This year, as a part of an annual trout stocking, Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is partnering with Fort Worth’s urban angling community to deliver TRWD Flyfest Saturday, March 12, 2016. 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. Three contests will also be held at TRWD Flyfest, one of which being the Big Trout Contest where anglers will compete to catch the biggest trout or the most fish in the time allotted to win the TRWD Flyfest Grand Prize.
“We love seeing the Trinity River being embraced by the community,” said TRWD Board President Vic Henderson. “We are proud to partner with local outdoor enthusiasts to bring this free family festival to our river.”
That is not all, TRWD Flyfest will truly have something for everyone. Between delicious craft beer and wine, live music, food trucks, face painter, kid fish tank, rock climbing wall and open fishing for both rod and fly anglers the whole family will enjoy TRWD Flyfest.
“TRWD has done a fantastic job with the Trinity River,” said Fort Worth Fly Fishers Club President Rick Haness. “Their continued stewardship provides a great opportunity for an urban angling experience in Fort Worth.”
For more information on TRWD Flyfest, visit www.trwdflyfest.com
TRWD Flyfest has been made possible thanks to the support of R4 Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Backwoods Fort Worth, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Fly Fishers, Texas Council IFFF and Acme Brick.