Membership is a driving force of Fly Fishing International. It begins with the grassroots of our club, council, and FFI efforts to attract members. The ultimate goal of membership is to attract new members and retain existing members; this effort requires a multi-level approach to satisfying the needs of new and old members.
Interest in our fly fishing community takes many forms; some people are interested simply in fly fishing, others are interested in River, Stream, and Lake conservation, and even others are interested in tying flies, others in casting, etc. The challenge inherent in this varied interest group of anglers requires offering beginner learning and teaching programs for the new members and challenging learning opportunities to the established, accomplished angler.
Fly Fishers International and The Texas Council strives to offer continuous support to its members and clubs by formulating programs that appeal to all skill level and interest of new and current members of Fly Fishers International. These programs aim to assist the membership in developing their skills in several ways, either through the existing club structure or, in many cases, assist FFI members not affiliated with a structured club. The goal is to give all the members access to the same tools and programs.
The Texas Council is continually seeking new and innovative ways to assist and support its member clubs by offering opportunities to attend regional and local events with the assistance of area-wide clubs. These gatherings can present an atmosphere that encourages our club and unattached members to enhance their skills. This interaction and personal development are reliable tools to attract and retain membership in Fly Fishers International and The Texas Council of FFI.
Currently, the Texas Council is developing programs that can be offered to both “in-person” events and through a “virtual” platform that has evolved into its own in the past year. Fly Fishers International has made great strides at all levels to develop programs to “ensure focus on Conservation, Education, and community.” These principles are reinforced in the “Learning Center” and other programs found on “Fly Fishers International’s” website; flyfishersinternational.org.
The efforts to attract new and retain members is a continuous process calling upon all the learning programs offered by FFI and Texas Council. The key focus of the membership program is to attract and retain members of Fly Fishers International and the Texas Council of Fly Fishers International.
Abilene Fly Fishers Abilene www.facebook.com/abileneflyfishers
Alamo Fly Fishers San Antonio www.alamoflyfishers.org
Austin Fly Fishers Austin www.austinflyfishers.com
Collin County Fishers (PHWFF) Plano email@example.com
Collin County Fly Fishing Club Wylie www.collincountyflyfishing.org
Conroe Fly Fishers (PHWFF) Conroe firstname.lastname@example.org
Corpus Christi Fly Fishers Inc Corpus Christi www.lmflyfishers.com
Dallas Flyfishers Dallas www.dallasflyfishers.org
Fort Worth Fly Fishers Fort Worth www.fortworthflyfishers.org
Kekoa Outdoors, Melissa www.kekoaoutdoors.org
Lone Star Fly Fishers Tyler www.lonestarflyfishers.com
Lubbock Fly Fishers Lubbock www.lubbockflyfishers.org
New Braunfels Fly Fishers New Braunfels www.facebook.com/newbraunfelsflyfishers
Pineywoods Fly Fishers Lufkin www.pwff.org
Red River Fly Fishers Sherman www.rrff.org
Rowlett Fishers (PHWFF) Royse City email@example.com
San Gabriel Fly Fishers Georgetown www.sgflyfishers.com
SCTX Fly Fishing Club Georgetown firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Fly Fishers Houston www.texasflyfishers.org
Texas Hill Country Fly Fishers, Fredericksburg-Kerrville thcff.org
Texas Women Fly Fishers Statewide www.twff.net