President’s Letter

Good Day FWFF Members!

Days are heating up in Texas! I hope y’all are out there making great fishing memories. Please remember to take plenty of water on your adventures and stay hydrated.

Please remember that it is AUCTION PLANNING TIME !

The club’s auction is the largest fundraising event we have each year. This year’s event will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Fort Worth Elks Club. The funds we raise help us provide quality speakers, educational events and resources to help our members improve their skills and knowledge and provide a fun community of local fly fishers.

Our club needs your help to make our auction a success. First, we need donated items and trips. If you have connections with guides, restaurants or even have a vacation home with an available weekend you can spare, we’d love to have these donations. Second, we need volunteers to help our Auction Chair Bill Hodges contact businesses for donations, arrange catering for that night, and work on the night of the event.

By volunteering, you’re not only helping the club, but you can earn VIP hours for the Volunteer Incentive Program. The more hours you earn by year’s end, the more opportunity you have to win some fantastic prizes. See Bryce’s article on the VIP program in this newsletter.

Contact Bill Hodges at and he can tell you how to get involved.

We had some great events in June. At our Club Meeting we meet along the banks of the Trinity River near Panther Island for our annual Casting Clinic. This was a new format created by Russell Husted and his team of volunteers and vendors and it was extremely well done – I think that this will be a great casting venue for years to come. Thank You to all the volunteers that made this event a success and Thank You to the folks from Orvis, TFO, and Thomas & Thomas for coming out to give us a hands-on experience with their fine rods and reels.

We followed this with another wonderful Fly Tying 101 event on Saturday, June 10 at the Bear Creek Park Pavilion lead by Frank Huneycutt. What a great setting tying along the streamside. Each participant was provided a vise and materials to tie two each of four fly patterns. And even better, we then headed down to the water to use the flies to catch fish! Great event and again Thank You to Frank and all the volunteers.

Time to get ready for the July Colorado trip. Updates from Russell are indicating that this is going to be a great fishing year with plenty of water – what a blessing. So, get packing – we’ll be on the road and in the water before you know it – can’t wait!

Reminder: Our usual Tuesday meeting night falls on July 4, so we will have a FWFF Meeting. Enjoy our national Independence Day celebration with family and friends – fish if you can – and we’ll get back on track with our meeting on Aug. 1.

Wishing you tight lines——-<*((((><

Brett Morehead
Your FWFF President


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