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Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

Mar 21, 2020 to Mar 22, 2020
Plano Event Center, Plano, TX
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A variety of both paid and free classes will be offered at this year’s 4th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. Unless otherwise noted, all classes and lectures mentioned in the festival program are included in the admission fee. All casting classes are held outside. This includes all Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Classes which are provided free of charge to active and participating Boy Scouts who register in advance.

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$35.00

Includes limited beer tasting tickets for those 21 and over with valid ID



$20.00

Includes limited beer tasting tickets for those 21 and over with valid ID



$20.00

Includes limited beer tasting tickets for those 21 and over with valid ID



$475.00

This specialty course is designed specifically for experienced fly casters who wish to take their casting and instructing abilities to an advanced level. The class is designed for those who want to improve their game on the water or share this knowledge with others as a mentor, coach, and fly casting instructor. This program will meet and exceed what is expected on the FFI CI and MCI instructor requirements. Topics covered will include but are not limited to:

       Intent and Fly Casting

       Understanding the Body Movements for Successful Rod Load

       Pantomime Used in Teaching

       Fly Casting Myths Debunked

       Skills Needed for Teaching Others

       Skill Sets from the CI Test

       MCI Tasks

The class will run from 8 AM-5:30 PM on Friday, March 20, 2019, which is the day before the festival opens. The classroom portion of the course will begin in the festival hotel conference room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (3415 Premier Drive, Plano, Texas). There will be a break from 12-1:30 for lunch, and the casting portion of the course will then reconvene on the festival grounds in front of the Plano Event Center (2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas). Please dress accordingly for the casting portion of this class, as it will be held outside REGARDLESS of the weather.

The class cost is $475, which includes a complimentary weekend pass to the festival. Minimum 4 students; maximum 10 students. Students who complete the course will be given a certificate of achievement and receive a personalized autographed copy of the instructor's latest book.

Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.   



This co-ed class is for beginners with little to no experience fly fishing. Students will learn all the basic mechanics of fly casting. The lecture portion of the class is done in a group; each student will receive individualized instruction. Students should bring their own rods; rods can be provided with advance notice if needed. The class will meet just outside of the admissions/ticket counter.  All classes will be held outside regardless of the weather. This class cost $75, maximum of 10 students.

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.



Those who have been fly casting for years but long to take their skills to the next level should check out this class. Ed has written widely on casting and recently completed a casting video with his mentor and close friend Lefty Kreh. He can help experienced anglers learn the techniques that will enable them to gain greater line speed and distance in a variety of settings. Students will also learn how to more effectively cast into wind and cast large wind-resistant flies. Proper foot and arm control will be addressed. Students will meet their instructor at near the admissions counter. All classes will be held outside. 

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.



This class is designed with the express purpose of teaching the student techniques and skills needed to become an effective nymph angler. Nymph fishing is commonly used when anglers don’t see any surface action even though fish (especially trout) are feeding. Jason Randall, author of books and articles in numerous national publications, is an acknowledged nymphing expert. In this class Randall will teach students how to avoid nymphing pitfalls and what to do to greatly increase nymphing success. The lecture portion of this class is open to the public and will take place at the festival. Students who have paid for the application portion of the course will receive 90 minutes of additional instruction. Students who register for this class must bring their own fly rod and reel outfit with them for the outside casting portion of the class. This class costs $75, only 10 spots are available.   

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.

 



NEW CLASS! This class is designed especially for anglers who are pursuing larger and aggressive fish, which are not easily brought to hand. Species like musky, pike, mature brown trout, redfish, and even mature smallmouth bass all respond and feed differently than their smaller counterparts. Learn from longtime guide and author Blane Chocklett what you should and should not do when pursuing apex predators. While this class doesn’t include casting, fly line management and fish-fighting techniques, as well as pattern selection will be covered. 

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.



NEW CLASS! Teens ages 12 and over will learn the basic techniques and skills of fly tying. No prior knowledge or fly tying experience is expected or required. Thirteen-year-old fly tying wunderkind Braden Miller, a junior pro-staffer for Norvise, Temple Fork Outfitters, and a host of other industry leaders, will teach this course and will provide everything students need to be successful. Parents are welcome to sit in the class with their teen should they choose to do so. Please print out your receipt and bring it to the festival.  

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.



NEW CLASS! Adults will learn the basic techniques and skills of fly tying. No prior knowledge or fly tying experience is expected or required. Expert fly tyer Tim O’Neil, owner of Norvise, will teach this course and will provide everything students need to be successful.  Please print out your receipt and bring it to the festival.  

This specialty class does not include admission to the festival for the day of the class. Should the class sell out and you wish to be placed on a “wait list” send an e-mail to Fishutopia@comcast.net.

To receive a refund a student must make the request in writing 30 days prior to the festival. Students who cancel in less than 30 days can receive credit for the same course, or a course at the same cost the following year.


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Plano Event Center
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074

Mar 21, 2020 to Mar 22, 2020
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Event Summary

The Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will be held at The Plano Event Center in Plano, TX on March 21st-22nd, 2020.  Come Join Us!

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Welcome!

The Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival is a unique celebration of Lone Star State fly angling – and beyond. Family-friendly and suitable for all ages, the only thing we require of our attendees is good humor.

The festival will afford attendees the opportunity to learn from various fly fishing authors and experts and meet representatives from some of the best manufacturers in the fly fishing industry. Local and regional fly fishing guides, destination lodge owners, kayakers, fly tyers, world-class outdoor photographers, and fly shops will be on hand – not to mention some of Texas’ best microbreweries.

Don’t know much about fly fishing? Then you’ve come to the right place! Experience what makes fly fishing so addictive – and learn about the quiet sport from the very best, in a low-key and supportive atmosphere, on your own terms.

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No refunds.