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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!



The ATX FFFT is this Thursday!

In case it snuck up on you, like it did me, the FFFT is this Thursday night at the Paramount and is sure to be a great time for one and all. If you’re anywhere near Austin and are even remotely into fly-fishing you will want to be at this incredible event.

If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, i highly recommend doing it right now HERE  as it is likely to sell out.

I’ll be there handing out stickers so look for the beard below the fedora and say hello, i’d love to meet you.

P.S. Check out the Austin Fly Fishing Film Tour Facebook page for more information.

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Are you obsessed with fly fishing so much that you jeopardize other areas of your life just to be on the water? Maybe you’ve only heard about fly fishing via friends? Either way, you my friend need to come to the FFFT (Fly Fishing Film Tour) at the Paramount on 04/14/16.

The FFFT brings together a remarkable group of fish addicts wherever it lands, but in Austin it seems to bring an extra special group of people willing to drive multiple hours (from all around Texas) just to hang out with like minded individuals and chat/argue about tippet strength, flies, and warm water tips while hanging out in in a classic theater with hundreds of like minded individuals (probably the only time most fly fisherman want to see another fly fisher).

It’s bound to sell out this year so buy your tickets now via this link. And get more information at the ATX FFFT Facebook site here!


If you’d like to pick up a wealth of information from a local fly fishing legend you’ll want to head over to Living Waters this Saturday for a special presentation from Kevin Hutchison. Highly recommended.

Saturday, September 5th
Special Guest: Kevin Hutchison of Hill Country Fly Fishers

Kevin is a very close friend of Living Waters and an experienced fly fishing veteran.  Kevin has guided Central Texas longer than most, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fly fishing the immediate area and beyond!  Join us for a day filled with friends, laughs, stories, info, tying, and more!  You can learn more about Kevin and his renowned guide service at
9:00 A.M. – Doors Open/Coffee/Round Rock Donuts
10:00 A.M.  – The Story Behind the Book 
Fly Fishing the Texas Hill Country is the most comprehensive river access guide available to local anglers.  Originally penned by the late Bud Priddy, the book has evolved much over the years.  Kevin Hutchison has in the recent past, beautifully re-written, updated, and refreshed this invaluable piece of fly fishing literature.  Come and hear more about how the book took shape and how it can serve you on your next Central Texas fly fishing adventure!
1:00 P.M. – Fly Tying for the Texas Hill Country
Kevin Hutchison is an accomplished fly tier, and many of his original patterns are staples throughout the hill country!  Join us as Kevin demonstrates how to tie several of his most effective fly patterns. –