Fly Fishing and Kayaking Adventures

The Quest for my First Snook

Learning to fly fish in Central Texas was amazing. Kayaking the Guadalupe River multiple times a week after work helped me hone my casting skills, learn where bass and panfish like to hang out and what flies they’ll bite on. They were experiences I’ll never forget.

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New T-Shirt: Bubba Trout (aka Catfish)

Love fishing for catfish? Show your pride in this favorite target species of the South and buy the Bubba Trout T-shirt! You’ll also be helping with our website hosting costs.


Video: Peak Season – Elevated

Bloodknots has released part 3 of their “Peak Season” video series titled Elevated.


“Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration. ” ― Izaak Walton

Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly

As a fly tier, Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly is one of my favorite purchases I’ve ever made.

Malcolm Greenhalgh compiles what amounts to a comprehensive tome dedicated to the history of fly tying and to modern flies. Many an evening have I spent perusing this beautifully illustrated hardcover book. 

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Broken Rod Lemonade

The old cliche of “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” was relatable to me this past June.

One weekend this past June, I decided to take a trip with the family down to Boca Raton, Florida for a long weekend to visit some friends and celebrate their daughter’s birthday. Our friends have a canal flowing right behind their condo and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to try out my favorite rod, a Cabela’s Three Forks 3WT, on whatever might be swimming in there.

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“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure serenity of mind.” – Washington Irving

Fly Patterns: Gartside Gurgler for Panfish

The Gartside Gurgler was created in 1988 by the legendary fly tier Jack Gartside.  Using craft foam and just a few other materials, this fly is both cheap and easy to tie.

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5 Reasons You Should Fish the Guadalupe River

The Guadalupe River, located in Central Texas, is one of the most diverse rivers you can fish in the whole state. The river flows through wild countryside and peaceful municipal environments alike. Whitewater on this river is rare. It’s the perfect river for fly fishermen and kayakers alike. Here’s why:

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“Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.” – Izaak Walton

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