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Texas Council Expo Registration Now LIVE!!!

June 19, 2016 General News 1 Comment

For all of you fly fishing anglers, or anyone that wants to learn about fly fishing, the Texas Council’s Destination Expo is coming to North Texas. September 8th through the 10th. With so many activities for you to enjoy and learn from, this is a must event to attend. Registration is NOW Live!! Simply go to the http://txflyfishexpo.com/ website and either register on line, or print a mail in form and send to us. There is also a full list of FREE Activities that include fly tying demonstrations, presentations on fly fishing in Texas, a kayak demo day on the banks of Lake Grapevine, and so much more. Activities for all ages, and fly fishing abilities., from the beginner to the advanced angler.

The casting programs this year are better than ever. Sign up for specialized instructions on various casting instructions from some of the very best, that specialize on casts that work so well under our Texas conditions. Sign up now as these classes are limited in space so there is better coverage with you from the instructors, and will fill up fast.

There is also the kayak raffle. This years kayak raffle will feature a fully equipped fly fishing boat. Details coming out this week. Need not to be present to win, but recommended as this will be announced at our awards dinner on Saturday night.

Some other highlights of the week.

Thursday night welcoming dinner with the showing of the IF4 Film show, which will only be shown once in Texas this year

Friday night BBQ dinner with host Kelly Galloup. Streamer expert will be doing a presentation for us that you wont want to miss!!!

Saturday morning an amazing women’s breakfast with Jen Ripple and Molly Semenik. Also a breakfast for the youth, before their full days worth of activities. A kayak demo day, and then to end the weekend with the awards dinner, live auction and kayak giveaway!!!

Again, REGISTRATION is now LIVE!! Take advantage of these opportunities and sign up now.

See you all there!!!

 

 

 

2016 Summer Newsletter Now Here

June 10, 2016 General News No Comments

Texas Council of the IFFF Newsletter June, 2016

Download and read the Texas Line and Leader (PDF 5MB)

Volume 3 – Issue 2: Summer 2016

Can Summer get her quick enough? That is usually a scary thing to say in Texas as we all know it will get extremely hot and muggy for most of us. But seriously, these Spring rains have been crazy. Scientific estimates on how much rain has fallen in Texas is beyond imagination. 5,000,000,000,000 gallons in just May alone. Enough to completely cover the State of Texas 8 times. Enough to supply the world eight – eight ounce glasses of water for 10,000 people a day!!!! So yes, I think most of us appreciate filling our lakes and streams up before summer, but this for many others has been tragic, and very costly. So, yes, we are glad Summer is moving in soon. Read more…

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Texas Council LineUp for this year’s Expo September 8th-10th

June 4, 2016 General News No Comments

Check out the lineup of this years expo. Something for Everyone!!!

Schedule of individual events here.

Thursday:
◾Casting Workshops at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas. 8am – 5 pm
◾Thursday Night Welcome Dinner and IF4 Film Showing at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas 5 pm – 9 pm

Friday:
◾Casting testing 8 am – 12 pm
◾Casting Classes at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas. 1 pm – 5 pm
◾Expo starts at Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas 9 am – 5 pm
◾Silent Auction Begins
◾BBQ Dinner and activities with Kelly Galloup at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas. 6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday:
◾Casting Classes at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas. 8 am – 5 pm
◾Women’s Breakfast at Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas. 8 am – 10 am
◾Youth Breakfast at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas. 8 am – 10 am
◾Expo continues at Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas 8 am – 5 pm
◾Kayak Demo Day at Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, Texas 8 am – 5 pm
◾Silent Auction closes at 4:30 pm at Convention Center
◾Bucket raffles close at 4:30 pm at Convention Center
◾Awards Dinner at Grapevine Recreation Center, Grapevine, Texas. 7 pm – 10 pm
◾Kayak Raffle at 7:45 pm at Grapevine Recreation Center, Grapevine, Texas
◾LIVE Auction at 8 pm at Grapevine Recreation Center, Grapevine Texas
◾Awards Presentation and Closing Speaker at 9 pm

1st Annual Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association’s Redfish Round-UP TOURNAMENT!

June 4, 2016 General News No Comments

Come and join us for the

1st Annual Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association’s Redfish Round-UP TOURNAMENT!

Saturday July 16th from 6:00am to 3:30pm!
Registration is at the Longhorn BBQ (Cattle Co.) by 7:00pm Friday eve the 15th of July
3055 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, TX 78586 (956) 399-4400
Each party is responsible for thier own tab.
A $10.00 entry fee for members, $45.00 for non-members (Which includes membership throughout 2016)!
A social for ALL follows the fishing tournament, will be hosted by Bryan and Michelle Robinson
(27074 FM 1846, San Benito, TX 78586 Bryan’s cell: 956-241-5520)
This includes a Gumbo meal and beverages at 6:00pm, awards at 7:00pm!
1st place fly fishing winners receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Bass Pro Shop 2nd place a $25.00 Gift certificate! YOU CAN BE ONE OF THE SIX WINNERS!
1st place and 2nd place longest single Redfish!
1st and 2nd place total length combined Redfish!
1st and 2nd place total number of Redfish!
OR YOU COULD ALSO WIN,
SOME ITEMS UP FOR A RAFFLE FOR ALL WHO ATTEND SATURDAY EVENING!
PLEASE RSVP at Lmffaflyclub@gmail.com
All Redfish entries must be photographed on a readable measuring device with your name and sent to Lmffaflyclub@gmail.com or text to 956-266-5866 by 4:30pm. You can only place one time in this event!
See Y’all there Ye-HAW!
YOU CAN ONLY USE YOUR FLY ROD, LEAVE YOUR LASSO AT HOME!
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MARK MACHADO AT (956) 266-5866

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