March 11-12, 2017
If you have ever been intrigued by fly fishing but didn’t know where to begin, now is your chance! The first-ever Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will be held at Plano Centre March 11-12.
Fly fishing professionals from around the country will participate in this two-day extravaganza. Attendees can meet rod, reel, and line manufacturers; fly fishing guides; expert fly casters and fly tyers; and lodges and outfitters from across Texas as well as Colorado, Montana, and Tennessee. “Destination” lodges and travel agents specializing in outdoor travel to Alaska, Argentina, Canada, Belize, and fishing locales even further afield will also participate.
Representatives from Patagonia, Temple Fork Outfitters, NuCanoe, The Fly Shop, Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures, Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Sage, Fishpond, RIO, Hardy, and Cortland are just some of the companies who will display the latest gear and services. Attendees can learn how to cast a two-handed Spey rod, tie just the right fly for a particular local water, or “test drive” a kayak on the indoor kayak demo pond.
Beer tasting tickets — included in admission! — enable patrons 21 years and older to sample the wares of some of the best microbreweries in Texas.