DFW Rod Building

January 22, 2016 General News No Comments

3rd Annual Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workshop
Hilton Garden Inn – Grapevine, Texas

Contact Information: Joe Ashcraft (817) 690-5118 skyscout52@sbcglobal.net
Rich Lewis (817) 247-4087 RLewis@vp.com

Applications can be downloaded from the Custom Rod Builders Guild website: www.rodguild.com

Basic Rod Building 101
Friday, March 4, 2016
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost $75.00

Rod Building Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2016
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday March 6, 2016
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Cost $60.00

Banquet and Raffle
Saturday Evening, March 5, 2016
Cost included with Workshop
Banquet only: $30.00

Guest Speakers Classes
Jim Trelikes – San Diego, CA All Things String
MaryLou VandeReit – Weatherford, TX Snakeskin Handles
Ben Dubansky – Justin, TX UV Highlights
Lance Dupre – Houma, LA Handles
John Sturm – Marathon, WI
Kevin Boddy- Mountain Home, AR
Walker Nelson – Dallas, TX
Harold Durham – Bronson, TX Rod Repairs
Wood Burned Accents
Micro Guides/Spiral Wraps
State of the Guild/HDM Tiger

Wild Life Crime Stoppers

January 14, 2016 General News 1 Comment

Poaching is a growing problem, but it is one you can help prevent. Here in Texas, if you see anything suspicious, call Operation Game Theft.
Texans are also very known for going out of state to pursue other fishing and hunting expeditions, so who should you call if out of state? Then report any crimes against wildlife at:
There you will find a map which will link you to most fish and wildlife enforcement agencies in the U.S. or Canada. Reports can be confidential and you may receive a reward. Information you provide can lead to an arrest, fines, and possible jail time.

What should we be on the lookout for:
Hunting or fishing out of season or without a license
Night hunting
Hunting or fishing on private land without permission
Exceeding bag and or length limits
Selling wildlife or fish illegally
Hunting or fishing in manners hazardous to the public, while intoxicated
Using illegal hunting or fishing devices or baits

Help protect our resources and do what’s right!!!

Texas Council Expo Sept 9-10

January 6, 2016 General News No Comments

The Texas Council is now taking reservations for businesses interested in a booth at the Texas IFFF Expo in Grapevine, Texas September 9-10, 2016. This will be Friday and Saturday show. Floor space and electricity are available. Make plans now as spaces will fill up quickly. Consider being a sponsor to benefit the Council and help your business needs.
follow us at :http://txflyfishexpo.com/
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