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May 10, 2016 General News No Comments


Exciting News from the Texas Council Casting Instructor Team!!!

Where: Arlington, Texas
When: Thursday, Sept 8, 2016; Registration Closes September 1, 2016
What: For those preparing to take IFFF CI and MCI tests, pretests are essential to successful outcomes. To assist with this process, opportunities exist at this year’s Texas Expo for candidates to have a four-hour block of time with seasoned examiners and mentors to aid in the preparation process.
This four-hour block of time can be utilized several ways, including 1) a formal and complete pretest 2) one on one mentoring for casting performance 3) one on one mentoring for teaching performance or 4) any combination of the above. In short, you can utilize a highly experienced examiner and mentor in any way that you find advantageous.
Cost: $125 for the four-hour session. Morning and afternoon sessions. Very Limited enrollment.
• Bill Gammel: CBOGE, Co-Author of “The Essentials of Fly Casting”
• Chuck Easterling: CBOG, Chairman of the Examiner Review Committee
• Molly Semenik: CBOG, Chairman of the Professional Development Committee
• Steve Hollensed: CBOG, Co-Chairman of the Masters Test Committee

Contact for Enrollment: Steve Hollensed, or 903.546.6237

There is also room for more casters to get certified. Currently we have 4 enrolled for the Friday morning testing. Again, if you want in this class, contact Steve Hollensed

2 BIG Time Auctions this weekend!!!!

April 27, 2016 General News No Comments

The Fort Worth Fly Fishers and the Dallas Fly Fishers have auctions this weekend. Fort Worth auction this Saturday at University Christian Church, and Dallas this Monday at the Wyndam Hotel. Got o the clubs websites for directions and more information.

Bud Priddy Tournament THIS Saturday

April 27, 2016 General News No Comments

Still time to make it to a great event this weekend. The Bud Priddy Tournament hosted by the Alamo Fly Fishers.

Bud Priddy Announcement

So many things to do and reasons to get involved.

Texas Fly Fishers Annual Red Fish Rodeo

April 14, 2016 General News No Comments

Texas Flyfishers 30th
Annual Redfish Rodeo
May 21st, 2016 – ROCKPORT, TEXAS

Use your best fly fishing skills to catch big redfish, trout, drum, flounder, sheepshead, tarpon, etc. for an excellent chance to win one of the many wonderful awards to be presented at the event. This is an honor tournament so no need to kill anything but photos and measurements are required.

Prizes will be awarded for: (One award per contestant only)

1. Longest Redfish
2. Most total inches – Redfish
3. Longest Non-Redfish (Must be Gamefish)
4. Longest Non-Gamefish (yes mullet, hardheads, and skipjack count)
5. Donation of $500 to Charity of Club’s choice for Longest Combined Stringer (5 gamefish)

Friday May 20th 2016 – 6:00 PM: Meet at Swan Point Landing (1723 Cherry Street, Suite 4
Rockport, TX 78382) for late registration and for Captains meeting explaining rules and define Charity donation. We will have a lecture by Capt. Billy Trimble. Afterwards, head over to tournament HQ at The Lighthouse Inn (200 S Fulton Beach Rd. Rockport, TX 78382). The restaurant will have dinner available for purchase.

Saturday May 21st 2016 – 6:35 AM: Meet up with your friends, grab some coffee on your way to one of the marina ramps in the Rockport/Aransas Pass Area and head on out. Tournament ends at 4:00 PM.

We will be beginning the check–in at 4:30 PM and you must be at the Tournament HQ (Lighthouse Inn Banquet Room) by no later than 5:30 PM to officially enter your catch.

Saturday night at 6:00 PM, we’ll be getting the social scene started enjoying some cold beverages (BYOB), serving dinner, presenting awards, and generally having a great time until late into the evening. Kevin Townsend will be our guest speaker.

$25 Entry Fee per fly fisher
Please RSVP to

The Redfish Rodeo will be headquartered at the historic Lighthouse Inn. Guests enjoy a delicious and complimentary buffet breakfast and the Palm Room, a full service restaurant. Look no further than the Palm Room bar for your favorite libation. Unwind after a day of flyfishing and enjoy the sea breezes at the pool and lounge area. In addition take advantage of the private courtyard and lighted fishing pier. The awards presentation and dinner will be held in the hotel in the hotel banquet room.
We have a block of rooms reserved including King Suites on the bay or the pool as well as rooms with two queen beds. Rates range from $89 for the pool view double queen rooms, $119 for the King Suites on the pool (these rooms have a sleeper sofa in the living area) and King Suites on the bay for $209. These rates include breakfast which will be available prior to our departure for the days fishing activities. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel, mention the Texas Flyfishers to get the discounted rates. Availability is limited and rooms must be reserved by April 20 or they will be released.

Sponsored by our friends at:
Bayou City Angler of Houston
Swan Point Landing of Rockport



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