Fly-fishing in Central Texas is about more than the catch
Credit: Pam LeBlanc, American Statesman
Iím gliding along an inlet of Lady Bird Lake aboard an inflatable raft, casting a line toward shore as fly-fishing guide John Erskine maneuvers us around a leggy blue heron.
Erskine, an executive at an Austin gaming company, loves to fish ó especially fly-fish ó and manages to sneak away from his desk job 30 or 40 days a year to moonlight as a guide for Austin-based All Water Guides. Iíve tagged along to learn a little more about the local, and surprisingly rich, fly-fishing scene.
We intended to meet at the Texas River School near Webberville, paddle upstream, then float the Colorado River downstream of Austin, our lines in the water. Then a small but mighty rainstorm dumped 5 inches of rain on Walnut Creek, foiling that agenda.
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