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.

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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Join us June 7 for “Destination: Saltwater on the Fly”

FWFF Director Reid Winger has fished in some great locations, and on June 7 he will share some of his experiences with a program on saltwater fly fishing. Reid is an accomplished amateur photographer as well, so it should be a colorful presentation. We will meet at...

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Reel Recovery Texas Benefit is May 12 in Fort Worth

The following is a notice from Reel Recovery that we are glad to share with members. This is not a Fort Worth Fly Fishers event, but Reel Recovery is one of the cause groups the club supports. Join us at Firestone & Robertson Distillery, 4250 Mitchell Blvd., Fort...

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Learn about water insects at the May 3 meeting

Robert Younghanz, a.k.a The Bug Guy, joins us May 3 for a little science class in fish food titled Aquatic Entomology For The Fly Fisher. Arguably the most common blind spot for the fly fisher is an understanding of aquatic insects, which is the key to fly selection,...

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