The March 2 Fly Fish 101 in Dinosaur Valley State Park offered trout weather (chilly and damp) along with an unexpected pack of Boy Scouts from near Houston. And it was all just fine. With casting and fly-tying instruction led by FWFF member Russell Husted and a support cast of member volunteers, more than two dozen fly fishers-to-be gathered at the park to learn the sport’s basics and try a hand at pulling in some of the hundreds of rainbow trout stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife at the park near Glen Rose.
The event started at 9 a.m. and continued until 2 p.m., including a lunch overseen by Chef John Jazabski and his mighty Weber grill. Five dozen hot dogs disappeared before John broke out the hamburger patties and served up the second course. The grilled goodies were welcome on a day when puffer jackets were as useful as waders.
Here are just a few of the photos taken by FWFF member Mark Kolanowski. A big thanks to Mark, Russell and all the FWFF members who helped make it a memorable day.