Festival Classes

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2021 Texas Fly Fishing Festival Class Descriptions Paid/Free

 A variety of both paid and free classes will be offered at this year’s 4th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. Unless otherwise noted, all classes and lectures mentioned in the festival program are included in the admission fee. All casting classes are held outside. Class room sizes have been significantly increased to ensure social distancing.

Paid Classes

Beginners Fly Casting with Rex Walker (Limit 6) This co-ed class is for beginners with little to no experience in fly fishing. Students will learn all the basic mechanics of fly casting. The lecture portion of the class is done in a groups; each student will receive individual instruction. Students should bring their own rods; rods can be provided with advance notice if needed. The class will meet just outside the of the admissions/ticket counter. All classes will be held outside regardless of the weather. The class cost is $75, maximum of 6 students, this class doesn’t include admissions.

Class held 9:30-11:00 AM. Check availability by clicking here.

Class held 1:00-2:30 PM Check availability by clicking here.

 

NEW CLASS! Master’s Class: Fishing Tailwaters (Limit 12) Tailwater fisheries provide anglers with a dependable four-season fishery that affords anglers with consistent flows, clear water, large populations of trout, and reliable hatches. Learn the tactics and techniques to successfully master these year-round waters. A detailed discussion on dams, tailwater benefits, entomology, matching the hatch, fly selection, rigging rods, reading the water, presentation and much more are included in this class. While this is a class designed for more experienced anglers, new fly anglers would also benefit. All materials for the course will be provided, and no fly casting is involved. Students will meet at the Specialty Instruction Lecture Area. This class has limited seating to ensure social distancing, and once purchased no refunds will be offered.  Please print out your receipt and bring it to the festival.

Class held: 10:00-11:50 AM Saturday & Sunday: Check availability by clicking here.

New Class! Bourbon & Bass Bugs with Treaty Oak Distillery (Limit 14). Did you know that all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon? Sponsored by Treaty Oak Distilling and Flymen Fishing Company ,our unique, two-part course is designed for adults 21 and over interested in how distilled spirits (and bourbon in particular) are made. The first part of this class is taught by Master Distiller Phillip Dormont of Treat Oaks. Students will learn about distilled spirits and taste three Texas bourbons during her lecture. The second part of this class will discuss a few specialty bass bugs that Southwestern anglers will find eminently effective. It will be taught by Kristian Cole, resident fly expert at Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company of Dallas, Texas. At the end of the class, students will take home these same patterns to “test” on their local waters. All materials for the course will be provided. Students will meet at the Specialty Instruction Lecture Area. This class has limited seating to ensure social distancing, and once purchased no refunds will be offered.  Please print out your receipt and bring it to the festival.

Class held: 12:30-1:50 PM Saturday & Sunday: Check availability by clicking here.

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For more information contact Festival Director Beau Beasley at Fishutopia@comcast.net, or call 703-402-8338.