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Saturday, September 6th @ 9:30 A.M. – Situational Casting Clinic (Taught on Brushy Creek in Round Rock, TX)

“Chris will be explaining how, when, and where to use certain casting techniques.  Roll casting, spey techniques, bow and arrow casting, and aerial mends will all be demonstrated and explained.  Join Chris at the “Round Rock” at the upper end of Memorial Park for this clinic.  There is parking available at Chisholm Trail Crossing by the bronze longhorns.  There is also additional parking at the lower end of Memorial Park on Lee St.  Call (512) 828-3474 for more info or if you need help with directions.”  –

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April Vokey, Thursday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  at Sportsman’s Finest

Join us for our guest April Vokey, British Columbia Steelhead angler/guide.

April Vokey lives in British Columbia and is an avid angler and steelhead, salmon and trout guide. She was born with an unexplainable passion for fishing and an even greater passion for the BC Rivers that surrounded her. Whether it is a small creek, a steep waterfall, or an invigorating downpour of rain, April has always been captivated by the water.

As a young girl, she coaxed her father into going fishing and by the age of 16, when she was old enough to drive, she was devoting all of her free time to her local rivers.

April began her fishing career after spending upwards of 300 days a year on the water. Working evening jobs, she was able to spend the entirety of each of her days learning how to read water while gaining further understanding of British Columbia fisheries. She fished conventional gear proudly throughout her teens, eventually applying her self-taught knowledge toward the sport of fly-fishing.

She began working for a large guiding outfit during her early 20s and soon decided that the experience she was sharing with guests could be further enhanced if she were able to break free from the “get ‘em in, get ‘em out” mentality that she saw becoming a popular trend within the guiding community. So in 2007 she founded BC-based guiding operation, Fly Gal Ventures, where she presently guides and instructs anglers on some of BC’s best steelhead destinations. Fly Gal’s trips and events can be found at

Home is Chilliwack, BC, but her time is spent waist-deep in the waters of the Dean River and the Skeena River systems. She is inseparable from her best friend and fishing buddy, Colby, who is a half St. Bernard, half coon hound.

Schedule as follows:

5:00pm – 5:30pm -> Single-Handed Spey Casting Demo (outside at the casting pond)

6:30pm – 8:30pm -> Indoor Presentation on BC Steelhead

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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Finally, the behemoth of fun which is The Fly Fishing Film Tour is rolling back through Austin. If you’ve attended before you’ve probably already set this date aside, but if you’ve never been (because you’re either new to Austin or just recently got into fly fishing), YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THIS NIGHT! It’s pretty much guaranteed that after this event you’ll want to cash in your 401K, quit your job, and take the next days’ red eyed flight towards an exotic location.

While the films are the obvious draw, it’s also the opportunity to experience the festivities at the historic Paramount Theatera staple of Austin since 1915, that is one of the true highlights of the night. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get a chance to socialize with your fellow anglers and realize that the Texas fly fishing community is much bigger than you could have ever imagined. After all, if you live in Colorado, Montana, etc. you know that there are fellow fly fishers around, but if you fish around here and see more snakes than fly fishers, you might begin to wonder if you missed a memo.

Be sure to make plans to get there early (5PM) so that you can grab a sweet free lid from Howler Bros. (photo below), check out all the vendor booths, and meet some new folks and catch up with old ones. I for one would love to meet you, so look for the fedora and suit. In the mean time…

Buy your tickets online at:

When: April 17th, social hour at 5PM, film at 7PM

Where: Paramount Theater, downtown Austin

Why: Because you must.

For additional information and updates check out the FFFT Austin Facebook.

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Alright…it’s time for a new contest!

This time we’re celebrating our new Twitter feed at @dfreport. We’ll be using it to post local conditions, but readers are welcome to use the #dfreport hashtag to let others know what’s working, or not working, in their neck of the woods.

The Prize: We’re giving away a rad custom Darjeeling Trucker hat, an “Any Fish, Anywhere, Anytime” coffee mug, and a grip of stickers, (all available from our online store) to one lucky winner.

To Enter:

  1. Follow us on Twitter at @dfreport.
  2. Leave a Tweet there with the name of your “Go To” fly.
  3. Important…Your Tweet must include the hashtag #dfreport to be entered.
  4. Contest ends at midnight this Sunday (02/09/14)

The fine print: All entries meeting the above three criteria will have their names written down in ox blood and thrown in an ancient magicians burlap hat, with one name being drawn by a gorilla named “Babu” that dabbles in Numerology and used to be in an 80’s group that was big in Japan.  (Actually a random number generator will determine the winner, but that sounds boring.) Winner will be drawn and contacted on 2/10/14.