Pineywoods Fly Fishers
PWFF was formed in 1988 to promote the art, science and sport of fly fishing; conservation and preservation of our natural water resources and brotherhood among all anglers. If you would like to learn fly fishing, we invite you to join us.
Monthly Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Room 202 of City Hall, downtown at 300 Shepherd Avenue just behind the Police Station. For the first hour, we have guest speakers present programs, then give door prizes, conduct a short session of planning and discussion then conclude with a roundtable discussion of recent fly fishing adventures.
Club Officers elected each year. We have a president, VP, secretary/treasurer and several chairmen - Outings, Programs, Membership, Conservation, Librarian and Newsletter Editor.
Annual Dues $10 for students, $15.00 if you are on the Internet or $20 for newsletter snail mail. You get a new member's package you can download from our website, a club name tag, club patch, tons of fly fishing instructional literature, booklets and a fly box of popular flies tied by club members. For non-members, the club newsletter subscription is available for $10.00 and you can still come fish with us!
Fly Fishing is what we do, so we strive to not only have monthly club outings but we invite each other and our friends to take frequent fishing trips to nearby lakes, of which we have many in East Texas. We normally fish for warmwater fish, largemouth bass, stripers, bluegill, redear, white bass, crappie and maybe a catfish or two. We are within a four hour drive for great trout fishing and two hours for saltwater fishing for reds and specs. We have great fishing 12 months out of the year.
FFF we are a member of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). As such, we have access to all the activities and events of the FFF. We encourage our members to join the FFF as individual members to receive FlyFisher Magazine and to support all their conservation and educational projects. There are many other benefits.
Conservation of our water resources is important to us so practice catch & release and we get involved in monitoring of water quality in nearby streams and lakes.
Education is part of our activities. Besides educational programs at monthly meetings, we join with local organizations to assist in teaching students about environmental and economic subjects and of course, fly fishing. We set up club booths in annual events to demonstrate tying flies, teaching about the insects they imitate and conduct casting classes. We conduct our own annual Workshop and frequently teach fly tying and rod building classes.