RSS Feed


Archive for October 2019

Tonight brings us a full moon known as the Hunters Moon. Historically it was a time for folks to be out hunting summer fattened deer by the full reflection of the moon. For me personally, it’s that time of year where I start tying trout flies late into the night in an effort to fill the boxes while listening to tracks like this. Whatever you prefer, enjoy these late-night tunes to help you get through to sunrise.


Two of my favorite fly fishing friends that I’ve never met get together and make something wonderful that we all get to enjoy. Love it.

New feature: For days of adventure that don’t quite end in a full-length story but deserve to be shared to help our fellow anglers we now present Field Notes.

10/08/19  Blanco River at Five Mile Dam:  A month ago I stopped on my way home at Five Mile to find everything below the dam dried up, but making my way up to the dam I witnessed water from bank to bank and promised myself I’d get back soon to put in the kayak and fish the still present river (stagnant as it might be). Unfortunately, Texas waters are temperamental and fickle and by the time I got there two days ago, all that potential was long gone. I arrived with the intent of dragging the kayak down to the water but found that what might normally be a 30-yard ordeal was going to be much closer to 150-yard trudge through overgrown weeds and dry rock. While there are a few pools here they are incredibly shallow (one foot) and if there were any fish in these they are long gone.

All of which is to say, if you were planning on heading here any time soon you’ll likely want to turn your attention to some of the other local rivers like the Guadalupe, San Marcos and Lower Colorado.

Saturday, October 12th – Introduction to Fly Fishing


Event Schedule:

9:00 A.M. — Doors Open/Round Rock Donuts/Coffee

9:30 A.M. — Introduction to Fly Casting
(Traditional and Tenkara)
We’ll be kicking things off with a casting class catered towards beginners. Join us for a clinic on the basic principles of fly casting. Casting traditional and tenkara fly rods will be demonstrated and discussed, with plenty of interactive learning opportunities!

11:00 A.M. — Basic Rigging for the Hill Country
(Traditional and Tenkara)
This presentation will explain the how’s and why’s behind rod, reel, and line selection for fly fishing our local waters. We’ll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different fly line tapers, and show you the knots you need to get rigged up and ready to fish!

2:00 P.M. — Local Hot Spots – Llano River, San Gabriel River, Brushy Creek, and more!
Come learn where, how, and when to fish our local hot spots, including techniques and fly selection for each body of water. If you’re new to the area, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

6:00 P.M. — Doors Close

New to fly fishing or just a new fly fisher to Central Texas? This is the class for you! More information available at