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grtu_tf_2017png-294x300After taking a year off, the Guadalupe Trout Unlimited chapter is bringing back the annual Troutfest. This year finds the festivity relocating to the Lazy L&L campgrounds (secretly my favorite spot on this stretch of the water) from February the 17th thru the 19th.

Whether you’ve just taken up fly fishing or are a seasoned veteran, this event is a great way to learn new skills, try out gear, or simply catch up with fellow anglers from all across Texas.

For more details on the event or volunteer to help make it the best year ever, visit the GRTU Toutfest site.

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An excellent introduction into the world of Tenkara via the fine folks at Living Waters.

Saturday, August 20th – Tenkara Techniques

FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Bring a notebook/pen!

Event Schedule:

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

10:00 P.M.. — Texas Hill Country Tenkara / Presenters: Chris Johnson and Rob Gonzales

Come learn the ins and outs of Central Texas Tenkara!  We will show you where to take you Tenkara game next and what to do when you get there!  Techniques, tactics, and access points for the Llano, Brushy, San Gabe, and Guadalupe will all be covered in this presentation.  There will also be time following the presentation to try you hand at casting different Tenkara lines and rods!

1:30 P.M. — Tenkara for Trout / Presenters: Chris Johnson and Rob Gonzales

We will travel from Texas to Oklahoma and then onto Colorado in this presentation!  Learn how to apply Tenkara to trout water of any shape and size!  There will also be time following the presentation to try you hand at casting different Tenkara lines and rods!

6:00 P.M. – Doors Close

Wednesday, August 24th – FLY TYING NIGHT

Join us for our regularly scheduled Tying Night!  We provide all the tying materials and instruction.  All you need to bring is yourself, vise, and tools!  We meet at Pok-E-Jo’s BBQ at 6:00 P.M.for dinner and gather back at the shop around 7:00 P.M. for tying.  Fly of the Night:  Chris’ Crafty Shad.

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I’m elated to announce that the Patagonia “Worn Wear” tour is coming to the Whole Earth Provision downtown at 10th and Lamar that i just happen to manage! Bring an item to repair (read the above flier for information) and retreat into the store for a blast of cool air   and awesome customer service afterwards.

Check out the Patagonia Worn Wear site here for more details on this very special tour!

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If you like fishing, floating, doing some good for our local waters and having a shot at winning some sweet fishing gear, then we’ve got a great event for you coming up here in Austin!

On May 21st Orvis of Austin will be hosting a trash pick up on the scenic Colorado river east of Austin. The float / fish with friends old and new is more than enough reason to attend, but just in case you need more there will be FREE FOOD and BEER to reward your altruistic acts ! Here’s the lowdown…

The LoCol Trash Bash is a community volunteer event to clean up the Lower Colorado River in east Austin. The event will focus on the stretch of river from the Montopolis Bridge (Hwy 183) to the Texas River School property about 3.5 miles downstream. Volunteers must pre-register for the event before midnight on May 17. We will organize teams of volunteers to clean assigned stretches.

If you would like to supply your own canoe or kayak, please drop it off at the Montopolis Bridge BEFORE check-in at the Texas River School (9909 Lorado Dr, Austin TX 78725). Volunteers will be at the put in to watch over your gear. For those without any personal watercraft, we’ll have a limited number of loaners (provided by the Texas River School, Austin Canoe and Kayak and Diablo Paddlesports) which will be provided at no charge.

Volunteer check-in will begin at 7am at the Texas River School with a shuttle provided to the put in at the Montopolis Bridge. Parking is limited so volunteers are encouraged to carpool. Take out will be at the Texas River School with a BBQ lunch and beer provided by Live Oak Brewing Co. We’ll hold a raffle to benefit the Texas River School with over $4000 in prizes (tickets will be sold at the event only, must be present to win; tickets are 5 for $20 and CASH ONLY). – Orvis Austin

If  you’ve ever been curious about how to fish or access this hidden gem then this is the crash course you’ve been waiting for!

Be sure to register now (via this link) to reserve your FREE space on what is sure to be an epic day of fun and fish!

P.S. Click here to check out the list of amazing prizes being raffled off to help support Texas River School!

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