Urban Fly Fishing Dallas–Fort Worth

Urban Fly Fishing DFW

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.

Only have an hour or two? A great fishing trip doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. 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.

What’s inside:
– More than 100 parking and access points on 17 streams and ponds
– How to read the water to catch more fish
– The most effective fly patterns, some with detailed tying instructions
– How to get in the middle of the springtime white bass run
– Geographically organized into five sections, each covering a different area of the Metroplex
– When and where to catch trout in north Texas
– 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
– A photo essay of the interesting, odd, and unusual things you might find in DFW urban creeks
– How to identify poison ivy, and the local plants that mimic 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.

* Updates from the publisher of Greg’s book can be found on The Local Angler series home site here.

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Greg DeMarsGreg DeMars is a retired mechanical engineer who began his fly fishing adventures in the Colorado Rockies in the early 1990s and expanded his range from there, fishing all over the world. From the Devils River in his native Texas to New Zealand’s South Island and 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 ties his own flies and enjoys woodworking, cooking dinner for friends, and the occasional wee dram of fine Islay whisky. Greg married his college sweetheart, and they live in the Dallas area.