March 1, 2009
By Sheila Anderson
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Texas Women Fly Fishers were well represented in Athens at Fly Fish Texas. Let’s all thank the following women for volunteering their time for our service: Rozlynn Orr, Frances Estes, Glenna Noret, Mary K. Janco, Jan Bates, Debbie Price, Sheila Anderson, and Karla Grimwood. We sold flies, cookbooks, chums, and took monetary donations for Casting for Recovery®, and earned nearly $500. Fly Fish Texas has historically been one of our best public fundraisers benefiting CFR, and this year was no exception.
At this all-day event, anglers from novice to expert, including two of our own—Jan Schonefeld and Carolyn Vierheller, gathered at TFFC to celebrate the sport of fly fishing. One could learn the basics of fly tying and casting, then fish for rainbow trout in on-site ponds and streams. TPWD held seminars and demonstrations led by fly-fishing professionals. Fly-fishing clubs from across Texas were on hand to help anyone who wanted to learn or improve existing skills. TWFF had volunteer casting coaches working with Al Crise, FFF Master Casting Instructor, and also with a handful of FFF Certified Casting Instructors. We were given the opportunity to learn to teach from some of our state’s best casters.
It is the generosity of the visitors to this event that make it so successful for us. We had the largest selection of flies to sell ever, mostly tied by our members—Roz Orr being the biggest donor this year. Thanks again to all the ladies who made this year so successful.