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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

Bud Priddy Announcement

March 5, 2016 General News No Comments

If you haven’t registered for the Bud Priddy Fly Fishing Contest with over $1,400 in prizes, you may now do so at: You will also need to make lodging reservations at Big Oak River Camp as soon as possible. All cabins were held for us until March 1st. It is now first come, first serve. Cabins, RV sites, and tent camping sites are still available but please don’t put off making your reservations too long as the sites may fill up. Come on Texas anglers, let’s fill this event up!!! Thank you.

Walter Ross
Alamo Fly Fishers
(210) 324-1359

2016 Bud Priddy Announcement

Texas Council Spring Newsletter is HERE!!!

March 5, 2016 General News No Comments

Excited to roll out the Spring Edition of the Texas Council’s Newsletter. Loads of information and activities for you to enjoy.

TxCncl IFFF-Newsletter Spring 2016

Bud Priddy Fly Fishing Contest

February 9, 2016 General News 1 Comment

2016 Bud Priddy Announcement

I hope each of you can share this information with your club members and put
it on your outings calendar. We now have approximately 50 fly fishers
signed up and are hoping for up to 100.

This year, the 2016 Bud Priddy Fly Fishing Contest is being sponsored by the
Texas Hill Country River Region ( and the
Alamo Fly Fishers ( The Texas Hill Country River
Region has donated more than $1,800 towards this event. Trophies and prizes
valued and over $1,400 will be awarded to the top four individuals in each
of the following categories: longest Bass, longest Perch, and most fish
caught. In addition there will be several door prizes.

Registration will be $20 per person and the donation of a freshwater fly of
your choice. All received flies will be placed in a nice fly box which will
become one of the door prizes. Registration purchases entry into the
contest, a t-shirt, and dinner at the awards banquet which is being catered
by the Nueces Country Smokehouse (
Dinner includes choice of brisket, ribs, and sausage and also includes three

The contest will be held at Big Oak River Camp
( along the beautiful Nueces River at 32598
SH 55, Camp Wood, TX 78833. Big Oak River Camp offers tent camping, RV
camping, and Log cabin accommodations. Please make reservations for both
Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations may be made by calling Big Oak
River Camp at (830) 597-5280. Check-in will be between 8:00 – 10:00 pm on
Friday Evening, April 29. Contest fishing begins Saturday morning (April
30) at sunrise. All entrants will be required to report fishing results
between 5:00 – 5:30 pm at the check-in site. The awards banquet will begin
at 6 pm.

Registration Fee: $20.00 plus a freshwater fly of your choice
Location: Big Oak River Park
Registration check-in: 8:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday, April 29th
Contest fishing: Sunrise to 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 30th
Awards Banquet: 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 30th
Trophies and Prizes: Trophies and prizes for 1st place, 2nd
place, 3rd place, and an honorable mention for each of the 3 categories.
Twelve prizes in total.

Please let me know if you have any questions. For further information
contact Walter Ross at or call (210) 324-1359 or
Lefty Ray Chappa at or (210) 260-6154.



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