ALL are welcome!
June Local Outing plus Fly Fishing 101–June 13, 2015

North Texas Education Center

5411 S Robinson Rd

Grand Prairie, TX 75052

(Below the dam at Joe Pool lake)



June 13, 2015, 9 a.m.- Noon
open fishing after lunch

What to Expect?

Although we are hoping to see novice fly fisherman at the local outings, these get togethers will have fisherman of all ranks and file. If you have never fly fished, never bought a pair of waders, perhaps not owned a fly rod, we want you to join us on Saturday, June 13th at the pond behind the North Texas Education Center at 9:00 am.

Once we have all gathered together, our host, Les Jackson, will make a brief introduction and assign fishing partners. If you are new to our sport you will be assigned a fishing partner to help you learn to how to make easy casts and hook ups with warm water species of fish such as green sunfish, bluegills, and largemouth bass inhabiting the pond.

Our primary objective with Fly Fish 101 will be to help introduce you to the basics. A mentor (fishing partner) will stay with you until you feel comfortable with making a basic pick up and laydown cast, stripping line, setting the hook, and most importantly–landing a fish.

We know some times folks have gear but don’t know how to properly use it – so bring it – we will help you rig it up. If you don’t yet own any tackle we will have all you need on hand to learn. Feel free to ask questions- that’s why we’re here to walk you through this.


What do you need?

Camera or phone- you can take shots of lots of scenery and or fish.

Cap or hat

Comfortable clothing- long sleeved shirts give greater protection against the sun.

Eyewear (sunglasses or regular glasses–just something to protect your eyes)

Sneakers or sandals

Texas fishing license

We will provided (if you do not have them)

Lanyard with nippers

Fly rod and reel

Basic flies



Around noon we will break for hotdogs and hamburgers at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Regional offices below the Joe Pool Dam.

Stay tuned for more of the outings at different locations in the Metroplex. We hope to make these a fun experience with a minimal amount of travel.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to if you plan on coming so that we will make sure to have enough equipment and volunteer mentors at the event.

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