Just like your own family, over the past few days our festival family has been affected by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Just yesterday I learned of three active cases of COVID-19 in Collin County, where the Texas Fly & Brew was scheduled to be held next weekend.
With this information in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, I have made the difficult decision to postpone our 4th annual Texas Fly & Brew to March 6-7, 2021.
I’m sure I speak for the entire festival staff when I tell you that we are every bit as disappointed as you are. We have been working on this event, day in and day out, for nearly a year.
But family comes first. The photo above, taken about 10 years ago, features my precious daughter Maggie. I keep it near me so that when I get caught up in my business and my plans, I have something to ground me–to remind me of what is really important in life. Maggie and her brother Jeremiah are why I have worked so hard to create a family-friendly event: Together you and I are drawing the next generation of fly anglers out from behind their screens and into the outdoors–out of the noise and into the quiet sport.
Every sponsor, vendor, instructor, and volunteer I have spoken to over the past two days has committed to returning to Plano in 2021. I can only say THANK YOU all for your loyalty and professionalism. I’ve suspected it for a long time, but now I’m convinced: The Texas Fly & Brew has the world’s best extended family!
Loyal attendees: If you have purchased a class or ticket of any type for the 2020 Texas Fly & Brew, you will be receiving a refund. Please give us a few days; we are currently swamped. We will begin processing those refunds as promptly as possible.
And finally, I extend my thanks to the Plano Event Center for their professionalism and can-do attitude in working with me to postpone the 4th annual Texas Fly & Brew.
Keep our first responders in your prayers. Stay well and healthy. We will see you all in Plano in 2021!
Director, Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival