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Beginning Fly Fishing Class with Optional Instructor Certification

9:00a to 4:00p
Sat, March 07, 2020

The Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, Tx 75019

Richard Johnson, TPWD Volunteer Instructor Trainer
(469) 877-0695

Beginning Fly Fishing class for youth (ages 12 and up) and adults with optional TPWD Fly Fishing Instructor Certification.

Beginners Clinic - 9 am to 3 pm: This fun, hands-on workshop is for beginners or novices. Topics will include fly casting, fly tying, knots, regulations, fish I.D., safety and ethics. For adults or youth ages 12 and up (youth must be accompanied by an adult - no drop offs).

Dress appropriately for the weather and outdoor activities (hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended.) Bring a water bottle and sack lunch or snacks. 

The workshop is FREE and taught by TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructors. All equipment is provided or bring your own. Pre-registration is requested, contact Richard Johnson.

Optional TPWD Instructor Certification: Adults who want to become certified Fly Fishing Instructors must attend both the Beginners clinic ( 9 am to 3 pm) and the Instructor certification section (3 pm to 4 pm); and create a TPWD Volunteer profile (see below for instructions.)


If you are interested in the Instructor Certification follow these steps BEFORE the workshop:

Step 1: Use your phone, iPad or computer to register for the TPWD “Angler Education Instructor Training Pending – statewide” Opportunity at  (Select the blue Sign-Up button)

For new TPWD volunteers: click on the blue “Apply to become a volunteer” link at the bottom and follow the prompts to create a volunteer profile.

  • Please remember to authorize and complete the Criminal Background Check section. All fields must be completed including your date of birth and Driver’s License number.

For current TPWD volunteers: Enter your TPWD User ID and password and click on the blue “Log In” button

Step 2: To complete your registration, call or email the workshop leader with your TPWD Volunteer User ID, first and last name, and the workshop date. The workshop leader is Richard Johnson.