If you live anywhere near central Texas and are even remotely into fly fishing, then the local Guadalupe Trout Unlimited event entitled Troutfest is a must attend event for you. After taking a break last year the event is back and bigger than ever, not taking place at (my personal favorite) the Lazy L and L campgrounds. Both the expo on Saturday and Sunday are free to the public with the Fly Fishing Film Tour playing Saturday night at 7PM. In addition to many vendors and shops sharing their wares, the following speakers will be providing presentations.

The Troutfest 2017 Committee is thrilled to announce our impressive array of fly fishing experts from all over the country already committed to Troutfest 2017. They are:

Keynote Speaker: 

Kirk Deeter – Editor of Trout Magazine and Vice President of Trout Media for Trout Unlimited

Celebrity Guests / Presenters: 

George Daniel – http://www.livinonthefly.com/home.html

Wanda Taylor – TFO – http://www.wandataylorflyfishing.com/

Jen Ripple – Editor-in-Chief of Dun Magazine and the Executive Editor of a Tight Loop Magazine – http://dunthemagazine.com/

Steve Galleta – Co-Owner of the Bighorn Angler, Ft. Smith Montana – http://bighornangler.com/

Duane Redford – Lead Guide at Minturn Anglers, CO and Author – https://flyfishersplaybook.wordpress.com/about/

To keep updated please visit our facebook page HERE!

For information on the Fly Fishing Film Tour happening that Saturday night, please go here!

If you want to chat, grab a sticker or sweet trucker lid, just swing by the Gruene Outfitters booth where i’ll be more than happy to fill you in on my new role at Gruene Outfitters as well as introducing you to the wonderful folks (Chris 1 and 2) that run guided trips for trout on the Guadalupe!