Welcome to the Austin Fly Fishers
A Member Club of the International Federation of Fly Fishers
The Austin Fly Fishers is an Austin, Texas fly fishing club open to anyone interested in fly fishing. We are a non-profit organization concerned with conserving local waters and the wildlife that inhabit them, as well as promoting the sport and art of fly fishing. We actively support and contribute to various conservation efforts, charities, and youth programs, both nationwide, and in the Austin area. If you are not yet a member, and would like to learn more about the club, we invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings or participate in one of the many outings we organize throughout the year.
Outings IdeasHave an idea for an outing? The club is always interested in hearing about fly fishing destinations that might interest our membership. If you have an idea for a club outing, and especially if you are interested in hosting a trip, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Outings Officer to discuss your idea, and we'll see if we can put it on the calendar!
Club MeetingsOur monthly meetings are held at the Northwest Recreation Center on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. For those interested, casting instruction and fly tying begin at 6:00. See the Membership page for more details
Guest Speaker This Month - Dale ConnallyOur August presenter will be Dale Connally, PhD from Baylor University and member of the Waco Fly Fishing Club. Dale will share plenty of pictures and helpful information he has picked up wade fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico without a guide. He has made multiple trips spanning over 20 years
Saltwater Fishing in Port O'Connor - Aug 20-23, 2015A four day, three night saltwater outing to Port O’Connor, TX is planned for Aug 20-23, 2015. The main focus of this trip will be kayaking saltwater flats and marsh areas in the POC area and looking for tailing redfish. Both kayak shuttles and lodging will be arranged by the club. There are also opportunities for offshore fishing and tarpon fishing, for those who would like to pursue bigger game. Contact Brandon Rabke if you are interested in joining this trip. More details can be found on the Outings page.
Fly Fishing Fair - Bend, OregonThe International Federation of Fly Fishers is holding its annual conclave this year in Bend OR, Aug 11-15. Fly casting instruction, fly tying demonstrations and many other activities are planned. More information can be found on the IFFF website.
Mustang Island Campout - Sept 19-23This trip is scheduled to coincide with the annual bait migration in the surf near Corpus Christi. We will be camping at the State Park, between Port Aransas and Corpus, by night and fishing the Padre Island National Seashore by day. For those who bring kayaks with them, there will also be opportunities for flats fishing in several nearby bays. Visit the Outings page of the website for more details about this trip.
Monthly NewsletterKeep up with club activities and upcoming trips by reading the newsletter. It is published each month and is available for download on the newsletter page.
Interested in fishing the Llano? Then check out the Llano River Primer, a guide compiled by two of our club's more experienced anglers. In the guide you will find maps, public access points, fly and tackle recommendations, and many other tips that will be useful to anybody who wants to fish this gem of a river located in Central Texas.
Texas Fishing 2014, an online magazine published by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is now available for viewing. This magazine provides an array of articles about fishing in Texas, including articles on both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
A new edition of the Texas Bay and Access Guide is now available online. This guide provides detailed information about public access and launch sites along the Texas coast.