Grapevine Fly Fishing is ending the season with a Fall Shindig on October 10 starting at 11 a.m. in their parking lot area. Their original old chuck wagon is being rolled in to grill up burgers and hot dogs. Grab a cold local brew provided by Hop and Sting and chat with reps from your local brands. There will be fly rods to demo and casting challenges for those who think they’ve got more skill and grace than the rest of us.
If you’re feeling lucky be sure to get in on the raffle for a chance to win a guided trip for two donated by Upstream on the Fly. This prize was generously donated by owner Greg Welander, the former Fly Fishing Manager for Sportsman’s Finest in Austin. Greg’s website bio states he’s been holding a fishing pole since 1976 and finally decided to fly rods exclusively in 1998. Anyone who wins this trip will get a Texas sized spring fed experience on the waters within the scenic Hill Country.
This shindig promises other giveaways and the kind of swag we’d all like to take home. The new shop is open Tuesday – Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Follow Grapevine Fly Fishing on Instagram or visit their website for more info.
“The direction I hope to take the shop in is introducing new people to the sport. It always has bothered me when I mentioned that I fly fish that there were always two responses. One; Oh, that is supposed to be so difficult I could never do it. And, two; I would love to do that but I hear it is so expensive. I really want to be the shop known for our hospitality and for a customer to always feel comfortable whether it’s the first time they ever stepped into a fly fishing shop, or they are long-time fishermen.” Michael Tulowitzki interview (02/20)
“He [Mike Tulowitzki] emphasized personal service, brands that are lesser known and brands he likes, but that are rarely found in brick-and-mortar fly shops in the Dallas Fort Worth area. His emphasis is on fly tying materials – on easy-to-find online materials, but he wants tiers to be able to be “hands-on” just as most of us fly tiers do.” Texas Fly Caster