Bio’s for the Ballot Texas Council BOD’s

June 15, 2013 General News No Comments

Texas Council members. Please support this group as your new BOD’s for the Texas Council, as they have done so much in a temporary role.

3 new charter clubs

500 members now


Newsletter in Late June

Russell Husted    Past President of the Fort Worth Fly Fishers, and Regional Director DFW Southern Council. Lives in Ft Worth
Jerry Hamon        Past President of Red River Fly Fishers, and Club President of year 2012 Southern Council. Lives in Van Alstynei
Jack Janco           Human Resources Manager lives in Dallas
Debbie Fox          Former Teasurer  Fort Worth Fly Fishers. Lives in Arlington
Shawn Riggs       Employed with TP&WD. Lives in Austin
Zach Thomas      Graduate Student and Conservationist. Lives in Junction
Kevin Hutchison  Guide and conservationist, Lives in Austin
George Board      Currect Treasurer Laguna Madre. Lives Corpus Christi
Ted Warren          CCI. Lives in East Texas
Case Cricthlow    Marketer, lives in Austin
Jim Bass              CCI Lives in North Richland Hills
Ralph Simmans   Director of Fort  Worth Fly Fishers
Appointed BODS’s that are appointed.
Shannon Drawe     Marketer, Webmaster, Photographer  Lives in Denton
Mike Hawkins       Pres East Tx Fly Fishers, Regional Director East Southern Council   Lives in Longview
Chris Johnson        Owner living Waters Fly Shop, TU Memberships Chmn Lives in Round Rock
Rey Ramirez          CCI,  Member and Founder of NEW Rio Grande Fly Tiers Club  Lives in Corpus Christi
Mark Walker         Lawyer   Lives in El Paso
Appointed Positions not on BOD’s
John Maddux         Pres Waco Fly Fishers, Fly Tying Expert   Lives in Waco
Steve Hollensed     Only MCI in Texas, Orvis Endorsed Guide    Lives near Lake Texoma
Sharon Leissner     Members Texas Womens Fly Fishers   Lives in Dallas
Rick Pope               President TFO, on National IFFF BOD’s    Lives In Dallas


Lydia Ann Fly Masters Tournament

June 13, 2013 General News No Comments

Welcome to the 2013 Lydia Ann Fly Masters Tournament Web Site

The organization of the tournament is comprised of a partnership between Alamo Fly Fishers and Palmer Simpson

  • to create the PREMIER annual Fly Fishing and Catch and Release Tournament for the Texas Coast,
  • and to donate EVERY DOLLAR possible to the chosen beneficiary for that particular year.

The purpose of the LYDIA ANN FLY MASTERS tournament is to bring Fly Fishing anglers from all over the State of Texas, as well as other States, to compete for prizes, share in the enjoyment of fishing the flats, and have a good time; all the while never losing focus of the main reason for being there – to help support a wonderful charitable organization.
The 2013 Beneficiary will be CASTING FOR RECOVERY. Please visit the “2013 Beneficiary” page to learn more about their cause, and to make additional on-line donations.
Aransas Pass was chosen as the center for the tournament due to its mostly equidistant location to Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. It is also close to the heart of the flats that many of us love to fly fish.
The tournament is open to both Boating Anglers and Kayaking Anglers with separate divisions for each. Redfish on the fly and Catch and Release are the objectives, but there are also “Open Species” divisions for both the Boaters and Kayakers just to make things interesting. There is also a Children’s Division to encourage the tournament to be a family-oriented event.
For a more complete description of the Tournament Format and Rules please visit the “Rules & Format” page within the website for a downloadable version. A downloadable Application is also available on the “Application & Info” page.We are striving to make the tournament as attractive as we can to all anglers by having separate divisions for the Boaters and Kayakers.
We are working with numerous Sponsors to offer quality prizes for the top finishing anglers, as well as Raffle and Silent Auction Items. We encourage everyone that participates in the tournament or visits this site to support these fine and generous Sponsors.
E-mail Palmer Simpson at E-mail Rob Burlingame at

Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers Club

June 12, 2013 General News No Comments

The Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers Club  is forming this evening. Rey Ramirez and the Laguna Madre Fly Tiers club have been working with Bob Shirley on becoming a NEW Charter club in Texas!! More amazing news, as our NEW Council continues to grow!!
This is the site for the Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers club. Please visit the site and save the link. Also respond with any comments.
Blog:  Rio Grande Valley Fly Tiers Club Post:  Welcome to RGVFTC Link:

American Hero Experience

June 11, 2013 General News No Comments

Just watched this amazing show on NBC TV.

Another reason to get involved with Project Healing Waters.



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