Guided Trips & instruction

Sight-fishing flats for carp and gar

Targeting redfish in the diverse backcountry of the texas coast

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freshwater Guided Trips

Our local lakes are filled with vast expanses of clear, shallow water where our target species - carp, smallmouth buffalo, and gar - feed. These flats present a perfect opportunity for anglers to sight-cast for tailing or rolling fish. Similar to redfish and bonefish, carp can be challenging due to their wariness, which is why stealth and presentation are key. Gar, on the other hand, can offer aggressive, visual eats making pursuit of these prehistoric fish exciting.

What truly makes this trip unique is utilizing our Maverick HPX-T technical poling skiff, equipped with a poling tower and casting deck, giving the angler the best chance to spot fish, present the fly, and see the eat.

Skiffs aren't only for the coast. Sightcasting freshwater flats from a technical poling skiff ensures maximum stealth and gives the angler unparalleled visuals of fish and fly presentation

local waters

Lake Whitney

1-2 Anglers

Lake Ray Roberts

1-2 Anglers

Approximately an hour and a half from Dallas, Lake Whitney is a favorite getaway for fly anglers looking to chase a variety of species. There's run-and-gun opportunities to chase schooling striped bass under a cloud of diving birds, miles of poleable or wadable flats to target tailing carp, and stunning rock cliffs where tugs on the line often mean healthy largemouth and smallmouth bass. The Brazos River, feeding into the lake, also offers options to chase sand bass.

Half Day $500

Full Day $650

Known for its flooded timber and largemouth bass fishery, Lake Ray Roberts also offers vast shallow flats where common carp, smallmouth buffalo, and gar feed. Its proximity to central Dallas makes this trip a desirable getaway for local anglers itching to get on the water but with limited time to sneak away. improve your stealth game sightfishing to tailing carp from a poling skiff or Practice your double haul throwing streamers or topwater frogs to hungry bass.

Half Day $500

Full Day $650


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SALtwater Guided Trips

Put your angling skills to the test on one of Texas' most beloved gamefish, redfish. Track shorelines, pole open flats, or squeeze into the backcountry maze of mangroves targeting these hungry and hard-pulling saltwater fish. In our pursuit of reds, anglers may also have opportunities to hook into black drum, sheepshead, and flounder. during warmer months, for the adventurous angler, there's opportunity to witness and connect with schools of aggressive jack crevalle.

All saltwater trips utilize a Maverick HPX-T technical poling skiff custom built for shallow water pursuits. We go where the fish are.

Get lost in the backcountry of the Texas Middle Coast.

Mangroves, alligators, and avian life set the backdrop for your next saltwater, fly fishing adventure.


coastal waters

Port O' Connor, Texas

1-2 Anglers

Long considered the best kept secret on the Texas Coast, Port O' Connor is a charming coastal town with immediate access to a healthy and diverse saltwater fishery. The bay system, protected by the Matagorda Island, supports a variety of wildlife above and beyond our target species, redfish. Spot-hopping regularly involves sighting playful dolphin, roseate spoonbills, and even alligators. Approximately 6 hours from Dallas, Port O' Connor is the perfect getaway for fly anglers on the hunt for a diverse experience.

Half Day $600

Full Day $750


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What's Included

  • Rods & Reels
  • Terminal Tackle
  • Flies for the Target Species
  • Boat Lunch (Full Day Trips Only)
  • Cold, Filtered Water & YETI Ice
  • A Positive, Let's Get 'Em Attitude!

What to Bring

  • Texas Fishing License
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Weather-Appropriate Gear
  • Wading Shoes
  • Any Special Snacks or Refreshments
  • Feel Free to Bring your own Equipment!


  • 50% Deposit to Secure your Date
  • Balance Due on the Day of your Trip
  • Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Venmo


  • Cancellations at least 30 days in advance of the trip receive a full refund of the deposit
  • Cancellations 14-29 Days in Advance of the trip receive a 50% refund of the deposit
  • Trips cancelled by the Guide due to weather will be moved to an alternative date
  • Trips cancelled by the Guide for any other reason will receive a full refund of the deposit

FLY Casting lessons

Fly casting is a lifelong journey - there's always more to learn. Whether you are picking up a fly rod for the first time, wanting to add more distance to your cast, or practice the necessary skills for an upcoming trip, personal instruction will help you in your angling pursuits.

1:1 $75/Hour

2:1 $100/Hour

Pricing available for larger groups

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FLY TYING Instruction

Catching fish is more than just casting. Tying flies allow the angler to specifically design patterns that match the needs of their fishery. Learn the foundations of fly tying and put your skills to work on a fly tailored to the species you are targeting with private fly tying instruction.

1:1 $75/Hour + Cost of Materials

2:1 $100/Hour + Cost of Materials

Pricing available for larger groups

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About your guide

Originally from Middle Tennessee, Bryson has been a passionate, all-water fly angler for over 15 years. He has guided eight seasons in Alaska, and serves as the Head Guide at Iliamna River Lodge, a premier fly-out lodge in Bristol Bay's beautiful wilderness, from June to October each year. Experienced and trained on first aid, survival, and boat mechanics, he is adept at providing a safe, first-class fly fishing adventure to his clients near and far. As a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain, he is able to blend his guiding in both fresh and saltwater fisheries.

In addition to guiding, Bryson is experienced in - and enthusiastic about - providing education and instruction to fly anglers of all levels. From basic 101 courses to private fly casting and tying instruction, Bryson enjoys partnering with his clients on their fly fishing journey.

In his time off, Bryson spends time at the climbing gym, in the kitchen mastering Thai cuisine, or on maps scouting new water.

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Bryson storie fly fishing

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Dallas, Texas


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