to help anyone who wants to learn or improve existing skills. Equipment will be provided for casting classes, but participants are welcome to bring their own gear.

Check the links below for details on seminars and presenters. All activities are free with regular admission to TFFC.

Fly-fishing clubs and vendors of fly-fishing equipment are invited to exhibit at this event. To reserve space, contact James Booker, Events Coordinator, or call 903/670-2266.


Special Events – Fly Fish Texas

Schedule of Classes and Seminars

All-day Activities (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Topic Location
Fly-Tier’s Roundtable
(featuring Fishy Fullum and Bill Heugel)
Anglers Pavilion
Jere Anderson, coordinator
Casting Instruction Conservation Center Dock/Parking Area
Jim Bass, coordinator
Speaker Presentations on the hour Visitor Center Dive Theater
Speaker Presentations on the hour Conservation Center, Room B
Vendor Booths & Demonstrations Conservation Center, Room A
Beginning Fly-Tying Classes
(Noon – 4 pm)
Conservation Center Classroom
Lee Yeager, coordinator
Trout, Bream & Bass Fishing
(Catch & Release)
Lake Zebco & Fishing Stream along Wetlands Trail

Scheduled Classes and Demonstrations

Time Topic Speaker
Anheuser-Busch Dive Theater
10:00 Basic Fly-Fishing, Care & Feeding of Your Equipment Mark Marmon
11:00 Dive Show
12:00 Putting a Fly on the Water Fishy Fullum
1:00 Demystifying Fly Lines – Things to Consider When Selecting Rex Walker
2:00 Dive Show
3:00 What is a Wild Trout? Phil Rispin
Conservation Center, Room B
10:00 Fly Fishing 101 Bob Cappallo
11:00 Essential Flies for Texas Fresh Water Bruce Sublett
12:00 The Soft Hackled Fly & How to Fish It Tom Bullock
1:00 Open Forum on Single & Double Hand Casting (followed by on-the-water casting outdoors) Gary Davison
2:00 Fishing the B.A.S.S. Slam in Southern US Rivers Timothy Birdsong
3:00 Fly Fishing the Brazos River Russell Husted

Outdoor Seminars (weather permitting)

Shore of Casting Pond in front of Anglers Pavilion
Time Topic Speaker
10:00 What’s In the Water? Aquatic Organisms for the Fly Fisherman Keira Quam
11:00 Tenkara – the Simple Way to Fly Fish Rob Gonzalez
2:00 Fly-Fishing, Kayak Style Jerry Hamon
1:00 Tenkara – the Simple Way to Fly Fish Rob Gonzalez
3:00 What’s In the Water? Aquatic Organisms for the Fly Fisherman Keira Quam

INFORMATION COURTESY TPWD Texas Freshwater Fisheries –

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