Education

Up your game! Improve your casting, fishing techniques and fly tying.

The FWFF club has an active education program available to everyone, with something for new, novice fly fishers to experienced anglers. Each month we have a Quick Clinic featuring a specific topic that provides insight and practical learning on a fly fishing-related topic, and quarterly we organize a local fishing outing, which we call Fly Fish 101, dedicated to helping first timers and those with little experience fly fishing. We teach them to how to cast, make contact with a fish, and land it!

Monthly – Quick Clinics
Starting at 6:40 p.m. before each monthly meeting, we hold a Quick Clinic. A member of our club presents a brief review of tips for tackle, tying knots or catching a specific species of fish. Just arrive by 6:40 p.m. and look for the Quick Clinic table and gathering of folks.

Quarterly – Fly Fishing 101 Events
Take Advantage of Fly Fishing Educational Opportunities provided by the FWFF club. For those of you who are new to the club, we have an active education program that will help you through the learning curve from how to set up your rod, select flies, cast and present your fly to the fish. Once a quarter we organize a local fishing outing, which we call Fly Fish 101, dedicated to helping first timers and those with little experience fly fishing, and teach them to how to cast, make contact with a fish and land it.

If you’re a novice and want to take the full “tour,” we have casting help as well as instruction on tying on tippet and how to make fly choices for the types of fish being targeted that day. If you just want some tips, we will have mentors on location to help with that, too.

For those of you who are new to the club, you’ll be asking lots of questions about “how”, “when” and “where” to fly fish locally or get ready for that trip of a lifetime. We do our best to answer those questions, too.

Kristian Cole of Tailwaters is November speaker

Before Kristian Cole returned to his hometown of Dallas and joined the part-time staff at Tailwaters in January 2016, he spent time fishing on the Texas Coast while attending Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. The store says Kristian has since evolved into...

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Charlie Cravens is October meeting speaker

By Reid WingerSpeakers DirectorAfter mysteriously losing all of his dad’s lures in a single day, Charlie was gifted a fly-tying kit by his parents for his eighth birthday. He’s tied flies pretty much every day for the forty-some years since then and has figured out a...

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Limber up your casting arm at Sept. 6 meeting

Our Summer Learning Series concludes Sept. 6 with a casting session that offers tips to beginners and experienced fly fishers alike. NOTE: We meet at Monticello Park in Fort Worth. The address is 3400 Dorothy Lane South, which is a three-minute drive north of our...

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Texas coastal outing set for Sept. 8-11 in Rockport

The FWFF Coast outing is to the Rockport/Port Aransas area Sept. 8-11 (three nights). The base camp will be at Rockport's Drifters Resort. We have secured cabins, cabanas, bungalows and cottages, each sleeping 2-3 people. The cost is approximately $175 a person total....

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Mike Morphew leads fly tying demo at Aug. 2 meeting

By Frank HuneycuttFWFF Fly Tying Director If you are a fly tyer or interested in fly tying, you will not want to miss our Summer Learning Series membership meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2! Our guest tyer will be Mike Morphew. A few years ago I attended a fly fishing event...

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Summer Learning Series kicks off July 5

Every year in July, August and September, Fort Worth Fly Fishers holds its Summer Learning Series. July surveys general skills and safety, August is all about fly tying, and September focuses on casting. There is an article about the August session in this newsletter,...

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