Tim Holschlag coming to Fort Worth Fly Fishers meeting

February 27, 2014 General News No Comments
Club, we are excited to have Tim Holschlag as our May speaker. Yes we are having a general meeting on May the 6th, as our Auction will be on the 29th of April.

Tim Holschlag

Tim Holschlag has fished more smallmouth bass rivers than any known angler, over 300 different rivers across North America. In addition, he has caught smallmouth bass in dozens of lakes in both the US and Canada. He has a deep understanding of all types of smallmouth habitats.
Tim is the author of the highly acclaimed books, “Stream Smallmouth Fishing,” “Smallmouth Fly Fishing” and the new blockbuster book “River Smallmouth Fishing.”  He is the creator and host of the popular DVD “Stream Smallmouth Fishing– the Movie” and has written hundreds of magazine articles for the major fishing publications. Tim Holschlag is nationally known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the species and his smallmouth bass expertise.
Over two decades as a popular angling instructor, guide, seminar speaker and fly designer, Tim Holschlag has helped thousands of anglers improve their smallmouth bass fishing skills. His lifelong study of smallmouth gives people insights found nowhere else.
Tim receiving an award from Dr Thomas F. Waters

Tim receiving the Dr Thomas F. Waters Stewardship Award
As the co-founder of the Smallmouth Alliance organization in 1988, Tim’s smallmouth bass passion extends beyond how to catch them. His commitment to conservation has meant a strong advocacy for protecting the species and the waters where they live. Recognizing his conservation efforts, Tim has been awarded both the Federation of Fly Fishers James Henshall Award and the Dr Thomas F. Waters Stewardship Award for smallmouth bass conservation.

How to Say “Holschlag”

Folks often wonder how to pronounce “Holschlag” a German name with a mouthful of consonants.  (“You ought to buy a vowel, man.”)
Here’s the key–  “Holschlag” rhymes with “coleslaw,” but with a “g” at the end. Then, if you want to sound authentic, just slur the “schlag” part like you have a mouthful of coleslaw.
You’ve got it!

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

February 19, 2014 General News No Comments

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Where: New Braunfels, Texas

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014; 8:00AM-5:00PM

What: CE classes consisting of the following:

Morning Session

  • “Teaching Distance Casting” with Bill Gammel
  • “Practicing with a Purpose” with Chuck Easterling and Steve Hollensed

Afternoon Session (select 2 of 3)

  • “Two Handed Spey Casting for Instructors” with Rick Williams
  •  “Casting Faults & Fixes” with Dave Barron
  • “The Back Cast: The Key to the Forward Cast” with Tim Lawson

Cost:  $120 for the day-long session with lunch included.  Limited enrollment. First to enroll are given priority in selection of afternoon workshops.

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

Coastal Conservation Association Award

February 19, 2014 General News No Comments

For the last few years we have honored a “Sportsman Conservationist of the Year” .  Lefty has accepted the honor and will be a guest at our banquet along with Ed Jaworski.  I would appreciate if you could get the word out to FWFF and DFF.  Banquet details will follow soon.  However, this I know for certain now.

 

Banquet Date – Thursday April 17th  – 5:30 – 10:00

 

Location – Frontiers of Flight Museum near Love Field

Benefitting –  Coastal Conservation Association Texas

Ticket price for table of 8 –   $ 1,000.00

Individual tickets –   $ 125.00

 

Contact for ticket sales :  John Hansen 214-890-0921(O)  214-243-9435(M)

Email: mesalogistics@sbcglobal.net

Thanks a million!!

John Hansen

Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association Banquet

February 19, 2014 General News No Comments

Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association

ANNUAL CATCH AND RELEASE AWARDS BANQUET

February 26, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.
Harlingen Country Club
5500 El Camino Real, Harlingen TX
DINNER – DRINKS – PROGRAM – RAFFLE – AWARDS
 
6:30 P.M. – Social and Mixer
7:00 P.M. – Dinner and Guest Speaker Mark Lingo
Raffle and Awards to Follow Guest Speaker
Non-Members – $35.00 (will include one year LMFFA membership)
Please RSVP By February 21, 2014
or
210.414.1420
Mark Lingo – The Lower Laguna Madre Ecosystem Leader with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will speak on the state of the Lower Laguna Madre Fishery
Raffle Items Include:

A 3 night, four-day fly fishing trip for two to Spencer’s Cabin at the land cut.  Two Ibis boats, food and drinks included

Donated by Spencer Gaille and Stanley Woelfel

 

Able fly reel case – Donated by Tony Kirk

Numerous fly tying supplies – Donated by Gary Bacon

 Stripping Tray – Donated by Gary Bacon

Wading Boots – Donated by Gary Bacon

Stripping Basket – Donated by Spencer Gaille

Sting Ray Guards – Donated by Spencer Gaille

Wading Stick – Donated by Spencer Gaille

Box of member tied flies – Donated by Orvis & Bryan Robinson

Mirage Leaders – Donated by Orivs

 Fishing Shirt – Donated by Bryan Robinson

Wading Pack – Donated by Bryan Robinson

Additional items will be added as received

Visit Rio Grande Valley Fly Fishing Clubs at: http://llmfaflytiers.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

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