Red River Rendezvous Fly-tying Festival in Bonham

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.

For information call Jerry Hamon at 214-457-3407; e-mail the Club at; or visit the Red River Fly Fisher’s official Web site at