Roy Lopez

Published Jan 29th 2013

Aspiring guide and biology student Roy Lopez is happy to call southern Texas his home.



The anticipation of a slick calm morning, tails in the horizon , and a tight loop unwinding just right as you lay a fly on a feeding fish has always been appealing to me.

My name is Roy Lopez and I'm a native fly fisherman of the southernmost tip of south Texas. I'm 24 years young and I have been fly fishing the lower Laguna Madre since I was ten years old. I have been blessed to have a family of fishermen who have taught me conservation and respect for the outdoors.

I was introduced to fly fishing and fly tying by my uncle, captain Jaime R. Lopez. Ten years have gone by since my first fly rod, and my passion for the art is still second to none.
It seems like I can never get tired of seeing a long cast unwind whether it's on the grass or on a salty flat. The lower Laguna Madre offers a huge variety of fish like redfish, trout, sheepshead, flounder, black drum , snook and even tarpon. With a lineup like this, I'm blessed to call south Texas home.

I currently work in the fly shop at Bass Pro and attend college at the University of Texas Pan American where I study for a degree in biology to pursue a career that involves the outdoors.
I do not have a captains license yet, but hope to have the privilege to one day call myself a guide.

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