Texas Bass Fly Fishing School


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Are you looking to hone in your fly fishing skills in Texas? Are you ready to make the switch from fly fishing for trout, to bass, or from conventional fishing to fly fishing? This is the perfect weekend opportunity to do just that. Interested in this trip? Call us at 888-849-6637 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot!

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All prices are based on double-occupancy. Single supplement is available for most trips for an extra fee



Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival & Opening Dinner

Our destination for the weekend is a private ranch near Lexington, Texas (approximately 1 hour northeast of Austin). Clients should plan to arrive around 3 PM, in time to get settled, get geared up, and do a little fishing before dinner. Dinner and drinks will be served outside under the stars. One of Backwoods’ expert fly-fishing guides will provide a 30 minute presentation on the tools, tips and techniques for fly fishing for Largemouth Bass.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Full day of Fly Fishing for Bass

We will rise early, eat a hearty breakfast, and gear up for fishing. This beautiful private ranch features two small lakes, chock full of largemouth bass and panfish just a short walk from the Lodge. Clients will be on the water by 7:00 a.m. for individualized fishing instruction. Fishing is also good from the bank. There will be lunch served and a debriefing at noon back at the Lodge. Clients may choose to indulge in a nap and needed R&R, go for a hike, or get right back to the fishing. After dark, everyone will be gather for our Saturday evening steak dinner, drinks and smores around the firepit, with plenty of fish tales from the day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Half day of Fly Fishing for Bass & Departure

Once again, we will rise before dawn, eat a hearty breakfast, and get on the water for the early morning bite. Individualized instruction will continue with fine-tuning of the lessons learned from the previous two days. Clients will head back to the lodge at 11:30 am, pack up, and get on the road home by noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast



Trip Details


Hico, TX


Hico, TX


3 Days

Fitness Level

Fly Fishing

Are you looking to hone in your fly fishing skills in Texas? Are you ready to make the switch from fly fishing for trout, to bass, or from conventional fishing to fly fishing? This is the perfect weekend opportunity to do just that. Largemouth bass take flies readily, grow big quickly and give a strong often acrobatic fight. They will strike top water flies so hard that it will make your heart skip a beat.

Largemouth bass thrive in most warm north Texas rivers and lakes which makes learning how to catch them close to home (at this event) quite convenient for those in Central Texas. If you want hand to hand combat and a tug of war fight with a big bass, come join us for this weekend adventure.

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. We will always match you with a roommate of the same sex. You can request a single supplement for a small upcharge due on your final payment.

What's Included
  • 1.5 days of demonstration, instruction, and fly fishing for Texas largemouth bass
  • fly tying session with fly tying materials
  • 2 nights boarding (double occupancy)
  • Meals included on the itinerary
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to/from location
  • Fly rods, reels and line
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal fishing gear
  • Gratuities
  • Texas fishing license

Additional Information


Meals are included from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast Day 3, so get ready for hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

    Friday Night:
  • Texas BBQ Dinner under the Stars li>
  • Saturday Evening Steak Dinner
  • Hearty Texas Breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits and pancakes

Accommodations are at a private ranch in Central Texas just west of Lexington, TX. There are two private bedrooms and a sizeable bunkroom. All with private bathrooms. Sleeping arrangements may vary depending on group size and accessibility.


This trip is great for all fishing & fitness levels. We will do our best to time our fishing around the hot Texas sun (though keep in mind shade while fishing may be scarce).

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.



Meet Your Guides

Kevin McConnell
Kevin McConnell

Kevin McConnell is the CEO of Backwoods, a graduate of Tulane, a native of Fort Worth who calls Austin his current home, and has always maintained a love of the outdoors. As an avid fisherman, hunter and explorer, Kevin's passion for adventure takes him all over the country: fly fishing for Louisiana redfish in the Winter, hiking Big Bend in the Spring, stalking the flats of Belize in the summer, and West Texas waterfowl hunting in the Fall.



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