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Fly fishing in general is almost indescribable to those that don’t partake. As you and i know, the whole idea of catching a fish, only to let it go, makes no sense to those in our lives that have never been bit by this incurable malady. For those folks trying to figure us out there is a base need to relate to the angler in any way, shape or form when it comes to gifts. Unfortunately this is usually a last minute purchase from Bass Pro Shop that results in a bemused and confused angler wondering where and how to mount a singing rubber bass somewhere it can rarely be heard or seen.


Fortunately, in this day and age it’s easy to steer people in the right direction via their phone, the internet, or something as retro as simple physical directions to an establishment that knows what it’s doing and does it well.

Gruene Outfitters in Gruene, Texas is just such a place. A long time fly shop located in the heart of Gruene, this shop has evolved over the years in an effort to cater to local anglers as well as the many tourists that filter through this small idyllic town on a daily basis.


Any friend or family member could easily show up here, enter the back section of the store, grab an item blindly and make any fly-fishers day as they carry only the best of the best when it comes to reels, rods, waders, etc. Add to that, the fact that some of the most knowledgable and friendly fly fishing staff work here, and your certain to get top notch help and top notch service.


If you are lucky enough to actually have all the fly fishing hard goods you need, you still can’t go wrong sending your holiday benefactors here. Gruene Outfitters crams an immense array of product into its exposed, wood framed space with Patagonia, Howler Bros., ENO Hammocks, Simms, Smith Sunglasses, Yeti, and Wetterlings axes being just a few of the many gifts that any adventurous soul would love to receive during the holidays.

Not only can you NOT get a bad gift from this incredible shop, your benefactors economic gift will also help support a local business and an amazing staff of knowledgable folks that are as excited about fishing as you and i.

So if your tired of socks with trout stitched around the collar, send them to Guene Outfitters and rest assured no matter what you get, you’re going to love it.

Besides, how many plastic bass singing “Take Me to the River” do you really need mounted in your den.


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Awwwwww yeah! Howler Bros. is running an incredible contest aptly titled the “Epic Giveaway” where you can enter for your chance to win an 8WT Epic fiberglass custom rod, a Topo/Howler Klettersack AND a $250 gift card. It couldn’t be easier either, just plug in your name and email address at for your chance to win. One lucky person will be announced November 20th.

Good luck everyone!


As many of you probably know (and maybe even applied for) Howler Bros. recently took applications for their new Howler Bros. Privateers program which will see two lucky folks driving this murdered out RAM 2500 cruising from retail show to hidden waters and more with the singular goal of spreading the Howler Bros. love.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a happy hour the other night here in Austin at the Mean Eyed Cat for the christening of the  fresh ride and the chance to meet the winning duo of Drew Ruff and David Mucklow from Colorado and all i can say is that the future of turning folks on to Howler Bros. is in good hands.


It’s no secret that (seemingly) opposing opposites make for a great story and it’s a sure bet that the combination of the two friends from Colorado will only add to the legend. Drew is the one half that sports the clean cut look while David enjoys the long hair, trucker hats, and rock and roll t-shirt, the classic odd couples. Not that this should be mistaken for their stereotypical personalities mind you, but it does make two longtime friends instantly recognizable, especially if you see them bouncing out of a thugged out van racing each other to fishy waters.

If you do run into these cats out there in the wild, be sure to to turn them onto some fish. Who knows, in return they might allow you to carve some doughnuts in the Howlermobile or at least toss some Howler schwag your way.

Bon voyage guys!



Here’s your chance to win the great new DVD “The Tributaries Series” from the legendary RC Cone containing his works “Breathe”, “Tributaries” and “Yow: Icelandic for Yes!”. This is a great collection from R.C. Cone featuring great stories, intense action and above all us, incredible camera work. If you’ve ever attended a Fly Fishing Film Tour you’ve doubtlessly seen his work, but now you have the chance to own it for yourself.


For one entry, simply leave a comment to this post.

For a BONUS entry, visit our Facebook page and leave a comment with the contest post there as well.

Winner will be drawn from all entries by random number generator on Monday the 22nd at 9PM.

Big thanks to RC Cone and Tributaries Digital Cinema for providing the prize!


1) One entry per person via Facebook and / or one via the blog at
2) One winner will be selected from all entries (Facebook and blog) by random number generator on Mon. the 22nd at 9PM.
3) Winner will receive one free copy of DVD free including shipping (within the continental US.)
4) Facebook is in no way affiliated with this contest and can’t be held liable in any way for anything relating to this promotion. (The Gods must be appeased.)