Troutfest 2019

As we sit here, on a rainy and cold Tuesday, we wanted remind everyone that we will be heading North to the Guadalupe River on Friday. GRTU's Troutfest is this coming weekend, and we will be hanging out in our booth with the crew from Towee Boats. GRTU’s Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries. The event is hosted by the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the largest TU chapter in the country with over 5,500 members. The three-day event includes keynote speakers, live

Alaska Corporate Retreat Recap

As many of our faithful readers know, our Fly Fish Rockport crew got together with a few friends for a little bonding time. Some called it a corporate retreat. Others called it a vacation.  And still others simply showed up to get away from the oppressive August heat here in Texas. Regardless of what they called it, bags were packed and flights were booked for the great white North of the Alaskan backcountry. A year prior, Capt. Jeff was invited up to this same location to shoot a short film fly fishing for northern pike. Capt. Jeff has a rather long history of fly fishing for pike. He has

Back on the Texas Flats

Well, as they say, all good things come to an end. This includes our little "corporate retreat", or vacation if you want to be real about it. But what a time we had. Good stuff all around. It was great to have a much needed break from the Summer heat. Also kinda nice to get away from the world and be completely off the grid for a little over a week. No phone calls, emails, text messages or annoying headlines to filter through. It's amazing just how relaxed a person can get, when all those distractions are removed. What a breath of fresh air. But, nothing lasts forever. So

Fly Fish Rockport Corporate Retreat

This time of year, things down here around the Texas Coast are pretty darn warm. It's already been a pretty long Summer, and we still have another month or so to go yet. These dog days of Summer are always the hardest for us, as we are already looking forward to our Fall fishing season right around the corner. With that in mind, we decided to try something a little different this year. So for the first time ever, Fly Fish Rockport is having a little corporate retreat. Capt. Jeff figured that everyone has had enough hot weather for now. So the poling skiffs are stowed away and the

Texas Strong, Rockport Resilient

As we all know, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25th, 2017. According to latest estimates, it inflicted approximately $125 billion worth of damage, making it the costliest hurricane on record. What’s worse is it changed cities, communities, and lives; including many in Rockport, Texas. Perform a simple “Google” search today, almost five months later, and your feed will fill with words like “devastation”, “destruction”, and “destroyed”. However, the media tends to move on quickly to the next tragedy, and stories of incredible recovery efforts, people getting back on their feet, and communities rebuilding and welcoming tourism back to their towns quickly gets lost in

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival Wrap Up

The weekend of March 11th and 12th, we packed up our bags and headed North to the Dallas Fort Worth area for the first annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. The event was held in the Plano Centre in nearby Plano, TX. This was the first year for this event, although its sister show is held in Virginia every year. We've attended that show a couple of times, so it was an easy call to hop at the chance to participate in this show. The show was very well attended both days. And it seemed like most were having a pretty good time. There was plenty to do as