The local Red River Fly Fishers club is putting on the finishing touches for the group’s annual fly-tying extravaganza.
Known as the “Red River Rendezvous,” the Jan. 18-20, 2013 version of the event is slated for this weekend at the Bonham State Park in Fannin County.
Running from 3 p.m. today through noon on Sunday, the event promises to attract dozens of the Ark-La-Tex region’s best fly tiers showing off their fly tying craft and their latest patterns for trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, and carp.
Registration for the event — which includes entry to the state park, entry to the event, and camping in a state park bunkhouse — is $50 per family for the weekend or $25 for a family for one day. Individual costs are $40 for the weekend or $20 for one day.
Fly tying demonstrations, fly tying lessons, and numerous impromptu fly tying sessions will fill the park’s rec hall facility throughout the three-day event.
With room for as many as 100 fly tiers — most of those spots will be filled — the event is a pot-luck type of event as far as food is concerned.
Situated next to the 65-acre state park lake, fly fishing will also be available for several species for those participating in the RRFF Fly Tying Rendezvous this weekend.