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Gulf Coast Council Fly Fair

September 3, 2015 General News No Comments

Still have time to make plans to attend this awesome FREE event!!!

Gulf Coast Council Fly Fair


September 18-19, 2015

Ocean Springs Civic Center

3720 Bienville Blvd

Ocean Springs, MS



Auctions & Raffles for rods, reels, equipment, guided trips and

artwork, with 50% of the proceeds to be donated to the USM

– Gulf Coast Research Lab’s Conservation / Research programs

If you have ever thought about learning to fly fish in

Salt Water, Warm Water or Cold Water, or improving

your skills, then this is your opportunity to learn

from many of the best instructors in the country!

Programs on fly fishing specific areas and species

One of the best casting faculties in the country with Certified

and Master Casting Instructors from across the South

Fly Tying Demonstrations by many of the best fly tyers in six



More information and schedules soon…

Dallas Orvis event supporting Reel Recovery

September 3, 2015 General News 1 Comment


Exciting event from Orvis supporting Reel Recovery. Put this on your calendar to attend. See you there!!!!


September 3, 2015 General News No Comments



TOTF flyer 2015

Lydia Ann Fly Masters Tournament Oct 3rd

August 23, 2015 General News No Comments

The Lydia Ann Fly Masters Tournament will be held on October 3rd, 2015 in Aransas Pass, TX

The purpose of the LYDIA ANN FLY MASTERS tournament is to bring Fly Fishing anglers from all over the State of Texas, as well as other States, to compete for prizes, share in the enjoyment of fishing the flats, and have a good time; all the while never losing focus of the main reason for being there – to help support a wonderful charitable organization.


CASTING FOR RECOVERY is a national support and educational organization for breast cancer survivors and is the recipient of the proceeds from this event. Please select the hyperlink above to learn more about their cause, and to make additional on-line donations.


Aransas Pass was chosen as the center for the tournament due to its fairly equal distance from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. It is also close to the heart of the flats that many of us love to fly fish.

The tournament is open to both Boating Anglers and Kayaking Anglers with separate divisions for each. Redfish on the fly and Catch and Release are the objectives, but there are also “Open Species” divisions for both the Boaters and Kayakers just to make things interesting.

For a more complete description and downloadable version of the Tournament Format and Rules please visit the “Rules & Format”. A downloadable Application is also available on the “Application & Info” page. We are striving to make the tournament as attractive as we can to all anglers by having separate divisions for the Boaters and Kayakers.

We are also working with numerous Sponsors to offer quality prizes for the top finishing anglers, as well as Raffle and Silent Auction Items. We encourage everyone that participates in the tournament or visits this site and support these fine and generous Sponsors.

For questions or comment, e-mail Rob Burlingame at




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Welcome to the Texas Council!! The Texas Council was formed  to unify the clubs in our state. Texas was previously divided with the northern clubs belonging to the Southern Council and the rest of the state belonging to the Gulf Coast Council. A unified state is beneficial in many ways that will support and grow fly fishing in Texas.

Please provide any comments, suggestions, or activities you wish the Council to consider. We greatly appreciate your support.


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