Troutfest is a fundraiser for the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The money raised will go to protect, conserve and restore the cold tailwater fishery immediately below the Canyon Dam on the Guadalupe River. The “Guad” is listed as one of the top 100 trout fisheries in the world. As a donor, you will become a part of this worthwhile cause.


Troutfest Sponsors are essential to the success of our fundraiser. Sponsors contribute cash that is used to rent tents and pay for celebrities to attend. Also, Sponsor’s funds assist with the necessary advertising and merchandise that is sold to raise money.

We have four levels of sponsorship. Please consider joining the list below and becoming a partner working with us to preserve and protect the Guadalupe River. To find out more about becoming a sponsor click here or to become a Sponsor please contact the Troutfest Committee Chairman.


Donors will be individuals, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, sculptors, manufacturers, and kayak or raft/pontoon manufacturers. Items for auction or raffle at the Banquet could be jewelry, food or drink gift packages, clothing, or items otherwise useful by any member of the family whether outdoor related or not.

List of Donors

Action Angler Heritage Game Mounts
All Water Guide Service Kathy Staples
Artist Sam Caldwell Kevin Reilly TU Trustee
Austin Art & Frame Legend Lodge
Bear Claw Lodge Living Waters Fly Fishing
Big Sky Inflatables Lloyd Collection
Bighorn Angler Lone Star Leaders
Black Canyon Anglers Mick McCorkle
Gunnison River Farms Moviehouse and Eatery
Ben Olson Nigh Outdoors
Casey Smartt Orvis
Casting for Recovery Patagonia
Cathy Munson Pedernales Brewing CO.
Christina Wilkins Reel Fly Fishing Adventures
Circle E Western Store RIGS Fishing Adventures
Coastal Metal Rita Schimpff
Daniel Paci Russel Moore
Dave & Emily Whitlock Schlitterbahn
David Davidson Sportsman’s Finest
Dr Andy Sansom Spur Outfitters
El Pescador Lodge Tackle Box
Epic Angling Adventures Taos Fly Shop
Rus Schwausch Texas Council IFFF
Fishpond Inc TFO Rods
Bill Marshall TruFish
Bill Schleifer Umpqua
Joseph Zocchi Upslope Brewing Company
Mark Dillow The Unknown Donor
Randy McGinnis Thank You
Rob Mowat
Gruene Outfitters
Hell ‘N Back Outfitters


Special Thanks to Donors!

People in attendance will be moms, dads, children, grandchildren, grandpas, grandmas, and fly-fishers. Your donation will be a contribution that will bring back many rewards to all of us as anglers and conservationists.

The leverage of your gift will be felt by the many participants who enjoy the Guadalupe River!