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Support Texas Parks and Wildlife at Mayfest in Fort Worth

April 15, 2014 General News No Comments

Angler Ed Volunteers, 

Mayfest 2014 is just around the corner! Check out what’s going on at Mayfest.org.  We will have both our Backyard Bass casting game and the Take Me Fishing Trailer at Trinity Park near the train tracks. The dates for this year’s Mayfest are Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4. The shifts and number of volunteers needed for each day are:

 

Thursday, May 1 – 3:00-7:00PM –  6 volunteers

 

Friday, May 2 – 3:00-7:00PM –  6 volunteers

Saturday, May 3 – 10:00-2:30PM and/or 2:30-7:00PM – 6 volunteers

Sunday, May 4 – 11:00-3 :30PM and/or 3:00-7:30PM – 6 volunteers

Also, we will set up on Wednesday afternoon and pack up on Sunday after the event closes. If you can help with that, let me know.

 

All volunteers who work at least one 4 ½ hour shift will get a Mayfest T-shirt AND Admission and Parking passes! If you would like me to put out fliers for your club, please send them to me or bring them to the event.

Please sign up on the TPWD volunteer sight http://ec.volunteernow.com/custom/1353/

or email me with days and sessions you can help. Your assistance is appreciated, as always!

 

Please forward this email to friends, family and others willing and available to assist during Mayfest 2014!

Thanks so much to all our amazing volunteers! Come join the fun!

 

Keira Quam

Aquatic Education Specialist – North Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

 

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Keira.Quam@tpwd.Texas.gov

469-644-2705 Cell/Office

972-642-1419 FAX

 

Find a TPWD Volunteer Opportunity http://ec.volunteernow.com/custom/1353/

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Bass on the Fly Tournament

April 15, 2014 General News No Comments

Exciting to announce the 2014 Bass on the Fly Tournament!!

Thank You Ted Warren for again hosting this awesome event.

This years event will be bigger and better than ever before.

All clubs are invited to try and gain the club championship currently held by the Dallas Fly Fishers.

BOFT Flyer 2014

News from our friends in Tyler

April 15, 2014 General News No Comments
APRIL MEETING
The regular April meeting of the Lone Star Fly Fishers will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Room 134 of the Tyler Junior College West Campus Main Building.
Our program for the evening will be a presentation on wilderness fishing in Wisconsin brought to us by Jeff Watson.  Jeff is a native Texan who now lives in Wisconsin and is visiting family in Jacksonville this week.  Weather permitting, he will be doing lots of fishing on Lake Jacksonville and other area fisheries.  He has a slide presentation on a three day trip in the driftless waters of Wisconsin.  Also, he will be acquainting members on a fly pattern developed by John Bethke called the Pink Squirrel.
Several members have wanted to have a casting instruction and practice session and now that daylight savings time is on, we will have plenty of daylight to do this before the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  As usual, those wanting to eat and fellowship will be meeting at Rudy’s across from the West Campus at 5:30 PM.  From there, we will adjourn to the east side of the Main Building for casting.
APRIL OUTING
The April outing is scheduled for April 25 – 27 on the Blue River near Tishomingo, Oklahoma.  Hal will be discussing more on the outing at the meeting.  Should you not be able to attend the meeting and need info on the outing, please let me know.

Certified Instructor Prep Course

April 14, 2014 General News No Comments
Interested in becoming a Certified Casting Instructor? Now is the time to take that next step in your fly fishing world. Become a certified instructor and help teach others.
IFFF CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR PREP COURSE
Where: New Braunfels, Texas … When: Thursday, June 12, 2014; 8:00AM – 5:00PM What: Course provides an in-depth look at the requirements and expectations for the IFFF Certified Casting Instructor Test. Good teaching practices and concepts in casting mechanics will be discussed. Required casts will be demonstrated. Each student will receive an evaluation of their own casting with suggestions for improvement.    This level of faculty is rarely, if ever, seen in CI Prep Courses. This will be an outstanding event for those instructors seeking certification. Cost:  $120 for the day-long session with lunch included.  Limited enrollment. Faculty: • Bill Gammel: CBOGE, Co-author of “The Essentials of Fly Casting” • Chuck Easterling: CBOG, Chairman of the Ethics Committee, • Rick Williams: CBOG, THCI, Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee • Dave Barron: CBOG, Chairman of the CI Test Committee • Tim Lawson: CBOG, Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee • Steve Hollensed: CBOG, Chairman of the IFFF Fair Casting Committee
Please contact us if you are interested, at president@texascouncilifff.com.

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