The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas (Paperback)

By Aaron Reed

Imbrifex Books, 9781945501241, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2020

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

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. Find seven species in a single day, including the 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, rivers and streams Full-color maps showing stream access points More than 300 full-color photographs Dozens of local angler-friendly hangouts Successful local fly patterns - and how to tie them Local and natural history: Conquistadors, alligators, jaguars, and at least one dinosaur 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 And much, much more.


About the Author

Aaron Reed is an award-winning outdoor writer and Army veteran. He currently splits his time between his native Texas Gulf coast, where he drives a tugboat, and his home near the San Gabriel River in Georgetown, Texas. When he is not working, chances are you can find him knee-deep in a stream somewhere around Austin, often with his wife and one or more of his three boys, trying like heck to become a better fly fisherman.