The urban creeks of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex are just around the corner, and full of fish.
Join long-time Dallas resident and dedicated fly angler Greg DeMars as he expertly guides you through the hidden world of urban creeks in the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
The Local Angler Urban Fly Fishing Dallas – Fort Worth has something for everyone: exciting adventures for anglers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. With invaluable information for both fly and conventional anglers, this is your complete guide to finding and catching fish in the creeks of DFW. Discover wild, secluded spaces that you would swear are nowhere near a metro area of more than 7 million people…and accessing these natural gems from a dog park, or a paved trail, or a green space provided by the city (with free parking!) makes your adventure that much more convenient and inviting.
A great fishing trip doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. Only have an hour or two? There’s likely a beautiful, fish-filled stream with easy access within 10 or 15 minutes of your home or office. If you want to spend a little more time on the water, there are numerous wades and hikes of a mile or more that will keep you fishing all day.
– More than 150 parking and access points on more than two dozen streams
– Sensibly organized into six sections, each covering a different area of the Metroplex
– The most effective fly patterns, some with detailed tying instructions
– How to read the water to catch more fish
– When and where to find and catch trout in north Texas
– How to get in the middle of the springtime white bass run
– Technology review of apps, websites, social media groups, and much more
– Local fly shops, guides, clubs and other groups
More than just fishing
This book is also chock-full of interesting information about the history, culture, entertainment, and flora and fauna of DFW, including:
– Frank Lloyd Wright’s only theater built in his lifetime, and you can catch fish in the creek below!
– The Trinity River alligator gar: fascinating, famous, and other-worldly
– How to identify poison ivy, and the tree that mimics it
– Local hangouts, brewpubs, and restaurants to visit after a great day on the water
– How our rivers and creeks influenced local history
– A curated blues music playlist from a Texas guitarist with 40+ years of playing under his belt
Whether around the corner or across town, Urban Fly Fishing Dallas – Fort Worth is your expert guide to a magical day on the creeks of DFW, any day of the year.
Greg DeMars is a retired mechanical engineer who started fly fishing in the Colorado Rockies in the early 1990’s and expanded his range from there, fishing all over the world, always looking for new adventures. From the Devils River in his native Texas, to New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, to the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, Greg has pursued his passion for fly fishing with the analytical mind of an engineer and the creativity of a blues guitarist and songwriter, gaining valuable insight about fish behavior and fly fishing tactics along the way. An award-winning amateur photographer, Greg also ties his own flies, enjoys woodworking, cooking dinner for friends, and the occasional wee dram of fine Islay whisky. Greg married his college sweetheart and they live together in downtown Dallas.
Paperback: $27.95 US ISBN: 9781945501661 — First Edition: May 2025
E-book: $17.95 US ISBN: 9781945501678
384 pages. 300 Color photos.