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Fly-Fishing Resources

Following are links to fly fishing resources available on our Web site, along with some links to helpful and instructional information provided by others.

If you have a question, and you don't find an answer using one the links below,  contact us, and our Fly Fishing Enthusiast will be happy to answer your question!

Fly fishing, kayaking, fly tying, and all of the activities associated with our sport are made more enjoyable as we learn more about them. Please exercise good common sense and due caution in pursuing these activities.

Safety

  • Recognizing Venomous Snakes – Descriptions of cottonmouth (or water moccasin), rattlesnake, copperhead, and coral snakes provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife

  • Identifying Poisonous Spiders – Descriptions of brown recluse and black widow spiders provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife

 

Equipment Selection

Basic tutorials on how to outfit yourself for fly fishing!

 

Casting

  • Beginner Fly Casting – (under construction)

 

Know your Fish

Links from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department!

 

Putting It All Together

Descriptions of the rivers we fish and the flies we use, along with maps and expert advice from some of our professional fly-fishing friends.

  • Waters We Fish Descriptions of the rivers we fish and the fish we catch along with a map showing locations of TWFF outings and links to descriptions of past outings.

  • Basic Flies for Our Waters – Rozlynn Orr

  • Know Your Flies – Pictures of basic flies (so far, we have Hoppers! )

  • Catch and Release FishingFrances Estes

  • River Manners – Karen Gebhardt

  • Code of Angling EthicsTWFF subscribes to the International Federation of Fly Fishers™ Code of Angling Ethics

  • Visualization by Sean G. Baker, Guide with Three Rivers Fly Shop in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Sean guides on the Lower Mountain Fork River for rainbow and brown trout. In addition to his talents on the water, Sean is a very gifted artist. His paintings are available at the Three Rivers Fly Shop.

  • Breaking the Rules by Sean G. Baker

  • Fly-Fishing the Texas Hill Country by Kevin Hutchinson, of Hill Country Fly Fishers – This fourth edition of Bud Priddy's book provides detailed descriptions of fifteen rivers and lakes in Texas along with GPS coordinates for river access points, flies that work, and updated lodging information for staying along Texas rivers. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs by Kevin Hutchison and paintings and drawings by Anne Couteau. Current information on fly shops is included. To order Fly-Fishing the Texas Hill Country, contact Fishhead Press at 512.589.3474 or visit the Web site at www.fishheadpress.com.

  • Bass on the Fly – by Sean Polk, Fishing Manager at Orvis, Dallas, Texas

  • White Bass Fly Fishing Tips from Charlie Cypert Coco Davenport and Debi Prather

  • Estimating the weight of the 'BIG' Oneby Rozlynn Orr

  • Fishing on the Paluxy Riverby Al Crise

  • Trout Stocking Information – provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  • TenkaraJapanese-Style Fly Fishing by Misako Ishimura – Misako was first director of International Women Fly Fishers (IWFF) and chair of the IWFF/Club Liaison Committee (CLC) from 1998 to 2001. She has served as director of the Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers (TGF) and is a supporter of the TGF Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program, Wild Trout Conservation, and Project Access. Ms. Ishimura's interest in the streams of the Catskills—where she fishes— and hands-on conservation activities include stream bank restorations and planting as well as organizing TIC Environmental Study Weekends.

 

Fly Tying

  • Fly Tyingfly patterns and instructions for the waters we fish, provided by Kyle Hand.

  • Briminator - fly pattern demonstration (YouTube video)

 

Knot Tying

 

Conservation

 

What's Cookin'?

  • TWFF Outreach – Information on our outreach programs with a sample from our Mullet Mixer Magic Cookbook

  • Food for Thought – More fun and cool stuff, including recipes, stories, and information our members want to share

 

I have a question...

If you have a question, and you don't find an answer using one the links on this page, our helpful Fly Fishing Enthusiast will be happy to help!

Click here to read questions she has already received along with her replies!

Click the "I have a question" button to submit your question!

 

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