TEXAS 2018!

Troutfest Texas 2018!!
February 16 – 18, 2018
Lazy L&L Campgrounds

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:

  • 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

Expo – Saturday & Sunday
February 17th 9am-5pm
& February 18th 9am-4pm

  • 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

Featuring The Fly Fishing Film Tour and Raffles. Check in begins at 5:30 pm. Light food provided by Gruene Outfitters. There will be additional food for purchase at venue.

TROUTFEST TEXAS 2018 Featured Speakers

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.

Click here for Speakers Bio

Keynote Speaker:

– Chris Wood, CEO Trout Unlimited

Celebrity Guests / Presenters:

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

TROUTFEST TEXAS 2018 Casting Instructors

Six fantastic casting instructors with years of experience are excited to bring you a wide variety of casting classes.

Click here for Casting Instructor Bios

– Dayle Mazzarella, IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor
– Jim Bass, IFFF Certified Casting Instructor
– Stacy Lynn, IFFF Certified Casting Instructor Co-Founder at Bayou City Angler
– Gary Davison, IFFF Certified Casting Instructor Gulf Coast Spey LLC
– Mike Wright, IFFF Certified Casting Instructor Since 1998
– Jeff Ferguson, IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor


Click here for a list of lodges.

Map to Lazy L&L Campgrounds
(Note about lodging – RV spaces are getting very low on the river for the weekend of Troutfest TX. Please get a spot now or you may have a hard (impossible) time getting one later. 

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.