Bass School//Education

Tailwaters Bass Fly Fishing School  
July 14-15, 2018
Tres Gallos Ranch
Terrell, Texas

Want to learn to fly fish?

Our bass fishing school is an awesome way to learn the basics of fly fishing, some particulars about fly fishing for bass, and actually catch some fish at the same time.  Fly fishing isn’t just for trout in the mountains. North Texas has abundant bass fishing opportunities and one of the most often asked questions we receive is “how can I fish locally?” Tailwaters has listened and we’ve teamed up with a private ranch near Dallas to offer you the only overnight Bass Fly Fishing School in North Texas!

Our school is led by expert instructors who have spent years teaching people how to cast and fish. We’ll get you dialed in on the equipment, the casting, and the way to catch bass on the fly.

School topics include:

  • Equipment
  • Effective flies for bass
  • Casting
  • Knots
  • Hooking, landing, and releasing bass

The school takes places on a gorgeous 800 acre ranch just 45 minutes from Dallas. The ranch features stocked lakes designed for fly fishing. We’ll have access to several lodging options and a party barn that lets you kick back and relax in between sessions.

All the equipment, meals, and instructors will be provided. If you would like to bring your own gear, please do so! We will host a Happy Hour prior to the school so you can buy your own equipment with the help of our instructors and shop staff.

Want to join us? Sign up here!

Agenda

Thursday Night Happy Hour

Before you leave for the school, stop by Tailwaters to stock up on any supplies you may need and enjoy a cold one on us! Your instructors will be available to answer any questions and outfit you with a new rod and reel or anything else you may need.

Saturday, July 14th

2:00 – The ranch gates will open and students can begin arriving.

3:00 – Students will need to be checked in by 3 PM. We will give a brief orientation of the ranch and go over what to expect.

3:30 – We will have a brief classroom session detailing how to fly fish for bass. We will discuss tips, techniques, hook sets, landing and releasing.

4:30 – Students will move to the lake for a Casting Session #1. We will work on casting for both accuracy and distance. The group will be split into beginner and advanced so students can receive the best instruction possible.

5:30 – Clean up and Happy Hour at the Party Barn

6:00 – BBQ Dinner

7:00 – On the water demo of casting and fishing techniques for bass followed by fishing on the lake. Students are welcome to fish as long as they like and enjoy the evening bite!

The Party Barn will be open and cold drinks will be available for a post fishing social hour!

Sunday, July 15th

7:00 –  Coffee and Breakfast will be available in the Party Barn. Rods will be available for students to fish on their own prior to breakfast.

8:00 – Classroom session detailing equipments, knots, and flies for bass.

9:00 – Casting Session #2 – Special Situations. Casting from a boat, casting around docks, casting for river bass, etc.

10:00 –  Fishing

12:00 –  Lunch and round table Q&A.

After lunch – FISHING!  Students may stay and fish as late as they wish. The instructors will be available until 5 pm. At 5 PM we will need to close the ranch to students.

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About the Author:

Matt Jones is our Texas-grown media geek. Matt is responsible for all our graphic design, web creative, and photography. In addition to traveling the globe shooting much of our travel department’s imagery, you may also recognize many of Matt’s photos published in all forms of fly fishing media including the Drake and Fly Fish Journal as well as the use of his images in marketing and media for Patagonia Clothing Company, Costa Sunglasses, Loon Outdoors, Howler Bros, and much more. Matt is an avid angler, but almost never puts down the camera for the fly rod. He lives in Colorado with his wife Andi and 2 dogs Brinkley & Maple.