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Laguna Fly Outfitters Capt. Tom Dorrell

   The story of Laguna Fly Outfitters is pretty simple. I live to fish and for the last 30 years have worked my tail off so that I could either fly fish or bow hunt with traditional tackle every minute that I am not at work. My real job has been that of a physician and that job for many years has been very demanding, especially of my time. The rest of the time is spent managing our family ranch and raising my kids who are both about grown. I am blessed to have started fly fishing thirty years ago in the Rockies and have floated and fished a large percentage of those waters while I lived in Idaho and Colorado. Eighteen years ago I moved back to Texas because the pull of the salt was too strong and i needed to get back to the Texas Coast. If a man is going to live in Texas then South Texas is the place to be.

   I left the drift boat in Idaho in 2002 and moved to my fishing shack in Port Aransas that dad and I had developed back in the nineties. I have fished the Texas Coast from POC to Port Isabel for the last 30 plus years, continually trying to learn the nuances of the  "Mother Lagoon". The last 15 years i have lived on the Oso with the rest of the "bluff rats". I still do a little ER work to supplement my fishing habit and it helps me realize how much i love my other job. The best part when you book a trip with Laguna Fly Outfitters is that you are going with someone who wants to be on the water as much as you do! Laguna Fly Outfitters is a fly fishing guide service out of Corpus Christi, Texas specializing in fly fishing the Laguna Madre.


                                      Capt. Tom Dorrell


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