Fly Fishing the Texas Coast: Backcountry Flats to Bluewater

Page 1 of 2   |  

The 360-mile-long Texas coast is an angler's saltwater paradise. From the marshes and bayous along Galveston Bay to the warm waters of the Laguna Madres, this angler's guide describes the most productive flats, estuaries, shorelines, and surf for the sport.

What follows is the complete text of Fly Fishing the Texas Coast by Chuck Scates and Phil Shook, with photographs by David Sams. This definitive survey reveals the skills, strategies, tackle, and gear you'll need to fish the flats—as well as the different fish that prowl the Lone Star State's shoreline.


About the Authors

Phil Shook has been researching and writing about saltwater fly fishing for twenty years. A pioneer of saltwater fly fishing, Chuck Scates is a seasoned guide and outfitter. David Sams is a veteran angler and award-winning photographer. They all live and fish in Texas.

© Article copyright Pruett Publishing.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


Sign up to Away's Travel Insider

Preview newsletter »