Hill Country Flyfishers is THE pro fly fishing outfit that can teach you the ins and outs of fly fishing while you’re staying with us at Pecan Park.
“As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler,” said Izaak Walton.
This quote underscores how fly fishing is equal parts sport and art, requiring both good technique and finesse. Who didn’t want to try their hand at this peaceful practice after watching “A River Runs Through It”?
Recognized Fly Fishing Experts
Hill Country Flyfishers takes novices, experts, and anyone in between on fishing trips spanning four Texas Hill Country rivers. With more than 25 years in business, the team at Hill Country Flyfishers has perfected these outings for aspiring anglers.
Owner and founder Kevin Hutchison is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor. In addition to guided outings in Texas rivers, Hill Country Flyfishers instructs would-be fly fishing experts in casting, fly tying, and fly fishing techniques.
In fact, Hutchison has partnered with gear company Orvis to teach Fly Fishing 301, an advanced fly fishing class requiring two pre-requisite classes.
Fly Fishing Guided Tours
Hill Country Flyfishers takes customers out on float tours (to fly fish from a boat) on the San Marcos, Blanco, Llano, and Guadalupe Rivers, and wading tours with Jud Cole on the Guadalupe.
As the expert, your guide monitors the weather and fishing conditions each day before heading out. This ensures the safest and most productive fishing experience possible.
Each river is home to a variety of fish. Choose your guided tour based on what you’re angling for. The Hill Country Flyfishers website gives you a rundown of all you might catch in each river.
What to Bring and Leave at Home
You are in good hands with these flyfishing pros. Hill Country Flyfishers provides all fishing gear, flies, leaders, and Boga Grips. The tours also include lunch, drinks, and snacks, and the meal can be adjusted according to your dietary needs.
Hill Country Flyfishers also has essentials like sunscreen and first aid on hand. The guide brings cameras to photograph and videotape your catch and overall experience, so leave your own photo equipment and cell phones behind.
You are responsible for bringing any cold or rainy day wear you need, and obviously any medication. Hill Country Flyfishers asks its anglers to leave anything that can’t get wet at home. Fishing boats almost always end up a little messy, or at least wet.
Learn Fly Fishing Techniques
Sometimes you want to start slowly or work on a newly acquired skill. Hill Country Flyfishers is the place to go for either. Hutchison has taught casting techniques from Singapore to Texas to the Bahamas. In this class, he combines theory and movement for a deeper understanding of the sport.
Hill Country Flyfishers also teaches classes on tying your own flies, or they can make you custom flies. The fly fishing workshops are scheduled for various times of the year. They’re held in different places, to be announced as they schedule each upcoming course.
Any of the classes can be taught to individuals or groups of up to 20-25, so this could be a fun activity for a family reunion, RV rally group, or simply to while away a few hours with like-minded folks.
Fishing has long been a source of peace and quiet. There’s nothing like being out on the water, sitting next to someone in near silence, listening to sounds of nature around you. For this reason, Hill Country Flyfishers could be that perfect day trip getaway for you.