DENISON, Texas --Many people fish the waters of Lake Texoma but few fish it with a fly rod in hand. Eisenhower State Park is partnering with the Red River Fly Fishers on a Learn to Fly Fish Course at the Park Recreation Hall Saturday September 14th from 9am to 1 pm. This course is free to the public anddesigned for anglers to learn about fly fishing, no preregistration required. Anglers will learn fly fishing techniques such as casting, fly tying, proper fishing knots, equipment, and outdoor ethics.Local anglers will be on hand to share knowledge of favorite spots inlocal lakes and rivers.
Equipment is provided or bring your own.For experienced anglers, instructors will be on hand for a casting clinicdesigned to help an angler improve fly casting distance and accuracy. After learning it all, you’ll want to use your fly rod tocatch all species of fish. To prove that fly rods catch more than justtrout, instructors will point you in the right direction toward thestate park shoreline to test your new skills on the bass and sunfish that swim in the lake.
Angler Education events like this are offered free to the public as part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Go Fish! events. Something that enhances these events is that a fishing license is not required to fish from a bank or pier within any of the Texas State Parks. Over a century ago, an angler named Frank Forester once said “Fly fishing may well be considered the most beautiful of all rural sports”, the same holds true for today.The state park also offers a tackle loaner program where fly fishing equipment is available at no charge so visitors can borrow fly fishing gear and fish at their own pace.
Eisenhower State Park is located on the southeast shore of Lake Texoma, a lake known for its tremendous fishery and abundance of striped bass. This event is hosted by the Red River Fly Fishers and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. For more information about this or any park events, contact Park Superintendent Paul Kisel at Eisenhower State Park (903) 465-1956.