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The Winter Trout Stocking Season continues in our area. In this edition, we summarize upcoming trout fishing special events that may be of interest to our Readers!

Troutfest 2018!
Featured Speaker Chris Johnson

Troutfest 2018 - February 16-18
Hosted by Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited, Troutfest is a three day event that includes:

- A dinner banquet to meet/greet other fishermen including professionals and experts in trout fishing
- A fishing exposition with vendors and manufacturers presenting the latest/greatest "things" in trout fishing
- A "Film Night" with HD quality video of trout fishing
- Seminars and Guest Speakers
- Fly Fishing/Casting instruction

Moreover, it is being held at Lazy L&L Campground located along the banks of the Guadalupe River. So, a quick trip to the river fishing for trout in the special regulation zone - equates to larger trout, is an added plus!

For more on Troutfest 2018 go to GRTU's website at - http://www.grtu.org/troutfest-2018/

Fly Fish Texas - February 24
Hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC), Fly Fish Texas is a one day event held annually at the TFFC in Athens. The event offers:

- Seminars and Guest Speakers
- Fly Fishing/Casting instruction
- Fly Tying demos and instruction
- Vendors and manufacturers presenting their fishing products

There will be a number of fly fishing clubs including the Dallas Fly Fishers Club. Also, the ponds will have stocked trout offering the chance at catching a trout or two - see video in sidebar from a trip we took last November. And, for more on Fly Fish Texas go to TPWD's website at - TFCC Special Events.

Trout Fishing at TFFC - 2017!

TRWD Flyfest...
Video Playlist

TRWD Flyfest 2018 - March 10
Hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District, TRWD Flyfest is held along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. The event offers:

- Fly Fishing/Casting instruction
- Seminars and Guest Speakers
- Fly Tying demos and instruction
- Food and Wine and live music
- Trout fishing for the kids
- And, a Big Trout Fishing Contest for the bigger "kids"!

Of the special events, this one remains our favorite because it offers fishing for sizeable trout and is free! For more on TRWD Flyfest go to TRWD's website at - http://trwdflyfest.com/

Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival - March 10 - 11
Hosted by Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company, the two day event is held at the Plano Center in Plano. It offers indoor and outdoor activities and has the added bonus of being a craft beer festival, too!

It is a ticketed event with keynote speakers and organizations highly touted in fly fishing including Fly Tyer Magazine! To quote their website...

The Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival is a unique celebration of Lone Star State fly angling – and beyond. Family-friendly and suitable for all ages, the only thing we require of our attendees is good humor.

The festival will afford attendees the opportunity to learn from various fly fishing authors and experts and meet representatives from some of the best manufacturers in the fly fishing industry. Local and regional fly fishing guides, destination lodge owners, kayakers, fly tyers, world-class outdoor photographers, and fly shops will be on hand – not to mention some of Texas’ best microbreweries.

Don’t know much about fly fishing? Then you’ve come to the right place! Experience what makes fly fishing so addictive – and learn about the quiet sport from the very best, in a low-key and supportive atmosphere, on your own terms.
- retrieived from http://txflyfishingfestival.org/festival-visitors

For more on the Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival go to their website at - http://txflyfishingfestival.org/



Trout Derbies... are another special event to keep in mind. Of note in our home county of Collin County are...

Frisco Trick-A-Trout - February 10 at the Frisco Commons Park Pond

Mckinney Trout Derby - February 17 at Towne Lake in Mckinney

Murphy Rainbow Trout Roundup - February 24 at the City Complex Pond in Murphy (formerly Murphy City Hall Pond)

Propser Trout Derby - February 24 at the Frontier Park Pond in Prosper




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