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Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival

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Date: Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mark your calendars now for the 5th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event will be held on February 26-27, 2022, at the Mesquite Convention Center.

At this indoor/outdoor venue attendees can check out a myriad of fly fishing manufacturers, attend lectures on techniques and topics of interest to fly anglers of every stripe, and taste some of the Lone Star State’s best microbrewed beer.

Meet nationally known fly fishing authors, professional guides, expert casters, custom bamboo rodmakers, and fly tyers from across the country – all at the Texas Fly & Brew.


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: SATURDAY

Specialty Instruction Class

9:30-10:50 Jim Bensinger Beginner Fly Tying 101 [FEE]

11-12:50 Pat Dorsey Master Class: Fishing Tailwaters [FEE]

1-2:50 Biel/Welander Bourbon & Bass Bugs [FEE]

3-4:30 Jim Bensinger Tying Wet Flies (intermediate-advanced class) [FEE]

Brazos River

9:30-10:50 Chris Johnson Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River [FEE]

11-12:30 Karlie Roland Women Only: Becoming an Independent Angler [FEE]

1-2:50 Gary Dubiel Advanced Tactics for Red Fish [FEE]

3-3:50 Karlie Roland Fishing the Henry’s Fork

Guadalupe River

9:30-10:30 Karlie Roland Women’s Meet & Greet Breakfast

11-11:50 Wayne McGee Alaska’s Best Pacific Salmon and Trout Waters

12-12:50 Ron Kless Euro Nymphing; The Do’s & Don’ts

1-1:50 Williams/Jones/ Women Only Ask an Expert

2-2:50 Chris Johnson Fly Fishing the Republic of Texas

3-3:50 Pat Dorsey Fishing Colorado’s South Platte

Devil’s River

10-10:50 Kirk Deeter 25 Tips to Make You A Better Angler Anywhere

11-11:50 Jerry Hamon A Man, a Kayak, and a Fly Rod

12-12:50 Greg Welander Insider’s Guide to Texas Bass Fishing

1-1:50 Tim Urtiaga All About Pike on the Fly

2-2:50 Kirk Deeter 25 Tips to Make You A Better Angler Anywhere

3-3:50 Gary Dubiel Fly Fishing Poland

Featured Fly Tyers

9:30-10:30 Pat Dorsey Tailwater Favorites

10:30-11:30 Tyler O’Neil TBA

11:30-12:30 Allen Rupp Whitlock’s NearNuff Crayfish

12:30-1:30 Chris Johnson Johnson’s Creek Leech

2:30-3:30 Steve Maldonado Big Streamers for Trout

3:30-4:30 Braden Miller Killer Bass Bugs

Main Casting Pool

10:15 -11:00 Gary Dubiel Casting Demo

12:00 -12:30 Rex Walker Casting Demo

2-3 Karlie Roland Casting Demo

Casting Classes (FEE): Meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

9:30-11 Rex Walker Beginner Casting Instruction

1-2:30 Rex Walker Beginner Casting Instruction

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

11 AM & 2 PM Good Fly Walk-Up Casting Classes*

(Certified Casting Instructors)

* Families (including children 14 and over) can receive free casting lessons at the times referenced above compliments of Good Fly. Families with children can also try their hands at fly tying at the fly-tying tables staffed by festival volunteers.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: SUNDAY

Specialty Instruction Class

9:30-10:50 Jim Bensinger Beginner Fly Tying 101 [FEE]

11-12:50 Pat Dorsey Master Class: Fishing Tailwaters [FEE]

1-2:50 Biel/Welander Bourbon & Bass Bugs [FEE]

Brazos River

9:30-10:50 Chris Johnson Fly Fishing Southern Colorado [FEE]

11-12:30 Karlie Roland Women Only: Becoming an Independent Angler [FEE]

1-2:50 Gary Dubiel Advanced Tactics for Red Fish [FEE]

Guadalupe River

9:30-10:50 Wayne McGee Alaska’s Best Pacific Salmon and Trout Waters

11-11:50 Ron Kless Euro Nymphing: The Do’s & Don’ts

1-1:50 Williams/Jones/ Woman Only Ask An Expert

2-2:50 Chris Johnson Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country

3-3:50 Pat Dorsey Fishing Colorado’s South Platte

Devil’s River

10-10:50 Karlie Roland Fishing the Henry’s Fork

11-11:50 Jerry Hamon A Man, a Kayak, and a Fly Rod

12-12:50 Tim Urtiaga Insider’s Guide to Lakes and Stillwaters

1-1:50 Greg Welander Fly Fishing Bass in Texas

2-2:50 Kirk Deeter 25 Tips to Make You A Better Angler Anywhere

Featured Fly Tyers

9:30-10:30 Pat Dorsey Tailwater Favorites

10:30-11:30 Braden Miller Killer Bass Bugs

11:30-12:30 Chris Johnson Johnson’s Pinch Hitter

12:30-1:30 Allen Rupp Whitlock’s Sheep Shad

2:30-3:30 Jackson Dean TBA

3:30-4:30 Allen Rupp Whitlock’s NearNuff Sculpin

Main Casting Pool

10:15 -11:00 Gary Dubiel/ Casting Demo

12:00 -12:30 Rex Walker Casting Demo

2-3 Karlie Roland Casting Demo

Casting Classes (FEE): Meet at Class Registration Booth 10 minutes before class

9:30-11 Rex Walker Beginner Casting Instruction

1-2:30 Rex Walker Beginner Casting Instruction

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

11 AM & 2 PM Good Fly Walk-Up Casting Classes *

(Certified Casting Instructors)

* Families (including children 14 and over) can receive free casting lessons at the times referenced above compliments of Good Fly. Families with children can also try their hands at fly tying at the fly-tying tables staffed by festival volunteers.

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