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And the fly fishing events just keep coming!

Friends, this Sunday Gruene Outfitters will celebrate 30 years of business! In gratitude for all of our amazing customers supporting the shop and giving to us all this time, we want to give back to our community this Sunday. We will have complimentary food and beverages, face painting from Once Upon A Party, LLC, treats for the kids from Pop’topia Pops, numerous giveaways and absolutely outstanding raffle items. ALL proceeds from raffle tickets will benefit the following non-profit organizations: Texas Parks and Wildlife, Headwaters at the Comal, FlatsWorthy, Comal Trails Alliance, and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited.  These organizations will be at the shop on Sunday from 1-4pm. Please come out and enjoy the afternoon with us, giving back to our community. – Gruene Outfitters

WHERE: Gruene Outfitters 1629 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels, TX 78130



Patagonia Austin is partnering with Austin Fly Fishers to bring you an evening of words, film, music and art all inspired by fishing and water. Author Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate, assignment writer for The Flyfish Journal, will be in the house reading some of his work and screening a short film called Love & Water. We’ll also have artwork from Alana Louise and Jonathan Marquardt on display and available for purchase. Lastly, there will be live music from The Barn Owls, and Hops and Grain brews and snacks—all on the house! All donations collected throughout the evening will benefit the Devils River Conservancy.

When: Friday March 22nd, doors open at 6:00 PM with refreshments
Where: Patagonia Austin 316 Congress Avenue
I can not believe how freaking excited I am for this event. The guest speaker Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate is hands down one of my favorite writers as well as a legit fan of the blog (which is honestly like having Keith Richards tell you he likes your guitar chops).  To have incredible local artist like Louise and Marquardt present on top of that is exciting beyond words.


I’ll  be there and with some die Fische stickers and such, so be sure to say “hello” if you see a gentleman in a fedora that is looking a little shy in the shadows of these greats.

Saturday, March 23rd – Fly Fishing the San Marcos River

Presenter:  Marcus Rodriguez of Living Waters Fly Fishing


9:00 AM — Doors Open/Round Rock Donuts/Coffee

10:00 AM — Fly Fishing the San Marcos River / Presenter: Marcus Rodriguez

Very few know the San Marcos River as well as our very own Marcus Rodriguez!  He is a San Marcos River guru and he considers the San Marcos his home water – especially now that he lives on its banks!  Come learn how to fish the river yourself and/or see what is in store for you when you book a trip with Marcus on the San Marcos this year!  –

As a long time GRTU member living in Austin I am beyond excited to see the local TU chapter holding one of its meetings not only in ATX but at the Yeti headquarters none the less. For all of those like me that have been unable to make the hour drive to previous meetings in Sattler here is your chance to turn up and show that ATX is a huge segment of the local TU chapter. Be there or be square!

Following is information from the GRTU website:

A Focus on Native Trout
For this meeting our featured guests are going to bring a focus to native trout in the American West. Come out and learn where and how to fish for incredible native trout species and what you can do to help protect these fish and the habitat that surrounds them. The program will feature:

  • “Unspoken” – A film featuring Texas native Chris Johnson’s journey in search of native trout.
  • “Fishing for Native Trout in New Mexico” – Kirk Patten, Chief of Fisheries, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • “Native Trout Conservation” – Therese Thompson, Western Native Trout Initiative Coordinator

Chapter Initiatives
We will also provide some important Chapter updates including:

  • Lease Access Program Changes
  • Fisheries/Stocking Update
  • Troutfest TX – Speaker Line Up and Plans
  • Business/Budget Update

Please join us, we are excited about this line up and look forward to seeing you there!