Fly Fishing Austin

Fly Fishing Austin

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It may be a “best-kept secret,” but central Texas has some of the best fly fishing in America. With Texas native and fly fishing expert Aaron Reed as your guide, enjoy dozens of wades and paddles, all within easy reach of Austin.

Discover secluded spring creeks braced by soaring limestone cliffs. Wade in broad pools dotted with lily pads and stands of water willow. Paddle deep, slow rivers. Easy-to-follow narrative, detailed maps, and gorgeous color photographs make it easy to “Go fishing now!” even if you have only a few hours to spare.

There’s something for every angler in central Texas. Visit the nation’s southernmost trout fishery on the Canyon Lake tailwaters. Catch more than half a dozen species in a single day, including native Guadalupe bass and the only cichlid native to the United States. Fly Fishing Austin and Central Texas is your passport to the challenges and rewards of angling in this unique and beautiful region.

A look inside:

  • 49 detailed on-the-water route descriptions to 12 featured streams
  • More than 100 legal access points on 19 creeks and rivers
  • Full-color maps showing stream access points
  • More than 300 full-color photographs
  • Dozens of local angler-friendly hangouts
  • Local and natural history from dinosaurs to current events
  • Descriptions of common flora and fauna found in the area
  • Comprehensive Texas river law primer
  • Tips for taking kids fishing.
  • Advice for selecting rods, reels, and line for local conditions and species
  • Local fly shops and guide services
  • The mysterious story of Round Rock’s “Hairy Man”
  • Where to find and how to catch trophy rainbow trout
  • Winner of the 2020 National Outdoor Book Award