Fish are elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for a two-hour introductory fly-fishing class for up to two (a $200 value)
- $180 for a two-hour introductory fly-fishing class for up to four (a $400 value)
Participants head out on the Guadalupe River during courses that cover topics ranging from fly selection and casting to the nuances of different rods and reels, which are provided by the Action Angler & Outdoor Center. A 2-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio ensures individualized instruction.
Action Angler & Outdoor Center
Action Angler & Outdoor Center, a stream-side fly-fishing shop, offers access to a unique segment of the Guadalupe River, replete with trout, bass, and panfish, and reserved exclusively for fly-fishing. The shop's owner and TXPW-licensed lead guide, Chris Jackson, draws on his 30 years of fly-fishing experience, which began at age 12, when he caught his first trout on the fly in the Rio Grande's headwaters. Patrons can buy or rent equipment ranging from kayaks by makers such as Outcast and Diablo to rods, reels, and wading boots, ideal for jogging into the depths during races with your reflection. Once outfitted, visitors can strike out independently, or opt for guided floats and fly-fishing lessons on the Guadalupe. Guides can also chaperone full-day floats on the San Marcos River, Colorado River, and Lady Bird Lake.