Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018
Plano Event Center, Plano, TX
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$20.00

Includes beer for those 21 and over with valid ID



$20.00

Includes beer for those 21 and over with valid ID



$35.00

Includes beer for those 21 and over with valid ID



This co-ed class is for beginners with little to no experience fly fishing. Wanda Taylor, the country’s first female Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Master Casting Instructor and a Temple Fork Outfitters advisor, is known as much for her warm and comfortable disposition as she is for her outstanding casting ability. 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. 



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 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 in the Shenandoah River Lecture Area. Students who have paid for the application portion of the course will receive 90 minutes of additional instruction in Casting Area A. Students who register for this class must bring their own fly rod and reel outfit with them for the casting portion of the class. General admission to the festival is included in this class fee. Only 10 spots are available.     

Students who purchase this class are also granted General Admission to the festival for the day of their class. Please print out your receipt and bring it with you to the festival. 



Casting Strategies for Saltwater Anglers is a class for the fly fisher preparing to fish or be guided on the saltwater flats. Saltwater angling usually requires quick decision-making and efficiency in presenting the fly accurately. This class helps prepare the student to wade fish, kayak fish, or fish from a poled skiff in this demanding environment. Creative exercises are utilized to simulate the on-

 

the-water experience. Skills development can include: The Saltwater Quick Cast; casting and presenting to tailing and cruising fish, and to fish within a 20 ft. target range; proper line management; wind casting; plus a few trick casts … and more! This class is not recommended for beginning anglers; students should already be able to cast a quality loop to 40 feet and have some fishing experience. Students will need to bring to class a fly rod in the 7-8-9 weight outfits rigged with a leader and practice fly (no hook). This paid class will meet the instructor at the Class Registration booth near the admissions gate, which is just inside the entrance. Class will be held outside regardless of the weather, so dress accordingly.  


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

Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018
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The Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will be held at The Plano Event Center in Plano, TX on March 10-11, 2018.  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.