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.

Special edition: Fly of the Month on YouTube

Why didn't we do this sooner? Now you can watch FWFF member Bill Hodges tie February's Fly of the Month, a March Brown Wet Fly. Bill wrote the Fly of the Month article in the club's February newsletter, and here he takes the process from start to finish. It's always...

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Make plans to attend or volunteer at Flyfest

Tarrant Regional Water District's fourth annual Flyfest is set for March 9 on the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. That's barely a month away, and it's time to plan on your participation. It's a great learning opportunity, with seminars, demonstrations,...

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March speaker John Dietsch presents “The Angler’s Path”

Jokes about being “mistaken” for a movie star are many, but John Dietsch is one of the few who can really say he’s been there. He appeared in all the fly-fishing scenes of the film "A River Runs Through It," where he also conceived and executed the famous final...

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Fly Fish 101/January outing canceled

The Jan. 19 FF101/outing on the Brazos below the Possum Kingdom dam has been canceled. Water flows are at dangerous levels, the weather outlook is atrocious and the state has not been stocking trout because of the high river flows. It’s a completed turnaround from...

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