The Guadalupe is our “home” river.  It runs from the Texas hill country to the Gulf of Mexico.   While there are several dams along the river, the one closest to our home base is Canyon Lake Dam.  Below the dam, the river flows along limestone cliffs in an area that is heavily used for recreation.   In the summer months, you’ll find a flotilla of tubers going down the river enjoying the cool, clear water.   When winter comes, the river becomes home to the southernmost trout stream in the US.   The river is stocked with trout in the winter months by both the Texas Parks and Wildlife department and the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited chapter.

Barb and I fish the “Guad” whenever we can from late fall through spring and plan to setup our RV right on the river when we aren’t traveling the country to the other 99 trout streams in the Top 100 (according to Trout Unlimited).  I had the distinct pleasure of floating the river with some dear friends and a couple of great guides from All Water Guides, Alvin Dedeaux and JT Van Zandt.  More on them in another post coming soon.  For now, enjoy this short video highlighting the beauty of this river.

River Ramble?

By TB

To gain a full understanding of just what Barb and I are embarking on, you have to go back to March 16th of 2013.  While Barb was visiting family in Indiana, I attended an all day (and night) SXSW tribute to Levon Helm at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX.  Levon, who passed on April 19, 2012, was the drummer and regular lead vocalist for The Band.  Those of my generation know their songs…  Chest Fever, The Weight, Up on Cripple Creek, The Last Waltz and more.  Many artists performed that day in honor of Levon but at the end of the night, it was the Levon Helm Midnight Ramble Band that played, along with some very special guests including Carolyn Wonderland, JJ Grey, Steve Earle, Ivan Neville, The Mastersons and members of Spirit Family Reunion.  There was something very special in the air that night (wink wink) and an idea was hatched.

This is the beginning of a new journey for Barb and me.  We’ve had many fly fishing adventures already… mainly fishing in Montana and Wyoming.   What we’ve found is that our time in the northern Rockies, hanging out, sharing a “hobby” together has been a very pleasant new discovery in life for us.

The SaraLinda

By TB

We embark on our fly fishing adventure soon but needed to find our “home away from home” first.  We are now the proud owners of a Winnebago View 24J which we will travel the country in this year (and beyond).  While it is small, we wanted to be nimble to be able to get to places we might otherwise not fit into… national park campgrounds, small state campgrounds, pull offs next to the rivers, etc…

Welcome!

By TB

Hello and welcome to our blog. Just getting our feet wet and trying to learn things on the fly (pun fully intended). A wise man told us to “jump in” so here we are.