Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events: Saturday

Northbrook

10-11                           Blane Chocklett                      How to Cast Big Flies & Land Big Fish

11-11:50                     Jason Randall                          Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics

12-12:50                     Brian O’Keefe                        Principles of Outdoor Photography

1-2:50                          Peter Stitcher                          Mayflies & Microbrews [FEE]

2-2:50                         Jacob McGee                          Alaska’s Best Pacific Salmon & Trout Waters

3-3:50                          Jason Randall                          Where Trout Are: Beyond Reading the Water

 

Sunny Slope

9:30-12:30                  Mike Tayloe                           Into the Wilderness First Aid [FEE]

1-1:50                          Marcos            Enriquez                    Fishing the Garden of the Queens

2-2:50                          Steve Dally                             Brown Trout: The Predator

3-3:50                          Tim Urtiaga                            All About Pike on the Fly

 

Fairview

10-11:50                      Landon Mayer                        Trout Hunting 101 [FEE]

12-12:50                      Gunnar Peterson                     Trout Fishing in Iceland

1-1:50                         Jerry Hamon                           A Man, a Kayak, and a Fly Rod

2-2:50                          Jeff Johnson                            Fly Angling for Reds on the Texas Coast

3-3:50                          Mike Tayloe                           Medical Considerations for Off-the-Grid Travel

 

Spring Glade

10-10:50                     Mac Brown                             Fishing Wet Flies: Tips & Techniques

11-11:50                      Lucas Bissett                          Redfish on the Louisiana Coast

12-12:50                      Geri Meyer                            Fishing the Driftless Area

1-1:50                         Javier Guevara                        Fishing for Peacock Bass

2-2:50                          Nate Stevane                           When and Where to Fish the Madison River

3-3:50                          Landon Mayer                        The Hunt for Giant Trout: Fooling Predators on the Fly

 

Shady Grove

10 AM-5 PM              Brett Bolton-Bill Pepito         BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badge Class   [Scouts Only]

 

Hillhaven                   Featured Fly Tyers

10-11                           Matt Bennett                           Building Better Baitfish

11-12                           Jim Bensinger                                     How to Tie with Dubbing Materials

12-1                             Fred Hannie                            Fly Tying with Monofilament

2-3                               Tim O’Neill                           Tying Carp Flies

3-4                               Blane Chocklett                      Tying the Game Changer

 

Main Casting Pool

10:30 -11                    Ed Jaworowski                       Casting Demo

12:30-1                       Blane Chocklett                      Fishing Game Changers

2:30-3:00                    Joe Mahler                              Casting Demo

4:15                             General Public                        Casting Games

 

Casting Classes [FEE]:         Unless otherwise indicated, meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

9:30-11                       Kristian Cole                           Beginner Casting Instruction

10-12:30                     Blane Chocklett                      How to Cast Big Flies & Land Big Fish

(Begins in Northbrook Lecture Area)

11-1:30                       Jason Randall                          Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics

(Begins in Northbrook Lecture Area)

12:30-2                       Ed Jaworowski                       Advanced Casting Instruction

1-2:30                         Mac Brown                             Beginner Casting Instruction

 

Free Casting Classes:           Meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

11 AM & 2 PM           Texas Council FFI                 Walk-Up Casting Classes*

(Certified Casting Instructors)

3-4                              Lara Ducker                           Women-Only Casting Class

* Families (including children 13 and over) can receive free casting lessons at the times referenced above compliments of the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International.  Families with children can also try their hands at fly tying at the fly-tying tables staffed by festival volunteers.

 

Schedule of Events: Sunday

Northbrook

10-11                           Blane Chocklett                      How to Cast Big Flies & Land Big Fish

11-11:50                     Jason Randall                          Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics

12-12:50                      Dave Whitlock                       Hoppertunity: Grasshopper Fly Fishing

1-2:50                          Peter Stitcher                          Mayflies & Microbrews [FEE]

3-3:50                         Blane Chocklett                      Designing Flies that Trigger Strikes

 

Sunny Slope

9:30-12:30                  Mike Tayloe                           Into the Wilderness First Aid [FEE]

12-12:50                      Jerry Hamon                           A Man, a Kayak, and a Fly Rod

1-1:50                          Nate Stevane                           When and Where to Fish the Madison River

2-2:50                         Landon Mayer                        Sight Fishing with Streamers, Nymphs, and Big Dries

3-3:50                         Brian O’Keefe                       Principles of Outdoor Photography

 

Fairview

10-11:50                      Landon Mayer                        Trout Hunting 101 [FEE]

11-11:50                      Tim Urtiaga                            Landing Pike on the Fly in New Mexico

12-12:50                      Steve Dally                             Fishing Arkansas’ White River

1-1:50                          Gunnar Peterson                     Trout Fishing in Iceland

2-2:50                          Mike Tayloe                           The Fly Angler’s Essential First-Aid Kit

3-3:50                         Javier Guevara                        Fishing for Peacock Bass

 

Spring Glade

10-10:50                       Lucas Bissett                         Redfish on the Louisiana Coast

11-11:50                       Joe Mahler                             Tips & Techniques for Better Fly Presentation

12-12:50                      Geri Meyer                            Fishing the Driftless Area

1-1:50                         Tim O’Neill                            Carp on the Fly

2-2:50                          Jason Randall                          Where Trout Are: Beyond Reading the Water

3-3:50                          Marcos            Enriquez                    Fishing the Garden of the Queens

 

Shady Grove 

10 AM-5 PM              Brett Bolton-Bill Pepito         BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badge Class   [Scouts Only]

 

Hillhaven                   Featured Fly Tyers

10-11                           Dutch Baughman                    Tying Classic Salmon Flies

11-12                           Kit Brown                               Tying Sculpins

12-1                             Braden Miller                         Tying Simple Streamers

2-3                               Jim Bensinger                        How to Tie with Dubbing Materials

3-4                               Chris Schatte                           Tying Elk Hair Caddis

 

Main Casting Pool

10-11                           Ed Jaworowski                       Casting Demo

12:30-1                       Blane Chocklett                      Fishing Game Changers

2:30-3:30                    Joe Mahler                              Casting Demo

 

Casting Classes [FEE]:         Unless otherwise indicated, meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

9:30-11                       Mac Brown                             Beginner Casting Instruction

10-12:30                     Blane Chocklett                      How to Cast Big Flies & Land Big Fish

(Begins in Northbrook Lecture Area)

11-1:30                       Jason Randall                          Advanced Nymph Fishing Tactics                                                                                                                                     (Begins in Northbrook Lecture Area)

12:30-2                       Ed Jaworowski                       Advanced Casting Instruction

1-2:30                         Kristian Cole                           Beginner Casting Instruction

 

Free Casting Classes:           Meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

11 AM & 2 PM           Texas Council FFI                  Walk-Up Casting Classes *

(Certified Casting Instructors)

* Families (including children 13 and over) can receive free casting lessons at the times referenced above compliments of the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International.  Families with children can also try their hands at fly tying at the fly-tying tables staffed by festival volunteers.

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