Texas Fly Fishing

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TX - Colorado River: 30.245892, -97.690186
TX - Guadalupe River : 29.843054, -98.168205
Cramer Ck at US Hwy 54 nr Dalhart, TX: 35.751250, -102.893167
E Fk Cheyenne Ck Trib nr Channing, TX: 35.675097, -102.280722
Canadian Rv nr Amarillo, TX: 35.470326, -101.879628
Big Blue Ck nr Fritch, TX: 35.720778, -101.662528
Canadian Rv nr Canadian, TX: 35.935042, -100.370688
Palo Duro Ck nr Spearman, TX: 36.202255, -101.305993
Wolf Ck at Lipscomb, TX: 36.238649, -100.275689
Tierra Blanca Ck abv Buffalo Lk nr Umbarger, TX: 34.848671, -102.176030
Pr Dog Twn Fk Red Rv nr Wayside, TX: 34.837555, -101.414058
Pr Dog Twn Fk Red Rv nr Brice, TX: 34.627836, -100.940699
Pr Dog Twn Fk Red Rv nr Childress, TX: 34.569227, -100.194002
Groesbeck Ck at SH 6 nr Quanah, TX: 34.354520, -99.740372
Lelia Lk Ck bl Bell Ck nr Hedley, TX: 34.935607, -100.696525
Salt Fk Red Rv nr Wellington, TX: 34.957553, -100.220949
N Fk Red Rv nr Shamrock, TX: 35.264216, -100.241786
Sweetwater Ck nr Kelton, TX: 35.473104, -100.120950
Pease Rv nr Vernon, TX: 34.179583, -99.323333
Red Rv nr Burkburnett, TX: 34.110093, -98.531723
N Wichita Rv nr Truscott, TX: 33.820642, -99.786482
S Wichita Rv nr Benjamin, TX: 33.644257, -99.800925
Wichita Rv nr Seymour, TX: 33.700370, -99.388691
Wichita Rv nr Mabelle, TX: 33.760093, -99.142850
Beaver Ck nr Electra, TX: 33.905928, -98.905067
Wichita Rv at FM 368 nr Iowa Park, TX: 33.896944, -98.707222
Wichita Rv at Wichita Falls, TX: 33.909542, -98.533666
Holliday Ck at Wichita Falls, TX: 33.884444, -98.498889
Wichita Rv nr Charlie, TX: 34.053150, -98.296714
Little Wichita Rv nr Archer City, TX: 33.662602, -98.613112
Little Wichita Rv abv Henrietta, TX: 33.826767, -98.240046
E Fk Little Wichita Rv nr Henrietta, TX: 33.812878, -98.085041
Beaver Ck nr Ringgold, TX: 33.855403, -97.943847
Belknap Ck nr Ringgold, TX: 33.806983, -97.886314
Red River at Denison Dam nr Denison, TX: 33.818991, -96.563326
Bois D'Arc Ck at FM 1396 nr Honey Grove, TX: 33.682222, -95.984444
Bois D'Arc Ck at FM 409 nr Honey Grove, TX: 33.744167, -95.961111
Red River near De Kalb, TX: 33.684000, -94.694377
S Sulphur Rv at Commerce, TX: 33.211780, -95.914133
Middle Sulphur Rv at Commerce, TX: 33.266501, -95.915522
S Sulphur Rv nr Cooper, TX: 33.356499, -95.594956
N Sulphur Rv nr Cooper, TX: 33.474830, -95.587735
Sulphur Rv nr Talco, TX: 33.390668, -95.062441
Cuthand Ck at FM 910 nr Cuthand, TX: 33.498889, -95.051389
Sulphur Rv at IH 30 nr Dalby Springs, TX: 33.309444, -94.698056
White Oak Ck nr Talco, TX: 33.322336, -95.092718
White Oak Ck at IH 30 nr Omaha, TX: 33.274722, -94.802500
Anderson Ck at Hwy 98 nr Simms, TX: 33.384444, -94.498056
Sulphur Rv nr Texarkana, TX: 33.304167, -94.151389
Big Cypress Ck at US Hwy 271 nr Pittsburg, TX: 33.072931, -94.965228
Big Cypress Ck nr Pittsburg, TX: 33.020958, -94.882155
Big Cypress Bayou nr Jefferson, TX: 32.749583, -94.498810
Black Cypress Bayou at Jefferson, TX: 32.777917, -94.357415
Little Cypress Ck nr Ore City, TX: 32.672641, -94.751043
Little Cypress Bayou nr Jefferson, TX: 32.712920, -94.346026
Big Cypress Ck abv SH 43 nr Karnack, TX: 32.738611, -94.232500
Cowleech Fk Sabine Rv at Greenville, TX: 33.132893, -96.076916
S Fk Sabine Rv nr Quinlan, TX: 32.897901, -96.253312
Sabine Rv nr Wills Point, TX: 32.806236, -95.919411
Sabine Rv nr Mineola, TX: 32.613747, -95.485790
Lake Fk Ck nr Quitman, TX: 32.763184, -95.463009
Sabine Rv nr Hawkins, TX: 32.559864, -95.206614
Big Sandy Ck nr Big Sandy, TX: 32.604029, -95.091610
Sabine Rv nr Gladewater, TX: 32.527089, -94.960218
Sabine Rv abv Longview, TX: 32.479870, -94.804380
Sabine Rv bl Longview, TX: 32.416818, -94.709932
Sabine Rv nr Beckville, TX: 32.327379, -94.353530
Sabine Rv at Logansport, LA: 31.972389, -94.006301
Sabine Rv at Toledo Bd Res nr Burkeville, TX: 31.173799, -93.566008
Sabine Rv nr Burkeville, TX: 31.064080, -93.519617
Sabine Rv nr Bon Wier, TX: 30.747146, -93.608508
Big Cow Ck nr Newton, TX: 30.818889, -93.785556
Sabine Rv nr Ruliff, TX: 30.303817, -93.743778
Sabine Rv (at Navy Pier) at Orange, TX: 30.097988, -93.721554
Cow Bayou nr Mauriceville, TX: 30.186320, -93.908506
Neches Rv nr Neches, TX: 31.892390, -95.430786
Neches Rv nr Diboll, TX: 31.132966, -94.809931
Neches Rv nr Rockland, TX: 31.025000, -94.399444
E Fk Angelina Rv nr Cushing, TX: 31.860172, -94.823270
Mud Ck nr Jacksonville, TX: 31.976556, -95.160779
Angelina Rv nr Alto, TX: 31.671844, -94.952715
Bayou Lanana at Nacogdoches, TX: 31.616290, -94.641321
Attoyac Bayou nr Chireno, TX: 31.504350, -94.304368
Ayish Bayou nr San Augustine, TX: 31.396296, -94.151029
Neches Rv nr Town Bluff, TX: 30.791036, -94.151024
Neches Rv at Evadale, TX: 30.355764, -94.093237
Village Ck nr Kountze, TX: 30.397986, -94.263522
Pine Island Bayou nr Sour Lake, TX: 30.106046, -94.334632
Pine Island Bayou abv BI Pump Plant, Beaumont, TX: 30.178823, -94.188794
Neches Rv Saltwater Barrier at Beaumont, TX: 30.156878, -94.114347
W Fk Double Bayou at Eagle Ferry Rd nr Anahuac, TX: 29.675556, -94.666114
W Fk Trinity Rv nr Jacksboro, TX: 33.291779, -98.080598
Big Sandy Ck nr Bridgeport, TX: 33.231782, -97.694754
W Fk Trinity Rv nr Boyd, TX: 33.085399, -97.558636
Walnut Ck at Reno, TX: 32.945680, -97.583080
WFk TrinityRv at White Settlement Rd,Fort Worth,TX: 32.759722, -97.403889
Clear Fk Trinity Rv nr Weatherford, TX: 32.740407, -97.651971
Clear Fork Trinity Rv at Kelly Rd nr Aledo, TX: 32.653056, -97.586389
Clear Fk Trinity Rv nr Benbrook, TX: 32.665133, -97.441964
Marys Ck at Benbrook, TX: 32.695132, -97.447242
Clear Fk Trinity Rv at Ft Worth, TX: 32.732353, -97.358906
W Fk Trinity Rv at Ft Worth, TX: 32.760963, -97.332517
W Fk Trinity Rv at Beach St, Ft Worth, TX: 32.751797, -97.289460
Big Fossil Ck at Haltom City, TX: 32.807351, -97.248626
Village Ck at Everman, TX: 32.603469, -97.265014
W Fk Trinity Rv at Greenbelt Rd, Fort Worth, TX: 32.788463, -97.140011
W Fk Trinity Rv at Grand Prairie, TX: 32.762500, -96.994444
Bear Ck at Shady Grove Rd, Grand Prairie, TX: 32.804497, -97.009881
Mountain Ck nr Venus, TX: 32.490972, -97.123065
Walnut Ck nr Mansfield, TX: 32.580970, -97.101953
Mountain Ck at Grand Prairie, TX: 32.747631, -96.925838
Elm Fk Trinity Rv at Gainesville, TX: 33.624275, -97.156402
Timber Ck nr Collinsville, TX: 33.554554, -96.947227
Range Ck nr Collinsville, TX: 33.526220, -96.807219
Elm Fk Trinity Rv at Greenbelt nr Pilot Point, TX: 33.349722, -97.035556
Clear Ck nr Sanger, TX: 33.336227, -97.179459
Little Elm Ck nr Aubrey, TX: 33.283450, -96.892781
Doe Br at US Hwy 380 nr Prosper, TX: 33.219285, -96.891948
Hickory Ck at Denton, TX: 33.151787, -97.141957
Elm Fk Trinity Rv nr Lewisville, TX: 33.045677, -96.961117
Indian Ck at FM 2281, Carrollton, TX: 33.026944, -96.917222
Denton Ck nr Justin, TX: 33.119010, -97.290573
Denton Ck nr Grapevine, TX: 32.987068, -97.012786
Elm Fk Trinity Rv nr Carrollton, TX: 32.965957, -96.944450
Elm Fk Trinity Rv at Spur 348, Irving, TX: 32.873333, -96.930556
Turtle Ck at Dallas, TX: 32.807351, -96.802501
Trinity Rv at Dallas, TX: 32.774852, -96.821946
White Rk Ck at Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX: 32.889292, -96.756666
White Rk Ck at White Rk Lk, Dallas, TX: 32.808739, -96.725832
Trinity Rv bl Dallas, TX: 32.707631, -96.735832
E Fk Trinity Rv nr McKinney, TX: 33.203727, -96.595824
Indian Ck at SH 78 nr Farmersville, TX: 33.225000, -96.373056
Sister Grove Ck nr Blue Ridge, TX: 33.294558, -96.483041
Wilson Ck Dws of Hwy 75 at McKinney, TX: 33.184850, -96.638050
Rowlett Ck nr Sachse, TX: 32.959844, -96.614438
E Fk Trinity Rv blw Lk Ray Hubbard nr Forney, TX: 32.798611, -96.494167
E Fk Trinity Rv nr Forney, TX: 32.774295, -96.503599
E Fk Trinity Rv nr Crandall, TX: 32.638744, -96.485265
Trinity Rv nr Rosser, TX: 32.426530, -96.463042
Trinity Rv at Trinidad, TX: 32.147653, -96.102471
Cedar Ck nr Kemp, TX: 32.503471, -96.112751
Kings Ck at SH 34 nr Kaufman, TX: 32.556111, -96.338889
Ash Ck at Hwy 171 nr Malone, TX: 31.909558, -96.881464
Richland Ck at Hwy 22 nr Mertens, TX: 32.054669, -96.906519
White Rk Ck at FM 308 nr Irene, TX: 31.978056, -96.873333
Richland Ck nr Dawson, TX: 31.938491, -96.681379
Chambers Ck at FM 55 nr Avalon, TX: 32.164650, -96.762006
Waxahachie Ck at Waxahachie, TX: 32.382222, -96.850556
Waxahachie Ck nr Bardwell, TX: 32.243481, -96.640268
Chambers Ck nr Rice, TX: 32.198482, -96.520264
Tehuacana Ck nr Streetman, TX: 31.848496, -96.289976
Trinity Rv nr Oakwood, TX: 31.648506, -95.789403
Upper Keechi Ck nr Oakwood, TX: 31.569896, -95.888294
Trinity Rv nr Crockett, TX: 31.338513, -95.656341
Bedias Ck nr Madisonville, TX: 30.884722, -95.777778
Trinity Rv at Riverside, TX: 30.859355, -95.398830
Kickapoo Ck at Onalaska, TX: 30.886750, -95.080389
Long King Ck at Livingston, TX: 30.716306, -94.958824
Trinity Rv nr Goodrich, TX: 30.572145, -94.948822
Menard Ck nr Rye, TX: 30.481389, -94.779722
Trinity Rv at Romayor, TX: 30.425207, -94.850762
Trinity Rv at Liberty, TX: 30.057715, -94.818257
Trinity Rv nr Moss Bluff, TX: 29.941885, -94.774366
Trinity Rv at Wallisville, TX: 29.812443, -94.731309
Cedar Bayou nr Crosby, TX: 29.972719, -94.985760
Goose Ck at Baytown, TX: 29.770782, -94.999650
W Fk San Jacinto Rv nr Huntsville, TX: 30.646030, -95.675224
W Fk San Jacinto Rv bl Lk Conroe nr Conroe, TX: 30.342153, -95.542998
Lake Ck at Sendera Ranch Rd nr Conroe, TX: 30.257750, -95.563694
W Fk San Jacinto Rv nr Conroe, TX: 30.244657, -95.457162
W Fk San Jacinto Rv abv Lk Houston nr Porter, TX: 30.086051, -95.299935
Spring Ck nr Tomball, TX: 30.119939, -95.646056
Willow Ck nr Tomball, TX: 30.105495, -95.546608
Bear Br at Research Blvd, The Woodlands, TX: 30.190556, -95.491111
Panther Br at Gosling Rd, The Woodlands, TX: 30.192159, -95.483829
Panther Br nr Spring, TX: 30.134383, -95.477718
Spring Ck nr Spring, TX: 30.110495, -95.436328
Cypress Ck at Sharp Rd nr Hockley, TX: 29.921058, -95.840229
Cypress Ck at Katy-Hockley Rd nr Hockley, TX: 29.950224, -95.808284
Cypress Ck at House-Hahl Rd nr Cypress, TX: 29.959112, -95.717725
Little Cypress Ck nr Cypress, TX: 30.016054, -95.697446
Cypress Ck at Grant Rd nr Cypress, TX: 29.973556, -95.598555
Cypress Ck at Stuebner-Airline Rd nr Westfield, TX: 30.006610, -95.511885
Cypress Ck nr Westfield, TX: 30.035775, -95.428827
W Fk San Jacinto Rv nr Humble, TX: 30.027164, -95.257989
E Fk San Jacinto Rv nr Cleveland, TX: 30.336598, -95.104100
E Fk San Jacinto Rv nr New Caney, TX: 30.145493, -95.124376
Caney Ck nr Splendora, TX: 30.259658, -95.302436
Peach Ck at Splendora, TX: 30.232714, -95.168266
Luce Bayou abv Lk Houston nr Huffman, TX: 30.109660, -95.059929
San Jacinto Rv nr Sheldon, TX: 29.876334, -95.093819
Buffalo Bayou nr Katy, TX: 29.743287, -95.806895
Buffalo Bayou nr Fulshear, TX: 29.723009, -95.767172
Buffalo Bayou at State Hwy 6 nr Addicks, TX: 29.769381, -95.643167
S Mayde Ck at Heathergold Dr nr Addicks, TX: 29.805111, -95.709611
Bear Ck nr Barker, TX: 29.830783, -95.686891
Langham Ck at W Little York Rd nr Addicks, TX: 29.867170, -95.646612
Langham Ck nr Addicks, TX: 29.835782, -95.625778
Langham Ck at Addicks Res Outflow nr Addicks, TX: 29.790506, -95.624112
Buffalo Bayou nr Addicks, TX: 29.761896, -95.605778
Buffalo Bayou at W Belt Dr, Houston, TX: 29.762173, -95.557721
Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point, TX: 29.746896, -95.523554
Buffalo Bayou at Houston, TX: 29.760228, -95.408551
Whiteoak Bayou at Alabonson Rd, Houston, TX: 29.870781, -95.480496
Cole Ck at Deihl Rd, Houston, TX: 29.851337, -95.487996
Brickhouse Gully at Costa Rica St, Houston, TX: 29.828004, -95.469385
Whiteoak Bayou at Houston, TX: 29.775228, -95.397161
Little Whiteoak Bayou at Trimble St, Houston, TX: 29.792778, -95.368056
Whiteoak Bayou at Main St, Houston, TX: 29.766617, -95.358549
Brays Bayou at Alief, TX: 29.709120, -95.583000
Keegans Bayou at Roark Rd nr Houston, TX: 29.656621, -95.562166
Brays Bayou at Gessner Dr, Houston, TX: 29.672732, -95.528277
Brays Bayou at Houston, TX: 29.697175, -95.412162
Brays Bayou at MLK Jr Blvd, Houston, TX: 29.714167, -95.338889
Sims Bayou at Hiram Clarke St, Houston, TX: 29.618844, -95.446052
Sims Bayou at Houston, TX: 29.674397, -95.289381
Berry Bayou at Nevada St, Houston, TX: 29.656619, -95.229101
Vince Bayou at Pasadena, TX: 29.694674, -95.216323
Hunting Bayou at Hoffman St, Houston, TX: 29.808837, -95.313270
Hunting Bayou at IH 610, Houston, TX: 29.793282, -95.267991
Greens Bayou at Cutten Rd nr Houston, TX: 29.949112, -95.519663
Greens Bayou nr US Hwy 75 nr Houston, TX: 29.956889, -95.417994
Greens Bayou nr Houston, TX: 29.918278, -95.306880
Garners Bayou nr Humble, TX: 29.933861, -95.233961
Halls Bayou at Houston, TX: 29.861891, -95.334937
Greens Bayou at Ley Rd, Houston, TX: 29.837170, -95.233267
Clear Ck at Mykawa St nr Pearland, TX: 29.596899, -95.297437
Clear Ck nr Friendswood, TX: 29.517455, -95.178544
Chocolate Bayou nr Alvin, TX: 29.371543, -95.323048
DMF Brazos Rv at Justiceburg, TX: 33.038432, -101.197630
DMF Brazos Rv nr Aspermont, TX: 33.008158, -100.180659
DMF Brazos Rv nr Rule, TX: 33.187917, -99.960136
Running Water Draw at Plainview, TX: 34.178960, -101.702675
Salt Fk Brazos Rv nr Aspermont, TX: 33.333980, -100.238162
Lk Creek nr Weinert, TX: 33.345189, -99.666389
Brazos Rv at Seymour, TX: 33.580928, -99.267576
Millers Ck nr Munday, TX: 33.329266, -99.465082
Clear Fk Brazos Rv nr Roby, TX: 32.787608, -100.388718
Clear Fk Brazos Rv nr Noodle, TX: 32.674560, -100.072600
Cat Claw Ck at Abilene, TX: 32.475402, -99.749256
Cedar Ck at IH 20, Abilene, TX: 32.499568, -99.716200
Clear Fk Brazos Rv at Nugent, TX: 32.690119, -99.669533
Clear Fk Brazos Rv at Lueders, TX: 32.792750, -99.612028
California Ck nr Stamford, TX: 32.930944, -99.642588
Clear Fk Brazos Rv at Ft Griffin, TX: 32.934556, -99.224521
Deep Ck at Moran, TX: 32.559291, -99.170074
Hubbard Ck bl Albany, TX: 32.732897, -99.140630
Big Sandy Ck abv Breckenridge, TX: 32.648456, -99.004515
Hubbard Ck nr Breckenridge, TX: 32.837063, -98.948125
Brazos Rv nr South Bend, TX: 33.024284, -98.643948

Texas is a state that is larger than life. In this state, it’s go big or go home in all aspects. Fishing is no exception to this rule, because here you’ll find fly fishing opportunities that are nothing short of spectacular. Texas is a state where freshwater and saltwater fly fishing exist, which means lots of variety for anglers. While fly fishing may not have been the most popular method among anglers, it is now really starting to catch on and become very popular.

In Texas, you have the ability to fish on rivers, bays, lakes, and even the saltwater flats for a real unique experience. The state offers over 80,000 miles’ worth of water to explore. In the lakes category alone, there are 100 that are popular with anglers.

So there’s just one question to ask yourself – what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to book that trip to Texas to enjoy fly fishing at its finest, then you’ll want to take notes with this guide.

Where to Go?

When you’re dealing with a state as massive and diverse as Texas, it can be hard to decide where to start. There are just so many great rivers, lakes, streams, creeks, and bays to choose from. Of course, that’s not even including the saltwater shoreline of the state. Really, this is the kind of place you’ll need to visit a number of times in order to truly get an appreciation of what it offers for fly fishing.

So let’s take a look at just a few of the most popular rivers for anglers. Keep in mind these are just rivers.

The Guadalupe River

Here's a river that really shouldn't be missed. Conveniently located near the city of Sattler, this one is open for fishing from late November until May. It has the opposite season as many rivers in the country. Instead, consider this one as a fabulous winter destination. The Guadalupe River also holds a pretty cool title, and that's the fact that this trout fishery is the southernmost in the entire country. This explains why the season is during the winter and early spring.

While you fish for trout, you'll be able to take in some rather beautiful scenery. The river itself is a lovely deep blue, there are cypress trees lining the banks, and the river shifts and changes in depth. Many people compare the setting to that of what you would find in a tropical rainforest. It makes for a rather unique experience. This river contains rainbow trout and is best fished by floating. If you like, you can also wade in it.

Blanco River

This is another popular river among anglers. You won’t be able to float along this one as there are dams that impede you from traveling far. Instead, you can fish from shore, or wade in some spots. The fish you’ll find in this river are panfish, sunfish, and both smallmouth and largemouth bass. The river is open year-round for fishing, but keep in mind summer is quite busy here. Most anglers prefer the quiet of fall and winter.

Llano River

Located in the middle of Texas is the Llano River. Here's another gem for anglers of all skill levels. Along the banks of this river are gorgeous cliffs, massive rocks, trees, brush, and sand. The river is usually quite clear, which of course makes anglers pleased. The typical fish found here are bass and sunfish. Keep in mind you won't be able to access some areas of the river. It's also divided into a north and south portion. Both are equally challenging, scenic, and rich in fish.

Lampasas River

Located in Hamilton County's west-end is the Lampasas River. You will find that the banks along this river are quite thick with vegetation, and the surrounding area is rolling and filled with hills. This river makes for a great place for fly fishing. Most times of the year the water level is quite low, the river is narrow in most spots, and you will find that many areas have low-hanging tree branches. Keeping these factors in mind is important when choosing which fly rod to use.

This particular river is found in northern Texas and is filled with sunfish, perch, and smallmouth bass. It has many interesting natural features about it as some areas run rough and fast, there are deep pools in other areas, and then in some spots, it’s shallow and slow moving. Again, you can fish year-round on this river.

When to Go?

Texas is one of those magical states where you can fish year-round, and have fabulous conditions each time. The one downfall is that summer in Texas, especially in the southern regions, gets extremely hot. It can be rather uncomfortable to be out there fishing in the heat of the day. Additionally, many of the rivers are crowded with canoes, kayaks, boats, and more. If fly fishing is more of a quiet hobby for you, stick to winter where it’s nowhere near as crowded and busy. You may also want to wait until the mercury drops a bit. As the temperatures cool down, sometimes the fishing tends to get better too.

Fishing for trout specifically means it's important to "match the hatch". Here's a look at the typical hatch chart as you would find on the Guadalupe River. This can be used as a basis for other trout waters in the state.

The blue winged olive can be found in January through May, and then starts up again in December. The hexagenia is present from March until the end of October. The Trico is around from late January until mid-November. The slate drake and caddis have almost the same season, starting up in March then ending in October for the slate drake, and December for the caddis. The sucker spawn has a short season from mid-January until the end of April. Terrestrials are May through to the start of December. Finally, there are the midges, which hatch all year.

What You Will Need When You Get There?

For Texas you are dealing with some pretty diverse landscape and water conditions. When you are fishing in a river such as the Lampasas River, then you’ve got some areas that are quite narrow. There’s also the fact there are low-hanging tree branches. Showing up with that 10-foot fly rod is just not going to be ideal. This is why some planning is necessary. It will allow you to pick the best fly rod and reel for the location, and fish species.

Generally speaking, in Texas you can use anything from a seven foot to a 10-foot fly rod. The weight will need to balance with the rod you choose.

Flies are another tricky part. You aren't just dealing with one type of fish in Texas; instead, there is a massive variety. Sure, you can try to match to the hatch, but it goes a lot deeper than that in Texas. It may be that imitation cicadas, crickets, and grasshoppers end up being your best bet. A good idea if you're feeling unsure is to visit a local fly fishing shop and ask for advice. Not only will they be able to give you tips, but you’ll also be able to buy the flies you need right there.

There are a number of different ways to fish in Texas. In some areas, the shore is the only option, whereas others allow you to wade, float, or even boat. There is a large variety for you to choose from, allowing you to pick your favorite style. A good rule of thumb is to always pack a pair of high-quality chest waders in your bag so you’re set to go if the opportunity presents itself.

In the state of Texas, anyone who is 17 years of age and older needs a valid fishing license. It doesn't matter if you plan to do saltwater or freshwater fishing, a fishing license is required. There is one exception to this rule. If you are doing your fishing in a state park from the bank, no license is required. There are resident and non-resident licenses available. You can purchase a one year or one-day license. As a side note, if you plan on doing any hunting, there are combination licenses available. Your fishing license can be obtained from Texas Parks and Wildlife. You can also find information regarding limits and regulations through the department.

Anglers will have no problem with the mantra “go big or go home” in the state of Texas. Everything truly does seem bigger and grander here. You’ve got a massive selection of freshwater and saltwater fishing locations to choose from, there are challenges for all skill levels, and there’s the fact that you can fish year-round in this beautiful state. In fact, winter is sometimes the very best time to go fishing here. You won’t be fighting with the summer vacation crowds, the water will be easier to navigate, and the fish will be that much easier to spot.