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Women’s Casting Cultivation Class at Destination Texas Expo with Stacy Lynn

August 7, 2016 General News No Comments

Workshop:  Women’s Casting Cultivation – $50

Description:  For the female fly fisher wishing to grow her casting and fishing skills. This class will help you make the casts that catch more and better fish! Exercises for improving accuracy, distance, loop control, line management and wind casting will be utilized.  Your success on the water will blossom once you Cultivate your Cast! Maximum Class Size:  8 Skill Set:  Beyond beginner: angler can cast a quality loop to 30 ft, and has some fishing experience. Equipment Needed:  Any mid-weight outfit (4-8 wt) rigged with a leader and practice fly; 6 weight outfits will be available for use.

Register for this amazing class with Stacy at

StacyLynnStacy Lynn –  The sport of Fly Fishing has been central in Stacy’s life since 1995.  Stacy has worked in Central Texas’ best fly shops since that time and is an avid saltwater and freshwater angler. She is an International Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor and a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Fishing Instructor’s School.  She has been an active member of the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Alamo Fly Fishers, Austin Fly Fishers, Rockport Fly Fishers, Texas Fly Fishers, and Texas Women Fly Fishers. She is a Lead Instructor for Texas’ Casting for Recovery program – a weekend fly fishing retreat for women surviving breast cancer – and an organizer for the Lydia Ann Fly Master’s saltwater fly fishing tournament benefiting CfR.  She has been a feature speaker, demonstrator, and instructor at numerous events including Oktoberfisch, The Fly Fishing Show, The Shallow Water Show, Fly Fish Texas, Flat Out Fishing!, TPWD Expo, the Houston Fishing Show, and several FFF Conclaves.  Stacy is the General Manager of Bayou City Angler, the new specialty fly fishing shop in Houston, Texas.  Her favorite Fly Fishing endeavor to date is sight casting in saltwater, especially to Redfish and Tarpon, and her instruction specialty is helping fly casters prepare for the challenging and exciting Saltwater Fly Fishing experience.

Pat Cohen coming to “Destination Texas” Expo

August 4, 2016 General News No Comments


Co-Headliner Pat Cohen is coming to Texas!!!! See him in many different roles both Friday and Saturday. As a tier and as a presenter. Check the expo schedule for all of his activities.

Pat Cohen “found” fly fishing in 2008. He fell in love with fly tying in 2009 and since 2012 has been a full time commercial tier, fly, material and tool designer. He runs an internet based business called Super Fly, Pat is a warm water fanatic, specializing in smallmouth, largemouth, pike and carp on the fly. Pat travels all over the country teaching fly tying classes and doing presentations on warm water fly fishing techniques.


Texas Council Expo / Women’s Breakfast

July 31, 2016 General News No Comments


Put this date on your calendar. September the 10th at 8am. At the Texas Council Expo, we again will have an incredible women’s breakfast, that this year will be highlighted by two amazing women in the sport of fly fishing!!! The breakfast will be a catered event, and a must attend event.  There will be presentations from these two special guests that you will not want to miss. Come and meet some new friends, and catch up on the latest activities that fly fishing has to offer.

Reservations can be made by registering at

If you make it into town early, or already live here, please join us Thursday night at Oak Grove Park on the banks of Lake Grapevine, for a welcoming cookout. Come meet the staff, vendors, and early guests as we watch the sun go down while watching the IF4 Film show. This film has not been seen anywhere in Texas, and will make it’s only showing here at the Expo. Tickets can also be bought on line, or simply support the event through a donation the night of the event

Here is some information about our two special guests that will be hosting the women’s breakfast. They will also be seen giving presentations on both Friday and Saturday, or may be seen down at the park helping with the first class casting programs. Check the expo schedule for times on all events.

Jen Ripple is the Editor-in-Chief of Dun Magazine and the Executive Editor of a Tight Loop Magazine.  When not on the water, she spends her time empowering women in fly fishing by teaching fly tying and fly casting clinics, speaking nationwide on issues regarding women in fly fishing and devoting her time to conservation efforts through nonprofits.  A sounding board for women in this currently male-dominated sport, Jen has created a home base for women worldwide to connect and engage in the art of fly fishing.


Molly Semenik was born and raised in Michigan. She fondly recalls the day when, at the age of fourteen, her father presented her with his prized Orvis bamboo rod. When Semenik moved to Utah in 1979, she brought the rod along and spent the next several years fly fishing in western fresh water. She eventually ventured into saltwater angling.

A career in fly fishing started with her move to Montana in 2000. By the following year, Semenik accomplished three major goals: she was a Federation of Fly Fishers certified fly-casting instructor, she received her Montana guide license, and she founded Tie the Knot Fly Fishing. Tie the Knot includes guided fly fishing on the Yellowstone River and local spring creeks, as well as instruction and fly-fishing destination trips for women. Semenik specializes in introducing women to the sport in a fun, professional, and encouraging way; she believes that “when a woman can tie her own knot, she has started down the path of independence.”

Not willing to simply rely on her earlier accomplishments, Semenik became a Federation of Fly Fishers master fly-casting instructor in 2006, cofounded the Yellowstone Fly Fishing School with Matt Wilhelm in 2006, and two years later became a certified outfitter in the state of Montana. She was elected to the Casting Board of Governors of the Federation of Fly Fishers in 2010.

Semenik and her family live in Livingston, Montana. She has been guiding for eleven years and is busy teaching, sharing, and fishing throughout the country.


Make your plans now to attend. Slots are filling up as we speak.

Thanks and see you there!!

Expo Team

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



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