Talks, Tips & Tutorials

Hear from top anglers as they cover a diverse range of topics.

All presentations will take place inside the Acme Brick building.

9AMContact Nymphing

Time: 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Learn from Donavan Clary as he shares the technique that helped contestants of the 2022 Big Trout Contest bring home a win!

Presenter: Donavan Clary

10AMTexas Native: Fly Fishing for Rio Grande Cichlids

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

The United States has only one native species of cichlid and thankfully, it makes its home in Texas! Most fly anglers infrequently catch Rio Grande Cichlids while fishing for bass and sunfish. However, to catch them consistently, and on a year-round basis, requires an in-depth understanding of the species. Chris has caught Rio Grande Cichlids for well over 20 years, but for the last several years he has specifically targeted Rios on fly in an effort to demystify and celebrate one of Texas’ most unique native fish. This presentation is the culmination of years of study, countless days of fishing, and many long nights of fly design! Chris will cover seasonal behavioral changes, fly selection, fishing techniques, premier fishing destinations, and so much more! Whether you are trying to catch your very first Rio Grande Cichlid or you simply want to expand your knowledge of this largely misunderstood fish species, this presentation has something for you!

Presenter: Chris Johnson

11AMWhite Bass Season and More!

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The Who, What, Why, When, Where, How, and Why of Spring Time River Fishing

Presenter: Russell Husted

12PMLeave The Water Better Than You Found It

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

My adventure into fly fishing; and the invitation for yours.

Presenter: Jahmicah Dawes

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 Bass in North Texas

Time: 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

There are 6 species of Bass that can be caught on the Fly in North Texas. Greg will “Identify” the Bass species, “How To” in regards to Gear & Flies and “Where To Go” in regards to Rivers and Lakes.

Presenter: Greg Welander