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The Texas Council will focus our Education efforts in these ways. Casting Certifications, Tying Sessions, Educating our state on Conservation issues, and partnering with Texas Parks & Wildlife through the Youth Angler Program and assisting in the new river access program.

Jim Gray is the “New” Vice President of the Texas Council, and the Education Chairman. He was the former President of the Austin Fly Fishers, which won 2015 Club of the year in the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Jim is very active in the fly fishing community, helping clubs in Central Texas, helping TP&WD with the river access program, and was Programs Director at the 2015 Expo.

Jim can be reached at: vicepresident@texascouncilifff.com

The Casting Certification Program, CCIP, will be led by Steve Hollensed. Steve is an Orvis Endorsed Guide on Lake Texoma, and is one of the two Master Casting Certified Instructors in the State of Texas. Steve will be the Chairman of the Casting Program and lead our program here in Texas. Introducing more to the art of casting, and certifying many new CCI’s and MCI’s. A great addition to the Texas Council team.

Steve can be reached at: stevehollensed@verizon.net

The Tying Program is growing rapidly and exciting things are happening across the state. We do know it will be lead by the Fort Worth Fly Fishing President Rick Haness. Rick is an amazing leader, and has been involved with many organizations, and travels all of the state attending various fly fishing functions.

Rick can be reached at:  rohdevelopment@aol.com



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