Meet Jerry Hamon

Jerry HamonJerry Hamon is an avid fly angler, fly tyer, and dedicated kayaker as well as the past president of both the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International and the Mariner-Sails Kayak Fishing Club. Hamon is serving his second term on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Freshwater Fisheries Advisory Committee and was recently appointed to serve as its chairman. He’s also a certified Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Angler Education Area Chief/Instructor. Hamon’s wildly popular class “A Man, A Fly & A Kayak” will be offered both days of the festival in cooperation with Mariner-Sails. Hamon runs River Crossing Fly Fishing School and Guide Service out of his home on the beautiful Brazos River in Central Texas. So many people have asked Hamon and his wife Patty how they spend quality time in the wild with their nine grandchildren that they created a unique outdoor education curriculum: Grandparents and their grandkids spend 24 hours together at the Hamons’ riverside ranch camping in a tent; starting a campfire; preparing and cooking campfire meals; identifying outdoor plants and wildlife; and learning the basics of fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. This year our festival attendees will benefit from the Hamons’ wealth of outdoor grandparent experience in their “Becoming an Outdoor Grandparent” class!