The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas

The Local Angler; Imbrifex Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Mai 2020
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  • 434 Seiten
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978-1-945501-25-8 (ISBN)

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. Fish in neighborhood ponds and float 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 in the Canyon Lake tailwaters. Find seven species in a single day, including the native Guadalupe bass and the Rio Grande cichlid. 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:

  • Directions to more than 80 legal access points
  • Detailed on-the-water wade and paddle route descriptions
  • Full-color maps showing stream access points
  • More than 200 full-color photographs
  • Tips for "reading" central Texas streams
  • Dozens of local angler-friendly hangouts
  • Successful local fly patterns - and how to tie them
  • Local and natural history: Comanches, conquistadors, jaguars, and at least one dinosaur
  • Descriptions of common aquatic and riparian plants
  • 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
  • How to catch a riffle-loving Guadalupe bass.
  • The mysterious story of Round Rock's "Hairy Man"
  • Where to find and how to catch trophy rainbow trout
  • And much, much more!
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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.
  • Intro
  • Introduction
  • What This Book Is All About
  • Part 1: First Things
  • Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Fly Fishing
  • Chapter 2: Gearing Up for Central Texas Waters
  • Chapter 3: A Central Texas Fly Box
  • Part 2: Northern Waters
  • Chapter 4: Lampasas River
  • 1. Remote, No Pressure (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 2. Catfish Water (Wading Downstream from the Bridge)
  • 3. Integrated Schools (Wading Upstream from Old Maxdale Bridge)
  • 4. Friends Territory (Wading Downstream from the Old Maxdale Bridge)
  • Chapter 5: Salado Creek
  • 5. The Old Plantation (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 6. Sherrill Park (Wading, Paddling, or Bank Fishing at Sherrill Park)
  • 7. Mill Creek Golf Course (Wading or Paddling downstream from Sherrill Park)
  • Chapter 6: San Gabriel River: North Fork and Mainstem
  • 8. Brewery Reach (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 9. Riffles and Wildflowers (Wading Upstream from Tejas Camp)
  • 10. Goodwater Loop (Wading or Paddling Downstream from Tejas Camp)
  • 11. Chandler Park (Paddling the Impoundment)
  • 12. Mouth of the Middle Fork (Bank or Wade Fishing below the Dam)
  • 13. San Gabriel Park (Fishing the Impoundment)
  • 14. Katy Crossing (Wading to the Dam below the Park)
  • Chapter 7: South Fork San Gabriel River
  • 15. Dinosaur Tracks (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 16. River Down (Wading Downstream from River Down Road)
  • 17. Wolf Ranch (Wading Upstream from I-35)
  • Part 3: Meet Your Quarry
  • Chapter 8: Know Your Central Texas Bass
  • Chapter 9: the Queen of Rivers (and Her Court)
  • Chapter 10: Panfish: Sunfish, Brim, and Perch
  • Chapter 11: Cichlids
  • Chapter 12: Other Fishes
  • Part 4: Central Waters
  • Chapter 13: Brushy Creek
  • 18. The Pond at Champion Park (Bank and Wade Fishing the Impoundment)
  • 19. The Cemetery Wade (Wading Upstream to Chris Kelley Boulevard)
  • 20. Norman's Crossing (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • Chapter 14: Colorado River
  • 21. Town Lake Metropolitan Park
  • 22. Trophy Float (Paddling Downstream to FM 973)
  • 23. Prairie Paddle (Paddling Downstream to Little Webberville Park)
  • 24. Big Water Float (Paddling Downstream to Webberville Park)
  • Chapter 15: Onion Creek
  • 25. The Bucketmouth Wade (Wading Downstream from the Bridge)
  • 26. The Camino Real Wade (Wading Upstream from OSR)
  • 27. Dog Park Blue (Wading or Paddling to the First Trail Crossing)
  • 28. The Prettiest Quarter Mile (Wading or Paddling to the Second Trail Crossing)
  • 29. Wild Onion (Wading or Paddling Upstream from the Second Trail Crossing)
  • 30. Below the Falls (Wading Downstream from the Lower Falls)
  • 31. Highway 71 Wade (Wading Upstream from TX 71)
  • 32. Spur Trail Wade (Wading Upstream from the Spur Trail)
  • 33. Toll Road Paddle (Paddling or Wading Upstream from TX 130)
  • Part 5: Ankle-Biters and Other Wildlife
  • Chapter 16: Take a Kid Fly Fishing
  • Chapter 17: River Critters
  • Part 6: Southern Waters
  • Chapter 18: Perdernales River
  • 34. Carptopia (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 35. Deike Ranch Reach (Wading Downstream from the Bridge)
  • 36. Above the Falls (Rock-hopping above the Falls)
  • 37. Trammell Crossing Reach (Wading Downstream from Trammell Crossing)
  • 38. Reimers Ranch (Upstream and Downstream, Multiple Access Points)
  • Chapter 19: Blanco River
  • 39. The Old Man of the River Reach (Fishing Downstream from the Bridge)
  • 40. 7A Ranch Wade (Wading Downstream from the Bridge)
  • 41. Pioneer Town Paddle (Paddling Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 42. The River's End Reach (Wading or Paddling Downstream)
  • Chapter 20: San Marcos River
  • 43. The Martindale Dam Wade (Fishing Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 44. The Green Mile (Paddling Downstream)
  • Chapter 21: Guadalupe River
  • 45. South Trail Reach (Bank and Wade Fishing below Canyon Lake Dam)
  • 46. Maricopa Wade (Wading or Paddling Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 47. The Horseshoe (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • 48. The Hog Trough and Bear Creek (Fishing Lazy L&L-a Large Property/Multiple Access)
  • 49. Old Camp Beans (Wading Upstream from the Bridge)
  • Part 7: Legalities and Looking to the Future
  • Chapter 22: Texas River Law
  • Chapter 23: The Future of Texas Waters
  • Appendices
  • Shops, Clubs, Guides, Liveries
  • Stream Access
  • Acknowledgments
  • Sources and Further Reading
  • Index

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