Troutfest 2018 – Chris Johnson

Learn how to fly fish the Republic of Texas at Troutfest 2018.Chris Johnson, fly guide, film maker and owner of Living Waters Fly Fishing will be teaching the best ways to fish everything from Texas Hill Country streams to high mountain headwaters in CO and NM – all of which were once in the Republic of Texas. Check out the video and learn more at

Posted by Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited on Thursday, January 4, 2018

GRTU’s Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries.

The event is hosted by the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the largest TU chapter in the country with over 5,500 members. The three-day event will include:

Banquet – Tickets and tables sell out quickly. Buy Now!

Keynote speaker: Chris Wood, CEO, Trout Unlimited
Online Silent and Live Auction with Digital Bidding
Live Auction
Door Prizes
Great Food and Local Craft Beer


Fly Casting Lessons
Presentations from guides, outfitters, gear manufactures and experts from around the world
Women focused events
Kids Events: casting pond, archery and airguns
Booths: guides, fly shops, artists, outfitters, gear manufacturers, rod builders
On water watercraft demos

Film Night

Featuring The Fly Fishing Film Tour and Raffles

Troutfest Texas receives strong statewide marketing and promotional support and offers sponsorship, donation and exhibit opportunities. GRTU’s Troutfest TX 2018 sponsorship, exhibitor, and donor opportunities are going fast. Click here for more information.


The Troutfest Texas 2018 Committee is thrilled to announce our impressive array of fly fishing experts from all over the country already committed to TFT 2018. They are:

Keynote Speaker:

– Chris Wood, CEO Trout Unlimited

Celebrity Guests / Presenters:

– Flip Pallot, Legendary Fly Fishing Guide
– Daniel Galhardo, Founder of Tenkara USA
– Chris Johnson, Living Waters Fly Fishing
– Jen Ripple, Editor-In-Chief, Dun Magazine
– Duane Redford, Author “Fly Fisher’s Playbook”
– Noah Parker, Land of Enchantment Guides


(Note about lodging – RV spaces are getting very low on the river for the weekend of Troutfest. Please get a spot now or you may have a hard (impossible) time getting one later. Click the link above for lodging/RV information.)

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