On February 25-26, 2023, the sixth Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Competition will draw anglers from Texas and the Southwest, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Florida. Held on the Mesquite Conference Heart on the outskirts of Dallas, the Texas Fly & Brew fuses fly fishing and microbrewery beer tasting. Fly fishing producers, lodges, guides, artists, fly tyers, breweries, and specialty meals distributors are among the many greater than 80 distributors who hail from everywhere in the nation. Competition sponsors embody the Leisure Boating and Fishing Basis, Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge, Shenk Capital Administration, and Trout Limitless.  

The 2023 Texas Fly & Brew will host a few of the trade’s most outstanding anglers and authors. Famous audio system and fly tyers embody: Tom Rosenbauer, Pat Dorsey, Kirk Deeter, Julie Matheson, Invoice Gammel, Allen Rupp, Willard Franklin, Beau Beasley, Montana Fly Firm signature tyer Phil Tereyla and Umpqua Royalty fly designer Steven Maldonado. Attendees may even get pleasure from listening to from fashionable regional guides, audio system, and fly tyers like Grahame Jones, Jerry Hamon, Rex Walker, Willard Franklin, Tim Urtiaga, Jon Easdon, Lee Blanton, Ahn Thai, Steven Palmer, Mitch Kempe, Greg Welader and others.

Competition attendees can also enter to win an angler’s bucket listing Grand Prize: Six days of guided fishing (together with lodging) in Alaska, compliments of Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge.

“We work arduous to demystify fly fishing,” says pageant director Beau Beasley. “Many are just too intimidated by fly fishing and fly tying to even give them a attempt. We imagine that the quiet sport is for everybody, so we discover casting and tying specialists who make it easy and enjoyable.”

New in 2023 is the pageant’s Past the Solid Girls’s Fly Fishing Symposium. “After our 2022 Texas Fly & Brew, I used to be challenged to convey one thing distinctive, only for girls fly anglers,” says Beasley. “I’m grateful to have the ability to companion with Take Me Fishing to convey this fly-fishing symposium for girls that provides extra intermediate and superior courses. We have to see extra girls with fly rods of their fingers.”

“We’re thrilled to be the 2023 pageant sponsor and to assist this distinctive girls’s initiative at each the Virginia Fly & Wine and the Texas Fly & Brew,” says Stephanie Vatalaro, Senior Vice President of Advertising and marketing & Communications for the Leisure Boating & Fishing Basis. “RBFF’s Take Me Fishing model has a give attention to girls with its nationwide marketing campaign Girls Making Waves, supporting initiatives that make girls and their total household really feel snug and assured within the sport.”

The symposium stretches over two days, covers quite a few subjects of curiosity to outside girls, and is open to fly anglers of any talent stage. “So far as I do know,” Beasley continues, “nothing this specialised or massive has ever been tried at an occasion like ours. We’re limiting the symposium to solely 30 college students on a first-come, first-served foundation.” Symposium instructors and particular visitors embody: Tina Murray; Texas Girls Fly Fishers President Joan Swartz; information and achieved angler Julie Matheson; Kim Ranalla, founding father of Miss Mayfly; Jeanine Blair founding father of Fishanistas, Tom Rosenbauer; Jaz Robinson; Heather Geheke; Previous City Canoe pro-staffer Jerry Hamon; and Amy Milne, director of operations for Challenge Therapeutic Waters Fly Fishing, amongst others.      

Tom Rosenbauer will provide a variety of for-fee and free specialty courses on the 2023 Texas Fly & Brew. Returning this yr is Pat Dorsey, who will educate a category on fishing tailwaters successfully. All paid specialty courses are first-come, first-served and are held indoors.            

Additionally new to the 2023 Texas Fly & Brew is a Competition After-Occasion sponsored by Shenk Capital Administration. This restricted ticketed occasion will happen Saturday night in a close-by ballroom on the pageant grounds. After-Occasion attendees will get pleasure from good meals, music, and nice dialog with Texas Fly & Brew workers and instructors. Tickets are $25 prematurely (and $35 on the door, if out there).     

The Competition will kick off with a VIP Welcome Reception (for distributors and instructors) hosted by the Metropolis of Mesquite on the Mesquite Guests Heart at Heritage Plaza, on Friday February 24, from 6-8 p.m.         

“The Texas Fly & Brew brings fly fishing to everybody,” says Beasley. “Commonsense fly-fishing and fly-tying instruction for all the household. And the prospect to style nice handcrafted brews in addition? Frankly, the pageant’s a fairly straightforward promote.”

For extra data and tickets go to www.txflyfishingfestival.org

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