Fly Tying Area

Fly Tying Area

In addition to structured lessons, there will be other fly-tying observations taking place. Feel free to come and go and mingle through the demonstration area to learn about various tying patterns.

9AMThe Dive Bomber

Time: 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

The Dive Bomber is a fly of my design. Using articulations and a diving lip, It was modeled after the timeless jointed Rapala lures. It can be fished on the surface, as a wakebait, or as a crankbait! This lure will float back to the surface when the retrieve it stopped. Great for any number of bass and predator species. 

Presenter: Michael Rios

10AMDouble Deceiver

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Originally created as a big streamer for trout, the Double Deceiver has proven equally effective on bass and stripers in North Texas. Sean will demonstrate the method for creating this fly and show his favorite color variations.

Presenter: Sean Polk

11AMBass Popper

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Dani will be providing an overview or 101 on Bass Poppers. She will be using a foam head, flash, legs, marabou, bucktail. The intent of the popper is to make noise and move water to attract bass. It is also effective for sun fish.

Presenter: Dani Rose

12PMLone Star Essentials:  Texas Fly Patterns You Should Never Be Without

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Fly fishing the Texas is a way of life for Chris Johnson.  His fly fishing journey began in central Texas and as a result, he has developed a number of patterns that have proven themselves throughout the state. In this fly tying demonstration Chris will tie several of his signature patterns that deserve a permanent spot in every Texas fly angler’s box.  These flies consistently get the job done and can produce results even in the toughest of conditions.  Chris will teach you how to tie each fly in step-by-step fashion and will answer any questions you have about the tying process.  Come and learn how to tie these essential patterns and learn how to fish them in the Lone Star State!

Presenter: Chris Johnson

1PMRedfish Cracklin 

Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

The Redfish Cracklin has been a staple on Gulf Coast fisheries for many years. Originally designed to target redfish, it will catch just about every inshore saltwater species there is. It was first developed in Houston by Fishing Tackle Unlimited fishing manager Andy Packmore, then taken to the masses by Port O’Connor fishing guide, Capt. Scott Null. It is designed to be easy to cast, land softly amidst spooky fish, and pulsate while pushing water, creating a presence that demands attention. It is a deadly fly that you can tie on with confidence anywhere along the Texas and Louisiana coastline.

Presenter: Lindy Reese

2PMClouser Minnow

Time: 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

The Clouser Minnow is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a streamer and is fished under the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater game fish and is generally listed as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box, especially for bass and saltwater flats fishing.

Presenter: Russell Husted