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.
Fly Fish 101 on Brazos River set for Jan. 28
NOTE: TIME CHANGE and HATCHERY TOUR Please join Fort Worth Fly Fishers on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 a.m. at the Texas 16 bridge over the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Dam near Graford for our annual Fly Fishing 101 education event. Both FWFF members and non-members...
January 2023 speaker takes us to saltwater
Stephen Woodcock has been fly fishing for almost 30 years. His passion for fly fishing has taken him not just to U.S. hotspots, but also Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and Canada. He has guided in Oklahoma, Colorado, Alaska, Bahamas and Texas. Stephen has been...
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...
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...
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...
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....