TRWD Flyfest 2017

2016  Flyfest

News Release:

FORT WORTH, TX – Following a successful first year, The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is partnering with Fort Worth’s urban angling community to deliver TRWD Flyfest. The festival will be a family-friendly day of fly fishing, food, wine and craft beer in and along the rippling waters of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. Whether you are an experienced angler or have never touched a fly rod, this fun day will have something to hook everyone in the whole family.

The festival will include presentations from top local anglers as well as the host of the Trout Unlimited TV show “On the Rise”, from Telluride Colorado, Frank Smethurst. They will cover a diverse range of topics including an introduction to fly fishing, fly fishing destinations, fishing on the Trinity and more. Fly tying lessons will be available throughout the day and will cover a wide array of types of flies from beginner friendly patterns to advance. Fly fishing experts will host numerous demonstrations including beginning casting, a women’s casting class and how to cast big flies. The main event at TRWD Flyfest is the Big Trout Contest where anglers compete to catch the biggest trout or the most fish in the time allotted. Pre-registration is available on the TRWD Flyfest website now and space is limited.

That is not all, TRWD Flyfest will truly have something for everyone. Between delicious craft beer and wine, live music, face painter, kid fish tank, rock climbing wall and open fishing for both rod and fly anglers the whole family will enjoy TRWD Flyfest. Hungry? A Whole Foods Market fishmonger will be preforming demonstrations on how to filet a fish and passing out delicious samples all day long!

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“The Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX proves that you can have great fishing in an urban area,” said professional angler Frank Smethurst. “The Trinity has really interesting fishing with clear water and impressive species diversity. The Tarrant Regional Water District throws a great event and I can’t wait to return for TRWD Flyfest 2017 and explore the Trinity further.”

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TRWD Flyfest has been made possible thanks to The Tarrant Regional Water District and supporting sponsors R4 Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Backwoods Fort Worth, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Fly Fishers, Texas Council IFFF and Acme Brick.