Just wanted to announce something new for this year's Holder's Fishing Show (better known as The Houston Fishing Show) being held down at the George R. Brown Convention Center, March 5th - 9th 2014. The Texas FlyFishers (TFF) are going to represent our ever expanding fly fishing community and have a large double booth exhibit aimed at bringing awareness to the fishing public as to what fly fishing in Texas is all about. We all know there are many people who have been using conventional tackle for years, but also may be interested in taking their angling skills to the next level. Make no mistake, this is where fly fishing comes to the forefront.
TFF is bringing in some of Texas's top fly fishing guides, outfitters and fisherman each available for you to mingle with and discuss the positive direction fly fishing is going today. For you Saltwater “junkies” come and meet Captain Ben Paschal, Captain Steve Soule, and Captain Brent Hodges. These guys cover the entire Texas coast and have helped bring saltwater fly fishing to a vast number of anglers who before never dreamed of fly fishing the backwaters of our beautiful Texas Coast. We’ll also have for you, "I just gotta get away" guys, Mr. Jason Edgecombe representing Eva's Bonefish Lodge, a remote fly-in fishing destination down on Andros Island in the Bahamas. He'll get your blood boiling just talking about the endless fly fishing, diving/snorkeling, and outdoor adventure opportunities you can have while there.
We didn't forget the fresh water scene either. We'll have Captain's Kevin Hutchinson and Brent Hodges discussing the advantages of using a fly rod in the super gin clear waters of the Texas Hill Country. …and let me tell you catching a four pound small mouth bass or beautiful rainbow trout on a 4-5 wt. fly rod will test your resolve while watching their aerial displays. Remember the Guadalupe River has been voted one of America’s top 100 trout fishing destinations and it is right here in Texas for all of us to enjoy.
The Texas FlyFishers will have casting and equipment demonstrations at the casting "pond" and maybe even challenge a few of the conventional hot shots to some accuracy contests. But speaking of equipment, the Texas Fly Fishers are proud to announce we will have for your viewing for the first time in Texas, the "SOLO SKIFF" designed and built by veteran boat manufacturer, Mr. Tom Mitzlaff who founded the Mitzi Skiff line of shallow water fishing boats still so popular today! Tom will be flying in from Jacksonville, Florida and be in our booth ready to answer all your questions regarding the boat's performance and the advantage of fly fishing from his craft. Micro Skiffs are latest shallow water innovation for this generation of flats and river fishers. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet a true pioneer in the boat building industry.
In addition, TFF will have some of our area’s top fly tiers crafting beautiful flies and discussing the how to's necessary for you to do the same. We'll also have on display some of the most unbelievably beautiful hand-made fly rods built by several of our members using skills learned directly from our own “in-house” rod building classes. There will be plenty of our club members at the show to discuss all the educational advantages one can gain through TFF to help transition into this wonderful sport we call fly fishing.
We’ll also be hosting some drawings for fly fishing prizes, where we’ll be awarding fly casting lessons, fishing trips, and even fly rod and reel combo’s to some lucky anglers. We’d love for you to stop by our booths (#419 and #420) to say hi and let's talk FLY FISHING!