September 23, 2013
Dear Fellow Fly Tiers,
On June 6th, 2013, we lost a good friend and fly fishing mentor, Dr. Ed Rizzolo. While his contributions to the fly fishing community are many in number, perhaps the longest lasting and most notable of these may be the Annual Fly Tying Festival sponsored by the Texas FlyFishers of Houston. Out of respect for all he taught us and in keeping with our everlasting memory of “Doc”, I would like to let you know we will continue the tradition with the 22nd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival, on Saturday, February 1st, 2014. The event will once again take place at the Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Around the first of November, we will send out invitations and with more complete information about the event but, we wanted to give you a heads up so you could start making plans and also help us get the word out.
This year’s featured guest will be Charlie Craven, owner and president of Charlie’s Fly Box fly shop in Arvada, Colorado. A longtime South Platte River guide, Charlie has been a commercial fly tier for over thirty years, an excellent photographer and the author of two books, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying and Charlie’s Fly Box. Charlie is also the “Fly Tyer’s Bench” contributor to Flyfisherman Magazine.
Over the years, the Festival has grown into one of the areas premier events, consistently attracting the top fly tiers from all over the country. This event could not be the success it is without the participation of tiers like you. If you know a tier who might like to attend the event but, might not be on our mailing list, please contact me at Christopher.sumers@Halliburton.com . With your support, we hope that the Festival will continue to grow in size and reputation and that you will once again make plans on being of a great event.
Texas FlyFishers of Houston
RED FISH RODEO
When: November 8th Thru
Where: Rockport / Port Aransas, Texas
Saturday 5:30 am – 4:30 PM
Trip Leader: Mike Graham & Mike
Phone: MG 832-298-3855 – MQ 713-213-8150
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Trip Description: 27th Annual Red Fish Rodeo we have checked
tournament and event schedule for Rockport/Port Aransas area and
looks like our date October 19, 2013) is a go is now November 9th. I
anticipating this years outing to be very well attended as we will
inviting members from the Alamo, Austin, Central Texas, Montgomery
Rockport Fly clubs as well as the salt fishers from the Texas
Fly Fishers. Friday night we will hold the Captain’s
meeting at the Drifter’s
Resort to go over the rules and conduct for
our event. Saturday night The
Texas Flyfishers will serve up some
hot’-n-good mouth-watering Bar B Q for
supper for all to enjoy.
We’ll also have some new-age acoustic Bluegrass
scheduled for Saturday night while we get to know each other and share
a few cold ones! As always we will have some really cool
Awards for the winners (Largest Redfish – Trout – Three Fish
and wonderful door and raffle prizes for all of the lucky attendees
This year we are also arranging Cabins and Bungalows for
those of you
who wish to stay for several days. I will ask you to keep in
with our website’s forum to keep knowledgeable on all of our
Keep checking right here for Outing updates. The Drifters Resort
now is planned to be our tournament center. We are asking
everybody RSVP so we’ll have an accurate count of those who wish
attend. The Cost for all of this is only $45.00 pre-event (thru
Pal) or $55.00 at the door (Friday night). Separate lodging cost
be posted on the website as they become available.
sign up: Sign Up Here, on the sign up sheet distributed at the
meeting or e-mail the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download PDF form
here. Required Waiver of
Liability, filled out and signed, along with
Cost: See above plus you may want to
help your boat driver with a few
dollars for his expenses.
The Drifters is located just south of Rockport on Hwy. 35
as you head for
About the area:YOU KIDDING ME! Fish everywhere. World
and trout over vast grass and sand flats. The jetty action can
• Member dues are
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with
contact information. ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change
of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water,
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
First Aid Kit
Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip
leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking,
inform the trip leader of your
float plan if planning to fish alone or longer
then the designated
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site.
Inform the trip leader if
you will be launching in a different place.
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