Bud Priddy Fly Fishing Contest

February 9, 2016 General News 1 Comment

2016 Bud Priddy Announcement

I hope each of you can share this information with your club members and put
it on your outings calendar. We now have approximately 50 fly fishers
signed up and are hoping for up to 100.

This year, the 2016 Bud Priddy Fly Fishing Contest is being sponsored by the
Texas Hill Country River Region (http://www.hillcountryrivers.com) and the
Alamo Fly Fishers (www.alamoflyfishers.org). The Texas Hill Country River
Region has donated more than $1,800 towards this event. Trophies and prizes
valued and over $1,400 will be awarded to the top four individuals in each
of the following categories: longest Bass, longest Perch, and most fish
caught. In addition there will be several door prizes.

Registration will be $20 per person and the donation of a freshwater fly of
your choice. All received flies will be placed in a nice fly box which will
become one of the door prizes. Registration purchases entry into the
contest, a t-shirt, and dinner at the awards banquet which is being catered
by the Nueces Country Smokehouse (http://www.nuecescountrysmokehouse.com).
Dinner includes choice of brisket, ribs, and sausage and also includes three

The contest will be held at Big Oak River Camp
(http://www.bigoakrivercamp.com) along the beautiful Nueces River at 32598
SH 55, Camp Wood, TX 78833. Big Oak River Camp offers tent camping, RV
camping, and Log cabin accommodations. Please make reservations for both
Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations may be made by calling Big Oak
River Camp at (830) 597-5280. Check-in will be between 8:00 – 10:00 pm on
Friday Evening, April 29. Contest fishing begins Saturday morning (April
30) at sunrise. All entrants will be required to report fishing results
between 5:00 – 5:30 pm at the check-in site. The awards banquet will begin
at 6 pm.

Registration Fee: $20.00 plus a freshwater fly of your choice
Location: Big Oak River Park
Registration check-in: 8:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday, April 29th
Contest fishing: Sunrise to 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 30th
Awards Banquet: 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 30th
Trophies and Prizes: Trophies and prizes for 1st place, 2nd
place, 3rd place, and an honorable mention for each of the 3 categories.
Twelve prizes in total.

Please let me know if you have any questions. For further information
contact Walter Ross at walter.ross@hotmail.com or call (210) 324-1359 or
Lefty Ray Chappa at leftyray@leftyray.com or (210) 260-6154.

2016 Cane Country Fishing Expo

February 8, 2016 General News No Comments

A great show to our west. The Cane Country Fishing Expo. Lots of activities and so many great tiers!!!! Most of us can get there in half a day!!!!

TRWD FlyFest

February 6, 2016 General News No Comments


This year, as a part of an annual trout stocking, Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is partnering with Fort Worth’s urban angling community to deliver TRWD Flyfest. The festival will be a family-friendly day of fly fishing, food, wine and craft beer in and along the rippling waters of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. Whether you are an experienced angler or have never touched a fly rod, this fun day will have something to hook everyone in the whole family.

The festival will include presentations from top local anglers as well as the host of the Trout Unlimited TV show “On the Rise”, from Telluride Colorado, Frank Smethurst. They will cover a diverse range of topics including an introduction to fly fishing, fly fishing destinations, fishing on the Trinity and more. Fly tying lessons will be available throughout the day and will cover a wide array of types of flies from beginner friendly patterns to advance. Fly fishing experts will host numerous demonstrations including beginning casting, a women’s casting class and how to cast big flies. Three contests will also be held at TRWD Flyfest, one of which being the Big Trout Contest where anglers will compete to catch the biggest trout or the most fish in the time allotted to win the TRWD Flyfest Grand Prize.

Learn more at http://trwdflyfest.com/

Tailwaters Re Grand Opening!!!

February 5, 2016 General News No Comments

Come by and see Frank Smethurst this Saturday at the re – grand opening of Tailwaters!!!

Next weekend Lefty Kreh and Ed Jaworski will be at Tailwaters next weekend!!!!

See you there




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