TROUTFEST
TEXAS 2020!

Troutfest 2020

Troutfest Texas 2020!
February 21-23, 2020
Lazy L&L Campgrounds

Thank You to our Sponsors, Donors, and Exhibitors

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
  • Online Silent and Live Auction with Digital Bidding
  • Live Auction
  • Door Prizes
  • Great Food and Local Craft Beer

Troutfest Hours

Friday, Feb 21st
– Banquet: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, Feb 22nd
– Expo: 9am – 5pm
– Movie Night: 5:30pm – 10pm
Sunday, Feb 23rd
– GRTU Chapter Meeting feat. Kirk Deeter and Tara Granke from TU National: 8am – 10am
– Expo: 10am – 4pm

Expo – Saturday & Sunday

  • Hours: (Sat) 9am – 5pm; (Sun) 10am – 4pm
  • Fly Casting Lessons
  • Presentations from guides, outfitters, gear manufacturers 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

Online Auction

  • Troutfest TX Online Auction

 

Troutfest Grounds Map

Troutfest Event Map and Exhibitor Layout

Thank You to our Sponsors, Donors, and Exhibitors

TROUTFEST TEXAS 2020

Troutfest Hours

Friday, Feb 21st
– Banquet: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, Feb 22nd
– Expo: 9am – 5pm
– Movie Night: 5:30pm – 10pm
Sunday, Feb 23rd
– GRTU Chapter Meeting feat. Kirk Deeter and Tara Granke from TU National: 8am – 10am
– Expo: 10am – 4pm

Troutfest Grounds Map

Exhibitor Layout

Speaker Schedule

Featured Speaker Bios

– Tom Rosenbauer, Brand Manager for Rod & Tackle for Orvis in Vermont
– Pat Dorsey, Head Guide and Co-Owner of the Blue Quill Angler fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado
– Alvin Dedeaux, Captain, Owner and Head Guide of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas
– Kirk Deeter, Editor of Trout Magazine, Field & Stream and Angling Trade in Colorado
– Lia Colabello, Costa #KickPlastic Ambassador + Managing Principal of Plastic Pollution Solutions in South Carolina

Casting Schedule

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

Casting Instructor Bios

– Dayle Mazzarella, FFI Master Certified Casting Instructor
– Jim Bass, FFI Certified Casting Instructor
– Stacy Lynn, FFI Certified Casting Instructor
– Gary Davison, FFI Certified Casting Instructor Gulf Coast Spey LLC
– Mike Wright, FFI Certified Casting Instructor Since 1998
– Jeff Ferguson, FFI Master Certified Casting Instructor

Fly Tying Schedule

 

LODGING INFORMATION

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 2019 sponsorship, exhibitor, and donor opportunities are going fast.

Frequently Asked Questions