Introduction to Fly Fishing Lesson

Only a $50 deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Fly Fishing

Water Type

River, Lake

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass

About Your Guide

John Shank of Lone Star Fly Fishing offers breathtaking trips along the Guadalupe River for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and more. John loves fly fishing the Guadalupe River of the Texas Hill Country, but grew up fishing with conventional tackle along the Texas coast.

He tried fly fishing at age 12 and never looked back after landing a 22" Brown Trout on his very first cast. Nearly 20 years later, John thanks fly fishing for introducing him to beautiful places and people, and impacting his life for the better.

John loves exploring the Guadalupe River and sharing all that it offers, including hungry Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout, with expert and beginner fly anglers alike.

Lone Star Fly Fishing provides high-quality rods and reels, tackle and flies, for every trip. Drift boat trips are most popular, but John and Kelli also offer Guadalupe wading trips, as well as Canyon Lake fly fishing trips for Stripers.

Be sure to purchase your Texas fishing license online ahead of your trip, and all full-days come with a packed lunch!

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain Experiences and John Shank of Lone Star Fly Fishing in New Braunfels, Texas!


Christa S.

January 27, 2020

Best guide experience on the Guad! Had a great time fishing and learned a lot. John was so patient with me a novice and even better with my son who knows how to fly fish and cast. But no one knows the River like John. Check him out and book a trip! We’ll be back for sure.

Jeff A.

February 4, 2020

Fishing with John was an awesome experience. The float trip down the Guadalupe is a must. John's experience guiding will put you on fish, even when the river is crowded on the weekends. Looking forward to doing it again. Thanks again John. Tight Lines Jeff & Sandra

Shane H.

December 11, 2019

John knows his stuff. He shared his knowledge and gave appropriate guidance to get me hooked up. It didn’t take me long to learn it and I put John to work on the net and camera! Lost count on how many fish we caught/released. 🎣🎣👍🏼👍🏼



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


We provide all equipment including high quality fly rods and beverages

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Canyon Dam, Canyon Lake, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM, 04:00 PM, 05:00 PM


2 hours,