CC Bug Man wrote:Join The Federation of Fly Fishers. Then join a club. You will meet a lot of great people that will be glad to help you.
Fly fishing can be learned by your self , but you will do better, faster with expert help. And they are guys that you need to meet.
First: Join the FFF and an FFF affiliated club. There you will find folks with the same enjoyment of this sport as you have. They teach casting, tying, fishing techniques, rod building, and oh so much more...
Second: Attend the 3rd Texas FlyFishers Mini Expo to be held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 6-9 PM at the Bayland Community Center in Bayland Park, located at 6400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77074. Admission is FREE!
The info below is copied from the Texas FlyFisher website, http://www.texasflyfishers.org/
August Meeting -- Mini Expo
It's hard to believe that we're coming up on the third year of the Summer Mini-Expo.
The Expo will be during our regularly scheduled August monthly meeting from 6-9PM. For those who are new to Texas FlyFishers, the Expo is our club's way to show off our skills to each other. If you are new to fly fishing or want to give a friend a good introduction to fly fishing, the Mini-Expo is the place to be.
This year's EXPO will include the following:
Four short presentations will be presented in the kitchen area:
* Harry Crofton - Fly Fishing the Llano River
* Ray Johnson - Fly Fishing at High Lonesome Ranch and K Bar T Ranch
* Jim Heimer - Fly Fishing the San Juan River below Navaho Dam New Mexico
* Jack Klinger - Present a DVD titled: "Taming the Wind" by Prescott Smith
In the main meeting room:
* Aaron Hammer will feature a knot tying table.
* Paul "Sodie" Sodamann is back by popular demand to show us his uncomplicated, no-special-equipment necessary furled leaders. If you don't know what a furled leader is, he can answer that question too.
* Bob Logan will be cruising the room teaching folks how to use those gadgets that are supposed to make fly fishing easier.
* Joe Nicklo and Joel Hubscher will be leading the rod building table, showing off the great craftsmanship of our club's growing rod-building community. Joe's feather inlays are great and Joel's nodeless bamboo rods are both great casting and fishing rods.
* John and Shelby Carpenter, Bill Huegel, Hunter Soape of Bass Pro Shop Katy will be tying flies along with meeting regulars, Mike Arnold and Don Puckett. Mike will be tying the coffee bean beetle and the 7 Lakes staples BBB and Pete's Gurgle popper.
Steve Soule will be offering casting assistance in the parking lot. Many of you have fished with Steve in the Galveston Bay complex, he's also a certified casting instructor.
We have some great raffle items: Fly tying accessories, rod building accessories, the obligatory Boga Grip, several Fishpond items, Rio fly lines, a Sage cigar humidor and lots of little gadgets.
Food and drink will be available in the kitchen.
Please join us for a fun filled, informative evening. Guests are Welcome.