Fly Fishing Houston and Southeastern Texas

by Robert McConnell

Open your fly fishing repertoire to some of the most unique urban fisheries in the country.
Houston, Texas is one of the largest cities in the United States. Within the metropolitan area of the “Bayou City,” and beyond, there exists unique waterways worthy of fly fishing. The fly angler has ample opportunities to explore and fish in streams that lie outside the realm of the stereotypical fly fishing experience.

Anglers can stalk common carp and grass carp along the urban “concrete flats” as the Houston skyline looms in the background. Wade through the secluded spring-fed waters of the Pineywoods in search of spotted bass, largemouth bass, and various species of panfish. Launch a canoe or kayak into several local lakes and paddle through the backwaters sight fishing for gar and bowfin. All these fly fishing experiences, and more, can be had within an easy drive of downtown Houston.

A look inside:
• 36 detailed descriptions of wades through 12 unique streams
• Descriptions of access points for paddles in local lakes
• Hundreds of full-color photographs
• Detailed maps showing points of access
• A run-down on necessary gear to get started fly fishing
• Local, angler-friendly haunts
• Tidbits on local historical events

The Local Angler Fly Fishing Houston and Southeastern Texas IS NOW AVAILABLE in fly shops, bookstores and wherever fine books are sold.

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Robert H. McConnell was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. It was in the woods of the Appalachian foothills where he developed an affinity for fishing and the outdoors. In 2014, Rob and his wife, Ellen, moved to Houston, Texas where they currently reside. He continues his passion for fishing and can often be found exploring the waterways of East Texas. Robert is also the author of Fly Fishing the Sam: A Guidebook to Exploring the Creeks, Rivers, and Bayous of Sam Houston National Forest.

Paperback:  $24.95 US / $33.46 CDN ISBN: 9781945501609 — First Edition: June 2023
E-book: $12.95 US / $16.50 CDN  ISBN: 9781945501647

384 pages.  300 Color photos.