International Women Fly Fishers


IWFF Festival 2003

                                October 24 – 26, 2003

The International Women Fly Fishers would like to invite all women who fly fish (beginner or advanced) to join them on South Padre IslandTX for their 7th annual Festival on October 24 – 26, 2003.

Treat yourself to a long weekend of fishing, fun and learning in one of the fishiest places in Texas! Redfish, black drum, sea trout, tarpon and many other species are here for the catching!


Friday – October 24th 

The Festival begins with a day of fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre area at the southern tip of Texas. You may fish from sea charter boats, guided flats boats or by wading the beaches.

Registration 2pm – 5pm

An evening BBQ with a cash bar will be held at the Convention Center and will allow for ample opportunity to get to know fellow fly fishers. The day’s fishing tales will be told here!


Saturday – October 25th

The day will be filled with a wide variety of exhibits and workshops to include fly tying, knot tying and photography to name a few. Fly-casting instruction will include the basics as well as casting into the wind, casting heavy flies and the double haul.

Box lunches will be provided during the busy day.

An evening cocktail party and banquet will finish off the day.


Sunday – October 26th

This day ends the Festival. Many may choose to take in some time on the water before packing up and heading home. Hopefully we’ll go home knowing that we have new friends who share our same interests and goals.  Hopefully we’ll all go home with some new casting or tying skills and will soon test these skills in our own home waters.




Festival Transportation

To get to South Padre Island, you should fly into Brownsville or into Harlingen. Each airport has rental cars. From either airport, it’s about a ½ hour drive to the island.



Hotel accommodations are not included in the Festival registration.

Many of the Festival activities will be held in the South Padre Island Convention Center. There are numerous hotels in this vicinity. The island is approximately 5 miles long so transportation to the festivities will be easy from a wide variety of hotels.

 Here’s a sample of what’s available.  Information on these and other hotels can be obtained from the tourism website:


Bahia Mar – the oldest hotel in the area and the closest to the convention center where the Festival will be held. Rates range from $75 for basic rooms and up to $195 for 3 bedroom condos. 1-800-99-PADRE


Holiday Inn Sunspree – The rooms at this Southwestern Mexican style hotel begin at $79 per night. 1-800-531-7405


Travel Lodge – Located next door to the Bahia Mar. Rooms rent for $49.99 per night. 956-761-4744


Comfort Suites – Rooms range from $59 - $99. This is located just down the street from the convention center.