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Fly Fishing Events / 23rd annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival - Sat. Feb 7
« Last post by Catch Cormier on January 28, 2015, 08:45:01 AM »
23rd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival
Hosted By the Texas FlyFishers

When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Time:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Where: Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby Drive.
Admission: Adults: $10.00 each; Family- $14.00, Seniors (62 & up): $8.00, Under 18: $5.00
Lunch will be served and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 7th, 2015 and make plans to attend the Texas FlyFishers 23rd Annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival. Enjoy a unique opportunity to sit beside and learn from some of the most talented fly tyers in the country. Bring along your family and introduce them to the lifelong, fulfilling pastime of fly fishing and fly tying. Fly tying for everyone…expert, novice or the beginner.

This year’s special guest is Drew Chicone, author, fly designer, photographer, instructor, lecturer and materials expert, Drew’s passion for teaching the art of fly tying has inspired 5 books including “Feather Brain- Developing, Testing and Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns”.

Also featuring many of the finest fly tyers from Texas and surrounding states.
•    Simultaneous fly tying demonstrations throughout the day. Learn how to tie that special cold, warm or saltwater pattern from the expert tyers on hand
•    Six, 1 Hour Classroom Demonstrations with closed circuit video for viewing tying techniques up close
•    Beginners Fly Tying Table – If you haven’t tied a fly before, well, here is your chance!

Directions: Traveling South on the Southwest Freeway / US 59: Exit Kirby Drive (right) and go North appx. 7/10th mile to Westheimer Road. Turn Left and go appx. 3/10th mile and the Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Rd., will be on your left.

Directions: Traveling North on the Southwest Freeway / US 59: Exit Kirby Drive and go North (left), under the overpass, appx. 7/10th mile to Westheimer Road. Turn Left and go appx. 3/10th mile and the Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Rd., will be on your left.

For additional information about the Fly Tying Festival or, the Texas FlyFishers, visit our website at www.texasflyfishers.org

The Texas FlyFishers is a 501 (c)(3) Organization and a member of the Texas Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.

Click here for the Fly Tying Festival Flyer (pdf)
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Fly Fishing Events / Red Stick Conclave - Sat. March 7
« Last post by Catch Cormier on January 28, 2015, 08:41:43 AM »
27th annual Red Stick Conclave
hosted by Red Stick Fly Fishers of Baton Rouge
Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30am - 4:00pm
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4142 N. Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
FREE admission!

Seminars, fly tying demonstrations by some of the Gulf Coast's top tiers, casting clinics, kayak demos, on-site fishing, food and raffles

Programs:
Stephen Robert - Microfishing
Larry Offner - Warmwater Fly Fishing
Jim Wright - Coldwater Trout on the Lower Mountain Fork, Orvis new products
Chuck Fisk - Fishing on the Emerald Gulf Coast
Roger del Rio - Casting Basics, Advanced Casting

Fly tiers include: Fred Hannie, Marc Pinsel, Nathaneal Fickett, Kyle Moppert, Dirk Burton, Ted Cabali, Mike Jackson, Ray Boudreaux (a few more to come)

Kayak demos by Backpacker featuring the latest boats from Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Perception and others.

$7 Jambalaya lunch by award-winning jambalaya cook J.D. Scortino
Coffee, donuts, soft drinks, water - no cost, courtesy of RSFF

Many great raffle and Gamblers Draw items, some one-of-a-kind!

For more info, go to their website at www.rsff.org or contact RSFF Conclave Chairman Emmitt Simmons at elsimmons(at)cox.net
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Fly Tying / Re: Beaumont
« Last post by Bayoutalker on January 27, 2015, 02:07:22 PM »
Thanks Les, pm sent
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Fly Tying / Re: Deer hair: it's fun making a mess
« Last post by Jeff Creamer on January 27, 2015, 12:41:12 PM »
Those are some lovely bugs. Well worth the mess. I guess tying outside isn't a possiblity?

Not in Ohio in the winter!  ;)
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Fly Tying / Re: Beaumont
« Last post by Les Jackson on January 27, 2015, 09:47:15 AM »
Cliff,
I know of a past participant of a Reel Recovery North Texas retreat living in Beaumont, and if you PM me your info I'll try to put y'all in touch.
He's one of those who got bit by the "fly bug'

Les
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Fly Fishing Events / Re: Cenla Fly Fishing Festival - Sat. Jan 24
« Last post by jamiefranklin on January 26, 2015, 08:18:04 PM »
i really enoyed it also, was great to see alot of guys i havent seen in awhile and met a few new ones. I was really glad i did get to come.
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Fly Tying / Re: IFFF Tying Awards Program
« Last post by Kyle Moppert on January 26, 2015, 09:37:10 AM »
Frank,

Call me.  I'd like to discuss this with ya'

PM sent.

Thanks,

Kyle
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Fly Tying / Re: Beaumont
« Last post by Kyle Moppert on January 26, 2015, 09:35:13 AM »
Sent PM

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Fly Fishing Events / Re: Cenla Fly Fishing Festival - Sat. Jan 24
« Last post by Bayoutalker on January 26, 2015, 08:11:25 AM »
I'm glad you had a good turnout. We wanted to attend but other things took priority. Maybe next time.
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Fly Fishing Events / Re: Cenla Fly Fishing Festival - Sat. Jan 24
« Last post by Larry Offner on January 26, 2015, 08:08:59 AM »

I had a wonderful time.  The event was nothing less than first class.  Catch, thanks for letting me bring a little of GTFS to the event.

Larry
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