MESQUITE, TEXAS, USA, Feb. 7, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — From February 25-26, 2023, the 6th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will attract anglers from Texas and the Southwest, Colorado, Arkansas , Louisiana, New Mexico and Florida. Held at the Mesquite Convention Center outside of Dallas, the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival fuses fly fishing and microbrewery beer tasting: fly fishing makers, lodges, guides, artists, fly fishing, breweries and food vendors specialized are among the most. over 80 vendors selling from all over the country. Festival sponsors include the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge, Shenk Capital Management and Trout Unlimited.
The 2023 Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will host some of the industry’s top anglers and authors; Featured speakers and flyers include Tom Rosenbauer, Pat Dorsey, Kirk Deeter, Julie Matheson, Bill Gammel and Allen Rupp. Willard Franklin, Beau Beasley, Phil Tereyla, Montana Fly Company author and Umpqua Royalty fly designer Steven Maldonado. Attendees will also enjoy hearing from popular regional guides, speakers and flyers such as Grahame Jones, Jerry Hamon, Rex Walker, Willard Franklin, Tim Urtiaga, Jon Easdon, Lee Blanton, Ahn Thai, Steven Palmer, Mitch Kempe, Greg Welader and others. .
Festival-goers can also enter to win a grand prize from Angler’s List: six days of guided fishing (including lodging) in Alaska, compliments of Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge.
“We work hard to demystify fly fishing,” says festival director Beau Beasley. “Many are too intimidated by fly fishing and fly tying to even try. We believe the leisurely sport is for everyone, so we find casting and tying experts who make it simple and fun.”
New for 2023 is the Beyond the Cast Women’s Fly Fishing Symposium. “After our 2022 Texas Fly & Brew, I was challenged to bring something unique, just for women fly fishermen,” says Beasley. “I am grateful to be able to partner with Take Me Fishing to bring this Women’s Fly Fishing Symposium that offers more intermediate and advanced classes. We need to see more women with fly rods in their hands.”
“We are thrilled to be the 2023 festival sponsor and to support this unique women’s initiative at both the Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival and the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival,” said Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the ‘recreational area. Nautical and Fishing Foundation. “RBFF’s Take Me Fishing brand focuses on women with its national campaign Women Making Waves, supporting initiatives that make women and their whole family feel comfortable and confident in the sport.”
The symposium spans two days, covers numerous topics of interest to women in the outdoors, and is open to fly anglers of any skill level. “To my knowledge,” Beasley continues, “nothing as specialized or as large has ever been attempted at an event like ours. We are limiting the symposium to just 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis.” Symposium instructors and special guests include Tina Murray; Joan Swartz, president of Texas Women Fly Fishers; guide and excellent angler Julie Matheson; Kim Ranalla, founder of Miss Mayfly; Jeanine Blair founder of Fishanistas, Tom Rosenbauer; Jaz Robinson; Heather Geheke; Old Town Canoe staff member Jerry Hamon; and Amy Milne, Director of Operations for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, among others.
Tom Rosenbauer will be offering a series of free expert classes at Texas Fly & Brew 2023. Returning this year will be Pat Dorsey who will teach a class on effectively tail fishing. All paid specialty classes are on a first-come, first-served basis and are held indoors.
Also new to Texas Fly Fishing & Brew is a festival sponsored by Shenk Capital Management. This limited ticket event will take place on Saturday evening in a ballroom close to the festival grounds. After-party attendees will enjoy great food, music and good conversation with Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival staff and instructors. Tickets are $25 in advance (and $35 at the door, if available).
The Festival will begin with a VIP welcome reception (for vendors and instructors) hosted by the City of Mesquite at the Mesquite Visitor Center in Heritage Plaza on Friday, February 24th from 6 to 8 p.m.
“The Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival brings fly fishing to everyone,” says Beasley. “Common sense fly fishing and fly tying instruction for the whole family, and the chance to sample great craft beers? Frankly, the festival is a pretty easy sell.”
For more information and tickets visit www.txflyfishingfestival.org