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Oktoberfisch 2016 October 14, 15, 16

July 25, 2016 General News No Comments



Always the best outing of the year. The annual Oktoberfisch. Bigger and better this year!!!!!


Three months and closing! Have you made your plans to attend! A great new site and great activities: Classes, Vendors, Auctions, Food, Fishing!
The RV sites are filling up fast, so call now for your reservation at South Llano RV Park in Junction (325) 446-3388.
You now can register and pay online for Oktoberfisch at

Texas Council Expo Friday Night BBQ with Kelly Galloup

July 10, 2016 General News No Comments

Texas Council Expo goers, please join us Friday Night September the 9th as we have a great night with some Hard Eight Texas style BBQ, and Kelly Galloup, Mr. Streamer talk to us about fishing BIG streamers for trout, or all BIG Fish predators!!

Kelly Galloup Kelly started his fly fishing career at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. He started guiding at the age of 16 and still manages to run a couple trips a year. Kelly owned and operated The Troutsman fly shop and guide service in Northern Michigan for 20 years. He sold the Troutsman in 2001, and purchased The Slide Inn lodge on the banks of the Madison River in southwest Montana. Kelly has written two books:  Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout and Cripples and Spinners, and has numerous DVD’s on tying and fishing. In 2003 Kelly received the living legend award from the FFF, and was awarded the Charles E Brooks memorial life award in 2007. He has over fifty nationally recognized fly patterns that are sold worldwide, and is currently a signature tier for Montana Fly Company. He is also a rod and line designer for St Croix rods and Airflo fly lines. Kelly has been published in every major fly fishing periodical in the U.S., and is one of the Editors at large for Fly Fisherman magazine. Kelly is also the host of Fly Fish TV with Kelly Galloup . As one of the most sought after speakers in the country, Kelly spends much of his winter months speaking for clubs and Sports shows across the country.

Register NOW for the dinner and time with Kelly Galloup. Simply go to http://txflyfishexpo.com/# and sign up. This dinner will fill up fast so don’t wait to the last minute. Great Texas BBQ under the stars with refreshments and Kelly Galloup!!!

See you there


Kayak raffle and Demo Day at Lake Grapevine!!

July 7, 2016 General News 2 Comments


Texas Council Expo members. here is this years Kayak for this years BIG Kayak Raffle. You could win this kayak for only $20!!!! Register here if you would like to participate!!!


Also pay close attention to our website as we announce all of the manufacturers who will be demoing kayaks on the shores of Lake Grapevine. Once finished at the kayak demo day, take a shuttle over to the convention center and enjoy the Fly Fishing Expo. Stay a little later and enjoy the BIG Live Auction.





On Saturday September 10th the folks from Mariner Sails along with reps, pro staffers, and ambassadors from approximately 10 kayak manufacturers will have an on the water demo day at Lake Grapevine. We will have representation from Native Watercraft, Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Nu Canoe, and many others.

Anyone who is remotely interested in buying a kayak is encouraged to attend. There will be a large number of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and maybe a sailing kayak or two on hand for you to hop in the driver’s seat and take for a test drive. This is a FREE event in conjunction with the Texas Council Fly Fishing Expo.

The hours are 9 AM to 2 PM at Oak Grove Park on Lake Grapevine.

New Club in Texas Council. Welcome the Lubbock Fly Fishers

July 3, 2016 General News No Comments

Want to welcome a new club to the Texas Council. the Lubbock Fly Fishers. Thank you David Crawford and members in the forming of this exciting new club. Keep an eye on this group as they will be growing rapidly.

Follow them on facebook.

If you would like to contact the club or get on their mailing list, contact them at:
The Council’s newest charter club now brings the new total number of clubs in Texas to 20. Great job David and club!!!



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