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Head to the Nolan River for sand bass on March 16

  The time is near for my favorite season of the year: Springtime and white bass fishing. Every spring, white bass run up creeks and rivers for their annual spawn. Large numbers of white bass can be concentrated in small sections of water, exposing themselves to...

April outing to Bill Ward ranch in Mexia a favorite

It’s time for another of the club’s all-time favorite outings – the overnighter to Bill Ward’s Ranch near Mexia (pronounced muh-HAY-uh). Bill wants to remove some of the population of bass and sunfish/perch and we are just the group to do it. Bill’s clear,...

Fly Fish 101 draws a whole pack of students in Glen Rose

The March 2 Fly Fish 101 in Dinosaur Valley State Park offered trout weather (chilly and damp) along with an unexpected pack of Boy Scouts from near Houston. And it was all just fine. With casting and fly-tying instruction led by FWFF member Russell Husted and a...

The Brazos River through a professional photographer’s lens

FWFF member Mark Kolanowski has combined his photography and love of fly fishing in a slide show of images from the Brazos River. It's about four minutes long with a soundtrack. To view it on Mark's website, http://www.imkphotography.com/, just click here and enjoy.

Join us for a special Fly Fish 101 on the Paluxy River on March 2

Opportunity knocks! Texas Parks & Wildlife plans a special trout stocking on March 2 in Dinosaur Valley State Park on the Paluxy River near Glen Rose. We will make this a Fly Fish 101 event, but it is also open to the public, so feel free to tell a friend or...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Sharpen your fly-tying skills with Fishy Fullum

Nationally-acclaimed fly tyer Fishy Fullum is teaching a halfday workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at UNT Health Science Center (the same meeting room where the club meets monthly). Participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. and be ready to begin at...

Meet Landon Mayer and tie some flies with a FWFF favorite

Landon Mayer, one of FWFF’s favorite speakers who returns for our February membership meeting, will host a special gathering on Feb. 3 at Backwoods Fort Worth. This is your chance to meet and visit with Landon, who will also lead participants in tying a selection of...

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