The second session of our Summer Learning Series, a fly-tying demonstration on Tuesday, Aug. 3, returns to our old stomping grounds at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the Research and Education building located along Camp Bowie Blvd. between Montgomery and Clifton Streets. As usual, it begins at 7 p.m. and featurea club member and FFI Board Member Dutch Baughman as our guest instructor.
To most of us, Dutch Baughman requires no introduction. An avid and experienced fly fisherman, steelheader and fly tyer for over 60 years, fly fishing is a sport he truly loves. Dutch is heavily involved with Fly Fishers International, where he is a vice president of the board member and executive committee, as well as chair of the Education Committee, and Learning Center. He was the 2019 Fly Fisher of the Year, awarded the 2019 President’s Medal, and the 2020 Darwin Atkins Fly Tying Award.
Dutch is also on the board of the Texas Council FFI, a member of both the Dallas and Fort Worth Fly Fishers clubs, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Angler Education Instructor and Area Chief, as well as an instructor for fly fishing, 2-hand casting, and fly tying. Dutch is a demonstration fly tyer for the FFI National Expo, Roadkill Roundtable, Northwest Fly Tyers Expo, Sow Bug Rendezvous, Fly Fest, Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Fest, and too many others to list.
A more talented instructor and fly tyer does not exist. Dutch will be demonstrating how to tie a Lady Caroline fly, as well as demonstrating thread control techniques for fly tying. You do not want to miss this demonstration.