Talks, Tips & Tutorials

Hear from top anglers as they cover a diverse range of topics including, fly fishing Texas destinations, fishing on the Trinity River, fly fishing for striper and more.

All presentations will take place inside the Acme Brick building.

9AMFly Fishing the Texas Hill Country

Time: 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

The Texas Hill Country offers the fly angler more opportunities than can be exhausted in a lifetime!  Chris Johnson grew up fly fishing the heart of Texas, and to this day it is still one of his favorite places on the planet.  From Guadalupe Bass to Rio Grande Cichlids, the Texas Hill Country has it all!  This presentation is a quick but thorough tour of some of central Texas’ most breathtaking rivers.  Chris will cover public access points, specific techniques for each river, fly selection, native fish species, and will also open your eyes to the wide variety of wildlife that calls the Texas Hill Country home. 

Presenter: Chris Johnson

10AMFly Fishing for Stocked Trout

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Learn from a guide trip expert (250+ trips a year!) on how to catch stocked trout on the fly.

Presenter: Donavan Clary

11AMStreamer Tips & Tactics for Warmwater Fish

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Learn about the ins and outs of hooking warmwater fish from the Orvis Fort Worth Manager.

Presenter: Brett Delk

12PMAdventuring with a Fly Rod on the South Texas Coast

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Can an out-of-state rookie catch anything during a windy March? From Galveston to Port Isabel, the Texas Coast offers almost Four Hundred Miles (!) of diverse flyfishing adventure. This presentation will outline ways to plan and pull off a successful trip on the Texas Coast, whether it is your first or your fiftieth mission.

Presenter: Frank Smethurst

1PMA Beginners Guide to Fly Fishing the Trinity River

Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

The presentation will cover the joys of fly fishing the Trinity River along with basic equipment needed where and how to fly fish in certain sections of the river successfully.

Presenter: Stephen Woodcock

2PMFly Fishing the Texas Coast

Time: 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Learn the particulars to fly fishing the Lone Star State’s dynamic nearshore saltwater: the species, the seasons, the locations, the gear and the tactics.

Presenter: Stacy Lynn

On the Water Presentation

11AMFly Fishing 101 and Fly Fishing the Trinity River

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Russell will show you that our very own Trinity River is an amazing fishery for BIG Bass along with buffalo, gar, striped bass and more. Explore the environmental quality and recreational opportunities that the Trinity has to offer in this presentation.

Presenter: Russell Husted