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
May Speaker is Rus SchwauschRus operates two fabulous fishing camps in the Alaskan Wilderness and he will talk about each of them at this month's meeting. For those willing to make the trek to a remote region in Alaska, both the Wilderness Safari Camp and the Wilderness Outpost Camp offer outstanding fishing opportunities for the fly fisher. More information about the camps can be found on the Epic Angling website.
LoCol Trash Bash - May 21The LoCol Trash Bash is a community volunteer event to clean up the Lower Colorado River in east Austin. The event will focus on the stretch of river from the Montopolis Bridge (Hwy 183) to the Texas River School property, about 3.5 miles downstream. Volunteers must register for the event before midnight on May 17.
Onion Creek Beginners Outing - May 22Austin Fly Fishers (AFF) Vice President, Dakus Geeslin, will host a beginners outing to a local fishery, Onion Creek, on Sunday, May 22. The group size will be capped at 6 attendees to keep the group small. The plan is to fish for 4 hours and then do a late lunch. More information and signup for this outing can be found here.
Outings UpdateThere are currently no outings scheduled for the spring or summer so please contact Dave Bush if you’d like to host an outing. With plenty of water, we have more opportunities than we’ve had in a few years so let’s take advantage of it.
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.