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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

It’s time again for the annual Lower Colorado trash bash organized by the fine folks at and in cooperation with partners like TPWD, Travis County Parks, Texas Game Wardens and LCRA.

If you missed last years clean up I can promise you that this is an event that is not only a rewarding and positive way to give back to an amazing fishery, it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. Bonus? An after hour party at Yeti headquarters being thrown by a who’s who of local and national brands that are 100% behind keeping this jewel of a fishery clean, fun and fishable.

More information via All Water Guides HERE!

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.