After planning and excellent promotion, the Red River Fly Fishers decided to host a winter fly tying event for the North Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma fly tyers. Fellow tyers congregated at Bonham State Park's Group Barracks beginning Friday afternoon and staying until Sunday noon. Some chose to stay in one of the Group Barracks' cabins, while others camped in their RVs or tents at the Hackberry Hollow Camping Area. Cody towed the Zoom, and I towed the Mitzi, in the hopes we would get to fish Bonham SP Lake (which was lower than we'd like, even for a skiff).
Temple Fork Outfitters. An informal, but detailed presentation with maps on striper fishing Lake Texoma captivated many attendees' attention. Mostly, approximately 80 tyers did what they do best, shared--their materials, ideas, patterns, and passion of tying with one another. Many chose an afternoon of fun and hilarity at Bonham's Homestead Winery's wine tasting.
As Cody and I made our way back home, we talked about how impressed we were with this Rendezvous and found it really difficult to believe that this was just their first event. On Jerry's way home, he stopped by the park office and booked Bonham SP for 18-20 January 2013 for the 1st Annual Red River Rendezvous, a must for all fly tyers of whatever experience!
22 January 2012
The First Red River Rendezvous
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Thank you all for your generous donations to Fly-A-Thon 2012! Best fishes, Rod ViatorReplyDelete